For the Record: Quick Photography with Natural Light

I recently made a set of pendants for an upcoming gallery show and wanted to take some quick photos of my work for my personal records. I didn't want to set up my whole photography setup so I grabbed my point and shoot camera and a large white envelope that was sitting on my desk and proceeded to start taking photos.

My studio window...nice and big! Look at all of that natural light!
I love my huge studio window, but for photographs in the middle of the day it was just too much light to take effective photos. To correct this, I closed my blinds and used that white envelope to create a quick mini studio: