Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

tuesdaytipsandtricks-520x210Finding the right prop for a photo can be tricky. Black velvet is a classic way of displaying your work. But one way you can cultivate a unique look for your photos is to find a signature set of photo props! The first place I start looking for props is in my kitchen. It may be surprising, but I’ve raided my cabinets more times than I can count for things to prop up my rings, hang my earrings and even hold my bracelets.

A cup of dried grains or beans makes an interesting background and helps stabilize rings when you photograph them. I keep small stashes of rice, mung beans and coffee beans in my craft cabinet to reuse for photos.

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Vases, glasses and mugs are great for hanging earrings. Finger prints and dust really stand out against shiny ceramics and glass, so remember to clean any reflective surfaces before you take a photograph with them. Think about the style of your jewelry when choosing a prop. For a pair of pearl earrings I’m likely to use a patterned porcelain cup. But a more modern earring looks better against a solid color coffee mug.

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A wine glass can become a wonderful neutral bracelet or ring stand. Just flip your glass upside down to create a platform for your jewelry!

T&T - 04 22 14 - 4 (1 of 1) editedIf you follow our Weekly Bead Challenge  you’ve probably seen all kinds of different photo props! What have you used to display your work?

Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen

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