Studio Musings

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Finally Posted Some Earrings to Etsy

Infinity Spirals, freeform peyote earrings
I finally posted a number of my earrings to my Etsy shop, some from last summer and some from the January challenge.

The real key has been figuring out how to take better photos.  It's funny, but I've had more far trouble photographing earrings than any of my other jewelry, especially for Etsy.

To make it worse, the stone backgrounds which look fine for photos here on my blog just didn't look right in my Etsy store, where most of the more polished photos seem to have white-on-white backgrounds.  Something I've had terrible trouble with.

So here a few of my new shots that I took yesterday; what do you think?

Leaf Fringe earrings
I really like how the background dissappears in this shot.  You can just make out the white goblet from which they're hanging.  I took it as a partial side shot to show their dimensionality.

Quinacridone Rose, this is one of my favorite shots
Night Lanterns, freeform peyote beading
The backgrounds for the last two are hand crocheted doilies from my husband's grandmother, one made by her grandmother.  I don't bring them out very often, so it felt really good to use them here.

And here's a screenshot of my updated Etsy store.  I love how all of the backgrounds (except my two tutorials) match - a much cleaner look than I've had previously.  And the earrings actually show up reasonably well in the thumbnails!  I consider that in itself a breakthrough.  What do you think?


  1. I love vintage doilies and you've used them here to great effect! Your updated shots are fantastic - my favorite is the Night Lantern earrings - they would stand out anywhere, but against that doily - they positively glow.

    1. Thank you! I've always liked these, but the old photos definitely did not do them justice.

  2. Beautiful! Quinacridone Rose is my favorite -- I love the colors, and I love the way the earrings look on the lace! It mimics the beadwork design without overwhelming it.

  3. Thank you! That's the response I was hoping for! I've never tried a textured background of any sort before, so these were a total experiment.

  4. I'm very fond of the first pair in particular! They'll sell fast!