January 30, 2011

Photo Shoot of Prairie Thistle Jewelry - Staging A Shot

Time to bring out the camera and stage a photo shoot of the jewelry I have put together for the upcoming Cupid's Gems Jewelry Show on February 5th.

A quick shot of my reflection in the vintage mirror on the table and I begin trying to get "the shot" that best captures the luster of pearls and the flash of semi precious stones.  It's a challenge...

I like to photograph my jewelry with other things that I love like vintage dresser mirrors, old clocks from Germany, an ornate gilded box from Italy, a tiny jar of glass buttons, old linen handkerchiefs from Ireland, and tiny porcelain birds in white from France that I found this week in one of my favorite antique shops..

Glistening pearls and faceted jasper in a long opera length strand against a vintage photo of three sisters on the porch steps.  Isn't she lovely?

Carnelian and Garnet Earrings - Buy Here

Carnelian briolettes with faceted garnets on 14KT gold earrings with a vintage lace backdrop in pure white that I think reflects the delicacy and elegance of these earrings.

Add a pair of porcelain birds and it makes my heart flutter a bit in excitement.  I love this shot!

Iolite and Garnet Earrings - Buy Here

This time pair the Iolite briolettes and ruby red garnets with the porcelain birds and vintage lace of the Irish linens.

Three strand necklace of Ryolite and vintage Czech glass ivory seed beads that have an old world feel to them.  This necklace is a choker design that is so flattering on women of all ages.

Close up of vintage Czech glass faceted beads and gemstone beads in vivid blue and those fabulous little birds.  I can hardly stand how darn cute those little birds are in the photos.

Full view of the long necklace with Art Nouveau focal point that seems right at home with the staging.

Just for fun, I wanted to share the sweet baby fork and spoon with a puppy on the handle.  I will be adding them to my etsy shop - Thing Finder.

I'd love to hear about your techniques and any tips you might have for getting that "it shot".

Hope you are well and living artfully.

Blessings - Julie


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Julie, not only are the photographs lovely, the jewerly is, too. Great job on both!!! XO

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Julie, had a few minutes to blog hop, great to see your photos, lovely. Getting that "it" shot, huh? I think you've got it, props are great, and I like contrast. Have a ball, hugs, Riki

Lesley said...

You always take such beautiful photos Julie. Everything looks charming and gorgeous and always shows off your pieces to their best advantage.
Lesley x

Lorna said...

LOVE the Ryolite and vintage Czech glass ivory seed bead necklace!!! Lovely jewelry, Julie.

pinkstilettos said...

Thanks for putting a link to the giveaway...I will be sure to put your name in twice! Love the jewelry BTW!