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Old 01-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Beaded bracelets

I've been having fun with making bracelets from natural gemstone beads and combining them in different ways with silver-plated beads and glass and shell. I think they're turning out very nicely -- I gave a bunch away as Christmas presents. I'm thinking of selling some on Etsy -- I'm just not happy with the pictures. I think I'm going to get one of those little popup light tents from Amazon and see if I get can get better ones.

This is Australian Jasper and black glass:




Unakite, Carnelian, Green Aventurine, and Fancy Jasper:




Sodalite:




Black Onyx and White Shell:




Red Tigereye and Amber Crackled Glass:





Tigereye and Green Jasper:





Dyed Red Coral and black glass:





Unakite and Hematite:

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Very pretty!
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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Beautiful!

Have you considered making stitch markers???
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They're beautiful & the attention to detail is obvious.

But yes, better lighting would help.
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Very pretty bracelet's. I would suggested a deeper color for a background, the white reflects to much light back. Maybe a tan.

Very good color combo for the beads.
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Thanks, everybody!

My light tent for photography is coming tomorrow -- I sure love Amazon. Hopefully I'll have some time to play with it tomorrow afternoon and can repost pics tomorrow night or Saturday.

I made stitch markers several years ago that were way too heavy, with too many beads. Now that I have a better idea of what would work, I'll have to try it again.
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Would it make sense for you to photograph the beads you have available & take custom orders?
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Thanks, everybody!

My light tent for photography is coming tomorrow -- I sure love Amazon. Hopefully I'll have some time to play with it tomorrow afternoon and can repost pics tomorrow night or Saturday.

I made stitch markers several years ago that were way too heavy, with too many beads. Now that I have a better idea of what would work, I'll have to try it again.
Yeah, they can't be too heavy. Also, make them snag-proof and you're golden.
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Would it make sense for you to photograph the beads you have available & take custom orders?
I might do that once I can show some possibilities. I think people want to see finished products before they order something you can't show. On Etsy, people can "convo" you (start a conversation), so I could add that option to the text, or I could put up a sale where the buyer could choose from an 8mm bead option and a 6mm bead option and have pics of the different beads they could choose from. I'm also expanding into some gold-plated or gold-filled beads and findings, so that could be a choice as well.

Good idea!
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Consider black cotton velveteen for your background. Black REALLY makes colors pop!
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