Monday, 16 February 2009

flamboyant green necklace

I've been experimenting with the light box in order to take shots of some of my jewellery.

This necklace is made from acrylic beads, strung on to 7 strand tigertail. This is a really eye-catching piece and not one for anyone who doesn't want to stand out in a crowd. The large beads are interspersed with glitzy 'dangles' which are individually strung and attached to the main necklace. This would look fabulous with a plain black or green plunge neckline top or dress.

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This closeup shows the detail of the necklace:

I normally prefer to work with glass beads but, in this instance, glass would just make this particular necklace too heavy to wear. Overall I was very pleased with the finished piece. I especially like the way the acrylic appears to ripple as it reflects the light, so I would say it seems to have been a good choice of material.

For those who have been reading the saga of the light box, these shots were taken with two lights sources (one from each side) using a Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 digital camera set on macro mode. The results are more successful than earlier jewellery shots as I've managed to eliminate any peachy glow.


  1. Thats a really nice necklace

  2. Wow, very professional. Mum is salivating - not good. Necklaces are her weakness. She has hundreds of the things. The chunkier the better. When she went on holiday she took loads but they all came back in a bit knotted lump and took ages to unravel. Any tips to keep them from doing that???

  3. Thank you for saying so. To be honest the best way to travel with necklaces is by putting them in a jewellery roll. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, just as long as each necklace can be secured inside (usually with a ribbon tie or fabric strip with press stud) and then rolled up. This is the most effective way I've found to prevent them from tangling (which is a complete pain!). I picked up some large ones - can hold loads of necklaces - for a few pounds on ebay. Just do a search on "jewellery roll". Good luck with that :D

  4. Chellebab - mum says you're a star. Thank you so much. It has been the bane of her life for many years - ok, perhaps that is an exaggeration but it has been one of those niggly things she hates, because she can't live without her necklaces but she also hated unpicking them at the end of every trip. Thanks again xxxx