Sunday confession…: I cannot, for the life of me, take photos that capture the sparkle of faceted beads. There.
Have tried about a million times and have been frustrated with the outcome a million times as well! It just doesn’t work. The beauty of faceted beads never shows. Even worse, most of the time, due to the sparkle and more intense light reflection of faceted beads, photos turn out looking rather blurry, which really is a shame, since faceted beads (especially faceted crystals) are TO DIE FOR in real life! They are just so beautiful and stunning.
I did a little online research, hoping to find the answer to my problem, but all I could find was photoshopped images where creative minds had added white stars to photos of beads or crystals to sort of reproduce sparkle, which did not at all do justice to the real deal either and looked way too artificial for my taste.
I finally realized, that the secret of sparkle lies in movement (duh!!!…) and that taking photos would just not cut it. What faceted beads really need is A VIDEAO CAMERA!!! Now, check this out!!!!
Gee, why in the world did I not think about that earlier??…
P.S.: The Glam Good Luck Elephant bracelet is available at my store: www.theluckyelephant.etsy.com. It comes in an array of colors (brown, gold, silver, black, blue-green, red, purple, teal,…) If you can’t find it, somebody has probably just snatched it away. Please feel free to send me a message – happy to re-make one for you!
So happy you stopped by!
I’ve been very busy making GOOD LUCK ELEPHANT bracelets these past few months and I am constantly amazed by the fact that people from all over the world love them as much as I do. To all of you GOOD LUCK ELEPHANT friends: I so very much appreciate your support, your orders, your kind words and compliments – thanks a ton!
Before I opened my store on Etsy, I didn’t know how many people actually adore elephants. I thought that it was just me and a handful of others maybe, but far from it! There seem to be way more elephant lovers out there than I would have ever imagined. Secretly I wonder what their houses look like. Are there elephants all over the place? What kind of elephants? Big ones, small ones? How many elephant Christmas ornaments do they have? How many pieces of elephant jewelry? How many birthday cards with elephants on them? Do friends and loved ones give them elephants whenever a gift is exchanged? Do they, perhaps, bake elephant cakes for birthdays and elephant cookies during the Holidays? …
So many questions that are dying to get answers!!! So, your turn now!!! Get your cameras out, your pen, your computer – whatever you prefer – and share a little bit of your elephant loving side! I invite you to email me (email@example.com) anything and everything elephant, in whichever shape or form – your favorite elephant picture, elephant ring/bracelet/necklace, your favorite outfit going with your elephant jewelry, elephant candle holder, stuffed elephant, elephant cookie, your favorite elephant story, … – for a chance to be featured on my blog and to enter the lucky elephant contest.
Here’s one of my favorites: my very first one.
Neither stylish nor fancy, but as cute as it gets! And, the one who started it all.