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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

A Poem I wrote

Beyond Semi-precious

Lapidolite, Dumorterite, Iolite

even the sedimentary syllables shine


nutured by nature

colored by the earth

flecked
mottled
dappled

fossilized blooms

petrified sunsets

envelop me

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Lightbox Factor








Well, I've had my lightbox for a few days and I finally took the lights out of the bubble wrap, plugged them in, and figured out what it could do. For a rather unimpressive piece of equipment, the results were stunning. I also had to made a new pendant to photograph. I chose a 30mm Kyanite oval pendant and I chose to accent it with a Black Diamond, A Sapphire, and a Moonstone. No small potatoes here. My first pictures were going to be of something very special. The pendant has some shimmer in it, so I had to figure out a way to show that without having glare. I put the little tent thing over the light box, set the pendant in there and stood it up with Silly Putty (Oh yeah!) , put my camera on the tripod, and started taking pictures. I could tell right away that they were turning out better. They looked clearer on the little camera screen. I think this was a good investment.

3 comments:

WildDogStudio said...

What kind of lightbox did you get? I'm struggling with my photos and am thinking about getting one.

Joey & Aleethea said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! Congrats on getting a light box.

Fish On The Wall said...

silly putty? who knew?
Love your blog!