[ The view to the west: the sun has just set behind the mountains. There’s just a small spot of glow at the horizon, shining through the trees; it’s also reflecting off of the metal roof of the cabin. ]
I realized the day before I hadda ship presents off that I had, err, NOT gotten enough presents for my mom & aunt. WELP, only one thing to do, & that’s rush out just before sunset to whip up a couple copper wire ornaments. Continue reading process: ALMOST late ornaments
[ A tangle of short electrical cables sits on a white table. The ends of most of them are stripped, revealing bundles of thick copper wires. ]
So we’re renting this place for the winter from a guy we call The Dude, cos 1) we can’t remember his name & also 2) he looks like The Dude, but queer. He’s pretty cool.
He was here a couple days ago, checking in on the place & touching base with us, & we got to talking, & I showed him one of my faery home decor pieces. He duly admired it, & I commented that I mostly work with scrap copper.
A bit later he ducked into the shed to find a thing or two that he needed, & get it properly closed up for the winter, & came out with a good-sized handful of cables. As see above. & then he gave them to me. Continue reading process: surprise loot edition
[A copper wire pendant lays on top of a heavily weathered wooden fence post. The post is lightly dusted with snow. ]
Taking jewelry pics in the middle of an actual snowstorm is, at the very least, pretty festive. Nice photo backdrops! Chilly feet! Beautiful scenery! Jewelry covered in snow! Continue reading small beauties: finally some snow
[ A pair of bunny footprints, right next to each other in the snow. ]
Product photography inevitably winds up including ‘random cool thing I saw while I was outside with a camera’ photography, because of course it does. Bunny prints!
But then I got down to business. One of the things I gotta think about with product photography is finding a good spot from which I can take pictures like this: Continue reading process: product photography
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby, is sitting in a plastic storage bin, looking up to the left. The lid of the bin is covering about half of it, and there is a stack of post office shipping boxes on top of the lid. ]
Loiosh was a VERY BIG HELP when we were packing orders from the early black Friday sale. & also, now you know how far behind I am on writing posts here. Continue reading cats: halping edition, part the 436579023th
[ In a clearing in the woods, a folding chair sits at a small wooden workbench. The bench holds a scattering of items, including a rusty piece of metal and a white plastic water bottle. ]
What a lovely place to ACTUALLY REMEMBER TO TAKE PICTURES WHILE I’M WORKING. Continue reading process: endurance
[ Closeup of weathered copper tubing, bent into a V shape, with copper wire bent into a similar shape and fastened on with really thin copper wire. ]
… more a ‘here is a thing I made’ than a process post as such, I’ve really gotten out of the habit of taking pics as I go, but, well. Continue reading process: shiny happy faery home decor
I’ve been carrying a basket of pendulums & other new stuff around for the last three months, not getting around to taking pictures of them so I can get them posted, but I finally got round to it today.
Tom decided to come along and help, but pretty immediately had Opinions about it.
[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby, stands facing the camera, one eye squinted mostly shut. ]
… yes, yes, daystar bright, sorry, product pictures do better with at least some natural light going on.
(mood, tho) Continue reading cats: back yard wander edition
Also bath salts, cos those are the other thing that takes time, but this time of year it’s all about the soap.
I do love the jars I just moved the salts into, though. I did it cos the old jars were too small to fit a half cup measure into, which made it harder to get them packaged up, but also, don’t they just LOOK nice this way?
Continue reading process: lots of soap edition
Having finished the bed platform itself, the next bit is the bed enclosure — just a bit of wall to demarcate the bed from the rest of Tyrava.
[ About two feet along the left side of the bed platform has been framed with 2×2 boards, running from the floor almost to the ceiling. ] Continue reading Tyrava & cats: anxiety & shelves edition