Add a Gem Photos
A lot of what holds Hint Jewelry back is photographs. For months, I've been meaning to create a listing where people can chose to add a wire-wrapped gem to their charm necklace, but it required a little bit of planning and of course photography.
I've got a bit of the photography blues. Do you? It can take up to 20-30 minutes to photograph and edit a series of pictures for one jewelry listing. For custom design work, I am factoring the labor of taking photographs into the quote. Is anyone else, factoring photography into the labor of creating a piece of work? How do you account for this aspect of your Internet business?
My future business plan is to get a collection of jewelry favorites that can just be listed over and over again. This strategy has been working with my charms, so I look forward to the day when I build a stable body of jewelry.
Here are the photos I took for Hint Jewelry's Add a Gem listing, and I now have a new found appreciation for all the Etsy gem and bead suppliers who are faced with photographing tiny objects. Those little rascal gems kept slipping out of my fingers and running across the floor :)