Sunday, May 18, 2008

TIME OUT

Just letting everyone know that I am taking a time out from my blog at present. I have been away on holidays and having returned, find myself needing to sort out some "time" issues.
Till then, thanks for stopping by...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mothers Day/National Thanksgiving Day

As National Thanksgiving Day falls on the same day as Mothers Day this year it is the perfect opportunity to get an extra special gift for that wonderful mother/friend in your life. If you are thinking jewellery for a gift, think www.irenemuldoon.etsy.com and you could go into the draw to win a $50 gift voucher.
All purchases made between now and Mother's Day (10th April) will go into the draw and each item purchased counts for 1 entry. Please keep in mind that if you are in another part of the world (other than Australia), postage will take approx. 7-10 workings days to get to you. So if you are thinking of getting something for that amazing mother of yours, please do so before May 1st.


A happy day to you and Happy Shopping!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Let it Flow

Happy days are here again as creations begin to flow from my fingers. I enjoyed an evening of creating last night, and then found a spot for more this morning. Having the time to bead without distraction helps to renew the love that I have for this art.
Now all you have to wait for is their photo shoots. I hope to get them snapped up and ready to go by tomorrow (however, I won't promise anything yet).
Keep an eye out...they are coming :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Poem for the Positive

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
The are thousands to prophesy failure;
Ther are thousands to to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that await to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bt of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing,
That cannot be done and you'll do it.
~ Edgar Guest

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Featured!

Today my "photography 101" article was featured at http://kinichiriver.blogspot.com/ . Actually, the feature was the reason I wrote the article (seen with an extra intro below), and I found after having written it I just couldn't wait to have it up. Yes, that's right everyone, you did see it HERE first :)
My many thanks to Heather for the opportunity and great write up. She's a great egg (and her creations are marvellous too). This is my favourite of her "unsold" sock friends http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9940708

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Set-Up

For a look behind the scenes at how simply photos (like those shown below) can be achieved, here is a piccie of my actual photography area. With my book, piece of glass, and 10c sheets of paper (and of course a great daylight lamp), my photos are now 100% more classy.How it works :
I turn on my lamp and lay down my piece on the glass after the removal of the green box (due to its reflection in the glass), take my shots of black then move to the 10c sheets.
I simply lean the sheets again my blue box (which happens to be a storage shelf for my beads), return the green box to its proper position, hang the earrings on its twig and snap shot no. 2
The final step is to crop my pictures in photoshop and edit them slightly if extremely necessary (which more often than not thankfully is not needed). Done.