I spent a few hours this weekend photographing new designs. I finally had time to figure out how best to use the bust/display mannequin thing I had bought to model my necklaces, and spent a long time trying to dress her up in something suitably versatile. I finally settled on a cute little black dress! I hope this will help buyers get a better sense of proportion of my necklaces, and make life easier for me so i don't have to contort my body to try to get a good shot of it on myself.
I also photographed most of my new, unlisted designs, and am happy to report I am at 46 new pieces. I hope to have 80 new designs by April 1st. I think that is a manageable target! Most of all, I really love love adore x100 about half of them, and love x50 most of the the other half ;). I guess this is not surprising since I don't finish things I don't like. My workspace is littered with half-finished designs... I usually come back to them when I'm reinspired or if I find the perfect piece to complete them.
I also spent some time organising the pieces into "collections". Usually, I list items the moment I make them, and it's interesting to take a look at everything and see the stylistic themes that inevitably emerge. Sometimes I find a style I am very drawn to, and I make several pieces in that style, but in different colours and slightly different variations. =) It's kind of fun to do it that way! In the new shop, I hope to make categories so you can shop by type (necklaces, earrings etc), or by collection... we'll see how things shape up!