Thursday, September 05, 2013

Peridot beaded flower

This peridot beaded flower has always been one of my favorites.  I made it back in 2009, pre-R days, and I loved it immediately.  Photos no matter how many I take can really show how much this flower glows and sparkles. 
Initially at the beginning of the year I had no intentions of selling my pre-R flowers.  Especially this one.  I was going to keep it b/c I love it.  Then after selling as well as I did at my June show I was digging out my flowers and brought this one to my July and August shows.  It's a person stopper.  The beads are a combination of transparent lime green, matte light yellow, and a three cut lime bead w/ pink lining.  A strange combination that works together to make a Peridot flower.  The 3 cut beads add the depth and sparkle. 

Then I started thinking about how I really love this flower but it's just sitting in a box in my guest room.  Nobody is admiring it or enjoying it.  So I decided to list it.  There will always be another flower that I love.  This was one my firsts but if it goes that will inspire me to make more.  So I hope someone falls in love with it as much as I did. 

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

a world of pictures

I've been quiet.  I've secluded myself into a world of photo taking, photo editing, and listing editing the last two weeks.  And I've found myself sinking into it and moving slower with it.  Yes, I bought fun new photographic equipment.  Does it really streamline my process?  Not by much.  I think it will with time, but not as much as I'd like.  I'll always need to put the photos into photo editing software which is where my slow spot is.  Not that I can't do it fast, just that I don't enjoy doing it.  So I move slow.
That's ok.  That's where I am.  I made the commitment to rephotograph my shop to make my shop the best I can.  And I'm sticking with it.  I also came to the conclusion that when my pace turns into a complete stop I need to give in and pick up some beads.  That conclusion hit me on Sunday.  I was in a blah mood, needing to photo edit but not actually doing it.  Thinking of all the things I could be doing.  I actually said to C that if I just put some beads in my hand's I'd be a happy camper.  Took another 45 min before I actually got up and put some beads in my hands.  I then cranked out a two beaded pendants and the beginnings of a new flower.  Same thing happened on Monday.  A few beads and some hammering of wire and things were looking up. 
So you might have noticed that the stock in Crymson Flower is slowing going up.  There are lots of new flowers mixed in with some renewed listings.  Can you tell the difference in my photographs?  What do you think?

And because I lack amazing pics of me taking pics.  I'll show you some of the listings I've been posting.