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Sunday, January 27, 2008

dressed for success!

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!

5 comments:

Dotty Doodles said...

Very cute stuff! I like the new little black dress concept--it really shows off the jewelry!

flutterbyblue said...

agreed! I think it helps your work really stand out (and looks quite professional!)

Andrea said...

I can't wait to see all the new designs - the ones you put on Etsy over the past couple days were gorgeous! They added some beauty to the day here.

Chic and Charming said...

I like the new display concept, very professional looking

pequitobun said...

thank you guys very much for the feedback! i'm glad because i obsessed forever over which bust to get, and then dressed and re-dressed her in multiple outfits. haha. i can't wait to show you all the new pieces!! april seems like a long time away.

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