Bringing the Beads back to NiciArt
A few Highlights in Beaded Bracelets and Anklets for January 2017
Perhaps my personal favourite so far in our beading adventure, this bracelet focuses on the earthy tones of river rocks and embodies the colours of the mountains surrounding our home in Cave Creek, AZ
Similar to our Tiger Eye and Jasper bracelet, this Snowflake Obsidian and Jasper bracelet borrows colours from our surrounding deserts in Cave Creek, while venturing a bit more towards the blues and greys.
Simply stated, no beaded jewelry collection can be remotely considered stylistically complete without including the timeless allure of Green Jade. From the mountains and rivers of China to the Highlands of South America, Jade has been revered for nearly 10,000 years and represents one of the earliest gemstone beads.
Also new for this collection, we have used a pure white background and Nikon Speedlight for the photography. Up to this point, our backgrounds are usually wood or stone and are carefully chosen to create contrast between the metal jewelry while allowing us to utilize slow shutter speeds with minimal lighting to reduce reflectivity. Photographing the beaded jewelry is particularly fun as we can be aggressive with neutral white lighting to create product photos that concentrate on revealing colouring and even reflectivity as a characteristic of an individual stone without diminished detail. The final photos require minor adjustments with just the curves tool and white balance with no further editing.
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