My First Blog

Well, I finally did it.  I started my first blog.  Not real sure where to start.  This blog is going to be about my journey into the world of handcrafted jewelry.  I am getting ready to start my business making handcrated jewelry.  The materials I like to work with are metals, usually silver and copper and natural gemstone. Hopefully I will get better with this blogging thing in time.  Until next time….

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4 Responses

  1. Love the jewlry

    • Thank you Renee. Thanks for visiting. Good luck with your blog and your shop!

  2. Hello Twisted Stone Designs! Really nice work you have there, I want to see more of it. I’d also like to offer some observations I’ve encountered with some of my own projects and think they may be of help to you.
    1. Your work should be the centerpiece of the photo. It should be the most attractive and noticeable item in the picture. While the backgrounds are very nice, they compete for attention with your pieces. Use contrasting background colors to make your pieces POP. White silk/satin is very complimentary without being competitive. If your piece is dark, use a light background. If your piece is light, use black velvet/satin.
    2. By using a neutral background, you can focus your shots to make your pieces the largest and most noticeable item in the shot. Many impressions are formed at first glance; be sure that your work is the first thing that comes to mind in the photo.
    3. Another technique involves photoshopping a “distant background” (ie. clouds, sky, desert shot) and opaquing it slightly, then placing your item(s) in clear focus up front in prominent display. I will send an example of this done with your present photo.
    4. Always include a logo/trademark/banner with a form of contact; web address/phone number. This will protect your images to some degree. When your business progresses, you will seriously want this and other protections.
    5. I noticed that your photos have complicated numerical names. Organizing photos is very important later on when you’d like to create catalogs and assemble a website.

    While this may sound like a lot of advice, I’m will be happy to assist you with this. My very best! Rob

    • Thanks for the advice. I’m really kind of new to this whole marketing thing, I’ll take any help I can get. If you only new how challenged I was to just get the pictures up there. I’ll get there though. The pics up there, we were really just playing with ideas on how to sell the pieces. I know I need to get some photo editing software any suggestions as to which one? Is photoshop the best choice? Thanks for your support. ts

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