Monday, March 14, 2011
Disc Earrings Du Jour
And here is a photo of this round of enamels.
They still have to be filed and then fitted with earwires and findings, but the hard part is done. Actually, it's really not that hard, it's pretty fun, just time-consuming. You just have to know how each enamel reacts in the kiln and with the pickle (the chemical bath that is used to clean dirt and firescale off the metal) and how to treat it. All that just comes with experience.
Then comes photography. That will probably happen tomorrow, so I can use the nice morning light. I usually prefer natural light for photographing enamels because the colors come out the truest that way. This actually isn't bad color-wise, but the reflections from the flash are no good. Another thing I like about natural light: no flash. One of these days I'll make a nice photo booth. Until then...
I'm off to file disc edges now... Thanks for reading!