Thursday, January 12, 2012
New Filigree Jewelry and Photo Improvements
I'm finally getting back to work after a nice holiday break. Now that one craft fair season is over it's time to start thinking about the next one. With applications coming due next month, I decided I needed to improve my product photos. I got a nice professional looking brushed silver-tone background, and improved my "lightbox" to get better diffused light. A long time ago I made myself a makeshift lightbox by assembling a small box of white foam board. The foam board did a good job of reflecting the light but I still had problems with hard reflections on my jewelry from the light shining into the box from the open front. To solve the problem I cut a window in the top of my box and covered it with a piece of parchment paper. I shine a daylight bulb through the window and the paper nicely diffuses the light. No more hard reflections and phantom lightbulbs.
I've been working on my filigree jewelry and I have some new items up in my etsy shop. Also, I promise that more copper beads are coming soon. They're in the tumbler right now as I type.