Tuesday, May 3, 2011

turquoise and red is back and a lesson learned

As you know, I've been working on a bunch of new button charm bracelet designs the last couple weeks.  I listed one yesterday.

I'm sure that by now many of you already know how much I love the turquoise/red color combination.  This is the third time I've mixed these button colors together, and I'm still not tired of it.  I'm making two of many of my new button designs, so I can re-list more quickly in the future.  I didn't for this one, but I did make another turquoise and red bracelet while I had my turquoise and red beads out so I'll have that up soon, too.  This new button charm bracelet is available here.

While I was photographing some newer pieces this past week, I learned a little lesson.  Typically I store all of my jewelry in closed Tupperware containers.  I've been storing my waiting to be photographed pieces from the past few months in an open Tupperware container.  Most of them are fine, but the open air really discolored some of my earring wires and jump rings.
Is there any way to clean this wire?  It's silver plated, not sterling silver.  I have made two sets of all of my shell earrings from the past few months and I do have safely stored pairs of these new designs in with some of my older pieces.  The bracelets are ready to go so I will be hunting down and photographing the other sets soon so I can continue to list these shell bead sets in a somewhat timely manner.

Let me know what you think of the pale blue against the gray background, too.  I feel like the blue disappears against both light and dark backgrounds, but maybe I'm just being too critical.


  1. I don't think that gray background enhances either the bracelet or the earrings.

  2. I like that color combination too although I don't ever wear it myself. It sells pretty good in my shop though. Light blue is very hard to photograph and I actually didn't know those earrings were blue until you said something. When I photograph purple it looks blue so I don't know how to fix it.

  3. I love turquoise and red, but always had a problem cause I couldn't find red stones! The buttons are great! All my beads and findings are in plastic bags and containers - haven't had any bad discoloration problems... {:-D

  4. I like the lighter background better.

    But I love the color combination in your bracelet--it is so bright and lively.

  5. Thanks for your feedback, Erika!

  6. And thanks for the feedback from others as well! (I thought I already replied...) I will keep thinking about a good background for the light blue shell beads.


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