Bohemian Romance Jewelry

Weekend in the Studio

UncategorizedSamantha Extance

Small business owners wear all the "hats"--we're designers, accountants, drivers, marketers, spokespeople, and more. One hat I dislike having to put on is photographer. Lucky for me, I married one. This weekend, I finally asked Rhys for his help with product photography. We looked at some example photos online, product photos I wanted to emulate. Mainly, I wanted to finally be able to showcase what I love about my jewelry--it's intricacy. For me, it's been near impossible to capture just how dainty or how many interesting, separate parts are in one piece. I'm happy to say, that I finally have photos that do just that!


Rhys transformed our beloved built-in bookshelf into a jewelry studio. This part of the house gets plenty of natural light and is already kind of like a light box.


We taped a sheet of paper behind the area in view and hung my earrings on a wire hanger. Simple yet effective. For those of you wearing multiple hats too--reach out to the people or photographers you know for their help. You'll be glad you asked...or in my case, asked & bribed.


I baked Rhys some chocolate thumbprint cookies as a thank you.

The results were fantastic! 9-16-earrings-21



After a successful photography shoot, I puttered around the house finishing up a couple of other handmade gifts. I whipped up this super cute pie-pincushion. I have been on a felt kick lately.


It's in a little mason jar lid, which looks so much like a pie tin! This will make a nice stocking stuffer for all my crafty friends & family.


I also got a little reading in this weekend. Today was the perfect day to read since it was wonderfully rainy. I've delved into this new book by Junk Gypsy! It's great for inspiration. I highly recommend it. It has a few cool DIYS inside, but mainly it's an inspiration style book for upcycled dwelling spaces and parties.

I'll be adding more new earrings to the shop soon too, now that I have oodles of new pictures! Hope you've all had a lovely, crafty weekend!