Earrings present well if you have them on some sort of earrings card. It doesn't matter if you don't make to sell, but the earrings will stay together in whatever gift box or bag you have. If you do sell though, the same thing applies. Plus you can also use the cards themselves to hang on some suitable holder.
Use something to flatten the edges. I used the cutting blade itself. Alternatively use the flat side of a ruler.
Place the trial card (from the first step) on the resin clay brick. Use it like a template to mark the holes on the resin clay brick with the push pin. Then use the back end of a brush to make deeper impressions - centered on the push pin holes.
Resin clay also has adhesive properties so the pins and the card will both be glued on.
To punch in as accurate a manner as possible, I lined up a ruler so that I knew where the central point is. Business cards are usually 2 inches wide. Then aligned the pins centrally and pressed down into the cork mat. Don't try and punch "in the air" as this could lead to card distortions.
And this is what it looks like from the back!
I used my iPhone 5, the camera+ app and the Modahaus Tabletop Studio TS400 in artificial lights - 2 anglepoise lamps each equipped with 100W daylight CFL bulbs with a boost from nearby ceiling LED light strip. Most of the photo editing was done in app but some photos needed a quick touch to lighten and contrast - not always successfully especially with the almost all white shots. Using natural light is easier...trust me. Click here for more information on my How to Photograph Jewelry webinar.
Before You Go:
- Earring Card Display Stand Tutorial
- Make a Wire and Bead Business Card Holder
- Making Your Own Business Cards
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips