While on vacation from my day job, I made a light box to photograph my work. It really helped the quality of the shots that I published on my Web site. A big thank you to Olivia and Doug for helping me. The light box was created with found objects around the house: a white piece of paper, plexiglass, shoe box, white pillow case, desk lamp, and a bulb on cord. I stuck the bulb in the shoe box with a piece a  paper and plexiglass over it. White pillow case directed light from desk lamp. I spent hours trying to diffuse light from lamp but found I got the best shots with my camera's  flash on and the lamp directly on work. I did get some reflections though. I used a tripod.
 
 
Today, I am looking forward to the visual and tactile experience of a room full of stones, pearls and glass bead at the BeadShow in Niles, IL. First thing on my shopping list is nickel-free crimp beads.  I found some Vintaj brass findings at Hobby Lobby that are nickel free. I hope to find nickel-free findings with a silver tone that cost less than sterling silver. My next project will be restringing all my mom's necklaces so they are nickel free.