I started taking pictures of the earrings last night and quickly found out that this was not an easy job. It's not just point, shoot and upload.
This morning, I was up early enough to Google "taking pictures of jewelry," and I hit the mother load. Did you know there's even a book on how to take pictures for eBay? Fascinating.
After reviewing and bookmarking multiple sites, I think I'll try the "milk jug" method when I get home this evening. I can hardly wait - I have 30 pair of earrings to photograph and upload!