Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Local Shellin!

Photo Frame with Seashells and Sea Glass
The best part of creating wall hangings and seashell embellished photo frames is that it gives me an excuse to be at the beach collecting seashells. 

I've been spending some time on Friday mornings -- hitting the local beaches to collect shells.  Here is a landmark on Revere Beach - Kelly's Roast Beef.  It's a great place to get fried clams, lobster rolls and fish.  I stopped there for a breakfast sandwich and coffee before hunting for shells. 

Here's the sun shining over Revere Beach one morning. 

Well, this is what you have to choose from on Revere Beach.  Not a lot of interesting stuff but if you look closely you can find some gems.

Of course, these seagulls are permanent residents along Revere Beach.  Lot's of them hang out by Kelly's and feast on not only what washes up with the tide but also what people will share of their Kelly's dinners.  You really need to be careful because if you leave your food unguarded -- they will come and steal it. 

 These seagulls prefer fresh over fried seafood.

 Here are some of the seashells I collected this week.  Some of them are just bits of broken seashells that some would pass by.  I love these though because even though they are broken -- they are tossed and their rough edges are all smoothed out. Each one is unique.

Visit my Etsy shop here to see where I have used some of these collected seashells to the embellished photo frames and other nautical themed wreaths and wall hangings. 
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Janeen T.of JT Web Marketing on Etsy

I was approached recently by Janeen T.of JT Web Marketing with an offer to edit some of my pictures in exchange for a blog post about her shop and services.
Press release writing for your Etsy shop

She is an internet enthusiast with over ten years of web experience who just recently opened her Etsy shop. Having quality photos in your Etsy shop is so important so I was thrilled with the offer and anxious to see what she could do to improve my photos.  I send her 5 of my product photos and she edited and lightened up the backgrounds in each.  Here are some of the before and after photos.

Edited photo
My original photo
 Janeen offers various services in her JT Web Marketing Etsy shop.  Besides photo editing, her other services include Banner and Logo Designs, Website and Blog Header Designs, Product Description Writing, Video Advertisement Creation, Press Release Writing and Submission, and Article Writing.  I don't know about you but I know I could use help with all of those.  Click here to view her listing for photo editing.