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Lighting glass jewelry


#1

I’m looking for some advice regarding lighting for my glass jewelry
in mybooth. I’m currently using track lighting with an L-shape
configuration. It is approximately 20-24 inches higher than the top
of my displays (Abstracta unit. ) I’m using halogen lights in the
track. Each track is housing at least 10 lights. I get plenty of
light but not really bright or clean looking. Additonally, it gives
off a tremendous amount of heat… …My lighting seems yellow compared
to lights in other jewelers booths. Their lighting seems so bright
and looked more white than yellow. Can anyone suggest what type of
bulb I need to use to get brighter lighting and is it available for
track lighting? Thanks much!

Kathleen L. Robinson-
Young Burning Bead Studio, Inc


#2
Can anyone suggest what type of bulb I need to use to get brighter
lighting and is it available for track lighting? Thanks much! 

The best glass jewelry related items that I have seen in a case have
been displayed with a translucent bottom that was back lit. A bit
more work, but if your glass has any sort of transparency /
translucency to it, back lighting it looks awesome.

P@
www.patpruitt.com


#3

A really neat trick I saw for photographing glass (in Art Calendar,
maybe?) was to have the work on some sort of backing paper/cardboard
with a hole cut in it slightly smaller than the shape of the glass
piece. Lay the piece over the hole and then have it lit from both
top and behind so that the details in the glass can be clearly seen
and appreciated. Hard to describe in just words, but very effective
in practice!

This may not be practical for shows if your work has many different
shapes/sizes, but could be modified for one or two pieces that you
really want to showcase.

Good luck and let us know what happens.

Jeni


#4

Renee, Jeni, and Pat…thanks so much for your responses…

I was at a show this weekend and wasn’t able to read the responses
until today…

I did some further checking at the show and saw a few variations…

just to find out where to get the cool bulbs for the track…

I looked at Arizona case,…they have the fixtures, but couldn’t
find any bulbs…any suggestions…

Renee… do you do Bead and Button…I think we talked there about
enameling on copper?

Kathleen L. Robinson-Young
burningbeadglass.com