Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mr. Ficus is Ok.

I'd like to report that my beautiful and strong ficus tree is a survivor! After spending several nights out in the cold, yes, I forgot to bring it in, its showing signs of life!
Maybe it was a very hardy specimen, or the cold wasn't prolonged enough, maybe it was all the praying. The fact is that little green leaves are sprouting from its dead looking branches. Thank you!

On a different note....tomorrow is the first day of March!
Aquamarine is March Birthstone. I've been working on some jewelry pieces.
I've posted a necklace and a pair of earrings. More to come!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Team ESST Semi Annual Sale

Runs from Friday February 26, 2010 through Sunday February 28, 2010
This event will include members of the ESST.

Looking for mosaic tiles?
Check out JemmDee for some great tiles on sale!

For more information check out our
team esst blog

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

JemmDee 's in a Treasury!

Thanks LYIS for including me.
Check out LYIS for some beautiful and unique personalized Baby Clothes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What's New

So many things going on in JemmDee world.
As we come closer to the end of February, I'm still showcasing Amethyst. Earring, necklaces, and bracelets. One of my favorite gemstones.

Beginning in March, I'll be posting the newest creations using March's gemstone - Aquamarine.
I'm ready to list a pair of earrings and working on a bracelet.

A little bit more about Aquamarine

Color - Blue-green
Birthstone - March
Energies - Magic, power, protection, healing
Anniversary - 19th

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Adventures in Photography

This was taken outside - no light adjustments or focus. Cropped
Inside using a 100watt bright effects lightbulb.
Inside using the ottlite light bulb - no big difference!
Inside in my sunroom

So, like many of us, I'd love to be able to take great pictures of my creations. Like, I'd love to be able to click at any time of the day. Not wait until the next bright day. I've taken some decent pictures outside. Two of them made it to Craftgawker! Yes...hold the applause, please. But I'd love to get the same results inside without adjusting the white balance and exposure and all those settings afterward. After all, I own an ok camera and if it works outside, it should work inside too, right?
After spending a lot of money on handmade light boxes - I have three - and light bulbs of all kinds - I have enough to last me until the next century, I decided to invest on a very popular light bulb. The cure to all my photographic disasters! A natural light - ottlite -bulb. These guys are expensive and promise a high definition effect. But, as the pictures show, not a big difference!
I'm sticking with the most amazing and biggest light bulb ever.
As for the not-so-cheap-lightbulb... I will be adding a lamp in my workroom but will continue to experiment and add to my photo adventures.