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Pratchett Broomstick and Deadly Nightshade
I did get reasonable photos of the Pratchett witches' broomstick and the deadly nightshade.  I still have lots to learn about this, but these photos give a decent sense of the work.  Although as the artist I have to say that they will still look far more wonderful in person.

You can tell me what you think if you'll be going to Bouchercon (Oct 14-17) here in San Francisco.  After that I'll be at World Fantasy (Oct 28-31) and Loscon (Thanksgiving weekend).  Will I see you at any of these?

I've made 12 broomsticks and 6 Deadly nightshade pendants.  My friend Pierce always buys the first of the Pratchett designs as soon as I think of them (usually long before they're carved) so I have 11 of the broomsticks right now.  I'm going to keep 6 of them for my shows.  I have 6 of the deadly nightshade pendants and I'm keep 3 for the shows. This means that I have 5 Granny Weatherwax broomsticks and 3 deadly nightshade pendants that can be ordered now by my LJ diary readers.  (I think from a comment I received after last post that one of the broomsticks is already claimed.) 

I was very struck when [info]elisem  said that:

At a lot of points in her life, she hasn't been able to afford her own work. A lot of artists can't afford to buy much art, and a lot of people artists love can't afford to buy some of the art they'd love. That's why she really likes having lower price point things that are really cool. It makes it easier for people she loves to have something they love.

So I'm really happy that I can keep the broomstick down around  $68 and the deadly nightshade down around $72.

Nightshade in sterling is about 2" high and 1.5" long

Broom in sterling and bronze is about 2".  The bronze  "magic energy" with crystal will patina over time and look even better.
I've been told that some people prefer to have photos below the cut because it breaks their feed.  should I do that?  Would [info]hrafn or anyone else let me know they think.

Mood: Happily  Finished

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Photos only mess up my page (make the entire page too wide) when they are really large images, but you always insert small sized photos, and I don't care if I have to scroll down farther to see multiple pictures. I actually have a slight preference for photos not being behind a cut, because I'd rather scroll than click a cut-tag, but whatever.

The nightshade is really, really pretty!

Thanks. Appreciate the info. Glad you like the nightshade.

I don't mind photos in the feed, unless they're huge or there are a ton of them. Yours haven't fallen into that category, ever.

And these are beautiful. With my own work, I've had an especially difficult time photographing silver pieces (it seems like white-balancing and reflections are really hard to deal with), and I like how yours are done a lot. Beautiful work (both the pieces and the photographs).

Good to hear photos are OK. Thanks for saying they're beautiful.
Try desaturating your color photos of silver if there are no stones. That's what I did with the nightshade. When I have time I'm going to investigate specialized lights.

Granny Weatherwax perspective

Don't know much about jewelry, photography or graphical stuff but I love the beautiful presentation of the subjerct matter and I'm betting those broomsticks will fly off the table when Granny Weatherwax fans hear tell of them! (A little deadly nightshade is also handy to have.)

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