Friday, March 11, 2011

...trying out a portfolio

I'm heading to New York City for a jewelry conference soon, and am designing a printed portfolio book on to bring along with me.

{a screen grab from the site}
Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home introduced me to, (see her gorgeous portfolio post here!) and the site seems pretty easy to use.  I chose a seven inch square softcover book.

{press hits}
I'm treating the book like a little press kit - An introduction, images of my work with captions, and two pages of press hits in the back. The hardest part is knowing when to stop - I could tweak the pages all day! At the NYC conference (for jewelry designers), this little book will be my foot in the door!

{lots of customization!}
It's all designed and ordered, and I can't wait to get it in the mail! The 20 page book will cost about $15.00 plus shipping and handling. I'll let you know how it comes out!



  1. What a great idea!
    Have a great weekend and good trip!
    xo Cathy

  2. That is a great idea and very reasonably priced too! I hope you're feeling much better and ready for a fabulous weekend Loretta!

  3. I can't wait to see your portfolio! All the best for a successful conference!

  4. That's very cool! Neat idea.

  5. Hi Loretta!

    It was great to meet you yesterday! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I joined your Facebook page- love the photos of your jewelry! Wishing you continued success!

    make everyday an adventure,
    Wanda (

  6. That's a good price Loretta!
    All the best & much success to you!


  7. I saw these books on Lauren's site too. They do seem very reasonable. Can't wait to see yours!

  8. Loretta,
    It was nice to meet you at the MJSA EXPO. I brought my created book and I found it a real help, I hope yours was helpful to you as well.
    Not being that technically proficient, I found it challenging to do the book. I spent days messing around and called on the teenagers numerous times for help in getting out of things I didn't understand. Happily they did and I've got my book.
    Calla Gold


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