the post about "500 earrings" by Lark Books made me think a little.
i have worked with Lark Books for several years, and the jewelry
editor there is fabulous! I highly reccomend that people send in
as i have writen 3 books for lark, i have been involved extensively
on choosing work for the gallery sections. the MAIN reason people are
rejected for these books is due to poor image quality. i suggest if
you submit to have professional slides taken of your work, with no
extra "props" in the background...no rocks, plants, anything. this
also includes distracting material such as a grasscloth or anything
with texture. good lighting and sharp focus are essential for being
published as well.
good luck to all!
ps. my 3rd book, The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry, will be
available April 28th. It really turned out to be a great book with
hundreds of images of other people's work in addition to
photographed step-by-step techniques in a wide range. i hope some of
you will purchase it, and if you do, tell me what you think!