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Taking Photos of Jewelry

I have just added some new jewels to my little CatsEatDogs store on Etsy and as I was messing about in my garden taking photos while the boys ran around with Nerf guns, I thought I would share a bit of the process on here, with you all.

I like having my photography studio outside, which of course means I don’t have a studio (maybe one day, when I grow up) so I take photos in the natural light provided in the outside department of my house.

We have had the giant cable reel for ages and it is always being used as part of a base or some other adventure.  I scrubbed the top and gave it a brush and I like to use it for photos.

By the afternoon the garden has some soft shade so I can get photos without the glaring sun and it’s harsh light, shadows and reflections.

Amongst the Swingball game, the sweet peas on their circle of found bricks, the tomato plants and the raised beds, there I am snapping a few photos while avoiding falling over on the hose!

Do you dream of a photography/craft/writing studio?  Or do you just make the best of what you have – the garden/dining room table/your lap?  I would love to work out of a studio, but for now, I am all about making the best of what I have and a growing garden full of sunshine and my kids is pretty good!







Click on the last two photos to take you to the items in my shop.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.


  1. Hi Clare – lovely photos of beautiful jewellery. I love what you have done with the sweet peas – I love sweet peas! I have recently started dabbling in the garden and would love some sweet peas but I think we are meant to have them planted by St Patrick’s day here in Australia so I may have missed the boat for this year. See you next time.

    • Hi Priscilla, I am hoping for a glamourous sweet pea teepee, we shall see how they grow!

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