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#1

Hello,

I have a question regarding a collection of jury images I’m about to
send in for a show later this year. One of the pieces I am including
is a necklace with a hand knit chain & a pendant that is a silver
frame with polymer clay in it. The thing is, though, that the pendant
is two-sided. I think that’s one of the cool things about the piece,
it wasn’t easy to do, but I don’t want to make a bad impression if
they view that as a cluttered image if I have a thumbnail of the
other side down in the corner. It’s a nice piece even without its
being reversable, but I’d kind of like to show that unique aspect of
it. So, do I just submit the image of the piece that shows what looks
like a regular pendant on a chain, or do I submit the image that has
the second pendant in the corner? So you have a better idea of what
I’m deciding between, you can see the images at:

http://www.designsbylisag.com/genpics/2070205-C.jpg
http://www.designsbylisag.com/genpics/2070205-C-WithBothSides.jpg

Thanks!

Lisa
Designs by Lisa Gallagher
www.designsbylisag.com


#2
So, do I just submit the image of the piece that shows what looks
like a regular pendant on a chain, or do I submit the image that
has the second pendant in the corner? 

Pretty piece! In my opinion, the thumbnail is too small to be
clearly visible, and it may not be obvious it is the reverse. Sadly,
I do not see a solution to this (it is a problem I often face,
myself). Shooting with a mirror set up would convey that it is the
other side, but would be too distracting. I think all you can do is
say something in the description (“Side one of reversable pendant”).
If they aren’t knocked out by your work without seeing the other
side, it probably won’t make any difference. If they are,
likewise…

Noel


#3

A mirror for a background? (angle and distance very important)

Jeff
Demand Designs
http://www.gmavt.net/~jdemand


#4

What a beautiful piece!! I also do reversible pieces and I think you
have tastefully captured a way to show them off (but I’m not a juror
on the shows to which we would all like to be accepted).

So for you Orchid members who had juried ACC and other high-end
shows, what’s the take on this?

Elizabeth
www.borntobeworn.com


#5
The thing is, though, that the pendant is two-sided. I think that's
one of the cool things about the piece, it wasn't easy to do, but I
don't want to make a bad impression if they view that as a
cluttered image if I have a thumbnail of the other side down in the
corner. 

Dont cheat yourself with making thumbnails, you gotta make a good
impression off the bat, if its two sided, why not feature them both.
With some photoshop skills you can generate a good slide that
illustrates both. Here is a rough example of what I mean.

You dont necessarily have to put the text in the slide, espcially if
there is a slide description space on the form. With digital to slide
conversions out there, generating good slides gets pretty easy.
Remeber, its you that has to represent the piece in its full glory.

Good Luck!
P@
www.patpruitt.com