Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Non-boring jewelry news!

I found an online source for surgical steel wire. I love the round earwires in this pair of earrings but I can't buy them anymore so I have to make them. I figure if I'm going to make them in sterling silver then I could make them in surgical steel, too, so that those of us with sensitive ears could have stylish earwires, too. I may also be able to make instead of modify surgical steel earwires for some. Yay! I'm looking forward to the wire coming in.

In even more exciting news, I have finally finished taking and editing photos showing some jewelry on different backgrounds. I chose four pairs of earrings that are difficult to photograph and photographed them on all of the backgrounds. I ended up getting rid of some because there was a moire effect in the thumbnail.

I'd like to ask for your help now. Can you please go and have a look at the photos over here? I need to choose at least two and preferably three different backgrounds. I'm only looking at replacing the first "arty" pic in my jewelry item listings as I'll keep the black hanging and white ruler pics. I just want an initial thumbnail for my earrings that makes the items pop more in a list of thumbnails.

So, which backgrounds do you like best? Not every earring is going to look good on every background - that's why I need several backgrounds - and so if you like specific background/earring combinations, that's ok and I'd like to hear about those, too. Please leave a comment or email me with your preference. I will consider all of your responses before making my final decision (and before re-taking all of my pics). I'd appreciate any feedback you can give me. Thank you for your help :)


Anonymous said...

I like the darkest grey (bottom) background with the clear and pale pinkish clear stones. I like the chocolate brown with the teal and pale blueish clear stones.

To my eye, the photos look best with some reflection on the surface of the main stone, which seemed most noticeable against the darker background, although I'm not sure why (automatic camera adjustment? optical illusion? more ambient light was used?).

Anyway, love the new photos!


Darling Jee said...

I agree with Vicki. I like the bottom right one best of all. Is there a way to open up comments on the individual photos? I'll have to spend more time on this tomorrow. 24 hour lab experiments are not fun!