So, this week I was perusing my blog list when I stumbled upon Shannon's Finally Friday post. Each week, Shannon takes a palette from Design Seeds and challenges readers to turn it into jewellery, posting on Friday. I've enjoyed reading about these challenges on several occasions but have never joined in - but the palette which Shannon chose leapt out of my laptop, grabbed me by the shoulders and demanded to be used!
And used it I have. I couldn't wait to get started and posted my first bracelet the very afternoon that I came across the palette, listed it on etsy, and it sold that very evening! That NEVER happens to me, so it was hugely exciting. It should now be over in Cheshire with (hopefully) a happy customer :-)
|The original bracelet|
But because I had already posted all of these pieces, I felt it only fair that I make one more....no, not a necklace (I will definitely make one using this gorgeous palette but not yet) but another bracelet. Shouldn't be surprised really, I can't stay away from them!
Something very exciting about these three pictures is that they are the first to be taken using my new and improved (TM) lighting system! Yes, the umbrellas for my fancy pants lights arrive today and these photos were taken at 10.30 at night. What do you think? I shot these really quickly just to see what they were like (and I realise I forgot to turn the living room light out so that may well make a difference) but I am pretty pleased with what I see so far! No glare, no real shadows....I think I need to play around with colour as these are slightly (only slightly mind) washed out; the middle shot at any rate. But I am happy so far and I think I may finally have cracked this issue. Many more issues still to go but lighting may well be sorted!
Looking forward to seeing who else has joined in with this beautiful colour scheme. Here it is if you are feeling inspired!
Thanks Shannon :-)