I love Jade Scott‘s work. I had been coveting what she calls her “a lot to say” pendants when I managed to get this butterfly version. I love it! It’s so colorful.
One thing I have been working on in my jewelry is doing connections and endings in a way that feel more finished. I love working with waxed linen, and I’ve noticed that Erin Siegel, one of my favorite jewelry artists, incorporates endings as part of the design. For example, she will often leave a length of linen when she creates a knot and separate the strands for a nice bohemian look. I used that idea in this necklace. I connected the pendant, some beads and the chain with red waxed linen. It brings out the red butterfly and I think those sprigs of linen really help add to the pop of color.
I also really love all the special patina treated chain available in Shannon German‘s shop MissFickleMedia. I used two sections of oval brass ocean blue chain. It’s such a pleasure to use high quality, handmade components like these.
The above picture was edited in PicMonkey. It was my first try. I want to make my pictures better. My main problem is bad lighting. Whole days go by without decent natural light outside where I live. So I’m reading up on how to improve lighting and which programs best do (easy) editing so all my photos don’t look flat and the same.
Do you have a favorite photo editing software?