Do you remember my body mannequin called Lola from my past post? Well, I try and dress Lola up so she is more like a model for my jewelry. I use neutral and plain clothing so I don't distract from the jewelry.
Karin over on the Waltzing Gypsy blog also has the same type of plastic mannequin as I do. Only she calls hers Marie. Like the ultra "tanned" Lola, Marie also has a strange skin tone and the fine striations on the surface don't really help either.
Karin also observed, "My other concern was that if potential customers didn't identify with the clothing, they may opt to not buy my jewelry." Good point.
Her tutorial is based on the technique sewing enthusiasts sometimes use to make casts of their own torsos starting with good old duct tape. She shares all kinds of tips on how to make this mannequin work specifically for jewelry photography. It was well worth the effort!
Before You Go :
- How to Make Your Own Necklace Displays
- How to Make Your Own Ring Displays
- How to Make Your Own Earring Displays
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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