Tuesday, 5 April 2011

New jewellery...updated for Heidi!

Just stopping by to say hi and also to show you a few things I've just loaded into my Folksy shop. It's been a while as I officially lost my camera in January and just don't get on as well with my partner's, but I thought it was about time I took a few snaps and filled up the shop as I very pleasingly have managed to sell a few items this year! I make very little effort with my wee shop (poor thing) due mainly to time constraints (and my very poor ability with all things technological!) so it always makes me immensely chuffed when folks want to stop off there and pick up one of my creations.

Without further ado, here are my new pieces...





















As you can see, no necklaces...I really am struggling to photograph them! I made a really pretty one the other night, using lace and a Moogin poppy bead which I love, but I simply haven't found a decent way to shoot them yet....I'll keep trying! Anyone got any good advice for photographing necklaces, especially longer ones? I am on the look out for a shabby chic mannequin but all the ones I spot on ebay are ridiculously expensive....any advice gratefully received!


***Update: here are some photos of what I've done with one of those gorgeous poppy beads! It's a really long necklace but as I've mentioned, I've not worked out how to sort out photographs showing this nicely...***





Hope you're all having a good week - I've succumbed to the end of term bug (predictable) and have got a hellish timetable at college (10-9 daily, sitting watching masterclasses...seriously!) which we supposedly have to be at for every minute of every 3 hour session...never has going to school to work seemed like a good break! I'm there tomorrow for choir at 8.30. Last day of school til the Easter holidays...and my trip to Spain! My partner and I are going with two of our friends for 8 days (amazing!) and it is going to be a relaxing beading and reading holiday. Food, drink, sun, swimming, books beads and sleeeeeeep....and then my (gulp) 30th birthday at the end....I can't say I am looking forward to it but there you go...it comes to us all I suppose! I always thought I would be wiser, more financially stable, slimmer and more sorted by the time I hit this milestone....but clearly not! Ah well. Perhaps 31 is the year to head for ;-) Anyone else have similar feelings about birthday milestones??

7 comments:

Heidi said...

Do you have a small child at your disposal? A friend once told me the best way to make a dress form (specifically tailored to you) is to have someone wrap you well with duct/duck/gaffer tape, then cut it up one side to free yourself. Then, I think you're supposed to stuff the heck out of it with newspapers or something, and then you could papier-mâché over it (or even use fabric instead of paper), paint it, throw glitter on it - whatever you want to make it your own. But if you want it to be half-size, you'd need a child as your model. It could be a really fun project if you're up to it!

Love all your new stuff, but I'm eagerly waiting for the poppies (lmao, I accidentally just wrote poopies!). DYING to see what you've done with it!!!

Heidi said...

Lol, thanks -- I love it! So the lace goes around back of the neck and the beads hang down in the front? How long is it? I have a feeling it would be just the right length to give me that disappearing into the cleavage problem that so many of my own necklace do. I just might have it though.

steufel said...

Unfortunately no tip for the necklace part. I'm struggling too with taking pictures of them! Love, love, love your bracelets. Especially "Bronzed aqua"!.

lynsey said...

OMG they are all so beautiful, i really must stop by your shop when my student loan comes in lol

somethingunique said...

Hi Rebecca, i really love those bracelets so beautiful as for pics of the necklaces Heidi seem to have a great idea if you do not have a small child (borrow one)<just kidding i accually bought a super sized wine glass from Michaels (with coupon of course) i put florals into the glass and then turn it upside down and i display necklaces on them at my shows i change up the flowers for the seasons or you could just leave it empty ttfn L:)

Mary Ann said...

One of the other bloggers I follow had a post where she is making a duct tape dummy...go here....http://raggyrat.blogspot.com/2011/04/working-with-my-body.html

I thought it was very odd but she told me that it's fairly common now and to google "duct tape dummies". You could try something like that I guess...LOL :)

Niina said...

Redecca Wow ;D They ALL are so beautiful, first one is my favorite!

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