Sometimes you find things and sometimes things find you.
Recently, I was discussing a freelance project through email with an editor and another artist. While we were emailing back and forth, I decided to explore the artist’s website. Boy, am I glad I did. First, I love seeing what other artists are doing, how they structure their website, the media they work with. It’s all very inspiring.
As I looked at Katrina Lum‘s website, I found her tutorials page. One of them was her DIY Earring Prop. And I knew I had found a gem to solve a problem I had been dealing with for a while.
I haven’t been able to find some sort of signature prop to use with all of my pendants, earrings and other items. It has been frustrating. I looked into some of the pro props, scoured the local Michael’s and Pier One but just couldn’t find anything I really liked or was in my budget.
Then I stumbled upon Katrina’s tutorial. It was the perfect solution. Low cost because I had everything I needed in the house and a way to make the jewelry the focus of the image, not the background or props.
I put the entire thing together in less than 30 minutes. I used my trusty glue gun which speeded up the process even more. The one other thing I did differently – for now anyway – is to use ‘T” pins instead of tape to hold the fishing line into place.
So I just wanted to publicly thank Kristina Lum for her terrific tutorial. Check out her site, her tutorials and her lovely art jewelry.
Now all I have to do is master the art of removing the visible fishing line in Photoshop……