These earrings combine some of my favourite themes: the silver coins I make myself, this time with a heart-shaped cut out for a little romance; the contrast between the dappled surface of the coin with the smooth gloss of the creamy white pearl; the toning colours of the apatite and aquamarine stones.
This image was an experiment using my new camera to try to take better close-up photographs. I find the photographing my jewellery the hardest part of being a maker, but the new camera – and the macro lens – has helped. My next task is to master – or at least become familiar with – Photoshop, which so far lies untouched on my computer. But until then, I shall have to keep pressing the button and hope it comes out well enough for me to get a good enough image to use.