Friday, April 30, 2010

Behind the Scene - the Truth About the Wedding Dresses

Selling online and having to take photos all the time, I have learned to be creative with my limited resources. I will be launching a new bridal line in the next few months and would like to photograph my jewelry on a mannequin with different wedding dresses that matches the jewelry style. Two major wedding dresses styles are strapless(see above) and V-neck(below) --

Did I fool you for a second to think I actually own three dresses?(please tell me I did!)

Actually I own none...

Bought this piece of satin fabric from the clearance section of my local fabric store, and it works wonders for what my need. :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Arrivals

azalea colorful pearl bracelet pink green

Two new pearl bracelets inspired by the spring blossoms in Charleston -- Azalea and Zinnia .


zinnia pearl bracelet orange red green gold yellow


These are limited editions made with some of the most amazing pearl colors I collected in the past few years. I only have enough pearls to make 10 or less of each of these two bracelets, so be sure fo get them while you can. :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

mail box..

Last night, while watching a movie, Mike and I were startled by the sound of crumpling sheet metal outside of our house.We went outside and couldn't see anything because it was too dark.

We found out what happened this morning -- a broken mail box.

Thankfully for us that was not our mailbox. It belongs to our neighbors across the street. (I truly feel sorry for them).

If that driver had hit our mailbox, I wonder what would have happened....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Magnolia Plantation and Garden

nikon D90 60mm macro flower

Last week, I took a short afternoon break to the beautiful Magnolia Plantation near our house (only 3 miles away and I had never been there! Wow!) , partly to force myself stop working for a few hours, and partly because it suddenly occurred to me that i had moved to Charleston for almost two years but knew so little about the beauty of the lowcountry.

I took my 60mm macro lens with me and got some nice shots.If you have been following my blog, you probably still remember my first macro shots a month ago.The majority of the time I use this lens to take photos of my jewelry, and this was the first time I had some chance to take photos of flowers.I was amazed by the vivid colors and sharpness of the images.

Most of these photos are only gently edited, and by "editing" I mean increasing the contrast very slightly in Picassa3. Photographing flowers outdoors was much harder than I expected. Even though I had read in photography books before, I didn't expect every gentle breeze to blur my images so much.

Fortunately, after a couple dozen shots, I did get a few good ones.

nikon 60mm macro flower shot

nikon 60mm macro flower

Here are some images taken with my 18~105mm Nikkor zoom lens.They should give you a quick peek of this gorgeous plantation. I love, love, love it and wish I could live inside the plantation. Either I have not traveled enough, or I just love flowers too much, or this plantation is just too gorgeous, I must say it is the most beautiful garden i have seen and I can see myself visit it again and again.

If you would like to see the other pictures I took at Magnolia Plantation, check out this flickr set.

Also, just a quick reminder -- the Mother's Day sale is finishing in a few days! If you haven't ordered your birthstone jewelry, now is the time :)


mollie xo

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Website Grand Opening -- 10% off on Family Birthstone Jewelry

Mu-Yin Jewelry's new website is finally here! In the past two weeks, I have been adding more items to the new shop.It's a slow process, but I will continue to add more designs in the next few months! If you are looking for a piece of personalized genuine birthstone jewelry for Mother's Day,now is the time! From now until 4/25, the most popular Mother's birthstone jewelry designs are all on sale for 10% off.This includes Family Nest --

grandmother's mother's birthstone necklace

Circle of Love

mother's genuine birthstone necklace

and more!

I'm hoping to bring you a better shopping experience with my new shop. Now you will be able to customize your jewelry directly from the drop down menu on the product page.Almost everything can be made with different metal or finish (bright sterling, 14K gold filled, oxidized sterling), and you can also select your preferred chain length or ring size.

I hope you enjoy my new shop -- I would love to hear some feedback from you!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Arrival - Mystic Quartz lariat

New lariat, now available on my brand new website : )

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