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earrings design poll: what would you wear?


icon: "earrings"

please check out my jewelry etsy and give me some feedback! I'd like as many responses as possible so if you're willing to send your friends over to give their answers too that would be fantastic!

Poll #1985705 jewelry favs

which specific earrings would you be most likely to wear?

Which designs would you be most likely to wear if they were in your preferred colors?

rainfall chimes
5(10.0%)
chainfall daggers
7(14.0%)
infinity orbs
4(8.0%)
candycoated waterdrops
3(6.0%)
sky falling
3(6.0%)
gentle rain
3(6.0%)
after the rain
4(8.0%)
waterfall chimes
8(16.0%)
bi elegance
1(2.0%)
tri simplicity
3(6.0%)
serpent flowing
5(10.0%)
other
4(8.0%)


Topaz is going to help me put together some promo stuff and I need to pick some earrings to take photos of, so I need to know what the most popular designs are. Please help by picking the ones you are most likely to ACTUALLY WEAR (or buy for someone you know would actually wear them), not the ones you think are prettiest :D

[descriptions of the various designs with links to example photos]rainfall chimes: long thin cylindrical beads hanging from chain, with teardrop shaped beads at the bottom. They are graduated with the longest chain on the inside (next to the face) and shortest on the outside. (example in red)

chainfall daggers: 5 dagger beads (like stretched diamonds with one point pulled away from the others) hanging from chain that is longest in the center, getting shorter in even steps on both sides. When these are a double-pair set, there is a small set of 2 dagger beads that are longer closer to the face, so that they continue the even steps-up from the larger main pair. (example in violet-blue matte)

infinity orbs: infinity-shaped links connected in a chain, each chain ending in round beads. These are stacked together shortest in front, longest in back, but they hang overlapped and swirl around each other. (examples: opalite and rainbow)

candycoated waterdrops: a cluster of glass teardrops spiral around a central chain like a corkscrew. The effect is similar to a spiral staircase. (examples: clear speckled amber and cobalt)

sky falling: chandelier earrings, with a rounded wire shape with 5 loops giving structure. From this shape hang silver curved-link chain that is longest in the center, getting shorter in even steps on both sides. In addition, there are three shorter chains that hang in the center and on the outside. Each chain ends in a bead, with 3 large and 5 small on each earring. (examples: moon and stars and leaves and teardrops)

gentle rain: chandelier earrings, with a small diamond wire shape at the top that is strung with seed beads. From the bottom three points of the diamond hang three wires strung with seed beads and 3 focal beads, ending in 3 drop-shaped beads. (examples: pale purple hearts and faceted teardrops and green leaves)

after the rain: from 3 graduated chains hang a large semi-rectangular bead with a tiny spearpoint bead dangling below it. When these are a double-pair set, a shorter pair with a single chain makes the outside pair of earrings.(example: lime green and capri blue)

waterfall chimes: from 5 chains that are longest in the center, getting shorter in even steps on both sides, hang long thin cylindrical beads, with some kind of focal bead at the bottom (round, teardrop, or oddly-shaped). When these are a double-pair set, there is a small set of 2 chains with the same beads that are longer closer to the face, so that they continue the even steps-up from the larger main pair. (examples: green and silver, pink and silver, capri blue and shells)

bi elegance: two lines of beads hanging together with the longer line closer to the face: wide variety of beads. (examples: green-amber-brown and pink-purple-silver and pink-green double pair made to match fabric)

tri simplicity: three chains hang at irregular lengths, two ending in a line of seed beads and one ending in a line of slightly larger beads. When these are a double-pair set, there is a small set of 2 chains with the same beads (one seed-bead line, one larger-bead line) for the outer pair. (example: rainbow double-pair set)

serpent flowing: graduated chains with the longest chain on the inside (next to the face) and shortest on the outside end in a short set of 2-3 beads. When these are a double-pair set, the shorter outer set continues the pattern. (examples: opaque and clear red and green and blue)

other: ask and I'll give a detailed description (there are descriptions on the etsy but I don't know how good they are, they're more for prettiness than accuracy).

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Comments
lilywolfsolomon ══╣╠══
OMG! I've never liked earrings before but all of these descriptions and photos are so freakin' beautiful that suddenly I sort of want to put holes in my ears. I'm not ready to discern which ones I like best right now, but sometime a bit later, I will answer your poll. Wow, you amazing artist...
belenen ══╣adoring╠══
You don't need to put holes in your ears! I can make them as clip-ons or screw-ons, easily! :D
lilywolfsolomon ══╣╠══
That is good to hear! I've never tried screw on, are they more comfortable than clip on?
delicatexflower ══╣ever after; drew -- "fly"╠══

i always been a fan of your jewelry. i already voted on this ages ago, so let me flip a question at you: i'm curious to know if you made me a personal piece, the colors and shapes you would use to describe as a person?
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
thanks! hmmm. I think I would use sky blue, deep green, and lavender. <3
hardigrin ══╣╠══
I hadn't noticed when I was looking through your site before, but I was finding myself really irritated because the main photo for each earring was zoomed in on the beads and I couldn't get a sense of the overall style without clicking each one and looking at the othr pictures.

No idea if I would have noticed or minded if I'd just been looking for what I was attracted to rather than specifically trying to pick the styles that I liked for the poll...but, that's my two cents.

*hugs*

You make such lovely things.
roina_arwen ══╣Rainbow Tree╠══
Yes, the first shot of each set was SO close up that it was hard to get a scale on it, and it took me a few minutes to realize that there were other photos of each design, too.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
thanks for the feedback!
belenen ══╣earrings╠══
this is really good feedback, thanks! I went through and switched all of them. Now it looks uglier to me but I can see that it also gives a much more clear impression of what they look like. Need to re-do lots of photos.

Thanks, thanks!
roina_arwen ══╣Rainbow Sparkles╠══
I like many of these designs, but some of them are too long for my tastes, or too busy if that makes sense? The ones I would most likely wear are Simplicity (love the rainbow & cobalt), Infinity Orbs (6 drop rainbow), and Classic.

Since I'm on the phone a lot as part of my job, I rarely wear earrings that "clink" but they would be nice for a night out.

Edited to add: Also, I'm sort of confused maybe on the double-pair set? Are they made to be worn together - like if you have a double piercing in one ear - or separately, like two individual pairs?

I also think it might be nice to see how these earrings look when worn, for a sense of scale.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
I think that they are probably too long/involved for most people, but I want to make more simple ones also.

The double-pair set is made for people with two holes in each ear.

I agree! I need to find a model and as soon as I can I'm going to order mannequin heads for this purpose.

Thanks so much for the feedback!!!
roina_arwen ══╣Rainbow Sparkles╠══
Glad I could be of some help - they are all gorgeous designs, by the way. :)
meri_sielu ══╣smiley╠══
I had a look through your Etsy and though I liked most of the designs here on the poll the ones I liked the most were actually your little green skull earrings you had listed! They are super cute! <3
belenen ══╣amused╠══
thanks! I love those enough that I kinda hope they don't sell, heh.

Wait, did you mean the plain green skulls or the ones with green and orange dangles?
meri_sielu ══╣pumpkins╠══
Both of those actually, they are both super cute! <3
kiwi ══╣╠══
I actually agree with a lot of the comments here: the earrings are gorgeous but with the first photo that you click on being so close-up, it's really hard to get a feel for how the actual earrings look as a whole. I think I'd almost prefer to have the first photo be a pic of how they actually look either full (end to end) or how they look on someone and then have close ups. I want to see the actual product and have that be the part to draw me in so that I say "I want to see more pics and see some of the details here" as opposed to the other way around.

So pretty!
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
Thanks so much for the feedback! I changed the order of the photos I have and am going to get some in ears as soon as I can. I'm going to order mannequin heads for this purpose.
nocternacis ══╣╠══
You do really nice work on those!
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks!
call_me_katya ══╣╠══
Wow, I'm really having trouble deciding! I'm not the best person to judge as I don't have pierced ears but I'm finding myself really attracted to the reds, especially the flowing, asymmetrical ones. Maybe because I have dark hair? I also love the length. People tend to be intimidated by length in earrings but these are fine and delicate, which suits longer lengths. I love the greens and turquoises too, and the Stately Sequoia, but can see myself wearing the red most.
belenen ══╣ecstatic╠══
I can make them as clip-ons and/or screw-ons! I should make that more obvious somehow.

Thanks so much for the feedback! if you were to pick any design to be made in red, what would it be?
call_me_katya ══╣╠══
I like the Serpent Flowing already in red. I know it's mostly chains but I enjoy the thought of the little beads bursting from beneath the hair as a surprise! Perhaps the Waterfall Chimes - Spearpoints in red. I prefer the spears to the round beads at the end as they're more, well... pointed! You're very right though, in that red goes better with charcoal.

I'm also liking the new photos because although the tree-bark-background ones were beautiful, you get more of an idea of the product in the new ones. I look forward to seeing ear photos!
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