Monday, December 1, 2008

I am in love...

...with my freshly built lightbox, and the man that built it.


My husband (and knight in faded patchies as I like to call him) was quick to the rescue when I got frustrated with my lack of quality pictures. When I mentioned the lightbox he was excited to make it, he loves a good project. And I love a good picture...it's a win/win! Lol.

He says there's lots of things he could have done better but I think it came out great. He used diffuser panels on 4 sides, and some concoction of wood framing/velcro allowing it to be broken down. He even dug out an old 3 headed adjustable lamp from the shed for me to use. I have to find some cooler white light bulbs to use, but I took some test shots last night with some bulbs from around the house and I'm quite pleased with the preliminary results.

I have lots of work ahead of me. As any creative person knows, taking photos of your work is NOT the most fun part, and can take lots of time. However, I am determined to get fresh, crisp photos of my entire stock of goodies.

Speaking of fresh, I stitched up four pairs of earrings yesterday...it was addicting. I have done a couple pairs over the course of my beading days, but for some reason yesterday I just couldn't stop! I don't know why I haven't made more of them, they're so fun and there's lots of room for versatility. Here are 3 of the 4 that I got photographed so far:




Yes I KNOW it's winter, but I can't seem to stop playing with bright colors. Purple and green especially, they're one of my favorite color combos. This pendant is a funky half-beaded bead, with a full beaded back. The center is a pretty swarovski glass pearl, and woven around it is delica and toho glass seed beads.

3 comments:

Three Fates said...

Well your pictures looked really nice before, but isn't it amazing what a light box will do?!!?

And what a sweetie your husband must be! It sounds like he did a great job.

I also love the new earrings. They are spectacular!

Nancy said...

Congrats on your new lightbox! What a great hubby! You sure do have your work cut out for you now. Also, love the blue earrings. I'm always one for lots of color no matter what season it is.

angelinabeadalina said...

What a pretty necklace in there with the splash of color earrings! Like your pics, and your hubby most definitely qualifies as a knight-- how sweet is he, fixing such a cool lightbox?