Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Trying out Video!

Today I ventured into unchartered territory!
I decided it could be helpful for buyers to see a 360° video of the item they are interested in.  When buying online you need as much information as possible and to add a moving image gives a bit more detail and insight.  I have seen some short Video clips on other websites and occasionally on Ebay so armed with my camera, lightbox, turntable and a tripod I set to work and managed to do a video of a Deco ring I have just bought for stock.
I'm not very familiar with the settings for filming clips on the camera so it is still a work in progress!  I need to look for a tutorial about the best camera settings and file sizes etc keeping in mind quality and clarity are all important when looking at items of jewellery.  I looked at Vimeo but when the video had loaded the quality was reduced so I had the brainwave of trying to put it on a post on the blog so I could link to it here for the time being :-)

Here is the first attempt!

video

Very much a work in progress.........If anyone has any advice or can recommend a helpful link please feel free to comment :-)

Carol x.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Have a Gatsby New Year!


See the New Year in with some Art Deco style!  
Just for fun here is my selection of Art Deco or Deco inspired items that will carry you through the whole of 2014's celebrations.....The fabulous Art Deco clock from Sheryl's Art Deco Emporium will keep you on time and you will be the envy of everyone in the gorgeous Flapper style dress by Jigsaw and silver shoes by Faith, great for any party or wedding.  Accessorise with an heirloom piece like the crystal necklace or marcasite earrings from my website Vintage Jewel Box......add a slick of Dior 'Rouge Dior' lipstick in Zinnia, one of several fabulous shades, grab your clutch, throw on the fur wrap and you are ready to party! 

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!  Carol x

Here is the stockist list :
1. Fur wrap Coast   
2. Earrings Topshop
3. Original deco necklace Vintage Jewel Box
4. Deco style clutch Coast
5. Deco silver earrings Vintage Jewel Box
6. Shoes Faith at Debenhams
7. Drinks Pail Kitchen craft at Wayfair.co.uk
8. Original Deco clock Sheryls Deco Emporium
9. Mirror necklace Topshop
10. Lipstick 'Rouge Dior' by Dior
11. Mixology cocktail shaker Wayfair
12. Flapper style dress Jigsaw

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Mind the gap!


I always find the gap between Christmas and New Year a bit odd! 
Fortunately, working for myself means not having to go into the office, shop or wherever before even the turkey leftovers have been finished!
I was going to take a few days off from the computer but the emails pile up so alarmingly I have switched on each day to keep up to date...  Good job I did as I even had questions on Christmas day about something on Etsy...
I decided to change the banner on the Etsy shop as it didn't look quite right and then I strayed onto my long forgotten blog and ended up doing a re-vamp on it as well.
More to do, but so far, so good :-)


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

March vintage on the website!

A selection of the latest vintage stock added to the website :-)



www.vintagejewelbox.co.uk

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Happy New Year.....SALE now on!

Probably like many people I always feel a bit tentative in the first couple of weeks of a new year wondering what the next twelve months will hold?
2012 was such a big year for the UK with the Jubilee celebrations and the amazing Olympics that this year may seem a bit flat to start with as there isn't anything big on the horizon.  I really enjoyed it and I think it gave us all a new pride in Britain and being British and made us feel much more connected as a nation which was wonderful, but maybe this year we will be able to focus inwardly more without the distraction.  I think a lot of spare time was used getting involved and keeping up with events....I know I was finding myself standing in the ktichen motionless glued to the TV with an hour or more just drifting by following the rowing or something I have never been into before!
My inward focus for this year is simply to try to be more organised and use my time productively.... I know I neeed to concentrate more on my website etc and try to be more structured about my working day!!!   Easier said than done :-)

Firstly for the New Year I have a SALE on in the Etsy shop and new items added to the SALE page on the website....If you have a few spare moments take a look.

I wish everyone a very happy, healthy and properous New Year!  Lets hope 2013 turns out to be a really good year for us all.  

Carol x