This is certainly the worst TBT photo I’ve shared to date: it’s busy + there’s a reflection, both of which distract from that charming rocking horse. I actually had to refrain from sharing an even worse photo of a necklace on a shoe; it would have been hilarious, but far too embarrassing. Yet, here I am telling you about it, so that in itself kind of makes me uneasy. A shoe?! No way. Which leads me to…
Top 3 rules for photographing small pretty things:
- Do not surround your small pretty thing with bigger distracting things.
- Do not photograph your small pretty thing on something highly reflective, which will inherently reflect annoying bigger things.
- Do not photograph your small pretty thing on a dirty surface, like a rusty tin, or, most definitely, not a shoe.
Let’s get back to the rocking horse though, because despite this image, it is a sweet little necklace. The charm itself was mine when I was a little girl. I love it because it reminds me of my real rocking horse, that my mother designed + my father built. Currently, it’s in my mom’s attic, but one day I intend to bring it home with me! The necklace, however — which includes a button, Peruvian opal, + strawberry jade — has a little home in my closet.
Taking a piece of jewelry from childhood and incorporating into something a bit more grown-up is a great way to continue treasuring your trinkets. Want something custom? Do, please, let me know!