I'm not really sure why, but I've really photographed a set without the patina. They are so lovely w/o it as well, but I just always gravitate towards the patina I guess. They are easier to finish without though, so I figured if I photograph them that way and make a point in offering them both ways, I might get more for just the shiny shiny and it'll save me a little time. You can see them here.
I'm a full time artist - mostly in jewelry but I consider myself an all around artist as I love painting, photography, ceramics, and screenprinting. My business has largely turned in to making custom wedding rings which is wonderfully meaningful. I'm also a yoga teacher!