Gradient Background for Jewelry Photos and Swirled Butterlfies

Been playing around with a gradient background for photos off and on for awhile now. I’d like to have a more professional look to my photos, especially since I recently made a piece to be included in another artists E-Book. I think that photo turned out quite nice, you’ll have to wait to see that though! Am using a printed gradient I made myself in Corel Photo. I didn’t know at first I could coat my print out with Krylon to protect it, so it has some scratches already and I need to print another….or several in different formations and such. Thinking to take them to a place and have them printed, too, for much better results and less ink used from my own printer =) But anyways, more playing to come, but I can see much better photos to come from me for my polymer work!

Life has gotten in the way this year and I haven’t made a lot of new pieces…..have had a hard time just remaking pieces for requests, really. But I am on a path of self improvement so I’m working on that. I do have a new butterfly shape to share, it’s very similar to my old butterfly shape, just tweaked a bit. My first 2 pendants in this shape are swirled designs with faux rivets flowing alongside the swirls in a simple pallet. I think the pieces are feminine yet still have a wee bit o’edginess.

Swirled Butterflies on a Gradient Background

Swirled Butterflies on a Gradient Background

These are handcrafted by me from polymer clay, highlighted with metallic powders and pastes, antiqued, and sealed.


Purple swirled butterfly pendant

Blue swirled butterfly pendant



  1. Anita Brandon October 19, 2012
    • Lynn Reno October 19, 2012