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AlexM
12-16-2003, 01:06 AM
I just couldn't wait anymore. I've always wanted to start one of these, so here it is. Besides, it must be Dec 16th somewhere already. ;)

I need help naming this set. I was going to put it up for auction tonight, but the camera was running low on juice, so the picture's crappy. I'll recharge the battery and take another picture tomorrow. I had cherries on the brain when I was making this one, but I'm not quite happy with any of the names i've come up with. Let me know if you like one of these or if you can come up with a better one, I'd be happy to consider it.

Cherries in the Snow?
Sakura?
Cherry Cola?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/15342-sakura.JPG

NeofossiL
12-16-2003, 01:08 AM
Iced Cherries Jubilee?

Lorinda :cat:

wmo
12-16-2003, 01:15 AM
A rather bright necklace (matches my christmas wrapping paper) to wear to work tomorrow!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/15928-37333.jpg

Sarica
12-16-2003, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by NeofossiL
Iced Cherries Jubilee?

Lorinda :cat:

Ohhhh, I like that!!


Susan, I love those colors!!!:clap: Your beads are awesome!!

aimee
12-16-2003, 01:24 AM
Alex, what's wrong with "Cherries on the Brain"???

bijoulune
12-16-2003, 02:50 AM
What come in my mind is ... Cherry Avalanche ...

They are absolutely gorgeous Alex !


Julie
www.bijou-lune.com

Briatha
12-16-2003, 03:23 AM
Alex they are scrumptious! First thing I thought of was a yummy cream cheese mixed with cool whip and topped with cherries pie called Cherry Delight.

Suzan awesome brights!

beachbeads
12-16-2003, 03:49 AM
How about cherry blossoms or apple blossoms? They are beautiful ALex. Or sugar plum passion...or cherry confetti...or Wild Merlot, how about Ruby, Ruby...
WMo, those are breathtaking! Great stringer control. Sheila

beachbeads
12-16-2003, 05:49 AM
Here's a couple of Christmas presents I'll mail later today. A letter opener, with just one long bead:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/16202-letter1_resized.jpg
A keychain angel:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/16202-moms_angel_resized.jpg
And my first effort at a peacock tail bead:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/16202-peatail_resized.jpg
Figured out the name yet Alex? Good night to all, Sheila

Booger
12-16-2003, 07:27 AM
John Tesh? Looks like trouble naming maybe the theme today??? Fritted stinger hair and Moretti. Off to the Challenge tonight!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/13045-SonofSheen.jpg

Alex - I like the first inclination, too! Cherries on the Brain is a very lovely set.
Sheila - I love the letter opener AND the bead on it! What a great idea. The key chain is gorgeous and would really like to see the follow ups for the peacock tail, too.
WMO - what a set! Such eye popping colors and stringer control - they are wonderful!

Anyone want to go shopping with me today? Oh never mind.......it's way to early to start that up yet.................:rolleyes:
Sheryll Booger

nursekatie
12-16-2003, 07:38 AM
Iced Cherries Jubilee? <------perfect!!!

Alex those beads are just scrumptious!!!!!!!!!!!

WMO......those are so fun and bright and PERFECT!!!

Beach beads...........wonderful ideas.......nice to see how to use the letter opener finding!!! They look wonderful!

Sheryl....that is amazing!!

Ok....I am soooo tired of Red, Green and White glass..........I am making an ornament for each of my hospice volunteers (20 of them) They are very special people and TONIGHT is the party...........here are 11 of them.........I have 5 more to make...the kiln is ramping up......I have to run to work to hold a staff meeting....then back home to make 5 more beads so they will be done annealing when I get home from work so I can finish making up the ornaments............and I am having second thoughts.......I am soooo not a scultpural artist......ugghhhhh...LOL
(the staff just got a pizza party from me for Christmas...LOL...they get something special made for each of their birthdays...there are 30 of them!!!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12264-0christmas.jpg

kctori
12-16-2003, 08:03 AM
WMO - bold wonderful and bright!

Beach - you go girl, great gifts, and mailed out with a week to spare!! I'm impressed!!!

Sheryl - amazing sculptural... some day I hope to be as good...

Katie, you are a kind and generous soul. Good job.

I have to go see what's available for show... BRB...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12438-jewel2drop2.jpg

I grabbed all my luscious transparents... Moretti, Czech and Lauscha!

nursekatie
12-16-2003, 08:18 AM
Ohhh Jill....Luscious IS the word........ahhhhhhhhhhhhh:D

CarlaAlexander
12-16-2003, 08:30 AM
After I spent a gazillion hours reading all of the river stones threads this is what I came up with.

AMR GlassWorks
12-16-2003, 08:34 AM
Wow!! What a great S/T!!!
Alex whatever you end up calling them will be great!! I love em!!

Wmo!! Love that color!! They should see you coming!!!

Sheila am I on your Christmas list?? LOL!!! Those are gorgeous!!!

Sheryll I thought of Fu Man Chu when I saw him! Great job!!!

Katie they are gonna love you!!! Great job on all of them!!

Jill yummy!!! I love the lentils you are making with the transparents!!!

Carla those are gorgeous! Good job!

Well I didn't torch anything yesterday but this is a special order I did Sat and Sun. She loves my basics! :D

Blair
12-16-2003, 09:32 AM
I love all the beads in this thread today! Great use of color from everyone!

Sheryl, I did want to say I think that is my new favorite of your sculptural ones. I don't know what it is about him, maybe the color combination. He's almost glowing! I think "Fu Manchu" when I see him.

Blair

Amozoo
12-16-2003, 09:33 AM
Alex, Rubies in the clowds! Beautiful
Suzan, jump back, bright colors are always a pleasure to see
Sheila, great leaves and flowers
Sheryll, your face man looks like he's made of wax!
Katie, your so sweet making them all ornaments, That's the greatest !
Jill, those beads have an elegant quallity
Wow Carla, those are brilliant
Ann, if I were proficiant in jewelry making I'd want all those sets! I love your work, ok here's another boro set,
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12058-Hmelonstarsb.JPG
ok,

Trey
12-16-2003, 09:52 AM
Alex?? Jill?? Anne?? Did I tell you all that I started collecting WC member beads?? Hint Hint LOL :)

Traci

Moth
12-16-2003, 10:40 AM
I will be back later to post mine, but just had to say,

"Jill!!!! Those are strikingly gorgeous. Your lentils appear so perfectly shaped that the edges look like they are bevelled with a grinder."

~~Mary

dhall
12-16-2003, 12:02 PM
How about Holly Berries? Sounds like Christmas.

D

Virginia L.
12-16-2003, 12:17 PM
I just get so excited looking at everyone's work. My head spins sometimes with all the beads I want to try. Deb said to just try a fish, I have been so chicken, and I won't post the first one, it was sooooo bad, but I still loved it. Last night I had to try again, and hopefully it will live, cause I just put it in the blanket, I will be praying while the kiln is on today, this was so much work, but so much fun. I am trying again this morning. I am going to stare at my fighting fish for awhile, and see if he comes out at my glass bench. Anyway, here is my new beadly child - God Bless you and all of your's this Christmas season - Virginia

www.beyond-the-realm.com

kwstudios
12-16-2003, 12:26 PM
Wow! These beads are great!

Alex - I like the "iced Cherries Jubilee" but it also has a cherry cream feel to it , hmmmm... let me think

Jill - Your beads and pics are excellent and crystal clear! Are there any threads on taking better pics?

EBAY (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&krd=1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=kws+beads)

Check out this new one! My second post!

kwstudios
12-16-2003, 12:29 PM
I'll try again - my image didn't work!

redsidedesigns
12-16-2003, 12:34 PM
Beautiful..... beautiful beads all!!!!!:clap: :clap:

I am so in love with this frog that I need to show it off::D :rolleyes:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/13799-amq3.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/13799-amq5.jpg

And a set of bumpys:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/13799-amp3.jpg

They are all boro.

Kristan

Moth
12-16-2003, 01:13 PM
Here are mine made for the current challenge that Robbin posted.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/24464-1216beads.JPG

~~Mary

ValorieCox
12-16-2003, 01:30 PM
Very pretty Mary! :D Beautiful work today everyone!

Here are some from my kiln this morning. Nothing too different for me, but I love the colors! Bullseye glass with various pink/violet frits.

Val

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/10378-7pink.jpg

beachbeads
12-16-2003, 01:53 PM
This show is great today! Alex, how about a seasonal name like cranberry cheescake? And Jill, your beads look like lollipops! Sounds like I'm hungry but I'm not! Sheila

suzanneMI
12-16-2003, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by kctori
I grabbed all my luscious transparents... Moretti, Czech and Lauscha! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12438-jewel2drop2.jpg

yummy, Yummy, YUMMY! :clap:

Jill, do you do your own photos of your beads? If so, have you shared somewhere on WC on how you get such GREAT photos?

Originally posted by beachbeads
A letter opener, with just one long bead:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/16202-letter1_resized.jpg


Sheila, I really like the idea of a letter opener, and yours looks lovely. I'm sure the recipient will be delighted. I know I would be. :)

Was there a bulk buy on the letter openers, or where would I find a similar product?

Alex: I like the suggested "Cherry Confetti."

Lovely show & tell today.

DonnaBee
12-16-2003, 02:35 PM
Great show n tell!

Alex: "Cherry Cola" gets my vote!

beachbeads
12-16-2003, 04:12 PM
suzanne, I just pm'ed you about letter opener. Sheila

Donni
12-16-2003, 04:40 PM
Wow! Miss 4 was here when I opened this thread and I wish I could have captured her oooohs... it was as awesome as today's (or in my case, yesterday's) S&T!

Jill - those beads DO look like they have been faceted or something!

OK Miss 4 is "cracking" wants her breakfast there goes my ramble rave on all the gorgeous eye candy.

This is mine, production from the last few days i worked out the bicone mold, and having a ball - its also my entry in Corina's frit challenge!

Val's frits rock (and so do your beads, Val!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/18861-donnihakanson.jpg

kctori
12-16-2003, 05:43 PM
Hmmm, you know - I FINALLY came up with a solution to indoor photos. This is specifically indoors with outdoor light...
This is one taken that way:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12438-jewel2drop2.jpg
I will write another part for taking photos indoors with regular desklamp light... but not today.
This is one taken that way:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12438-toggledrop.jpg

(let me preface this by saying that I took the shots, but I am not trained in this - so - my terms are ones I picked to best describe what I do).
I usually take five to seven shots of each set - in hopes of getting two good shots, one of the set & one of it in my hand (for scale). I can copy out a block of one of the shots for a close up - for the gallery image. Often times, I have to re-take them... this is not something I learned to do in a week... and I have failures too.... you guys just see my best work, face it - why show less than your best.

This set was taken yesterday afternoon - about 3 or so on a windowsill with a Northern exposure. (You can see the trees outside reflected in the beads somewhat.) I find that the light in the mornings about 11 is also 'warm' enough... and I find another windowsill handy, this one with a Southern exposure.
If you shoot earlier or later in the day then you run into light that is too cool or warm. (Blue or orange).

I have a Sony Cyber Shot that is 5 megapixels, and to get the beads in the back to focus - I put it on the A setting (Aperture - manually controlled) - allowing me to control the amount of light coming into the lens, for better depth of field. This slows the shutter speed WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY down - and if you don't use a tripod & timer (the button you use when you want to scurry quickly to get into the picture) there is too much shaking going on - and you get a photo out of focus or blurred.

I do have a grey card that allows me to set the white balance, and let the camera know that this is the 'standard'... I put it in place first - without the beads - but position it where I would be shooting and in the light I'd be using... set the white balance... then place my object.

When photographing the beads - I literally adjust my tripod so that the camera is almost on top of the beads. Why take pictures of background? Frame it up now!

After the shots are taken, I edit the images in Adobe Photoshop - adjusting brightness, contrast and adjusting the sharpness one notch. I also edit down the size of the image - as they are 39"wide at 72DPI.... so, I usually take them down to 6" wide for eBay...

Whatelse? Did I leave anything out?

Linnea
12-16-2003, 06:28 PM
Great job today on the S&T.. Lovely stuff.
But karen's gold bead really caught my eye.
sorry the picture wouldn't post




Originally posted by kwstudios
I'll try again - my image didn't work!

Sophia757
12-17-2003, 12:37 AM
Jill your work is so incredibly lovely! Thanks for the photo info. you and Harriet amaze me with your photos.
One more question. I keep wondering why everyone uses cameras with such high megapixel capability for 72 dpi monitor definition. I understand needing line screen of 266 or higher for print media, but for monitor resolution, and particularly condensed down for gif or jpg, wouldn't smaller be ok? I am really curious, because after reading everyone's posts about cameras, I went on the Nikon site to see what mine's capability is, and it's way less than that, even though I can get really good close up, high definition shots with it - Nikon CoolPix950 - it's a few years old, but was the best when it came out.



Originally posted by kctori
Hmmm, you know - I FINALLY came up with a solution to indoor photos. This is specifically indoors with outdoor light...
This is one taken that way:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12438-jewel2drop2.jpg
I will write another part for taking photos indoors with regular desklamp light... but not today.
This is one taken that way:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2003/12438-toggledrop.jpg

(let me preface this by saying that I took the shots, but I am not trained in this - so - my terms are ones I picked to best describe what I do).
I usually take five to seven shots of each set - in hopes of getting two good shots, one of the set & one of it in my hand (for scale). I can copy out a block of one of the shots for a close up - for the gallery image. Often times, I have to re-take them... this is not something I learned to do in a week... and I have failures too.... you guys just see my best work, face it - why show less than your best.

This set was taken yesterday afternoon - about 3 or so on a windowsill with a Northern exposure. (You can see the trees outside reflected in the beads somewhat.) I find that the light in the mornings about 11 is also 'warm' enough... and I find another windowsill handy, this one with a Southern exposure.
If you shoot earlier or later in the day then you run into light that is too cool or warm. (Blue or orange).

I have a Sony Cyber Shot that is 5 megapixels, and to get the beads in the back to focus - I put it on the A setting (Aperture - manually controlled) - allowing me to control the amount of light coming into the lens, for better depth of field. This slows the shutter speed WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY down - and if you don't use a tripod & timer (the button you use when you want to scurry quickly to get into the picture) there is too much shaking going on - and you get a photo out of focus or blurred.

I do have a grey card that allows me to set the white balance, and let the camera know that this is the 'standard'... I put it in place first - without the beads - but position it where I would be shooting and in the light I'd be using... set the white balance... then place my object.

When photographing the beads - I literally adjust my tripod so that the camera is almost on top of the beads. Why take pictures of background? Frame it up now!

After the shots are taken, I edit the images in Adobe Photoshop - adjusting brightness, contrast and adjusting the sharpness one notch. I also edit down the size of the image - as they are 39"wide at 72DPI.... so, I usually take them down to 6" wide for eBay...

Whatelse? Did I leave anything out?

Moth
12-17-2003, 01:52 AM
Christy, If you are going to be making digital submissions for publications, their specs are for higher resolution cameras.

I have a lower resolution camera to, and when I put forth the effort, I can get very crisp, extremely macro shots that are absolutely great for internet uses, and I can even get a good print from them. But, they would not live up to what the submission guidelines are for a magazine, book or juried entry.

I don't know if that is why some people choose the higher resolution cameras or not, but it is something to consider when making an investment.

Hope that helps.

~~Mary

edited to add...if you are going to be ordering slides made from digital files, the higher resolution increases the quality of the slides as well. That is my understanding anyway, I have never ordered the slides myself.

kctori
12-17-2003, 07:27 AM
It seems all too often after having set the stage for a photo - if I shot with my Mavica 1.3mega pixel *with incredible macro capacity!!!* in the end I seem to always be looking for a high resolution version... this way I've got it.

I had shots ready for the calendar submission... Jim Kervin... Lark... otherwise, I'd be scrambling. Professional photos are toooo $$$$$$$$$$$$$!

Well, yesterday I had the pleasure of working at night - and left the Fuji to work it's control magic on my kiln OVERNIGHT for the first time in ...uh, 3 years? I'm off at 6:26 to grab the contents of my kiln (*5 miles away*)... wish me luck!

Virginia L.
12-17-2003, 10:04 AM
I am amazed at those photos. Both your work and your photos are wonderful. I have photographed my jewelry for years, and find that outside works the best for me. I just don't have the knack for it that you do. I use an old 35mm camera, with all the dials. Unfortunately I got into taking the photos on mirrors, That was the arts fartsy in me. It just confused the living daylights out of most people. I love that I could see the trees above me in my jewelry. Hopefully the artsy fartsy in me, will get some photo talent some day - GREAT WORK!!! - God Bless - Virginia