Friday, December 28, 2007

Jewelry Eye Candy

I haven't posted Eye Candy for a while, so for your viewing (and hopefully buying!) pleasure:

On Etsy:

This is an extra-long, crocheted scarf out of kettle-dyed cotton. Super soft, very pretty!

Another experiment in altered art, this is a 2" square pendant, different on both sides. Made with stamped art paper, a vintage watch face, and brass.

The following are made, photographed, but not on the regular web site yet:

A simple, interesting stretch bracelet made with natural wood and tiny chocolate brown glass beads.

Earrings made with feather-light laminated shell.

A bracelet made with shells and tiny glass beads.

As you can tell, I've also been experimenting with different backgrounds for the jewelry. Not as easy as I'd like, but I'm new to it, so hopefully it will get more intuitive with time. I'd love to know your thoughts on the backgrounds -- do you like the "interesting" ones, or do you prefer a solid/white color?


  1. I like most of them but I think the shells on the rocks is a little too busy. I'm not sure I know where my focus should be, you know?

  2. Anonymous3:50 AM

    Actually, I liked the shells on the rocks. I just feel that the Internet blurs (pixilates) the pictures too much for me to enjoy the contrasting backgrounds as much.
    The idea of what you have looks fantastic.
    If I were going to market your work, I wouldn't ask you to change anything other than the contrast or brightness a bit on the backgrounds.
    That would help set the pieces apart better.



  3. Anonymous1:55 PM

    I love the variations. More stimulating to the eye. Actually for me, makes the jewelry stand out more.
    ~ Denise

  4. A big problem with photos and the internet is everyone's monitor is just a little bit different -- makes focus and color an issue oftentimes. I calibrate my monitor from time to time to keep it in "true" but I have no idea what it looks like to others.

    I like the variations, but I have a lot to learn -- I admire people who have got it Just Right.


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