I've been designing many new pieces, but wasn't planning on shooting a collection till later. It's just tons of work to get new pieces up on the site. The shoot, the edit, the pricing, the cataloging, the deleting of older styles, and the revamping of pages. By the time it's done they already look dated to my eye. I'm always a bit embarrassed of my previous collections even before I have a new collection completed. It's a little like looking back at your school pictures. A little immature or dorky. A little unsophisticated and dated. I almost don't want to own up to having anything to do with them. But I am always happy to see the growth and progress in my work. I always wonder where it will lead me as my designs keep evolving like they have a mind of their own. I'm just along for the ride, so I gave up trying to control it.
All this leads up to an unexpected photo shoot tomorrow! With one day's notice and no time to plan the collection. What will be will be. Amazingly, as I pull out all the pieces from the pile that I've been tossing all finished work into, they all look like a tightly planned collection. I guess my mind must have been in a particular mode, and without thinking all items produced with so many different materials are all as one style. I can't wait to have professional photos to use as all my bad photos are hurting my eyes.
Stayed tuned for a new look. It'll be a mini collection. Oh, I can barely stand the stuff that's there now!
As usual when there's no related image to post I'm including an unrelated image so there's eye candy for all. This is AAA grade setting gem quality Brazilian Amethyst with multi-faceted pointed underside for maximum sparkle. Truly beauteous.