by Linda Aliogo.
My name is Linda Aliogo, I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I have been creating and designing jewelries since 2007.
I make this jewelries simply because I enjoy what I do. I fall in love every time I finish a particular earring, bracelet, necklace or ring!
Its simply amazing when you finish a piece of jewelry and really get to look at it! It makes my day as I keep changing its position on the stand, just to view it from different angles.
I call it passion. I get excited all over again when a new piece is created!
My ‘journey’ into jewelry making took 12 years. This is simply because I wanted to own my business, but most importantly do what I have a passion for.
Something that would not look like ‘work’ to me. Something fulfilling.
I must tell you all, it wasn’t easy discovering this!
Hubby had suggestions but it just didn’t feel right. His suggestions didn’t work for me. I knew I wanted to work from home (I have 5 children).
I also wanted something I had a passion for. So how did I discover this?
I was watching a t.v. program on how to make your own jewelry and it clicked… got it!! I knew instantly this was what I wanted to do.
In order to convince myself I was on the right path, I challenged myself into drawing about 40 designs. I exceeded that number.
This was when I knew I was hooked for good. I went ahead to attend a class and get my tools.
Hubby was supportive so also family members and friends.
Today, I have a website and a blog where I discuss issues about family, relationship etc . I’m also on Facebook.
I wouldn’t say I have achieved much because there is always room for growth and improvement.
I still struggle with some techniques, still discovering and learning new things – however it’s the love that keeps the fire ‘burning’ if you know what I mean.
Challenging? Yes but no regrets.
Welcome Linda, we’re very glad to have you here. I took a look at your web site and your jewelry is beautiful. Some of your pictures are not very clear but I’m not seeing that well right now lol
by: Janine Gerade
I saw your website. I love the photo with 3 pictures all in one. What a great idea!
Some photos seem to have a bit “milky” film on them. You may want to give your lense a good cleaning.
I am not in any way trying to be mean here. I want to give good friendly photo advice. That’s why were here to help one another out in our jewelry businesses.
I think some shots are beautiful and clear like your earrings hanging on glass. You also have the right idea of photographing in natural light.
I personally hate photographing my jewelry. I always have to re-take them and move the jewelry set-ups outside and inside.
It takes lots and lots of practice and you’re almost there.
I have some photos taken on fabric that has a bit of a metallic shine to it and I think it distracts from the jewelry.
In my opinion any fabric with a pattern distracts from most jewelry.
I find that a slightly overcast day is great to take good pics outside. I also set my camera up on a tripod to photograph. Even my heartbeat will move the camera if I have it photographing on a lower speed with no flash.
I wish you the best of luck and if you do get some time to do some new pictures please update us!
Determination breeds success. There is no success in business or career without determination I like the way you put in your article –“In order to convince myself I was on the right path, I challenged myself into drawing about 40 designs. I exceeded that number”
I’m Ojo@ www.NaijaBizCom.com