Christmas and New Year seem to have flown past this year, I can’t believe it is already making headway into January. In saying that though, the weather is so grim that there is no mistaking it well and truly is January. Which is my excuse for using a photograph of the aquamarine and yellow gold necklace which is bathed in sunlight – even though it has shadows and bright spots everywhere and ticks almost every box in the “how not to photograph jewellery” checklist.
I decided to have a right proper tidy up of my jewellery supplies during the festive season; it means I’m starting the new year with a very organised workspace which is lovely. It also meant that I found all manner of beautiful things hidden in envelopes and the corners of drawers. This beautiful 9ct yellow gold chain was one such find, and it is beautiful, it is really very fine, almost cobwebby, but it is also very pretty. The lightness of the chain meant that it had to be used for something very airy, so when I came across a few of these faceted aquamarine rondelle beads in a little pocket envelope, the idea came together nicely.
Although the washed out blue of the aquamarine and the warm yellow of the gold do have an definite feel of summer too them, they do also seem to work well in the pale, wan light of winter – at least when the sun shines and sadly, right now, that is a bit of a rare occurance. Which brings us back to the photograph, and since I managed to capture a few of the suns rare rays, lightbox-ing (if that is a word? if not it should be…) them out would have just been so very wrong.
You can find this pretty aquamarine and yellow gold necklace at Etsy and I did put some proper diffused light photographs on there as well, just to cover all the bases.