making links. #ooakdiaries
and the winner of the One of a Kind tickets and $25 coupon is………..
ONE OF A KIND GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment here on the blog letting me know how you heard about my work and you will be entered in a random draw for two tickets to next week’s One of a Kind Show PLUS twenty five dollars to spend in my booth!!! Winner will be announced the night before the show opens (Wednesday, November 21st).
see you next week, toronto! new city pendant for this year’s one of a kind show. #ooakx12
birds, birds, birds! (Taken with Instagram)
Dear Blog, I am sorry for ignoring you. I blame my two smalls. As per the picture, we are clearly too busy having fun to be writing posts.
I don’t often work in gold these days. The price is too ridiculous to consider keeping anything made from gold sitting around as inventory. I do, however, work in gold on a commission basis. Recently, I was asked to recreate one of my favourite designs (vertebrae bracelet) in 14K yellow gold and once the piece was finished (and I no longer had to hold my breath for fear of making a mistake somewhere in the process), I was able to take a moment to enjoy the finished product. Now that I have the photo, I think I will have to add the piece to my etsy shop… just not so sure how many etsy shoppers will be willing to spend $1200 on a bracelet!
A vertebrae bracelet in process… this one’s a little different from the others though. Finished pics later today…
Today Scott suggested that I should maybe get back to making jewellery. Maybe he wants his camera back or maybe he is sick of watching me pace back and forth from the lightbox to my computer, but, regardless of his reasons, he is likely right.
Unfortunately, I have let about two years worth of work go unphotographed. I could blame it on my two beautiful children and the depletion of time and energy that comes with early parenthood, but the truth is that I find photographing jewellery endlessly frustrating. I’ve been working away at it, off and on, for a good month now and I am finally getting more satisfactory results. Between finding a backdrop that I am happy with and learning to keep the white balance/tone consistent, I think I am almost ready to move on…