I enjoyed making this one.
It was quite satisfying as I went from not being able to solder a darn thing last week to not being able to put a foot wrong this week.
I’m going to have to commit this one to memory as I tend to go straight to complete despondency when something in the studio goes wrong and take to the sofa vowing never to make jewelry again.
It’s exhausting, let me tell you.
P just rolls his eyes now which kind of bugs me because I totally mean what I’m saying at the time.
I’m just so misunderstood.
All I ever wanted was love, attention, and a good, strong cup of tea.
Here’s a simpler piece waiting to be finished.
I got this macro lens for Christmas.
Because, as this nifty little gadget twists straight onto your iPhone, I thought, Hey! I need to get me one of them things.
And so Santa got me one.
And because sometimes I have to wait a while to get my head around new things I only opened the box yesterday.
Now I know what the term macro means.
But for some reason I thought that this lens would do its macro thing magically whilst I wasn’t looking and as I was taking the photographs the way I normally do.
After struggling a bit actually putting the lens on because, heavy-handed and impatient as I can sometimes be, I thought I’d snap some vital piece of it off and have to swear, I was a little disappointed to find that I’d been sent a defective one.
So I swore anyway.
Because the fact that the lens was completely out of focus couldn’t possibly be my fault.
Who knew that you had to actually put the lens right up close to the jewelry.
I mean so close that the cup on the end of it was practically touching the table.
I had to stoop so low that I nearly put my back out.
I wasn’t tremendously impressed at first although I did get to see that I really do need to stop cutting myself and start taking more care of my hands.
(I had to make this really small as it was shockingly real and scared me each time it popped up on the screen… weak heart.)
So here’s one of my jewelry.
The thing I haven’t worked out yet, if indeed it’s possible, is how to take a photograph in focus without the lens having to be right on top of the subject and so not being able to get more of it in the picture.
Dam’ I’m going to have to be good if I want to use this lens and not see every single mistake on my work.
I mean could it get any more in your face…
Now I’m not sure if I’m can use it that much, which is a shame as I really want to, and it was expensive, so I’ve decided I’m going to have to play with it more to figure it out.
Or just go find some stationary insects to gross me out and, despite my revulsion, become the next David Attenborough of the macro world.