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Joe Kingthethird

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2016, 09:22:33 PM »
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2016, 04:20:43 PM »
Just checked it and all the colours are there!  :D  Brilliant, Joe! :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2016, 01:50:02 AM »
I've been laid up with a gammy foot for most of the week, but managed to get a bit done yesterday and today.

From yesterday, a Medieval style pendant I had made, but not finished and decided to add a bit of embellishment to the back. ...



I made two things today, but the photos for one of them were all wrong.  I'll see if there is a thread about it.

I'm fascinated by mushrooms and fungi and stuff like that.  I don't know exactly why - except that some of them just look alien and fantastical.  So I wanted to do some things including fungi.  I love some of the spores and fungi that grow on trees and had the idea of a piece of dead bark from a tree invaded by leaves, tendrils, flowers, fungi spores and moss.  Even in death, there is always the hope of new life!  :)  So this developed and I loved every moment working on it.  Great fun!  ;D



Now I've just got to work out why a lilac background looks pink ... and maybe make a manky foot pendant!  Pass the port and stuff the gout. ... Or words to that effect. ;D
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2016, 11:26:38 PM »
The pink background 'Lilac Spring' pendant.  I took it in daylight and it looks lilac now, I think.  Don't get out your Encyclopaedia of Flora and Fauna of the British Isles.  You will be a long time trying to identify these.  Having said that, someone on Facebook said they were clearly 'daffodansys' - a cross between a daffodil and a pansy.  Of course they are ... and found only in the foothills of the Himalayas!  :D

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2016, 03:41:40 PM »
Lovely pieces Alan.

The only thing I can suggest is that (if your camera has it) your white balance is a little off.  It looks to me like it could be set to the wrong sort of lighting. 

If you take a pic of white piece of paper, does it come out white?

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2016, 09:28:18 PM »
Thank you Claire.  :)

Now, that could be the problem.  I remember some time ago, I pressed a button by mistake and had a scale come up on the screen from -3 to +3.  Perhaps that was the white balance and I changed it!  :o  It's strange that some colours look spot on on the computer against the real things, but the lilac looked pink and pearl peacock - which is a beautiful colour - looks too blue in photos.  I'll look up the instructions on white balance.  Thank you! :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2016, 09:38:28 PM »
Lovely pieces Alan - the medieval one looks really authentic  :)

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2016, 07:42:50 AM »
Thank you Claire.  :)

Now, that could be the problem.  I remember some time ago, I pressed a button by mistake and had a scale come up on the screen from -3 to +3.  Perhaps that was the white balance and I changed it!  :o  It's strange that some colours look spot on on the computer against the real things, but the lilac looked pink and pearl peacock - which is a beautiful colour - looks too blue in photos.  I'll look up the instructions on white balance.  Thank you! :)

Would you mind if I download your lilac pic and fiddle with the settings to see?  It will still have your name on it. 

Computer monitors are inherently bad representation of colour unless you've calibrated it :)

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2016, 08:16:16 AM »
Lovely pieces Alan - the medieval one looks really authentic  :)

Thank you so much, Carrie.  I've got a new Etsy shop  :o ... and I have it listed there as medieval in the hope that I can fool someone enough to get 150,000 for it. HA! HA! HA! ... It's the way I tell em. :D
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2016, 08:27:21 AM »

Would you mind if I download your lilac pic and fiddle with the settings to see?  It will still have your name on it. 

Computer monitors are inherently bad representation of colour unless you've calibrated it :)

Of course, Claire!  Thank you. :-)  I'm not precious about my name or anything.  I just stick it on my photos because I've read you should, if you are making a business out of what you do.  So I did. :D

I have a light box now and I would have thought that would have solved my photo problems.  I use the lamps that came with it and not normal bulbs, which I know can give off a yellow tint.  They're certainly better than they were though, I think.  It's just some colours look way off kilter to me.  :-\
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2016, 09:48:39 AM »
Some 'bark effect' earrings and a pendant.  Not really bark effect, I suppose.  A friend made us a wood-turned bowl which had dark knotty holes in the lighter wood and I suppose these remind me more of that, but 'Dark knotty holed wood-turned effect earrings and pendant' don't have much of a ring to it. :D



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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2016, 09:57:12 AM »
A bit different for me.  Some pastel abstract pendants.  I love pastel colours.  These started as a mokume gane, which I hated.  So the pasta machine called and I think it was rescued as I do like the colours and patterns.  The one with the holes was just a moment of madness due to my love of pearl peacock and neon green.  ;D





 
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2016, 09:59:15 AM »


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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2016, 11:01:26 PM »
Fantastic work Alan

I love the Daffopansies pendant - I think it looks very retro

The abstract ones are another favourite, especially the second one down - very appealing shapes!

As for photos - I've been photographing my stuff SO many years and still haven't really mastered it and am constantly trying different settings on the camera to see if it works better. I still end up having to correct the white balance in photoshop often. Mind you, my digi camera is about 10 years old or more now, which in human years is about 100

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2016, 06:38:44 PM »
Thank you so much, Emma! :)

Ha! Ha!  You are soooo funny.  Yes, I think my camera is a bit like that.  I keep thinking it is new because it's digital - sort of a digital SLR - but forget that it's over 10 years old and positively antique compared to today's digital cameras.  :o  I might borrow my wife's new little digital camera and see if that makes a difference.  It seems to be better in daylight, but I got a light-box and lamp set and would have thought that should have done the job.  Mostly, photos are fine, but just the occasional colour looks wrong to me.  I shall persevere. :)
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