The Heart of Stone Studio Guest Gallery is my way of saying "Thank You" to all my great and talented customers, because it provides free publicity for your work.
One photo of your work published on our new guest gallery page, with the contact information of your choice, including a hyperlink to your website or e-mail address. This can be a valuable way to enhance public awareness of you and your work.
Nothing…It's free during the year in which you've made your purchases. The only thing we ask is, if you want us to link to your website, that you reciprocate with a link back to Heart of Stone Studio's website. This strengthens both sites.
Any Heart of Stone Studio customer who makes and sells jewelry using stones purchased from the Heart of Stone Studio website. The piece shown in your photo must include a Heart of Stone Studio cabochon, druzy, or pearl that is visible in the picture.
None, as long as you have purchased stones of any type from Heart of Stone Studio in that year.
—Pick a piece that represents your work best. Remember, it has to have a Heart of Stone Studio gemstone visible in it. The price of the piece will not be mentioned. You can discuss pricing when people contact you. You can submit a photo of a representative piece even if it's already sold, as long as you are willing to make something similar for customers who contact you.
—Clean off dust, fingerprints, pet hairs and other things from both your piece and the background on which it's shot.
—Shoot your photo as close in to your piece as possible so that it's easier for people to see on the web page. In other words, make sure your piece takes up as much space in your photo as possible.
Bad cropping—too much blank space—piece gets lost in the sea of grey
Good cropping—photos are the same width but this one was cropped to be vertical.
It shows much more detail of your piece because it's either shot closer up, and/or is cropped tighter in around the piece.
—For the best results, try shooting several shots of your piece under different lights and pick the one with the most accurate colors. Don't submit a photo of a sterling silver piece that looks like gold. I won't be editing your photo. Shoot against a plain background (preferably grey) so that your work stands out.
—Make sure your photo is in focus. Blurry photos will not be accepted for the gallery.
—If you've done a pendant on a chain, don't try to photograph the entire chain if you haven't made it—the pendant itself will be too small to see. If you've made the chain and want to show it off, photograph the chain arranged around the pendant in an artful arrangement that doesn't take up too much space.
This service is being offered as a courtesy to Heart of Stone Studio customers. It is meant to provide additional exposure to professional and up and coming artists. Artists who have websites and whose work is accepted for this gallery agree to provide a link back from their site to www.heartofstonestudio.com. As no charges are involved, Heart of Stone Studio and Judith Kiriazis reserve the right to turn down any submissions which they consider inappropriate for any reason, or to discontinue any or all portions of this Guest Gallery page. Photos submitted remain the property of the artists and will not be used for any other purpose than that of this gallery page, unless permission of the individual artist is obtained. It will be announced that all designs shown on the page are the property of each artist and are copyrighted, although Heart of Stone Studio and Judith Kiriazis cannot guarantee that the contents of this page will not be copied or misused in any way, because this is a publicly-accessible website. All communications and contacts made between artists and the public as a result of using this web page are the responsibility of the individual artist: Heart of Stone Studio and Judith Kiriazis disclaim any responsibility for interactions between artists and their customers that arise as a result of contacts made through this website and web page. Artists who submit their work are automatically considered in agreement to these caveats.