I am busy creating a new web site, complete with a store and a shopping cart. It is up and running, so please check it out and leave comments or ask questions using the contact link found in the navigation bar. Lots to learn yet, and much inventory to be added as I work on it… so it is definitely a work in progress

Studio With a View

The studio pictured above was new a couple of years ago. It was formally a large, empty shed at the bottom of the back yard that I built my studio within. This view of it is from the kitchen window and includes the Monterey Bay in the background.

This is the workbench where much of the designing and making happens. It is just one corner of the room and there are numerous other areas where additional processes take place. I’ll share a more extensive studio tour later.

New Photo Set-up

I purchaced this lighting kit after a friend shared it on Facebook. I’ve been searching for a system that would work with my iPhone for quick product shots for the new website shop. Kit includes two 16” soft boxes, two sturdy tripods, and two daylight balanced bulbs. All fits perfectly on the multi-purpose table in my jewelry studio. Best of all, under $50!

In addition to the lighting kit, the set-up also includes these items purchased separately: a GorillaPod flexible tripod, a clamp for the phone… each with a ball head… and a bluetooth shutter release.