Monday, September 26, 2011

All Is Not Lost

I promised a story in my Bead Soup Party post about revealing the meaning behind the name of a pair of earrings that I made from my Bead Soup mix.

"All Is Not Lost"

Of all the pieces I created for this challenge, these earrings and "A Touch of Blue" bracelet are my favorite ones, because they are pieces that I would wear.  They are the more simple designs, and I'm all about simple!

"A Touch of Blue"

Bead Soup is all about challenging yourself as an artist, but I decided to give myself an additional challenge...that of a photographer.  I have never photographed my jewelry outside, but instead always inside next to a window.  As a result, there are usually shadows in the pictures and the lighting is darker than I would prefer.  So I gathered up all my props and camera and headed outdoors.  I have read that indirect sunlight provides the best lighting.  So underneath of a tree I went.  Everything was going well, I loved the green backdrop of the grass, the lighting was good, etc.  Then all of a sudden, I saw a nosey muzzle in my viewfinder.

The nosey muzzle found its way further into the viewfinder, knocking down the stool holding the props with the earrings, and finally pushing me from a kneeling position over onto the ground!  My immediate reaction was to say "Bad Goldie!" and then scramble to find the earrings.  Ahh, relief, I found one earring.  Drat, now where was that other one?

Half an hour later, not a careful combing of the area with my eyes and hands, nor a swiping several times with my oldest son's metal detector, and not even a large magnet held over the area could find the missing earring.  I gave up, but hoped that my boys could help me look when they got home from school.  My oldest son, who has a phenomenal attention to detail, couldn't find it.  So my youngest son went outside and scoured the area.  Five minutes later, he came back in, shouting, "I found it!!!"  The day was saved by a determined little boy!

Moral of the story?  Yep, you guessed it.  Put the nosey muzzle and its large fluffy body inside when I'm photographing jewelry outside!


  1. This made me laugh because I have the same problem with my cats. I'm often cropping out their tails in my photos! lol For my bead soup post, I did leave them in one shot :)

    I'm so glad your son found the second earring!

  2. Kathy, That is a funny story and a great shot of Goldie's nose! Our furry friends are always very willing to helps us out with whatever we may be doing.

  3. I had to come back to this post after I looked at all your fabulous creations for the Bead Soup. I thank you for making me smile! I am so glad you found that other earring, especially after your first venture outside to take photos. Great job BTW. Vonna

  4. O how funny! Although it was a relief to find out it was your nice Goldie and not a strange animal. Glad all was not lost... your photos are beautiful!

  5. Ooops! I'm glad the earring was found in the end!

  6. Don't moments like combing through grass a million times make you think you are going crazy? Perhaps it's just me. And maybe, just maybe, your little guy needed to feel like a hero that day.

  7. We have a nosey muzzle in our family, too, so I know where you're coming from! Couldn't live without her, though! Glad your little one found it. I know he was so proud of himself! Great story, I needed to laugh now as I just finished helping my child with her "Wordly Wise" homework and omg what a chore! :)

  8. Love the furry nose, amazing how animals think they need to be in on the action. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.
    Your ear rings and bracelet are stunning, love the autumn shades works perfectly with the vintage bronze findings.

  9. Those fluffy creatures are the best! And, so are your lovely sets. Love this story. Can totally identify with it. Also, love the macro shot of the pup.


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