Some new, enameled, garden inspired jewelry…

I’m not going to lie, photographing these new pieces this morning caused some pretty colorful language on my part. Have I told you lately how much I loathe photographing my own work? OK, all grumbling aside, these pics are probably the best they’re going to get and you’ll just have to take my word for it when I tell you they’re prettier in person.

For the necklace, I wanted to do something whimsical, fun and garden-inspired, of course, starting with the silver ivy leaves which I created all the way back at last Christmas, if you can believe it. They sat around in a little porcelain sugar dish on my workbench for months waiting for their moment in the spotlight. Eventually, they were joined by the vintage floral cameos, sparkly black druzy and silver moth, but it wasn’t until I got my kiln and started enameling that everything came together–with color! Want to know my favorite bits? I love the amber coloring of the enamel on a couple of the hand-stamped connector pieces (also on the leaves of these earrings not shown). My daughter said that it reminded her of Hogwarts so that inspired a Harry Potter bracelet I made for her that same day. And I also adore those quartz crystal beads; They’re like captured, crystallized moonlight which is perfect for the title of the piece: The Garden at Midnight. Oh, the leaf earrings? Those were one of the first pieces I fired in the kiln and I must have had autumn on the brain when I made them. They’re actually more iridescent in person.

Both will be in the shop sometime tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “Some new, enameled, garden inspired jewelry…

  1. I hate photographing my work too! It’s partially because I have to go outside, drag out my bright white photography paper roll & paper stand. Drag out the products and sit in the 9000 degree weather while my camera lens and insides inevitably fog up because of the humidity. One day I will get some rad lights and a space for my setup.

    I love the new necklace and the enameled look! Love! Hope you’re doing well!

    1. April! It’s so nice to hear from you! Would you believe I was just thinking about you and wondering how you were? See, we’re on the same wavelength. 🙂 Thanks so much for the lovely compliment about the necklace–that means a lot to me. And I’m relieved to know I’m not the only one who hates to photograph items to list. It’s the same here: lugging all of that equipment outside and hoping the conditions are “just right” is a real pain! I would never have thought that you don’t have the fancy equipment because your pics are gorgeous. Wanna shoot mine? 😉

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