Though it is a tired, old cliché - "a picture is worth a thousand words" - it sure is true, especially when it comes to taking pictures of the jewelry you hope to sell through online venues such as Etsy.com
, or your own web site
. Even if you don't sell online, sooner or later you will probably need pictures for items such as a portfolio or application for a juried art show. Over the years, I have experimented with various ways of dealing with the issue of pictures and jewelry, so here are some tips I've discovered that you may find helpful.