I photograph my work on a piece of non-glare glass, suspended above
a sheet of black paper by two 2x4 blocks. I simply glue the jewelry
into position with a tiny drop of “Super Glue.” You can do all kinds
of amazing positioning without seeing any support. For brooches, I
have a thin piece of wire with a small pad soldered to each end. I
glue the brooch to one end of the wire, and glue the other end to the
glass. I then bend the wire so that the entire thing is hidden behind
the brooch. Just a little twist, and the jewelry comes loose, and
acetone or Attack will remove any glue.
Suspending the glass above the black paper helps to keep the
background out of focus, and allows me to use a mirror or white board
to reflect light from beneath the jewelry. Adds drama to the photo.