Friday, 28 October 2011

My least favourite job

I enjoy designing and making pieces, but if there's one thing I don't enjoy it's photographing them.

Why? Well it's difficult to get the colours to look right, when they can vary depending on the light source, and how do show when a piece sparkles a you move, when a photograph is static?

And then, what do you have in the background? And just how far away do you have to move the clutter that normally sits on my dining table?

Well here's my latest piece - lapis lazuli cubes with Swarovski crystals - made in time for my coming craft fairs:
  • Saturday 29th October at Cambourne church
  • Friday 18th November at Netherhall School's shopping evening
  • Saturday 19th November at Bar Hill PreSchool's Winter Fete

Friday, 24 June 2011

I'm enjoying this

I've realised why I haven't been making more stuff, and it's because I have to spend so much time hunting out the supplies I've carefully stored in random places around the house.

With a bit of time to myself, I'm actually able to find what I need and am making good headway, so here is my workspace, complete with a cuppa and my kindle (I'm reading The Passage).

(No idea why the picture is on it's side - I don't do techie!)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Do you change your mind?

Have you made something, liked it at first, but felt something was not quite right?

Well, I managed that over the weekend - I made a necklace with a beautiful lampwork bead by Lorna of Pixie Willow Designs - but now I'm just not sure about it.

I think the supporting beads complement it well, but I'm thinking of moving the poppies bead so that it is part of the necklace, rather than suspended from it.