Thursday, 21 October 2010

Photographing Jewellery!

Rose Ring Pendant

As many jeweller's know taking photographs of your work is tough stuff! The worst is dealing with a polished finish as the light bounces around and can pick up surrounding colours. However, I still love taking pictures of my own work and trying my best to create an interesting image.

In 2005 I attended a Photo Shop evening class for 8 weeks to learn how to edit my own images. It has been one of the best moves of my jewellery career! My brother (a graphic designer) got me a Mac and Photo Shop and away I went. Thanks bro x

Things I have learnt on taking pictures of jewellery on a digital camera are: 

1) Try not to use flash.
2) Take pictures outside on a cloudy day for less shadows.
3) Know your camera really well, read the manual and try out different settings.
4) A light box can be useful, especially if you don't have photo shop.
5) Take loads of pictures and edit after.
6) Use a tripod, very important!

Hope you like the photo, please tell me what you think. x

Monday, 18 October 2010

Brighton POD selling my Jewellery!

I am now selling some of my jewellery through Brighton POD
This is a shopping portal dedicated to promoting the work of Britain’s most talented independent designers and craftspeople – Brighton POD is the fast, simple and ethical alternative to shopping in our franchise-choked high streets.
I love the easy to use website and I'm lusting after the beautiful handmade furniture.
Check out my jewellery on their website too!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Jewellery Website....coming soon!

Silver & Red Coral Brooch by Kim Channon £165

I'm still trying to set up a website were people can buy my jewellery direct from me, or find my stocklists. It's crazy not to have a website for any business nowadays, even though the galleries once kept me busy enough! I hope to have something out on my website by early December.....fingers crossed!!!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Winner of free-give-away!

This one is for Anna! Thanks for taking part and it will be sent to you very soon x x
Many thanks to those that who took part in my first free give-away. My Facebook jewellery group grew considerably, so thank you to all those that joined ❤ x x

Friday, 1 October 2010

Galleries to visit!

Yesterday my sister-inlaw took me to a wonderful Arts & Crafts cafe/gallery called Blue Ginger In Malvern. I'm often in Worcestershire visiting my family and I was so pleased to find this hidden gem!
I have already bought my first Christmas gift there and will be going back for more.
The above image is a close up of a silver, enamelled and coral bead necklace made by me. It was sold by a gallery in Bath called Gallery Nine. I will be working on similar pieces of jewellery on the run up to Christmas.