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earrings poll


Poll #1353884 jewelry

what type of earrings do you wear MOST OFTEN?

none / precious metal hoops, studs, threads / gauged jewelry
7(23.3%)
semi-precious stones w precious metal
1(3.3%)
simple dangle earrings (one strand)
0(0.0%)
chandelier earrings (more than one strand)
1(3.3%)
cutesy / funky acrylic earrings (animals, food, etc)
0(0.0%)
woven seed bead earrings
0(0.0%)
natural materials like feather, wood, bone / recycled materials
1(3.3%)

what length (not including the hook) are the earrings you most often wear?

N/A (I only wear precious metal hoops, studs, threads / gauged jewelry)
7(23.3%)
shorter than 1.5 inches (3.8 cm -)
4(13.3%)
1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.1 cm)
1(3.3%)
2 to 2.5 inches (5.1 to 6.4 cm)
0(0.0%)
2.5 to 3 inches (6.4 to 7.6 cm)
1(3.3%)
3 to 3.5 inches (7.6 to 8.9 cm)
2(6.7%)
3.5 to 4 inches (8.9 to 10.2 cm)
0(0.0%)
longer than 4 inches (10.2 cm +)
0(0.0%)

where do you get your earrings?

N/A (I only wear precious metal hoops, studs, threads / gauged jewelry)
5(16.7%)
boutiques / mall (new)
4(13.3%)
secondhand shops / garage/yard sales
0(0.0%)
etsy / direct from the artist
2(6.7%)
I make all my own jewelry
0(0.0%)
other (please explain in comment)
1(3.3%)

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

which design(s) do you think would appeal to the greatest number of people?

Sunshower
1(3.8%)
Chainfall Daggers
0(0.0%)
Waterfall Chimes
1(3.8%)
Rainfall Chimes
0(0.0%)
Serpent Flowing
0(0.0%)
Sky Falling
0(0.0%)
After The Rain
0(0.0%)
Infinity Orbs
1(3.8%)
Candycoated Waterdrops
0(0.0%)
Magic Mushrooms
0(0.0%)
Swinging Coins
0(0.0%)
Pouring Coins
0(0.0%)
Bi Elegance
0(0.0%)
Tri Simplicity
0(0.0%)
Gentle Rain
0(0.0%)
Freely Linked
0(0.0%)
Freely Chained
1(3.8%)
Berries n Charm
2(7.7%)

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Clarification, just 'cause I'm anal like that:

I usually wear studs in my extra two holes in my right ear, unless I'm subbing them out for a particular set/outfit/whatever. Those holes close up too easily, so I need to keep something in them. Normally these diamond studs my mother got me, which is odd since I really don't like diamonds, but they're white gold screw-backs, so they can't fall out, which is important since I lose earrings a lot.

I like longer earrings, but can't wear anything too heavy because my ears are pierced really low (because of my weird left earlobe). I'm at a higher risk of having them ripped out, so I can't have anything that pulls too much on the tiny bit of lobe keeping them in place.

Also, I obviously don't make all my own, but I used to do some, and have been trying to do a bit more semi-recently (uh...though not for a few months, because I have no time). I made this set, this set (which is sort of hard to see, but I don't take many photos of my jewelry) and these and one other pair for Nisha, since she visited me during her birthday. Some others too, but those are the only ones I have photos of.

I really think dangly earrings that are largely chain with some sort of bead/stone at the bottom are usually better than all-beaded ones, just because I think something a bit more minimalist works best for me, considering how long and dangly I like my earrings. I have essentially no hair or anything around my ears, so earrings with too much going on look fairly stupid on me.

Also, I tend to favor artistic glass or natural stones for jewelry. (The ones I made for Nisha were coral, that one set of mine was I think white jasper and snowflake obsidian, and the other was mother-of-pearl.)

Ha. How's that for more information than you needed? :-P
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