After making up yesterday’s hair pins, I was jazzed to do another project with pearls. I went fishing through a bag (yep, not all of my beads even make it into organizers. I’m working on it.) from the Gem Show last fall, and pulled out a massive strand of dark grey pearls. Perfect! And then I stared at them, and and stared at them, and just wasn’t coming up with the right project for them. I thought about pairing them with some amethyst, pulled out some amethyst from the same show, and realized that the pearls would have to wait. It was going to be an amethyst day.
I find that the things I wear most often are the simpler designs. I decided to keep it simple with these amethyst teardrops, and let their deep colour and organic-feeling hand-faceted shape speak for themselves. They’re matched with some gunmetal-hued glass seed beads, and a silver-filled lobster clasp.
As you all know by now, one of the things I love to do is design and make jewellery; however, that’s only one of the ways I choose to express my creativity and I thought today I’d share with you another.
I’ve always loved fashion, particularly shoes, but really the whole picture has always appealed to me. Putting together an outfit from accessories to the dress to the shoes, how to do my make up and hair. I enjoy the process. I also happen to be lucky enough to know a few very talented photographers who love me dearly and were quite keen to help me out when I proposed to them we do a photo shoot together.
My first shoot was an afternoon picnic with Ashely Green last Spring in Edmonton. We had lots of fun together. I then shot with my cousin’s wife, Kristen Lebel, in Winnipeg last August.
After I moved to Winnipeg this winter, the owner of The Foxy Shoppe, Pamela, asked me if I would be interested in modelling for her boutique. A pinup/rockabilly boutique? Oh. Yes. Please! I was quite excited.
Since all these modelling opportunities surfaced, I decided to create a fan page on Facebook for my modelling to keep it separate from my regular self. As all models for the Foxy Shoppe have a “fox” related nickname and because I’ve started training as a fire performer, I opted for the name FieryFoxRox! Please feel free to follow my page if you’re interested in seeing more of what I do in the future!
Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working with her in-store photographer, Dano Tanaka, on a number of pinup-styled shoots for the boutique. You may remember him from our Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery line photos because he shot all of those for us! Here is a recent image for The Foxy Shoppe featuring our soon to be released triple strand swarovski peark design under our Vintage by Drakestail label!
I’ve also done two more shoots with Ashley Green. The first was a modern take on Little Red Riding hood shot in a wintery snow covered forest. The most recent was very conceptual – we discussed dark, sad and somewhat angry. It was a lot of fun!
Photos With Ashley
I also recently shot with Jamey M, from Edmonton. Jamey is a good friend of mine and this was our first collaboration together. We rented out the historic Garneau Theatre in Edmonton and I posed as a marionette. I really like the single spotlight effect he created with lighting as it make my shadow really stand out.
Each shoot is very different and I’ve really enjoyed working with all 4 of these talented photographers. I look forward to sharing more with you this Spring as I have a few other shoots in the works! 🙂