Tuesday, August 3, 2010

a new camera, a new necklace & a yippppee!

Greetings Friends...
Do I look incredibly happy??
Maybe even ecstatic. Possibly overcome with pure unadulterated joy?
Well, that would be because I AM!
Yes, I finally did it...I got myself a NEW CAMERA!
Does my hubby know? Well, not quite yet.
Did I hide the bag & the box in my bedroom last night so I didn't have to ruin my high with any fumbled explanations? Yes.
Will I be in trouble when I finally cough up the truth tonight? No.
My hubby is fabulous to me!

So, here's my story & I'm sticking to it!
I'm a jewelry designer now :) & I'm trying to sell my work on etsy & my old camera, which is probably only a year old & also a Fugi, took horrible close-ups.
I needed a camera with a much better zoom & this one has an 18x optical zoom.
It's a Fujifilm Finepix S1800 & I think I'm in love!

Here's my newest creation...
'Key Chain'.
I even took the picture on something other then my rusty desk...I was inspired!

I love the way the deep colored, garnet beads look with the tarnished, aged, vintage keys.

And the sweet pearl adds just a hint of sophistication.

What do you think of this one???
It's a perfect combination of grace & grunge.
I will be listing it on etsy today just in case it must be yours!
OK, now I have 1 more reason that I'm so darn ecstatic & overcome with joy today!
Can you guess why?

Lorraine in Ontario Canada bought my 1st hand wired, rosary inspired necklace that I just made last week & I heart her so much!!!
Thanks Lorraine!
And thank you friends for putting up with my OCD & the nonsense that goes along with it!



Angela said...

They're beautiful and the camera does the trick!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you!!! Love the camera but I love your work more!!! I too got a camera for xmas from my hubs and I love the zoom. I am not a photographer but i'm learning slowing. Beautiful pictures. Oh by the by, LOVE your new header!!!! Hugs to you. Tazzy

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Have fun with your new camera. Toys are so much fun aren't they? You have some beautiful jewelry.


Lovey said...

Congrats!!New cameras are always fun! I think I buy one every year...heehee. Have fun and keep creating such beauty!

Anji Johnston said...

Beautiful! Your jewelry is gorgeous, the camera is gorgeous - and you are too!

Sylvia said...

Congratulations on your sale, the jewelry is beautiful. Love your blog...off to see more.


Linda said...

Yay Susie! Your pieces are lovely and your photos look great!!

Alice said...

What a great day for you! Your pieces are just beautiful and the new camera will do them justice.

Debby said...

Thanks for the great idea. I have an Etsy account but have never posted anything....because I can't get the pictures to shrink. (I know a phtoshop program would help) I can tell my husband I need a new camera to do it. Thanks.

Dianne said...

Your jewelry is gorgeous and congrats on the new camera!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your first sale and your new camera!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Beautiful jewelery and congratulations on your new camera!

Becca said...

Beautiful necklace, and have fun with that beautiful camera!

stregata said...

Congratulations - new camera and a first sale! Whoohoo!

Hope Ava said...

Hello dear Suzie! I'm finally back into my regular blog routine and I've been catching up on yours. Such exciting developments while I've been away! Congratulations on your new enterprise!! I envy you your new skill...I'm always experimenting with new pieces, and I had one ill fated attempt to wrap wire using only a pair of cutters...did not turn out well! Your pieces are wonderful though...I love your keys and the black button piece the best. Your new camera is great fun...I just recently got a tripod for my digital camera. I couldn't believe the difference it makes! It's just a basic digital camera, but suddenly I can take far away shots, and then close crop to a tiny detail and get a perfectly clear sharp image! My shop photos have improved immeasurably because of it, but there is still lots of room to grow! So nice catching up with you!

Hope Ava

PS. Love your new banner!!!

LP Vintage said...

I love everything about your blog and have added to my list of favorites!

I am so thrilled to have purchased the necklace set!! I cannot wait to rip open the package when I get it in the mail.

Congrats on your new camera! I would love to get a similar one but realize that I just don't have the patience it would take to learn how to use it!

Jacqueline said...

Congrats on the camera. I have a question? Are you using natural light? Your photos are so gorgeous and I can't quite place your lighting. Lovely. Have fun with the new camera. Close ups are what it is all about in blogging.

CHERI said...

Congrats on your new camera. In June my DH gave me a nice NIKON. I'm still learning on it but love it. Your jewelry is beautiful. I'm off to check it out at etsy! Congrats on your sale!

Cameron said...

Oh my gosh! Where have I been? Your jewelry is gorgeous!!! I agree, a good photo makes all the difference when listing your handmade lovelies....especially jewelry! I'm envious of those fantastic pics :)

Love the new direction, one-of-a-kind treasures, pics....Love'em all!

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Lynn Richards said...

Girl, when you get going on something, you really know how to fly!!!!!!! Way to go on the camera and especially the jewelry-it's as gorgeous as you are!!!

Jamie said...

Yay!!! New cameras rock! And so does your jewelry:) I know you will be very successful on Etsy. Thank you so much for your sweet words Sweet Susie. Love, Jamie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and following. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it. We are kindred spirits! I Love all things vintage and your work is amazing.

Love your new camera. I just ordered a new one today, LOL. I ordered a Canon and hope it does half as good as yours.

Alicia said...

Hi Susie,
I was so happy to receive your comment on my blog. I love making new blogging buddies! Your blog is gorgeous and so are your necklaces. Good luck with selling more and more and more!! I was inspired by the artwork and quotes you have on your blog. Lovely to meet you. I will keep in touch.
All the way from Australia,
Alicia xx

Cindy said...

Congrats on your sale on Etsy!!! Yipppeeeee! I hope you celebrated. You are a budding jewelry designer with such gorgeous work ....there's no holding back! And a fabulous camera was certainly in order. :-) Your pictures are great, btw...and as I said on FB, I just love that grungy back drop!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting me and following my blog! I love that little baby in the yellow dress. I am gonna go poke around your blog and have a peek. Nice meeting you!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Suzie, yes, you NEED that camera. Now I can tell my husband that I NEED one, too, because Suzie has one and she is the expert. You lead, I follow ;-)

you are off to a great ctart with the jewelry designing. I love what you sold to lorraine.Great colors and tell me, what is copper penny wire? I have been wondering and I really like the looks of it.

Have fun and enjoy your new (expensive) toy this weekend. It's a perfect time.


Pretty Things said...

WOW on everything!! Congratulations!