Thursday, September 3, 2009
It's been awhile, hasn't it! I hope you like the new look and feel of my blog. I changed templates because the old one was giving me a kind of squeezed-in feeling. This one has (and hopefully you'll agree) a more expansive atmosphere.
I decided to play around with my oldest digital camera, my Nikon Coolpix 800. Even though it eats batteries by the landfill-full (say that ten times real fast) this thing is a real workhorse (as long as it's plugged in), and one of the most honest cameras I've come across. And by honest I mean that it gives no quarter to an object with flaws. Sometimes it's too honest. It was great when I used to sell antique pottery and porcelain on Ebay, where you really want to be up front about chips and cracks. Trust me, this baby showed everything.
So I tried it on some of my jewelry...and here are some of my beauties:
This is a free-form pendant I made by wrapping a tight ball of paper towel with 16 gauge wire, ripping out the towel, and pounding it into a doming block.
This is a link necklace I made from (roughly) directions from a back issue of Art Jewelry Magazine. Although it was a real pain to make, it gets me a lot of compliments.
These lovelies were super easy to make, but I think I'll add a few more pearls, mostly the white briollettes.
I don't do much antiquing, but I had to with these hoops in order to see the rugged edge and the wrapping.