Product Photography HELP! – Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art

Artisan Jewelry by LaLinda Art Studio - Beachy Blue and White Necklace

Art Jewelry  by LaLinda - Beachy Swirly Beads - Polymer clay Jewelry

I decided to use my Polymer Clay Jewelry as the subject for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, since this weeks photo theme is Work of Art. I chose these particular photos for the challenge not because they are great photos, quite the opposite reasons really. Sure, I love playing around with amature Photography, but I know my lack of photography skills really shows when it comes to product photography.

I use a Nikon Coolpix 510 Camera, Macro lens setting, a light box with natural light, but I still can’t seem to get it right. I’m not going to lie, I would be up a creek without Photoshop! I especially struggle with glare off of my shiny jewelry pieces. I’m not really skilled enough to use the manual settings on my camera yet, but any constructive tips on jewelry and product photography from you photo blogging masters would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Linda



Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

I think pretty much every Artist out there knows the term Happy Accident. Some of my best techniques came about by accidents, or fortunate mistakes. The technique for the Orange Batik Pattern on these Polymer Clay Earrings was the result of just such a happy accident.

I started out wanting to create a pair of Red and White Floral Earrings, just like the Black and White ones pictured in my previous post. I conditioned and rolled out my White Polymer Clay. I then stamped a Flower Pattern onto the Clay, and hand cut it into my big dangly earring shape. I painted the stamped clay with Red Acrylic Paint before baking it. After it is baked and cooled I then sand the top layer of paint off. Well, the Red Paint did not cure the same as all the other colors of acrylic paint that I have baked on Polymer Clay before. It came out really thick and sticky after baking it. Trying to save the piece I decide to try sanding it totally smooth. The more I sanded the piece, the more I liked it. The red paint had left a stain on the clay, almost like a henna design.

I suddenly wanted to try this red dye painting technique on a Yellow and Orange Skinner Blend to create a tropical design. This Yellow Orange Batik Style Design is the result.  I’m hoarding this pair, they will be the perfect accessory for my Caribbean Cruise coming up in December.

Classic Floral Print Black and White Earrings

Classic Floral Print Black and White Earrings

Black and White Floral Print Earrings – Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay Jewelry by LaLinda Art Studio

Earrings measure 2 1/2″ inches X 1 1/4″ inches

Custom Orders are welcomed. I can make these earrings in any color combination that you would like. They are not yet listed in my Etsy Jewelry Shop, but you may still Contact me there to start a Custom Jewelry Listing, or I can invoice you via PayPal. Sterling Silver Earring price is $35 USD.

Fresh from the Art Studio – Turquoise and White Earrings

Fresh from the Art Studio -  Turquoise and White Earrings

Turquoise and White Floral Pattern Earrings are handmade from White Premo Polymer Clay, and Turquoise Mica Powder. Earrings are finished with Sterling Silver hook style ear wires.

Polymer Clay Earrings hang 2 1/2″ inches x 1 3/8″ inches

These Floral Pattern Earrings can be Custom Ordered in your Custom Color Choices. Polymer Clay with Sterling Silver Earring price is $35 USD.

These Earrings are not available in my shop yet, Please Contact me if you would like to order a pair. I can invoice you through PayPal, or create a Custom Order listing for you in my Etsy Shop.

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Blue Bangle Bracelet Trio ~ Custom Colors

Blue Bangle Trio I Custom Made these Polymer Clay Bangle Bracelets for one of my customers. They are a Special Gift for a Sweet 5 year old Little lady. Polymer Clay Bracelets and Jewelry are available for Custom Order in Adult, Teen and Small Child Sizes. They are a great way for Cheerleaders to show their Team Spirit.

Polymer Clay Bangle Bracelets and Heart wave Pendant FreebieThis Heart Wave Pendant is a Freebie. It’s just a little something extra to say Thank You to a very nice customer.

Heart Flag PendantThis is the reverse side of the Polymer Clay Necklace. If you want to see more of my Artsy Handmade Jewelry just follow the link below to my Etsy Jewelry and Vintage Collectibles Shop.

Happy 100 Sale!

Happy 100 Sale!

My ETSY Shop has finally hit 100 Sales…Here’s a coupon to Celebrate

Enter LUCKY100 at checkout for 20%OFF your entire order.

I Buy and Sell Vintage & Antique Collectibles to support my Art Habit.

I design & make Polymer Clay Jewelry including handmade Beads, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Butterfly Jewelry and Wind Chimes. My art is often inspired by the beauty of nature.

My favorite items to buy and sell are Quality Vintage Toys, Cool Retro Radios, Kitschy Kitchen Decor, Cookie Jars, Porcelain Dolls, China, Avon Classic Car Decanters, Budweiser Beer Steins, Antique Fishing Reels, Primitive Tools and Vintage Advertising Memorabilia.