Red Rock Necklace Display

Recycled Zipper Necklace

I recently bought this handmade necklace from a gallery in Kayenta, Utah. At the time, it did not occur to me that it would be perfect for a SHOTBOX post (see my Recycled Zipper Necklace post) because I was in vacation mode but as soon as I got home and started thinking about what my next post should be, I knew that I wanted to photograph my new necklace. I knew that I did not want to put it on a black, velvet jewelry bust so I started thinking about how to display this necklace. I thought about using a piece of driftwood but the piece I had in mind is over an hour away. I thought about a branch or a log but I was having trouble finding anything that was the right size or shape. I decided to go for a walk to see if I could find some inspiration and sure enough, I did! The house at the end of my street has a small area that is full of these red, sandstone rocks. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I wanted to use one of the rocks as a stand for my necklace. The owners were not home for me to ask permission to borrow a rock so I continued my walk. Upon my return, the owners still were not home and it was getting late and getting dark outside so I decided to just borrow a rock without asking permission. I studied the rocks to find one that was the perfect size and shape, then I looked around to make sure no one was watching as I picked it up. I felt like a thief as I walked home with the neighbor's rock in my hand! My heart was pounding! I felt self conscious! I was certain that people driving by would notice the rock and wonder what I was up to! When I got home, I took my pictures then returned the rock as quickly as I could! As far as I can tell, no one missed the rock and my guilty conscience was set at ease. I was right in that the rock was the perfect backdrop for my necklace purchased in the heart of red rock country! I love the way this picture turned out with the silver metal standing in contrast to the red rock! I don't think this necklace would make nearly as much of as statement had I photographed it on a standard jewelry display bust. If you sell your handmade jewelry on Etsy or any other online store, be sure to find a unique way to display your pieces because an interesting picture makes all the difference!

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My name is Jodie and I am a wife and mother of four. I love to bake, craft, travel, exercise, hike and explore new things. I'm excited to use the SHOTBOX to highlight my creations and to show you how this simple tool can bring light and life to your passions too.

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