Monday, November 16, 2009

Sea Sediment Jasper


If I was independently wealthy I would hire myself a full time photographer. This picture is so bad you can not even see the beauty of the stones.

Well at least you can see something in this one. This is one of my most favorite stones. It has the deep rich blue/greens of the sea. This necklace was a special order from a good friend of mine for his wife. The top picture is before I sized it for her neck. It is one of my first pieces pulling out the expensive Sterling wire and chain. The pictures don't even come close to giving it justice. Plus I had to hurry to take the pics so I could not take the time I would have liked to set up better lighting and a better background.

I hope she likes it, I am never sure of her reactions, she is different than most people I know. She is hearing impaired and has been all her life and I try to be extra attentive when she speaks so I can understand her. She is the sweetest girl you would ever meet and so if she did not like it I would never know!!

I got an order of beads today from one of my favorite lampwork glass bead artists. Susan Kennedy from Sue Beads sent me all the beads I have been buying and ordering for the last couple of months or so. It took time to get everything together but it was finally done and I got to enjoy Christmas a little early :)
I may not post anything with the beads right away, but very soon. I need to admire them and touch them and let them talk to me before I separate them. Does anyone else do that?? Or am I alone here? lol

Have a great week :)
Marie

4 comments:

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Good morning Marie! What a wonderful gift for your friend. Photography is always a challenge for me to get a shot I'm happy with...but I had NO trouble seeing your necklace detail, especially when I hit the photo and it enlarged! Are these semi-precious stones, if so, do you remember what it is? I have a bead similar and can't remember what it is. Just wondering...Thanks!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Your friend is very lucky...lovely necklace, something I would wear!!!

I struggle with photography as well...but I keep working at it!

It is rare for me to make something with new items as soon as I receive it...like you I like to have it on my table in front of me for a while before I make anything with it...so no you are not alone!!! :0)
Cheers

Della said...

Hello Marie,
I'd like to suggest using a white poster board(the thick kind) and a piece of white fabric for taking pics against. It works for most of mine! Keep up the beautiful work!

Glenda said...

Hi there Marie
I have just made up a sea jasper pendent and was strying to find out more about it when I came across your blog. I know what you mean about photos - it seems so erratic getting good ones but my sea jasper photographed really well on an off-white silk with a daylight globe. Not sure if that would work for you.

Glenda of Dax Designs
http://daxdesigns.blogspot.com
Sea jasper photo - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36665912