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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Photos again, or What to do when you're unexpectedly given a beautiful blue hydrangea

My family and I went off to church last Sunday for Easter and were rather unexpectedly and generously given a beautiful blue hydrangea plant. I happily placed it on our kitchen table where my son refers to it as a "blue tree." But as I started taking photographs for my new earring creations over the week I realized that it would make a great photographic background! Here are a few of the pictures that I took...
I'm not sure that I'll use these as the main thumbnail photo for any of my listings, but I think they provide a little variety and a nice pop of color as one of the five that Etsy allows. As you can see, I got a little carried away with photoediting of the last one. It's a delicate balance for creative types between choosing clear, representative photos, or trying for something artistic in your photos as well as your wares.

And on that note, I also took a number of new shots for some of my older items and slogged through the editing and uploading process in an effort to freshen up listings, but also to provide as clear as possible an image for people to look at.

I think that these three photos are a marked improvement over the previous thumbnail images both in their representativeness of the item, and in their ability to draw people in. I hope ☺
[Yellow quartz ovals, Garnet drops, Rutilated quartz earrings]

Other than that, things have been somewhat quiet around here creatively speaking. I just finished up a lovely custom order and am in the planning stages of making wedding jewelry. I am also looking forward to adding an artisan biography installment to my blog, perhaps bi-weekly to begin with. So check back here if you want to get to know more about the people, and the process, behind all the lovely creations in the handmade world!

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