Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

For nearly 2 days now, it has been raining heavily. 
This time last year, there were awful flash floods over Brisbane (Queensland) and sadly there have been some yesterday. Not to the extent of the 2011 floods, but it's still disconcerting.

We have a lot of creeks around where I live, especially on the way into Town. About 20 meters away we have a creek that runs under our road out of our estate. It flooded our road yesterday....fortunately we have a small SUV and we were able to get through about 3 flooded roads yesterday on our way to Town. 

Right now, the rain isn't as it was yesterday. I just stepped outside to see how our creeks looking....it's okay. Checked out the local rainfall radar to see whats coming and it's only light rain. The heavy stuff is headed out to sea and some down south.

I used to absolutely adore rainy days like today. But since those floods last year, it tends to leave me feeling a little freaked out, when it rains like it has been.

Enough of the depressing stuff for now.....

Here is my little delivery of stones I received  Friday:

Some plume/riviara/moss agates and chrysoprase.

I want to get my hands on some Dendritic Opals and some Priday plume as well as a million others lol...but that will have to wait. The silversmithing funds are kinda dry right now :(

Oh and if I haven't mentioned this already...I am a very indecisive person and I change my mind a lot. 
I know I just changed all of my backdrops for my Etsy store jewellery, but I've gone and done it again haha.
I LOVED the turquoise box. LOVED it. 
But, if I am completely honest, it took focus away from the jewellery. Some of the pieces didn't stand out as well as they do on their own as the colour of the stones were so similar.
So I changed a heap of my pictures again.

Here is a before and after shot of one item...

As boring as the new background is.....the jewellery takes the spotlight perfectly. In the old picture, it still looks good....but it sort of melts into the box a little. If you have time, please take a quick peek at my shop and tell me if you like the new background??

Em ♥


Amy Nicole said...

I'm indecisive too! I like the new pics. I'm thinking of switching to a white or light background. Seems the powers that be at Etsy like white backgrounds! I love the little birdie too. Is he clay or wood?

littlecherryhill said...

Amy, the bird is wooden. My mother bought him for me sometime last year and I thought he made for a nice understated prop :) I haven't yet found a white background that I like when it comes to jewellery, that's why I've gone the nude tone.

Shelby Foxwell said...

I totally understand you being unsettled by all the rain. Fresh memories from flooding would freak me out too!
Nice cabs. Can't wait to see what you create with them.
You're right, the nude background really does make the jewelry pop!

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littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Shelby! I've no idea what I'm going to make with those new stones...usually I get filled with loads of ideas when new stones come my way, but this time, I'm coming up blank lol.

SpiralStone said...

It has been such a wet and rainy Summer, I hope the rain keeps heading out to sea. Beautiful stones, I love the moss agate! I love the new background, but the combination of both (blue box and nude) in your shop looks good :).


I prefer your new background; your work looks so lovely against it. those peridot earrings are the bees' knees by the way!

Echoes of Norway said...

Beautiful new stones! Can't wait to see what you'll make with them! LOVE the new background! Nice and neutral and it makes the items pop! I did like the blue background as well. As you I change my mind a lot too. We just have to try out new things to check what works for us and what doesn't! ♥

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Michele, I am going to keep the neutral backdrop for everything but the earrings. Earrings are the hardest to photograph, so I'm going to keep the turquoise box for those pictures.

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks BikBik for taking the time to look at my backdrops. I hope to make more like those peridot earrings with different stones :)

It's hard isn't it Sabine! Your backdrops are always nice though! I still like turquoise box, so I am going to keep using it for earrings :) I haven't tried to make anything with the new stones yet....not really felt like it lol.