Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beaded DNA with Clear Beads

I was asked this week to make a custom order of beaded DNA using transparent beads.  Usually I don't use light colored transparent beads, especially not so many of them, but that's what they wanted, so that's what I gave them.  I got two photos before I packed it up and shipped it out.

Since it's so light, I photographed it on a dark background.
In the next photo, I used a new light I got for taking photos.  Which photo do you like better? I can't decide, so I'm giving you both.
Have you made some DNA lately?  Well, you should.  You can learn how to make beaded DNA just like this with this free video tutorial:  http://gwenbeads.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-bead-weave-dna-double-helix.html


  1. I'd go for the same lighting as in the first photo, but I'd increase the exposure time. For these kinds of crystal-on-black photos, I usually use one, maybe two light sources, and an exposure time of about half a second.

    The spotlight in the second photo is cool too, but I think the non-spotlighted portion gets hidden in the shadows. Though in polymeric pieces such as this one, it isn't that big of a problem.

  2. I really like the second photo. I find it more dramatic.

    1. Well, one vote for each. Thanks ladies. You've confirmed my belief that one size never fits all.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...