|original pattern layout
In the first example, at right, the color's good, but the pattern isn't precise because when I made this pair, I wasn't worried about reproduction and was simply designing as I stitched.
So I thought I'd try again. Two pairs later, and I had one earring from each pair which fit the pattern, nicely photographed and documented. Yeah!
Back to my page layout....
|2-page spread with new samples
But as I worked, I discovered several things. 1) I was missing one of the photographs I needed for my flat spiral earring. 2) I tended to flip the pieces back and forth in the photographs which confused me several times. If it confuses me, I count it as a definite flaw in the instructions. And 3) I didn't like having earrings from two different pairs - it seemed the patterns should be for a 'matched' set.
So, back to the drawing board...
|2-page spread for one earring now - pattern's growing
I showed the spread to my husband, triumphant to be making forward progress. His comment? The yellow is too similar to the background grey. So, now I have to decide - do I leave it as is? (I would agree that the yellow/blue/green color combination of these earrings isn't as visually interesting as the other combos). Are they good enough? Or do I try one more time?
|One of the photos in question - sufficient contrast or no?