Today one of my “tasks” was to create a gallery on my web site of work. I have a lot of photos of jewelry I’ve made and sold, or it’s not up for sale…and no where to display it. One of the problems with a site like Etsy is that you can only “show” pieces that are for sale or have sold through the site.
So I added 11 pages to my personal web site, and loaded 50+ photos of earrings, bracelets, pendants, and necklaces that I’ve made over the years. While I looked at the photos, I thought about the person who bought the piece or received it as a gift. A few pieces sold at art shows or consignment shops, so I’ll never know the story behind the purchase, but in many cases, I do…and it’s fun to reminisce.
The pendant pictured at the left was a gift for a very close friend. She loves pink, and this just shouted her name to me. I chose it for the opening page of the gallery because it’s a pretty piece, very unique, and it has a rich history for me.
I’ve received some positive feedback from some friends that took a look at my new Gallery, but I’d love to hear yours as well! And share with me some of the ideas you have in how to “show off” pieces that you no longer have – it would be great to hear additional ideas!