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Twisted Lillies Pendant by jessa1155 Twisted Lillies Pendant by jessa1155
This pendant was particularly tricky to photograph. I just wasn't happy with the first photo I posted. I kept playing with the lighting trying to capture the opal correctly.... I think this shot is a bit of an improvement. It still looks better in person!
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grav3yardgrunge Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
nice
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Elorine Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Hi :wave:

I have featured this deviation in my journal [link] as a thank you for your interest in my work. The support is much appreciated.

~ =Elorine ~
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank-you very much.. we really appreciate it:)
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Elorine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure. :aww:
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008   General Artist
Beautiful work! Nice!!! :)
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank-you!!:)
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Anariel-Erestor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:)
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Shananagins1974 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Artisan Crafter
very nice!
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PurpurJewelry Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007   Artisan Crafter
ooooh art nouveau! love it!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks-you!!!!
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CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
not that I think anything less about the Opal or the flower scroll....but I think that bail really adds completion to this piece....

major wow.... :clap:
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually totally agree with you. I liked the pendant before Mark came up with the bail design but I thought it was much more balanced after he added the twisted bail. Thanks for the comment(: Jessica
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CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
My pleasure Jessica. :)
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njadean Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
stunning! I love the delicate nouveau nature of your designs- beautifully crafted as well
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much:)
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SLiCkDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Gorgeous stone and setting!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks(: I think the bail adds a lot to the piece.... the upward twist of the bail matches the feel of the climbing lillies. Mark is great at coming up with usual bail designs and gem settings:)

Glad you like the pendant... thanks for the comment!
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SLiCkDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
You are most welcome! :)
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CosmicFolklore Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
I like this photograph better. It is a beautiful piece.
Stones with opalescence to them are very hard to capture in pics.
Great job!!!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I find this photo acceptable but not as good as I would like. Photographing our pieces is still something I struggle with more than any other aspect of this business. I've even considered taking a photography class! Some galleries, contests and groups will deny your work simply on the basis of poor photography...... I've had it happen. It comes down to either hiring a professional photographer or taking the time to teach yourself. I've had a few galleries and groups, such as Ganoskin's Orchid Gallery, tell me I need to submit "museum" quality photos of my jewelry. It's frustrating when your work is rejected on the merits of your photography rather than the jewelry itself...... but it's just part of the business.

Thanks for the comment Michael:)
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CosmicFolklore Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Well, having been on a couple of selection commitees, I can say that many get rejected because of time. 1st wave gets rejected before they are even taken out of the sleeves. 2nd, gets a light table, and third gets to be taken out and examined. Many get pushed aside because of the overwhelming ammount they have to look at.

I have taught photography for 10 years and opalescent stones are just hard to capture. The refraction of light is an illusion, and illusions don't come out the same through the lens, which is a refraction as well. And, I will gamble that the merits of the stone are minimal compared to overall composition in compitition.

I have also sent work off to professional photographers only to be disapointed as well, thinking it would save time. It takes a specialist in product photography to warant spending that kind of money on getting your work shot. All photographers feel that they can photograph anything, but this is not true. I have only been photographing jewelry for a couple of years, and I was pretty good at portraiture, but people don't reflect light and shimmer, LOL.

A few tips I got from a product photographer that I had visit my class were:
Photograph before you polish if possible.
Spray right gaurd on silver to get rid of the reflections.
Make sure that the photographer is not reflected in the metal :) (I did this).
And, under expose two to three stops below your light reading.

I am sure there are more, and this whole sight is chock full of excellent photographers, maybe we can get some of them to crawl out of the woodwork :) for more tips.

But, I would say that, that is a great photograph. Good job.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
THANKS MICHAEL!
I'd give ya a bit more of a reply but I'm hanging on a by a thread here..... half asleep with the lead eyelids and all that. I'll catch up with you tomorrow(:
Buenas noches!
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
that stone is something else :D Love the setting you created for it too :)
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks...I like the opal too. It's funny how fiery green opal is often labeled as a bit less valuable than fire and flash in other colors (red fire is hands down the most prized and sought after)..... but green is my favorite color so I might be biased:)
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
I think the green is prettier too!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! The flowers have a distinctive Indian feel!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank-you Elly:)
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Jellaboom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Beautiful. Really like the setting on this one too!!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks.. we're happy you like it:)
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