I usually take pictures of myself modeling my jewelry on our first floor balcony, which faces a busy street. The best light is between 2 to 4 pm, which coincides with lunch time, and allows many people to closely observe the woman on the balcony taking pictures of herself. If I appear serious in my photographs, it's because I am ignoring cat calls and stares as I try my best to look natural and relaxed. 

This week, my neighbor was on vacation, so I was able to calmly take pictures in the bright, quiet courtyard at the entrance to her apartment. Oh the joy of privacy!

Sunlight earrings.
Handmade with carnelian and recycled sterling silver.