Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Photo styling fun

I have been doing a lot of research and taking a lot of classes on improving the look of my Etsy shop . One of the many things that I have been working on is the layout and style of the photos for my items.

Here is a comparison of some of the product photography.


Here is another example:


I am SO excited! I feel that the new pictures actually do my products justice! They deserved to be displayed this way from the very start!

Be looking out for new items (now photographed with the love the deserve) in the Bloom & Bling Accessories shop on Etsy and Facebook!

If you are also looking to improve your product photos for your shop, here are some helpful links:

A big THANK YOU to all of the wonderful and helpful Etsians that put these articles together.

Monday, February 14, 2011

New creation....

Well I got my two year old to hold still for a few minutes while I got pics of one of the new outfits I made for her. Here it is:

I'm starting to make these as dance/pageant talent outfits. There are a ton more outfits that I am working on now! I'm really enjoying the challenge of doing something new. And I'm loving working with such fun glittering materials!!!

Well, I'm off to work on yet another dance/pageant outfit. I hope the next one works out as well as I think this one did!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Awesome finds....

Made a trip to the fabric store for supplies and stumbled on a SALE! Yay! I got loads of shiny glittery fabric with which I intend to make some SUPER cute, blingy, girly stuffs!

Tomorrow when there is better lighting from natural light I will try to take a pic of a few. If I tried to take them now the flash would kick in...not good when you're talking sequins.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Coming soon....

I thought I'd post a new "teaser" picture of one of my works in progress...

This of course is just one small piece of the "finished product". I'm confident though that you're all going to love the end result. It's loaded with lace, sparkle, and rock star pizzaz! I will post pics of the finished product (and get it posted for those that might be inclined to purchase it) as soon as my model (my 2 year old daughter) decides to cooperate with the photographing process.

Adventures in creating....

I decided after my classes on Etsy yesterday that I was going to start a blog about all of the wonderful processes of creating my handmade designs.

I love creating beautiful things that others find beautiful also. I'm hoping by creating this blog everyone can get a little glimpse of ME and exactly what my processes are when creating desings for Bloom & Bling Accessories and other things for myself and family.

I will also be able to keep everyone a little more up-to-date on what is going on with Bloom & Bling Accessories, share some of my favorite shops and sites online, and be able to get YOUR feedback as well.

I hope you all enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy creating amazing handmade designs for you and your faimilies and friends!