Thursday, April 4, 2013

Focus On Life Week 14: Up Close

Here I am, queen of predictability with my beads. But what better subject for "Up Close" than these colorful, sparkly objects. Below is one of my earring designs with an up close look at the center of the earring component.


And, while I was macro happy, I snapped a couple fun stones from an aeromatic dish in our powder room....


And lastly, the whimsical feline! This is a folk art kitty, a long ago gift who usually looks out at the world from our china cabinet. I think he enjoyed his momentary liberation for the photo shoot.



Take a swing over to The Studio Sublime's 52-week photo challenge to get up close with the other great contributors.

22 comments:

Designed by Vera said...

Ohhh, I love, love, love, your kitty! He even looks excited to be out. Great post!

Claire said...

wow! that is an amazing close up! i'm swinging by last week's participants to see who else has posted this week's prompt - sally hasn't posted yet, do you know if she's unwell? i missed last week through illness...

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Claire, Just checked and it is posted now. I was wondering the same thing but it looks like we are live now.

Islandgirl said...

Those earrings look great... I just had to take flower pictures since my croci just started to bloom!

I meant to post mine last night but discovered it was still in draft mode this morning when I got up.. I gave up on Sally last night and went to bed!

Beti Horvath said...

Interesting that yours is the first jewelry I have seen so far, and you chose a flower motif! Very nice pictures!

Debi said...

Your stones are great and I've always got a soft spot for kitties.

AntiquityTravelers said...

very pretty macros, and lovely earrings!

Alice said...

Great photos! I love those aeromatic stones, and that cat is so cute!!! Your earrings are beautiful.

Donna said...

Love the earrings shot!

Becky Pancake said...

Good job with your pics Paula. Your earrings are lovely.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Great photos but the bathroom stones really spoke to me. Great message words! The kitty is adorable too.

LoriF said...

LOL I have that same kitty in different colors! He has travelled with me 3500 miles across country to live on a new shelf in a much different land...I love him! Mine is originally from Peru.
Great shot of those beautiful earrings!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Paula,
I love the first shot of the earring center the silver and blue are so pretty together. The folk art kitty is very cute and playfull looking.
Therese

Patty Woodland said...

Stunning closeup of gorgeous earrings

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your earring creation is gorgeous as is the photo you took.

Tanya said...

Those are amazing photos and that first one is just stunning!

Annette said...

The earring macro is really gorgeous! All the shots are fantastic!

Alicia said...

The earrings are gorgeous - both the piece and the picture!

Bi Ti said...

Great macro and photos, the colors are brilliant. I wouldn't have thought they were earrings if you didn't include the small shot.

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Stacie said...

Oh, drooling over the perspective of the little love beads!! Perfect contrast and composition!!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

That kitty is sweet. And the closeup of those earrings is cool!

Laura Twiford said...

That first shot is great and I love how you included the inset of the pair of earrings for perspective!

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