Photoshoot of my new pistachio shells necklace

photoshoot for the pistachio shells necklace, photos by Vasilis Ioakeimidis

Whoever is an amateur or professional photographer here, might have noticed that it's a bit awkward passing from the photographer's "safety" to lens' exposure. Well, I have already the stigma of "Debbie-with-the-fancy-camera", so everyone is so assured of me taking all the trip's/happening's photos and then sharing them to everyone. I am not grumbling here, not at all; I love this role. I am a perfectionist with my memories, so I want to choose what I want to immortalize in my photos. what will I be immortalized. Therefore, as I prefer being behind my camera, it took me long to start appearing in the blog.  I believe that a start was made for the needs of photoshooting my necklaces and this new necklace couldn't be an exception and be left in the dark.

Oh this necklace is perfect and maybe one of my best ideas. It is made from peanut shells, glued with silicone and painted with tempera colors. The raw material is is transformed so much, the only thing unaltered is the marvelous structure of the shell. And you are left to wonder, the raw material of this necklace. And it's so special, it can be worn by two sides creating a different texture every time.

The whole procedure of making is HERE. Also, if you want to check the rest of my necklaces, find them all here!

All photos are shot by Vasilis Ioakeimidis

photoshoot for the pistachio shells necklace, photos by Vasilis Ioakeimidis

The first side, the one with shells' openings, is black with a little black glitter in the openings' recesses.

photoshoot for the pistachio shells necklace, photos by Vasilis Ioakeimidis
photoshoot for the pistachio shells necklace, photos by Vasilis Ioakeimidis
necklace made by pistachio shells
photoshoot for the pistachio shells necklace, photos by Vasilis Ioakeimidis

The back side is mustard with black shadows and exploits the curved portions of the shells.

photoshoot for the pistachio shells necklace, photos by Vasilis Ioakeimidis
photoshoot for the pistachio shells necklace, photos by Vasilis Ioakeimidis
Heraklion bay by sunset, Crete
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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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