Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Process: In The Studio Photos For Etsy Wholesale

I get a lot of questions about how I make my jewelry.  I'm hoping these photos will help to shed a little light on the process.  All of my work is done in a series of steps, which usually starts with shaping and assembling a series of wire shapes with chain segments, then soldering the pieces together, then hammering, then sanding and polishing.  The photos below show the general progression.

I have always found it to be difficult to get photos of the jewelry making process because these are photos you can't take yourself.  And wow is it ever really not safe to try to do a self portrait while soldering.  But since I needed some process photos for my profile on the new Etsy Wholesale site I asked my friend Cassie, from Shop Clementine, if she would take some pictures of me in the studio.  So last weekend when she was up in Chester for the shoot with Aili Sage at the Pear Tree we killed two birds with one stone and did a double photo shoot day.  It was exhausting, but I'm really happy with the studio pictures.  I think they are both appealing and informative about the steps involved in my jewelry making process.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Behind the Scenes: The Shoot For The Rebecca Haas Jewelry Fall Lookbook

From the shoot for the 2013 Fall Lookbook:
model: Aili Sage
hair and makeup: Aili Sage
shot at: The Pear Tree, Chester, VT

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rowan's Avocado

Look who stopped by the other day, and absolutely had to have an avocado snack.  This is our friends G&C's baby Rowan, and I tell you what, he is psyched about the new world of solid food.  He practically banged his little baby fists on the table between bites.  
Almost makes you want to have another baby, doesn't it?  Almost?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Around The Studio

Things have been busy here in the Rebecca Haas Jewelry studio.  I usually count on a little downtime at the end of winter to spend some time regrouping and focusing on the big picture.  I didn't really get that downtime this year, which is both a blessing and a curse.  So aside from the new website I didn't really get a chance to tackle any big projects, and am woefully behind on stocking up for the may shows I'll be doing through the summer and fall.  Just thinking about it makes me start to hyperventilate a little bit.  Eeeep!

Here are a few photos I've taken around the studio in the last few days.  The photo above is a little collection of photo props, along with the macro lens which I use for my jewelry product shots.  The second one is of the newly listed Geometry Bangles, and the bottom ones are my little computer desk and a stack of chalkboard painted display boards from last year's show season.