You may have read me say before that I really dislike making ear rings. Seems silly since they take very little supplies or time to make but they do take a lot of space in the booth to display properly and are a pain to transport. Since my booth is over filled already with goodies for the neck, wrist, hair and purse to add another item just seems a bit crazy.
My friends all tell me that ear rings are great sellers and account for a large part of there sales at every show but I just don't like them. First of all I never wear any ear rings but post style because I don't like to turn my head and be slammed in the side of the head. They also often times got stuck in my hair when I use to wear them. Since I don't wear them I am a very poor sales person for ear rings.
Even after all this I often get asked for ear rings and I always tell these folks that I would be glad to make them ear rings usually to match what ever piece they are purchasing. I never tell them this part but I think that being to matchy, matchy isn't very creative, match color, match style but matching necklace, bracelet and ear rings is just a bit to much, it's just my opinion and I do realize it isn't the norm.
I know that stores are packed with sets of jewelry this time of year for folks who can't create a look on their own but next time you put your jewelry on think about the color and texture. Do you have something else in your box of jewels that matches the color or texture that would make the look more interesting than just matching? Just a thought.
Here are the matchy ear rings that I made today and I have to say that I do love them, they were a special order but still don't make me want to crank out 50 pair of ear rings :) I guess that makes each pair I make very, very special!
Please let me know your thoughts on ear rings.
|Celtic Garden Ear Rings|