This Trollbeads blog alerts readers to a new style of live video Trollbeads gemstone party at Great Lakes Boutique.
I’ve mentioned elsewhere that one of the many reasons I chose to join Great Lakes Boutique is my long standing commitment to e-commerce when it comes to the bead market. The reality is that most collectors do not have a local store where they can stop by and hand select their beads. At the same time with such huge variation in glass and stone beads, buying from stock images seems really quite archaic. The technology at hand these days is amazing and I always felt it was underutilised in bead world.
I love photographing beads but people are often under the impression that my images are very heavily edited. This isn’t true. I do edit my images (and watermark them,) but the editing I perform is actually on the background. When photographing on perspex it’s easy to pick up small scratches or other distortions. Nevertheless beads will always look different under studio lighting versus natural lighting (and indeed in sunlight versus shade.)
Over the past few days we’ve been graced with just hints of sunshine and I’ve been outside trying to make the most of it. A short time ago I published a large portion of our gemstone inventory from both live images and video. We’ve previously only used this during our events. The beads are grouped together so you can see size and colour variations (and we have some amazingly beautiful stones right now.) Enjoy!