Designer jewelry

My wife’s jewelry pictures at the Lourensford Market in Somerset-West in South Africa (every Sunday).

Original designs handmade of South African metals such as  Sterling Silver, Brass and Copper; often combined with South African colorful soil- and crushed rock particles.

Made in South Africa

A combination of natural bonded South African soil and South African Sterling Silver; very time consuming to create but each piece of this kind of jewellery art is unique and is complemented with a certificate with the name of the owner as model-name.

People from outside South Africa love it. Unfortunately many South Africans, so it seems, are not very proud of ‘Made in South Africa’….

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Doing something different with jewellery

Doing something different with #jewellery. Yvonne de Wit (she is just setting up her own blog; the ‘about’ page is more or less finalised), co-incidentally my wife and love of a life-time ( 😀 ), creates jewellery of sterling silver and South African Earth (such a diversity). Pictured is a pendant in the shape of a Zulu shield with a Nguni hide of soil particles. This is one of the pieces of a new collection that will be marketed in the course of 2014. All jewellery is, piece after piece, purely handcrafted and every piece is unique with different patterns. Every  #design is own.

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Beauty 'Made in Stanford' 2

This morning I added some enhancements to one of the pictures I made last Saturday. See also this recent posting. Any suggestions?

Model: Natasha van der Merwe

Styling: Hair by Belinda

Accessories: Dhunga

Photography and photo processing: GreenC Productions

 

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Beauty ‘Made in Stanford’ 2

This morning I added some enhancements to one of the pictures I made last Saturday. See also this recent posting. Any suggestions?

Model: Natasha van der Merwe

Styling: Hair by Belinda

Accessories: Dhunga

Photography and photo processing: GreenC Productions

 

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Photographing jewelry (finalizing) 2

A few days ago I posted about the ‘branding’ of Yvonne’s (my wife) jewelry or jewellery (for the Americanos). I’m not a graphical designer but one of our neighbors is. I was stuck with the header; in fact it was a point of sophisticated discussion (no plates broken, etc.) between me and my client. So our neighbor came in and she was first of all amazed of the collection. For people from outside South Africa like us, it’s sometimes difficult to understand that South Africans in general are not great believers in the products developed and made in their own country… With her advise we changed a few minor things. First of all a better readable (Geneva instead of Chalkduster) lettertype for the footer. But the major issue, the header, needed a bit more upgrading. We enlarged the two text lines (full width) and added some soil in the background. Next we brightened up the name Dhunga. Yes; we are all Happy now. The entire concept of the layout etc. was done in Photoshop CS6

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