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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Petal Cove Jewelry Featured in Concrete Minerals Photo Shoot

My long time friend Emily, owner of Concrete Minerals (an amazing line of mineral make-up), asked to use my line of Petal Cove jewelry in her latest photo shoot! How exciting is that?

Her new richly pigmented colors were these amazing shades of green and hot pink, and I was so inspired that I created some pieces especially for the shoot, including:

This insane green floral statement necklace:















I had created what was intended to be a green leopard cane, and ended up deciding it looked more reptilian. I once read a quote from an artist, unfortunately I don't remember her name, about those of us working with clay know not to get too attached to our pieces because the clay always seems to have a mind of its own. Well, that was certainly true in this case. I kind of had to just let the clay take the lead, and ended up with a whole collection of reptilian print statement pieces, some of which are not even up in my etsy shop yet, including this scaly cuff bracelet:


The texture on this piece is amazing, I layered each slice carefully and finished it off with an acrylic sealant for a glossy look.

Anyway, the photo shoot was a big success! Dash, the photographer from King's Media Photography, did an amazing job, very professional. I can't wait to see all of the finished photos.











Emily has been kind enough to give a sneak peek of one of the photos which featured the gorgeous model, Buggy Nova (who is also a professional wrestler!!!), throwing her fist in your face sporting the custom double finger ring I created for the shoot: