To be able to take great photos of my quilled jewelry, multiple things must fall into place. Firstly, I must find the time! Secondly, I must find a place with good lighting (natural but indirect lighting is the best!). Those are the two biggest issues. Sadly, at the time when I can get the best lighting (afternoon) it is also one of my busiest times of day when I am caring for my two daughters and trying to get some dinner made. So I am usually behind in photographing my pieces. Right now I’m behind in photographing quite a few pieces, but I just haven’t found that afternoon time to do it! So I had to make do and photograph them in the evening, using non-optimal indoor lighting. Thankfully the pictures can still turn out okay (not AS good, but usable) because of the camera having many settings to fiddle with and a tripod to hold the camera still!
Having said all of that, I recently took some of those evening photos and was able to get a few more of my owl pieces listed on etsy. I wanted to show them all here as well so you can take a peek!
First up is this pink accented snowy owl/barn owl. I actually have one of these owls that is white with black accents, just like a real snowy owl. I’ve tried to photograph it, but it’s tricky to photograph bright white pieces, so I need to take another try at that!
Continuing with the pink theme, here is a smaller pink feathery owl pendant.
The third pendant I managed to photograph is this lovely cream and maroon colored large owl.
And lastly, I have this pendant in my shop already, but I also made it as a set with some tiny matching earrings that are just SO adorable! This neon set is trendy and fun!
If you are interested in learning how to make these and other owl designs yourself, I have a detailed tutorial here in my Etsy shop. It is available as a digital download at both shops.
If you are just getting started, I have a FREE tutorial for the small simple owl pendant (the neon one in the tutorial photo above) right here on the blog!
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