Photos of Costume Jewels and a Tarnished Spoon

I’ve been working on the vintage spool challenge for Somerset Life and I’ve got a few ideas coming along…. but I  keep getting distracted. Like today for instance.  I pulled out these costume jewelry bits and pieces and wound up taking pictures of them the entire time I had to work on stuff.

Yep. That’s all I did.

Put pretty stuff on spoon, take pictures of pretty stuff on spoon, edit pictures while listening to Gypsy Kings.

Not a bad evening, really.

I hope I’m not the only one that gets so easily distracted!

And I hope you enjoy the pictures!


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10 responses to “Photos of Costume Jewels and a Tarnished Spoon

  1. Hi Scarlett .. love the way you mix the colours .. the jewels and the tarnish of the spoon .. beautiful the way you can see distinction and blend everywhere .. fun – thanks – Hilary

  2. Sounds like something I would do! I love the contrast of the old spoon with the bright colors of the jewelry pieces. It is lovely! Maybe it will be your inspiration?

  3. These are stunning photographs, Scarlett! I think you’re hitting your stride with that new camera. I see an intimate book with vintage photographs on the horizon.

  4. Aaahh, YOU have Crow syndrome. I had this a few weeks ago. Shiny bits and facets of ideas struck and I was like a crow attracted to their gem like appeal. enJOY it, it is the artist eye with wings, taking us to unique views and altering our perception! These are gorgeous and reminds me of why flowers pop on a gray, rainy type day! xXx

  5. The pics are rich and lovely! LOL I am happy to hear someone else can be as distracted as I !!

  6. Sometimes a distraction is a good thing! I adore your pictures and how you processed each one just a bit differently. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your sweet comment on my paper dollhouse venture. I’ve enjoyed my visit to your blog…it’s beautiful as are your creations.



  7. Wow….these images are stunning!

  8. Joe

    It was time well spent, Scarlett. These are exquisite.

    Wish you’d been here as I scrolled through these photos. You would have heard “Whoa!” and “Niiiiice” and “Whaou-aaaa!” Cause on the last one I tipped my coffee a bit.

    These are soooo lovely. I love the muted colors and patinas. Was this an in-camera setting, or Photoshop, or did you add tones to black and whites? I love the way these photos feel, and the stories that seem to linger at the edges. To wit: Someone dug the last remaining artifacts from the ruins of Miss Havisham’s manor…a bit of jewelry…and a spoon…and now she has risen from the ashes to reclaim them.

    You know, you make such beautiful art, sometimes I forget you’re a photographer. But when I see your photos, I never forget you’re an artist.

    Your work is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. bscarlettc

    @Hilary, @Vicki –Thank you very much ladies!! I’m so glad you liked the colors in these photos…they were really fun to create! Thanks for stopping by!

    @Dee –Now you will believe me when I tell you that I really can NOT decide what my artistic “voice” is…is it assemblage (like you thought), is it photography…who knows. I’m just grateful for the encouragement and the opportunity to see where it all leads. See you at the exhibit!

    @Ella –LOL, yes!! Just like a crow, I’ve got it bad, I think. Haven’t been able to stay focused on much at all with all of these costume pieces of my mom’s out of the box. 🙂

    @Sandi –Oh good! Glad to hear I’m not the only one! Have a wonderful weekend full of lovely distractions! 🙂

    @Abby –Thanks so much for your visit, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment. Hope you can come again. 🙂

    @Joe –WOW, I’ve never been told my photos caused an accident! 🙂
    You are very kind, I am thrilled that you liked them because I am a huge admirer of your photography. Love each and every one I’ve seen.

    The beauty was in these items themselves, really. All I did was tweak them a bit, doing just as you said, adding back in the colors to some different effects (b/w, a deep sepia, daguerreotype,etc…each one a little different.). I have PS CS5 but never use it because I’ve figured out how to emulate so many of the effects I like very quickly with online programs. Picnik is my favorite.

    Miss Haversham! Yes! That’s so awesome! A little broken watch face would’ve made the fiction complete! 🙂 Thanks, Joe.

  10. yes I am very easily distracted too! These photos are mesmerizing.

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