Sunday, December 13, 2015

Winter Gifts

I am blessed with a supportive extended family.  In appreciation I sent earrings to two aunts and a cousin.  Below are photos of what I sent.

Lessons learned:
  1. do not take pictures in a hurry; none of them were straight, making one earring look bigger than the other. 
  2. every flaw shows when you take a picture, but I bet you knew this.
  3. take pictures of the earrings closer together.
  4. a folded paper tent for hanging earrings works great, but make sure the holes are not ragged and they align. 
  5. making jewelry is still a lot of fun.

Again, let me express my thanks to Nicole Hanna for wonderful tutorials. 

Here is another collage.


Have a great holiday.

10 comments:

  1. WOW! you're wire work is superb! I love how you're doing all these swirls around the beads - that is gorgeous. I bet your family will be thrilled with these beauties under the tree

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    1. Thank you. My aunts and cousin loved them.

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  2. I can hear the waves crashing with that blue pair ~ These earrings are gorgeous! You have really made a few treasures here ~ What a lovely, heartfelt gift to receive!
    Photography...I have nothing positive to say about it. It shouldn't take as long to photograph the jewelry as it does to make it. But I am glad you did capture these and share them with us!
    Hope you have a Wonderful Holiday Season!

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    1. LOL. I need to learn how to take better pictures. Honestly, I have looked at various guides and it just does not stick.

      Have a great holiday too.

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  3. You've really taken these techniques and run with them -- what a beautiful trio of intricate earrings! These will be treasured gifts, I'm sure.

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    1. Thank you. I still rely on tutorials, though I have branched out a bit. I even have an idea that I would like to work through. I also need to incorporate bead woven pieces into my works as that is my signature.

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  4. I have to agree with the comments above - your wire work is simply gorgeous! The textures of your weaves, and your swooping spirals; just lovely.

    As for photography, I found myself nodding along with your comments. I think that earrings are some of the most difficult jewelry to photograph, right behind rings in my book. You may not be completely satisfied with your photos, but they definitely convey the beauty of your work.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I have had fun learning to work wire, now if I could just master the darn camera. I do like the way I set up the earrings on a paper tent; I will try that again.

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  5. Your earrings are elegant.I have many wire wrap jewelry designs but this one is taking place in top 5 in my list.

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    1. Thank you. The designs are by Nicole Hanna and I sing her praises regularly.

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