Monday, September 28, 2009

DIY Photo Cube for $6... and some new Metal Clay pieces

So… did some “green” things (well, in my book anyway).

Aside from the jewelry I made with my current bead stash (see this post from my Laura Bracken blog), I made some jewelry out of metal clay… yay!

Not listed yet…

Traded for beads…

This past weekend, I also gave up on my tent sized photo cube. The light sources were just too far away.

So I went to Ross’ and bought a lampshade for $6.

It had a white liner material and a tan outer material. I removed the tan outer material.

Then I was left with a strong frame with diffusing material on it and the cube is small enough to get my light sources (two Ott lights and a fluorescent photo light) closer to the object.

See the camera on top… shooting straight down into the improvised photo cube?

Anyway, Gabe wants the internet so I’m going to say goodbye. Hope to check in next time without as much time between.



  1. that lampshade is an awesome idea! and they come in so many sizes, i imagine if you needed a larger area, just buy a larger shade?!? very reading this blog!

  2. Golly how ingenious of you and such a bargain to boot! It is always great knowing that I've got friends who think outside of the box.

  3. Wow! Wonderful tip, thanks so much! My light tent is so big it's a big pain in the you know what!

  4. Very, very cool idea! I may steal it! :)

  5. How clever is that . . . . WOW!!

  6. What a great idea. I might try this since I am photo challenged

  7. omg - i love this and i just happen to have 2 WHITE lamp shades exactly like this sitting in my closet - i'll definitely give this a try!! Jini Jewels San Diego

  8. Ingenius, will do! Thanks so much!