February 14, 2008
Posted by shoozles under photographing jewelry
| Tags: color
, etsy street team
, glass ega
, why in my hand?
I love photographing my jewelry in my hand. I wish I had pretty hands but they are the hands of a person that takes care of a family of 5- 3 being 12 yr old boys. I have my hands in unspeakable things LOL Oh and not to mention what I put my hands through to work on glass.
But I love to look at jewelry in hands it gives the true color of the piece, it shows how it looks on skin, it tells the size of the piece, although I have a small hand -so not sure how well it does that but you know what I mean. It give the piece some perspective it doesn’t have in other settings.
Some people have an aversion to seeing people “wear” the one of kind piece you are selling. It must give it a used feeling. So jewelry in your hand is about as close as you can get without wearing it. I my self love to see jewelry on but cater to the masses so my hand will do the job for now.
Hope my tiny crunchy artist hands don’t bother anyone? I guess if it dose I won’t know about it LOL
Have a look in my shop my hands have touched all the things I have made ha!- http://shoozles.etsy.com
December 20, 2007
Posted by shoozles under business
| Tags: art
, well represented
As a person that buys artful things and sells them. I try to remember – We like to see the actual item we are getting. Art should be well represented even if you have made 20 or 30 of the same style really it is nice to see the real item. There is nothing worse than buying what is considered to be original one of a kind and getting it in the mail only to find it was less than represented or even slightly different than the photo. Be considerate to your art buying customers and take the time to rephotograph similar items. In all fairness somethings less original have no need to be rephotographed.
All I know is the items I make tend to be a little more subject to what the heat will do so each item will truly be unique so I want them to be represented properly.
I have made over 25 of these ocean scenes within the past year and I made sure each one was photographed no matter how close it may have been to the last one I sold. It is just fair to my customers.