I love my new lights!

And the photo cube.  Before I priced pieces to send off to Red Dot Gallery on Deer Isle, I took the time to experiment some more with my new photo set up. I love having so much light available at the flick of a switch. What a concept.

It was interesting to see how different background colors and prop colors  affected the feel of the photos, especially when the pieces were more colorful. (as opposed to being all silver) Here are just a few of the shots I took today:

Translucent Pardo polymer clay, colored with alcohol ink, embedded silver.

Stick or plexiglass rod? Which do you think works better? I waffle….

More translucent Pardo with embedments.

Same plexiglass rod, but different background colors. Bronze and copper metal clay.

Seaham Beach sea glass, fine silver PMC beads, Sue Kennedy lamp work beads:

Cedar print fine silver PMC beads on silver plated Beadalon™ with sterling silver and nephrite jade:


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8 responses to “I love my new lights!

  1. I like the plexi rod. The black is too distracting.


  2. i think i like the plexi too…those different backgrounds REALLY make a difference! i like them all! the power to take photos anytime is great…i just never take them!


    • Barb Fernald

      Oh good. 2 votes plexi. This is helpful. Thank you! (These lights and the cube make me want to take more photos. So, that’s a plus….


  3. Karen

    Hi Barbara, I just found your blog! I had contacted you on etsy regarding PMC – about 3 months ago! I LOVE the beads you are making! I like the plexi too. Love the light box!


    • Barb Fernald

      Hi Karen. Thanks! Did you ever get started on PMC or connect with Lynda for a class? FYI Silver is down to $27.74 today. The lowest it’s been for a while. For me, that means it’s time to order more clay! Thanks for checking out my blog!


  4. Megan Smith

    Hi Barb
    How’s everything on the island? We’ll be up there in September around the 20th and hope to see you! I just purchased one of your lovely sea glass necklaces from Maine Craft and can’t wait for it to arrive. I LOVE your jewelry and follow your blog monthly. Is there anyway you can post all of the jewelry you’ve made so long distance fans like myself have a crack at purchasing something delovely? For instance, I know Red Dot is displaying your jewels but not all the necklaces were on your blog and I’m feeling a need to see everything! Also, any chance you’ll be working with copper again and perhaps using some of the pink granite from Bakers for a dynamite necklace combo?

    All the best,


    • Barb Fernald

      Hi Megan, Thanks for purchasing one of the necklaces from the Maine Craft center. Cool to know that you have it and I might even see it on you! We will likely be here in September, though depending on how lobstering is going we might try to get away for a few days. I have no extra necklaces at home right now. I tend to put them up on my blog right before I deliver them to Bar Harbor or Gardiner or Winters Work. I have not been able to keep up with putting much on Etsy this summer. I even took a few things from there to drop at Sue’s before the 4th. I love the idea of pink granite and copper. I’ve been too many days away from the studio and I need to get down to drilling more rocks and glass and making more metal beads. I’ll be in touch when I have something new made, before I drop it off, to see if it’s anything you are interested in. Right now Robin and Stephanie are visiting us and we have had some gorgeous weather on the island. Summer is hopping already and it is only the 4th of July tomorrow! Hope you and Peyton are doing well. See you in just a few months!


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