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Michelle’s Crystal Necklaces and Blue Apples Natural Products

November 7, 2014

I first saw Michelle’s necklaces pop up through my Instagram and Facebook feeds.  I really liked her style of wire wrapping and her choice of stones, but didn’t have any extra cash to throw around for jewelry.  I noticed she didn’t have any professional images of her beautiful work done, and proposed a trade: necklaces in exchange for product photos. 

Amazonite wrapped in copper wire with cassia (a.k.a. Saigon cinnamon) sticks.

Amazonite wrapped in copper wire with cassia (a.k.a. Saigon cinnamon) sticks.

I had brought some natural products with me as props, but was overjoyed to discover that her partner Daniel, who owns and runs Blue Apples Natural Products had a whole house full of stock that I could use to display with the jewelry.  I don’t often get to do product photography, but I love choosing and styling the items together to create artful compositions.

Amethyst with rose-gold wire on a piece of chaga mushroom.

Amethyst with rose-gold wire on a piece of chaga mushroom.

I found this tiny eggplant at the Halifax Farmers market. So cute (and delicious)! 

I found this tiny eggplant at the Halifax Farmers market. So cute (and delicious)! 

Michelle was also kind enough to send me away with a sample of their Ancient Forest Green Tea. Being a tea-holic, I was incensed to try it. It’s unusual for a green tea in that it is partially fermented, and thus has a particularly deep and penetrating flavour. It is harvested from stands of old tea plants in China between 500-2,700 years old.

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