You probably know I have an Etsy shop. A couple of them, actually. One of these Etsy shops sells fashion accessories, including vintage and handmade jewelry, and I’m working on a variety of scarves and bow ties.
Problem: how to display said items for photographs?
I mean, there are lots of ways to do it. Just go on Pinterest and they’ll tell you! And, of course, you can model the products yourself–an endeavor that can be frustrating, tedious, and damaging to your self esteem (especially if you’re both model and photographer). Personally, I wanted a sort of half dress form; something to show how the scarf (or tie or necklace) would look on an actual body without my having to get in front of the camera or bribe my children (they’ll do anything for a piece of candy).
Do you know how much these things cost? Obviously, there are cheap options, but I guess I have expensive tastes. And I wanted it to be my own–to represent my brand, if you will.
Finally, I decided: I would make my own. Continue reading → How to Make Your Own Scarf Display (or: 33 for 33, Do it Yourself!)