Virginia Miska and I (Elaine Ray) got together for a quick collaboration. The subtle purple tone in the background of Virginia’s love birds matched up perfect with my small, purple cubes. Also used are sea shell chips and blackish seed beads. Shells seem to blend beautifully with clay pieces, I suppose since they both are naturally occurring part of our earth.
This picture is just a scan done on my scanner/printer which turns out to be a fairly good, easy and cost effective, but not perfect way, to show my work. Now, tomorrow I will ship this necklace with coordinating earrings and bracelet to Virginia. There, her husband will professionally photograph the necklace. Once that is done, we will post both pictures to give you good visual images to compare as you are trying to decide when and how to photo your work. I think you will see that there are times and places to do a quick scan of your jewelry (such as to post on your blog) and times to when it is worth the time and effort to do it properly (maybe to use in your print advertising).
Stay tuned and we’ll get you those images.