Usually I just scan my jewelry with a white background. This doesn’t work with every piece of jewelry though, and this challenge gave me a chance to experiment with some different backgrounds!
‘Ice Storm’ necklace and earrings using my standard scanning method.
Trying out some of my ‘Storm’ necklaces on different backgrounds.
I liked this combo of two coloured papers, although I’m not sure if the Blue Goldstone shows up as well as it should.
‘Night Storm’ necklace and earrings on a dark tile. Originally I used a black tile but the black Onyx didn’t show up so I opted for a lighter grey one. What I really wanted to test was photographing the jewelry on a printed background.
Natural light worked best.
But after all that effort I don’t think the printed background actually works, and my favourite was the necklace laid out on a piece of white silk.
Note: The ‘Ice Storm’ necklace is made of quartz crystals, sterling silver, labradorite, seed beads and blue goldstone.