All posts tagged: Etsy

Taking Photos of Jewelry

I have just added some new jewels to my little CatsEatDogs store on Etsy and as I was messing about in my garden taking photos while the boys ran around with Nerf guns, I thought I would share a bit of the process on here, with you all. I like having my photography studio outside, which of course means I don’t have a studio (maybe one day, when I grow up) so I take photos in the natural light provided in the outside department of my house. We have had the giant cable reel for ages and it is always being used as part of a base or some other adventure.  I scrubbed the top and gave it a brush and I like to use it for photos. By the afternoon the garden has some soft shade so I can get photos without the glaring sun and it’s harsh light, shadows and reflections. Amongst the Swingball game, the sweet peas on their circle of found bricks, the tomato plants and the raised beds, there I …

Wraptastic! New wrap bracelets on Etsy.

I must thank auto spell for wanting to make ‘wraptastic’ into ‘wrap toast’!  I quite like the idea of wrap toast, but not to wear around your wrist. These freshly made bracelets are all in my Etsy shop and love to be worn together and on their own. This purple wrap has a glorious lucite owl as a focal, it is the first time I have used a bold focal on these bracelets and I like the owly friend. All of the bracelets can be worn as necklaces too either short (wrap twice) or as a single strand long necklace. This beachy wrap has pink shells, mother of pearl shells and some pretty czech glass drop beads to add some texture.  I fell in love with the colour of the pink shell (the spiney beads) and I am so happy they work in this bracelet. . This last wrap just wants to be worn day and night, striking turquoise trade beads with wood and shell contrast beads. The perfect mix of casual and stylish. All …

Cool stuff on Etsy

I made a lovely treasury on Etsy today. It is such fun finding all of the wonderful things, I have to be careful not to buy it all. In fact, I am coveting an elSage poncho, I have a Second Surf buddha pendant (and I love it) and I absolutely need some Mason jar tumblers for my iced coffee. Maybe I should stop browsing Etsy! Here is the Treasury. ”May’ all your days be bright!’ by catseatdogs A collection of lovely, lively vibrant ideas for Springtime in May. Tulip Hooded Eco Poncho elSage $43 Handmade Clay Buddha Pendant… secondsurfstud… $12 16 oz. Mason Jar Tumbler – T… TheMasonBarCom… $13.95 Charm Necklace, Green Bird, … tamirodrig $45 mahogany wood and vintage fa… modflowers $16 Poppy, White Cloud Poppy See… thegardenstudi… $3 Things I’m Thankful For … laurageorge $4 Set of 48 Camera Mini Cards,… penandpaint $20 Pinback Button Set B (with f… hine $9 Honey Bee Necklace – gaea pe… CraftyHope $43.75 Linen cord bracelet / moder… dekkoline $20 I Hear Summer Rustle lirio $20 Treasury …

Hearts, Owls and Clouds.

I thought today was going to be a non starter. I didn’t go to the gym this morning as I usually do. I had big plans to use the extra time wisely and get a feeling of work well done by 11am. When I got home from school, I wasn’t feeling it, I almost wished I had just gone to the YMCA and done a class to get me started. I thought it would be a treat not to go, but at 8am, I was feeling a little lost. You know, the rabbit in headlights feeling, what to do, where, how? A bit like when I get to the Y and my locker is being used by someone else, a momentary and mild panic, something is wrong, all is not as it should be. It techically isn’t ‘my’ locker of course, just the one I usually use. If I use another, heck, I might not find my non gym clothes, and I have a strict rule about wearing gym clothes outside said gym.  I don’t. …