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earrings poll re-do


looking at the results to the poll, the lengths didn't match up with the earrings you'd wear, so could you please vote again, taking into consideration the length? (you might have already but I phrased the length question badly so am asking that again too) The long designs pretty much have to be that long in order to be that shape. AGH! I just realized that the poll didn't include the strikethrough I put in! on the first question ignore the "most often" part please! Also please notice that the last question refers strictly to earLOBES, not the whole ear.

Poll #1354737 earrings poll again

what length (not including the hook) are the earrings you most often wear? (check all that apply)

N/A (I only wear precious metal hoops, studs, threads / gauged jewelry)
5(17.9%)
shorter than 1.5 inches (3.8 cm -)
3(10.7%)
1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.1 cm)
1(3.6%)
2 to 2.5 inches (5.1 to 6.4 cm)
1(3.6%)
2.5 to 3 inches (6.4 to 7.6 cm)
0(0.0%)
3 to 3.5 inches (7.6 to 8.9 cm)
0(0.0%)
3.5 to 4 inches (8.9 to 10.2 cm)
1(3.6%)
longer than 4 inches (10.2 cm +)
0(0.0%)

which design(s) would you wear, if any? (see: http://belenen.etsy.com )

Sunshower (4 inches / 10.2 cm)
0(0.0%)
Chainfall Daggers (3 inches / 7.6 cm)
0(0.0%)
Waterfall Chimes (3 - 4 inches / 6.4 - 10.2 cm)
0(0.0%)
Rainfall Chimes (3.5 - 4 inches / 8.9 - 10.2 cm)
0(0.0%)
Serpent Flowing (3.5 inches / 8.9 cm)
0(0.0%)
Sky Falling (4 + inches / 10.2 cm +)
0(0.0%)
After The Rain (3 inches / 7.6 cm)
1(3.7%)
Infinity Orbs (3 inches / 7.6 cm)
0(0.0%)
Candycoated Waterdrops (2 inches / 5.1 cm)
0(0.0%)
Magic Mushrooms (2 inches / 5.1 cm)
0(0.0%)
Swinging Coins (3.5 inches / 8.9 cm)
0(0.0%)
Pouring Coins (4 inches / 10.2 cm)
0(0.0%)
Bi Elegance (2.5 - 3 inches / 6.4 - 7.6 cm)
0(0.0%)
Tri Simplicity (3 inches / 7.6 cm)
1(3.7%)
Gentle Rain (3.25 inches / 8.1 cm)
0(0.0%)
Freely Linked (2 inches / 5.1 cm)
0(0.0%)
Freely Chained (2.5 - 2.75 inches / 6.4 - 7.1 cm)
0(0.0%)
Berries n Charm (1.5 inches / 3.8 cm)
3(11.1%)

how many holes do you have in your earlobe?

I have gauged holes
2(6.7%)
none
5(16.7%)
just one in each
8(26.7%)
two or more in each lobe
5(16.7%)
an uneven number, 3 or more holes
10(33.3%)


For my gauged friends, do you ever wear eyelets? would you be interested in earrings made to loop through them? If so, would you want semi-precious stones or whatever materials strike my fancy? only sterling chain or anything that works? would you want them kind of chunky or delicate? I'm thinking of making some prototypes and sending them out for free in exchange for you taking photos with them in and sending them to me so that I can have a good photo for listing. And if that works out, I think several of my designs could easily be made to work with eyelets.

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Comments
aerialmelodies ══╣Imagination╠══
I love wearing "normal" earrings through my ear skins (this is what I've been doing the last 5 days in fact, lol)! I've got a few pairs that I regularly wear. It's also convenient for being able to test out my own earring creations. Obviously posts won't work unless you own a solid plug that you can pierce with the post, but I've not done that.

Anyway, I love all sorts of things. Chunky or thin, ornate or simple, light or heavy... it's all fair game! The best part about the ear skins is that my ears no longer have bad reactions to certain metals - the skins protect the lobe from being touched. :)

I'd be more than happy to take some photos! You're welcome to mail over anything you need some photos taken of... but you don't necessarily have to send anything - I could just come over and save you the postage. Photo shoot in the woods!
camilleyun ══╣╠══
The earrings I wear are all really small in comparison but that doesn't mean I wouldn't wear the 2 inch ones [or others] I liked of yours.
aliyna ══╣╠══
This. This is what I was about to say.

On average I wear anything from silver Jes MaHarry hoops that are a half inch in diameter to 2" long dangles, I'm all across the board, but I USUALLY wear smaller earrings- no larger than an inch- because I have a kid and do a lot of housework, you know? LOL. But I would still wear/collect/love the way way longer ones you showed. I save big dangle earrings for going out at night.
celestialsight ══╣╠══
I could never stand to wear earrings so I let my holes close up years ago. I only wear dainty necklaces or an anklet... I like your stuff though, I'd like to see more anklets on your site. =)
ladywind ══╣Pan╠══
Most of the reason my usual-length answer and my ooh-that's-shiny answer didn't match is... 1) my usual earrings were given to me as gifts from my husband and his mother. They're still learning that as minimalistic as I otherwise am about jewellery, I still wiggle like a puppy over jangly, dangly earrings. and 2) the designs of yours that I tic'd are just that awesome.

So yeah, I'm not militant about length, as long as the dangles have enough weight to stay out of my hair (thus the heavier beads in Bi-elegance triumph over the pretty shells in Waterfall Chimes) and strike me as length/activity proportionate (thus, Sunshower, Chainfall Daggers, and Tri-simplicity > Infinity Orbs & Freely Chained). My eyes, my quirk.

All of your stuff makes me grin, so far. But I'm gathering my pennies and stalking Sunshower, Chainfall, Bi, and Tri. <3
xochitl ══╣╠══
I have trouble finding dangly earrings with the right type of clasp to wear through my gaping 15mm earholes. XD Basically anything except a wire loop will fall out. It has to loop through the ear and hook back onto the earring in order to stay. If you want to make some, I will gladly wear them and take pictures for you! I like the idea of asymmetrical earrings... maybe one longer than the other or with a different number of dangly bits or something. :D
sleepysunshine ══╣communicating╠══
Because I have 3 holes in my lobes I like to be a little playful with my earrings. Like I'll wear the dangles in my first hole, a matching hoop (small and understated) in my second hole, and a post stud in the third hole.

And I'm most defiantly going to purchase the Berries n Charms pair as soon as I can!
tralfamadore ══╣╠══
My ears are currently stretched to 6MM, and I would be thrilled to find some dangling designs that work well to wear through earskins or eyelets. I don't do this at the moment, mostly because of my job, but since I'll be leaving it in a matter of months, I would adore it if you would take into consideration a way to work with those of us with our ears stretched.

Personally I would want a chunky, longer-dangling design to offset the fact that I have these large holes in my lobes. Now certainly my lobes aren't as large as some people's are, but I feel like if I'm going to wear a "normal" earring, I'm probably going to be doing so for a special occasion or some event in which I want to dress up. In essence, some time when a gaping hole in the center of my earlobe isn't exactly what I want the attention drawn to. Something streamlined that draws a person's eye right up to the hole in my ear isn't quite what I would be after.

Of course this could just be because my personal preference is for the beautiful, ornate, dangling designs that you have listed here. I would love love love love to know what more you have in mind for making this happen, because I've been rather sad since seeing your listing that I am unable to wear most of the designs.
rapidrabbit ══╣╠══
Okay, more specifying, since I think I'm probably one defying your pollability:

I went through and weeded down to which are my favorites among them, rather than just which ones I'd wear. Still, they're not all in my preferred size range (though most are), but that's just because even though I have preferences, variety is always a good thing. Like, even though I prefer longer earrings, you might remember that I actually already have a pair of the candycoated waterdrops. But that's just because I think they're pretty enough that I don't care that they're shorter than what I generally go for. (They're also right on the cusp for me weight-wise, which means if they were longer, they'd be heavier, and I wouldn't be able to wear them. Honestly, it's sometimes hard for me to judge earrings without being able to hold them and see if they're too heavy, which sucks. The ones I most often wear are only as long as they are because I made them myself (thus being able to account for weight, and be really careful about it) or because the design sort of defies the average weight for their size (here, I hunted down a photo of my favorite store-bought pair, which are longer than my "prefered," just because they're very unusually lightweight for their size: they're just three twisted silver strands with stars dangling on the bottom).
divinemiss_em ══╣╠══
oops, I answered that I have more than 3 holes, but I have gauged ears. Didn´t see the ONLY lobes part! I would be more than interested in earrings made to work with my plugs. I have some with holes in the middle and I have some earrings that clasp at the top that can go through the middle. When I wear solid plugs, I just have to make sure my normal danglies have a rubber stopper thingie to stop the from falling out. I hope that makes sense. But yeah, I would so buy your jewelry. I have a penchant for semi precious stones, other natural materials and recycled things.
aralis ══╣mesideface╠══
I have my lobes gauged and like to get creative. I do wear eyelets and sometimes will wear an earring thru the eyelet. I have 3 holes on one lobe including my 0 gauge so I like to wear a variety of sizes and styles. For an earring to go thru an eyelet I think small or chunky..either would work. Just depends what your feeling like. I will usually wear a more chunky hoop thru my eyelet though. Hope this feedback helped ya some.
setherlee ══╣╠══
wow..you make these? that's awesome!
frecklestars ══╣finding╠══
I do still like a whole lot of these designs. I don't actually measure my earrings by length, so I might be mis-estimating. My main restriction is weight; I can't wear super-heavy earrings. So some long earrings work, but they usually don't have too much stuff on them. It depends. I'm open to anything earring-like really. :D
clown_frog ══╣╠══
Its crappy because I feel self-conscious about wearing long earrings with my short hair and gender unspecific clothing. I know its stupid, but kids made fun of me last time I wore long earrings. But it's crappy because my favourite designs are long! Sky falling, with the stars, is my favourite, I think. And I like chainfall daggers. And the colours in tri simplicity make me happy!! Ooh, and the freely chained aqua blue three drop ones.

So its difficult, and it annoys me to have silly reasons for not doing things. In any case, your jewellery is beautiful!!
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