Back to my Photos


While the rain cascaded in buckets outside, I spent most of the day in my studio taking photographs of my jewelry. One of my goals is to update my website with new jewelry so the photos need to be taken first. I have experimented with various props in the past but this time I decided to just take the photographs on a simple gradient background with no props. I concentrated on the bracelet category and took one full shot and one or two closeups of each bracelet.


Since the bracelets are smaller than a necklace, the photo doesn’t have the full gradient effect for the background. I think it works though. The background is so simple that you just focus on the bracelet. I like to have closeups so you can almost feel the texture and can see the beadwork up close.

Would it help to also see a photo of the bracelet on a person or a hand display?

6 comments on “Back to my Photos

  1. Dora says:

    Great photos, Karen. The colors and detail on the bracelets show up very well….Did you film them inside a light tent?

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Dora. Yes, I have an EZ Cube that I’m using with full spectrum lighting. As much as I love photography, I find taking these photos so challenging!

  3. Acey says:

    Your work is beautiful and I think you’re doing a great job meeting the photographic challenges. Love your color aesthetic and also the picture of you playing at the beach!

  4. artandtea says:

    Thanks Acey! I love that photo of me because it was taken the first day we were in Maui and it reminds me of the very wonderful time we had there.

  5. Frivolitea says:

    Your jewelry is beautiful! And you are doing a great job with photographing it!

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks Frivolitea!

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