Have you done any pressed flowers with butterfly pendants before?? Btw your pendants are truly beautiful.
Thank you so much! That’s so kind of you to say.
I have done one pendant with a butterfly wing if I remember correctly, but that’s it. The reason being, as I’ve answered before, is I currently do not have a nice continued source of dead insects, and I will not use euthanized specimens in jewelry.
If, by chance, I ever come across another naturally deceased butterfly or it’s wings, I might make another little one-off butterfly wing pendant, but until then, I can’t make any sort of promises.
Thank you very much!
tinkerbellegreene answered your post: Late night people, I could use your op…
I think it could be cute but seeing your works modeled on a real human being is just so much nicer
That’s true, I do prefer to see things modeled on a human being, but it’s just so hard. I don’t have anyone at my beck and call to take photos of, and I don’t have a place indoors to take modeled shots so it means I need to be up and outside with the camera and tripod at just the right time of day, dressed and ready to be photographed, and do that for five pendants a day every day.
In my present situation it’s not really doable, unfortunately.
ripewickedplum answered your post: Late night people, I could use your op…
they’re great for showing where a necklace would hang on the body but I wouldn’t use it for the main product shot
You’re absolutely right; I’d never use it for the “preview” image on Etsy, but rather the fifth and final image.
Late night people, I could use your opinion on something. What do you think of mannequin busts? I don’t have modeled photos because I’ve literally never found the time to take them myself, but yesterday I procured a mannequin bust with a nice white burlap “skin”. I’ve always hated really plastic, fake looking mannequin busts, but this one is a very natural texture, and I thought about using it for photos.
What do you think?
I donated $5. Not gonna lie, the tea was a big motivator. I am weak for tea. I am also weak for handwritten letters. Also for helping out an artist in need, because I did have a five bucks to spare.
Help out this artist with $5 if you can. When you’re an artist, it is always hard to sell your craft. It is impossible to sell your craft if you don’t have the proper equipment to do your craft with.
Side note: I’ve seen her jewelry float around Tumblr, and it’s simply gorgeous, a word I don’t use lightly, although I haven’t put aside money for a piece yet.
Well thank you so, so much! For both your donation and your kind words. As my own side note, I am really endeared by the wording “floating around Tumblr”, like my pieces are some elusive creature that just randomly appear.
As of today, I am 80% of the way on my fundraiser! I’ve finished compiling the ingredients for the tea, and have begun making the thank you cards.
So here’s the deal, friends. If I am able to reach my funding goal by tonight, I will increase the number of names drawn in the raffle by two. That makes seven prize winners total. That’s a huge chance to win!
Remember, just five dollars gets you a thank you card and kettle-sized packet of home made tea as pictured above, as well as your name in a raffle to win a piece of jewelry, free of charge.
I apologize for being so pushy, but it would be wonderful to clear this final hurdle in one push, and have a camera in time to photograph the fall foliage, and upcoming craft fair season.
Thank you all so much for sticking with me, and, I ask you, hopefully for the last time, if you are unable to contribute, if you wouldn’t mind reblogging. Thank you!
So, due to a very generous donation from, well, uh, my parents, I’m now very nearly there!
So, also as a result of this, the odds of winning a piece of jewelry if you donate have gone up greatly. I believe it’s now something like a 1-10 chance to win, and that number, again, is very likely to go down in your favor even more.
I went and bought the thank you cards to send to donors today, and the tea bags have arrived in the mail. I will likely spend the rest of the night filling the tea bags with the dehydrated apples and Prunella vulgaris and beginning to pretty up the thank you cards with botanical stamps.
Thank you all so much for donating so far! We’re so close! Please spread the word if you feel so inclined.