Inspiration for my Spider Earring
Creatures have always fascinated me – great or small, cute or creepy – and will pick them up at the slightest opportunity. Very few frighten me… bar one. The spider. My fear is completely irrational considering I was brought up in a house with the most enormous spiders the UK has to offer, by a mother who picked them up freely and fearlessly. For some reason, they were all called “George”. Despite my fear, spiders are truly fascinating creatures and deserve a place in my silver Hall of Fame. A spider earring, hanging on a long silvery chain, was irresistable. Especially when paired with a tasty fly earring.
Normally I spend a long time trawling the internet for that perfect creature shot to inspire me. But this time, my subject literally came to me – lowering himself on the finest silk thread on the glass door behind my desk. Then he hung there as if to say, “Look, this is how you need to model your spider earring!”. He patiently waited until I had taken photographs at every conceivable angle, before he went about his business once again.
What my customers say:
“B***** H*** yes – book me in for one now!”
Helen– one of my regular customers commenting on the prototype via Facebook (re. Spider Earring)