Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Challenges of Selling Online

Okay, I have an opportunity to be in an ad.  A BIG holiday shopping ad.  I'm very excited but I have to come up with a square image for the ad.  I have in mind a hand dripping with rings and holding a fist full of necklaces.  Since my work is so eclectic I can't choose just one thing to highlight, because it may be a one of a kind or not appeal to most.  I think showing lots of my items in that way would be interesting, eye catching and show off a lot of my stuff.

Here's the problem....I can't get it done.  The ad is pretty small so all of that (mentioned above) would not really show well.  So..on to plan B.  Maybe just showing off all of my rings.  A fist dripping with rings...or a pile of them, or all of them on one finger.  I took a few test shots yesterday and wasn't really happy with them.

Shot number 1:

 This one is my favorite.  I may work off this idea later today but add more rings.  As you can see it works pretty well as a square ad.

Shot number 2:

This is the "pile of rings" idea.  Unfortunately, they really don't like to "pile" up.  AND this is what it looks like in the square ad:

not very appealing:

And last but not least shot 3:

This would not even come close to being appealing in the square..(especially with what looks like an amputated finger at the bottom).

So back to the drawing board. Luckily I have creative daughters who, if I let them in on the creative ideas, kindof get into developing ideas for me.

Hopefully by the end of the day I'll have a great picture for the holiday shopping advertisement.  I'll keep you posted.


  1. Could you string some rings on a necklace/string, etc. and let it drape into a U-shape?

  2. Oooh, Rebekah is on to something I think. But if not, the pile of rings is my favorite. And congrats on the ad! Best of luck!