Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Lendrum

My Lendrum arrived on Friday. Isn't he beautiful?  I've taken a couple hours to play with him and I'm still not quite sure what I'm doing, but I do know that I'm having a wonderful time getting to know my new wheel.  Hopefully we have a beautiful future together.  Once I learn how not to abuse him.

Him? I think so.  His personality hasn't emerged yet, but I do think this is a masculine wheel.  Now he just needs a name...

Any thoughts?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

They're Teeny Tiny

I just updated the shop with eight different teeny tiny granny square earrings. These are handmade by yours truly on a 1mm steel crochet hook using sewing thread! Each little square is about the size of a penny.

Then they're blocked and stiffened with starch, though they still retain some flexibility. Once they're dry, I mount them on either sterling silver or 14k gold plate French hook earrings.

Let me know if there's a color I'm missing that you just have to have!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Trouble With Color

I'm not a photographer. But you probably already knew that.

I need to take photos of products in order to sell them online, but truthfully, it's pure blind luck that I'm able to get any photos to turn out the way they're supposed to.

Anyway, my biggest issue is color. This photo was taken yesterday and required absolutely NO editing. It was perfect right off the camera.

This picture was taken with the same camera, on the same day, with the same settings. But the skein isn't really blue. It's turquoise and a purple-ish deep navy blue.

No turquoise to be found. And tweaking in PhotoShop isn't really helping. Though, admittedly, I know less about PhotoShop than I know about photography.

This photo was taken several months ago and shares some of the same colors.

That's the turquoise color the other picture is missing. Though my blue skein is almost entirely that color and it's quite vibrant. And that darker shade? Just about right too. The first yarn just doesn't have any green in it. Grrrrr.....why can I get colors to work some days and not others? Do I need a whole new photo shoot? Can I fix it in PhotoShop? I have no idea. I just know it isn't happening tonight.

Thanks for letting me vent. I do feel better. And if anyone has any advice, links to tutorials, YouTube videos that address this issue, etc. please feel free to speak up.

Oh and that first gold skein? It's available for sale in my shop. You know, if you were coveting....