Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs

Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs
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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Flower setting on my camera (and others!)

My new camera has a special setting for 'taking more vivid shots of flowers'

I thought I would have a go at taking some photos of the flowers in my garden today and see what they turned out like.

I'm not sure whether the 'vivid flower' setting is really anything more than just putting the camera on to macro but this camera does make me smile with all the possibilities it appears to offer. 

It even has two separate settings; one for 'optimizing focus on the faces of dogs' and another completely different setting for 'optimizing focus on the faces of cats'.  Who would have thought dogs and cats were so different to photograph!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Wire Goddesses - Etsy team and treasuries

Recently I was invited to join an Etsy team entitled 'Wire Goddesses' and not only did the name make me smile and immediately intrigue me... but also look at the amazing collection of other wireworkers who have joined up so far...

I am honoured and excited to be among them and am looking forward to the journey with this team.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Two beautiful Etsy treasuries

I have been included in two wonderfully beautiful treasuries today.  The first one is entitled 'Green... with a splash of fire' and is curated by Jessi of DreamofaDream :

And the second one is entitled 'Love at first sight' curated by Aimee of Aimeesjewelry :

I feel honoured to be part of these collections and have been introduced to some very talented artists.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

New camera... new earrings

Moss Aquamarine Sterling Silver Blossom Drop Square Frame Earrings

Disaster! My beloved camera suddenly stopped working and I have had to send it off to be repaired. When I was told it would be about 6 weeks, I went into an absolute panic wondering how I would cope. After a few days of sadness, I decided I needed an interim camera and went out today to purchase a new one... and I have to admit, probably a 'better' one. Here are a couple of photos of two of my latest pairs of earrings I took whilst playing around with the settings on the camera.

Garnet Sterling Silver Circle Frame Earrings

It's going to take some time for me to learn how to use this camera to get the best photos possible but I think I'm going to enjoy it!

Both of these earrings are now available in my online shops (see links on the right of this page).

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

New designs from K S Jewellery

It's been a while since I posted any new jewellery on my blog as I have been busy creating some new designs and working on variations. The first pieces come from my 'Lace Ups' range...

Amethyst & Rainbow Moonstone Sterling Silver Leaf Frame Pendant

Apatite Sterling Silver Circle Frame Pendant

Amethyst Sterling Silver Circle Frame Pendant

The other range I have been working on is my 'Blossom Drops' designs...

Oval Frame Sterling Silver Pendant

Peridot Sterling Silver Blossom Drop Leaf Frame Earrings

The last two pieces of jewellery have been sold (hooray!) and the Purple Lace Ups pendant was a present for a friend. However, the first two pendants are still for sale in my online shops.

Auction update - total raised by The Collective

Yay! I have just found out we raised a fantastic £726.75 for the Oxfam's Japan appeal which is excellent news! Well done to Mel of Kookie Designs for organising it.