Red Rock Necklace Display
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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Shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.