Wednesday, July 06, 2011

New Design - Silver & Gold Teardrop Pendant

Here's my latest piece, a Fine Silver Teardrop Pendant created from solid silver & pure gold, and set with an amethyst cubic zirconia. I'm rather pleased with how it turned out and would love to know what you think of it?

Actually, I'm even more pleased that I got round to adding this to my online shop, as I only finished it last week. OK, that may not sound like much of an achievement, but to list something so quickly really is most unusual for me - I have several boxes of jewelry designs completed a year or more ago, that are photographed but not yet listed, and many more that are not yet photographed. I hope I'm not the only one who seems to spend hours on the iterative loop that includes photographing each piece, choosing and cropping photos, rephotographing, writing and rewriting descriptions, and so on. Is it worth it, I ask myself? Each stage I find very time-consuming, and it would be lovely to wave a magic wand and have a fairy godmother do it all for me!

Being in the UK, it can sometimes be several days or even weeks before the sun comes out sufficiently to take photos - so I have to grab photo opportunities when I can! I've tried all sorts of equipment from homemade light tents to expensive studio lamps and light boxes, and I know these work successfully for other people, but for some reason I still get the best results on top of my white grand piano in natural daylight. Pricing takes me ages too, because I've never been any good at maths, and trying to write succinct but interesting descriptions with one eye on SEO has always defeated me - how I envy people who can write effortlessly and elegantly! If anyone has any tips they can share on how to make the listing process less painful, I'd love to hear them!

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