Since I received my very own anvil on my birthday Iâ€™ve been playing with wire. Itâ€™s been a lot of fun to practice the techniques taught by Crystal Neubauer in April.
Iâ€™ve played wordgames with my tools: â€œItâ€™s hammertime!,â€ â€œstop being so wirey,â€ â€œletâ€™s bend over backwards.â€ (Yeah, I can be a nerd sometimes). I always feel a bit self-conscious during the hammering, but I limit it to afternoon hours and havenâ€™t had a neighbor knock on my door about the ruckus yet (hereâ€™s hoping they all have office jobs).
In between making sessions I am learning how to shoot jewelry. Luckily Michaelâ€™s had jewelry stands on sale, and itâ€™s been fun to experiment with those.
Equally fun but more time consuming are model shots. I learned that the light changes rapidly between necklace changes, and that half of my shots had a shadow of my tripod on my shoulders.
I do think it helps online shoppers to see the pendants on a human, but I might stop at some samples rather than having me model the whole shebang. Creating is far more fun!
I’ll be modeling a pendant at Cindy’sÂ PerficalSense Studio and Art Salon FÃªte this Saturday, so swing on by between 5 and 9 if you’re in the Hinman Avenue near Dempster area.
Iâ€™m looking forward to the big reveal. Are you?