Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Beginnings, Middles, and Endings. January 2, 2010

Several weeks ago, I had the wolf cubs make a bracelet for their mother or grandmother for  a Christmas gift.  One of the boys strung his pearls along, perfecting the design as he went along.  

He enjoyed doing the beginning of the bracelet, and then put some crystals and spacers in the middle, but he kept forgetting to hold tightly on to the end, until the remark came, “OH NO!!!! and beads came spilling all over the table and floor.  Once again, he started, and once again, the same result!  He then declared that he had picked a unlucky colour, and so he was then changing his pearl colour, so it wouldn’t happen again!

Looking at my creativity, I started with cross stitch.  I then learned how to embellish with glistening fibres, charms, and beads.   *The red squares represent red seed beads*

Feel free to use this award winner original jar cross stitch designs of mine, which could possibly be found in a Leisure Arts magazine.

Then I was introduced to beading, and being one that really doesn’t wear jewelry, I have continue with the love of creativity.  Now, in the past few years of taking my own jewelry pictures, I am branching into learning how to improving my photography skills.  Having mostly one of a kind designs, I had inquire what prices were like from photographers.  It was crazy pricing to consider for each piece, considering I wasn’t making the pieces in mass quantities to sell.  I even was told that jewelry pictures were hard to do, so I’m thrilled that by experimenting over these years, it’s taken some time, but it is coming along, and taking still pictures are a lot easier subjects than those subjects that do move!  So you may see a few newer shots added into my blog that aren’t jewelry related, as I continue to learn.   

So, no matter where you are in life, there is always room to jump on board and learn a new skill.  I feel like I’m still in the middle somewhere developing my creative skills, and who knows what I will have learn along the way and where I will end up!  Christina

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