17 May 2009

Pea's earring give-away: Everyday Iridescence


Let's have some fun. Pea has contributed a lovely pair of earrings for me to give away. Just a few simple steps and you can be wearing them.

I always laugh when I read a description on Etsy or e-Bay that includes some little plea for the product, noting that it looks much better in person or that it doesn't photograph nearly as beautiful as it really is. I always think, well, you'd better brush up on your photography skills.

But Pea and I have been discussing why no one views or hearts this lovely pair of earrings in her Etsy shop. I've seen them in person, and they are full of sparkle and color. The large bead is Czech pressed glass in a rainbow hue. The little teal beads are a nice complement to them. Try after try, they simply do not photograph that way. So Pea has decided that they are not a creation that's going to impress a shopper in an online shop, where all they have to go on is a picture.

Lucky you. You can win some Everyday Iridescence by playing along with our game.

1. Go to Pea's shop and check out the jewelry.

2. Return here and leave a comment.

3. Include the name of the piece of Pea's jewelry that you like best.

4. (Optional) Give any constructive criticism you have on Pea's shop.

How can Pea make her jewelry and her shop stand out from the crowd? I don't know the answer. I'm glad that jewelry-making is not my area, because the competition on Etsy is astounding. I'm no big shakes on math, but if you are browsing "earrings" or "jewelry", the chance that you will land on Pea's work must be astronomical. Then if a seller has a limited (or nonexistent) marketing budget, where does she concentrate her efforts to best effect? We don't know. Maybe you can offer an opinion or your personal experience to help.

Pea will draw the winning name a week from tomorrow, May 25, which is a holiday, but who cares? I may even talk Pea into guest blogging.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please come back tomorrow when I'll be blogging on the occasion of my son's thirty-fourth birthday.

89 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

um

am I missing the link to the shop?

it's late - maybe my brain has been fried. LOL

SugarCain said...

Oh, my goodness. What a silly mistake. Thanks for letting me know, Tristan. Fixed now.

Patti B said...

Pea's jewelry is beautiful! I need to go back and try to pick just one favorite :)

Sweet Pea said...

Thanks you SC for your great description and info about the give-away and letting me be a part of your wonderful blog. Thanks Tristan for your sharp eyes and Patti B for the sweet comment. I look forward to all input and suggestions and can't wait to see which item you each favor. If you don't see a "favorite" among my current listings, check out my sold section. Best of luck to all. Pea

SugarCain said...

Pea, I think your shop looks good. My favorite pair of earrings this week is "I See London, I See France" followed closely by "Dark Honey."

I'll get out and beat the streets to see if I can find more comments;}

suzie said...

I like the classic elegance. I'm not sure how to improve on the photography of the earrings (or other pieces), but perhaps a change in backgrounds? Experient with different backgrounds and see which ones work best for that particular piece.

SugarCain said...

Hi, suzie. I like those Classic Elegance earrings too. They would look good with jeans or a summer dress. Thanks for stopping by, cousin.

mar said...

I like the Toffee Drops earrings the best - thank you

heatherzilla said...

Beautiful jewelry! I love the Glowing earrings. Also, I might have to get pirate's plunder for Pirate Fest on Tybee this year.

hminnesota said...

I loved
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13960411

Love birds earring.

Nanny said...

You have an adorable site. Thanks for the contest.

danosor said...

I love the Cool Baby Blues earrings.

mverno said...

i like the Gleaming Metallic Lace mverno@roadrunner.com

jemscout425 said...

i love the india skies earrings. stunning
jemscout425@gmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Green Gleam-a-ra-ma is nice

joni chadwell said...

My heart warmed

joni514@roadrunner.com

Kelly F said...

I love her unique jewelry! My favorite are the Birds of a feather earrings. So beautiful!

wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

wendy said...

i like the indigo sweetheart earrings.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Shannon said...

dark honey.

elaine said...

Love the Cool Baby Blues Earrings-so pretty,almost a milky look to the gem.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Deb K said...

I think that the jewelry is beautiful~and my favorite are the Shiver Iridescence Earrings!

I like your site but think that maybe a little more color or something to brighten it up as it would show off the jewelry pieces more too.

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

While I fell in love with at least half of the beautiful jewelry (truth) - I absolutely want the INDIA SKIES EARRINGS... these are so pretty!

Meredith said...

I like the "My heart warmed" earrings best, so pretty.
meredycat*lycos*com

sweepmom said...

The Orient Express necklace is really unique.

SugarCain said...

Pea, I'm copying this one here from another post so all of your participants will be together.

Lipglossq said...
I fell in love with the Love Bird earrings as soon as I saw them. The detail is amazing and I LOVE THAT green...which can go well with teal or brown!!!

clc408 said...

Lovely things! I especially like India Skies earrings. Thanks for the chance.

Sunnyvale said...

I like the snake charler necklace

joyce said...

It was kinda hard to pick just one thing, but I really like the Ladybug Luck earrings

Alicia said...

Wow!! Really beautiful jewelry. I loved the in the garden necklace set. The website is extremely easy to navigate. A picture of the jewelry on a person would be helpful to better determine lengths. I always have a hard time picturing jewelry on me. :-)

her5boys said...

I love the Sea roses bracelet!

silverbele said...

I like the blue earings

mogrill said...

I like the indigo sweetheart earrings. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Sweet Pea said...

Wow. Thanks to all who have entered so far. I love that most everyone has a different favorite! I try to design pieces I love myself while at the same time providing a variety of styles and materials. I really appreciate the comments as well. I have considered adding a photo with the necklaces on a model or form so I will consider doing that in the future. I try to put a coin with at least one photo for scale. I've often purchased something that was much larger or smaller than depicted myself.

llinda29 said...

I like Cool Baby Blues

Smooshy said...

i like the india skies earrings!

grannyvon said...

I love the sticks and stones earrings. ybutler@oppcatv.com

409cope said...

I like the Love Birds Earrings the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

This is my fave :)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13960411


Lovely jewels!!!

ronda said...

my favorite item is the my love gave me a rose its absolutely beautiful

yadgirl said...

I like the Funkaliscious earrings.

My favorite jewelry is a ring, and most Etsy shops that I've seen don't offer many (if any) rings, so Pat could offer rings to make her shop stand out.

KristiLynn said...

Classic elegance in white are beautiful! I would lovvve to win
kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

mmentor said...

very nice items

quietwing said...

The Dark Honey earrings have a Gothic look and would make a wonderful present.

Sweet Pea said...

More wonderful comments. I really appreciate the input. Thanks for the suggestion from yadgirl about making some rings for my shop. I like rings also and I have a few design ideas in mind. In the meanwhile Kim'Jewels on ety http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5629517 makes some really cute inexpensive rings. I bought one from her and I get complements on it whenever I wear it.
Thanks again to everyone that has entered so far. The drawing for the "Everyday Iridescence" earrings will be on Monday.

Tina12312 said...

Love her Love Birds! Thank you!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love the India Skies earrings. Thank you!

Ken said...

My sister loves the Sheer Elegance Earrings. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

dolphee said...

I like My Heart Warmed Earrings best.

Joy said...

Sea Roses bracelet and earring set are great. Thanks.
magic5905@embarqmail.com

Ludmilochka said...

I like the Leafy love

Anonymous said...

My heart warmed is my fave!

kuda1976(at)mail(dot)ru

sherri419 said...

The Heart in Lockdown earrings are super! Such great stuff! Thanks for the chance!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

ehhogan said...

I like the Cherry Berry earrings

ehhogan@bellsouth.net

janetfaye said...

I love the Ladybug Luck earrings!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Marianna said...

I like the Love birds earrings!

carolasar said...

I like the Sticks and Stones earrings the best. The leaves look real and the turquoise beds are very nice,

SeahorseLady said...

Fantastic looking jewelry! I like the pretty OO-La and La and the Glowing earrings the most.
Her site looks great as is. The items are well described and the pictures are very clear.
Thanks for introducing me to the site and for the giveaway.

wgbc1446 said...

My favorite is the Aurora Borealis Reds necklace & earring set. I like the site - the only constructive criticism I have is that some of the pictures cut off part of the piece of jewelry. Thanks for the contest! Good luck to all! I enjoyed looking around. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

etrnlone said...

all of her jewelry is very nice, i especially like the Love Birds
earrings.
to stand out from the crowd is hard, but make i very individual piece that is outstanding, and use it to get people to look at everything else, may be the way.

HistoryKef said...

I like the Green Gleam-a-ra-ma earrings.

lezanac said...

All these pieces are so unique I LOVE the Dark Honey earrings lezanac@yahoo.com

cindiizzy said...

I love the Birds of a feather earrings!


mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

Kate said...

Love the india skies earrings! Thanks!!

strycker@slu.edu

ranae said...

peas are pretty 2 me

joannaonthelake said...

What a super terrific Etsy Shop and I love so many of the gorgeous jewelry designs, so unique and pretty! I love the Snake Charmer Necklace, it is spectacular! I also really like the In the Garden Necklace and Earring Set, so so beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to enter, I'd be proud to wear any one of her designs because they all stand out from being ordinary, and are rather extraordinary!
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

In terms of constructive criticism, absolutely none! I love that the photography of the jewelry is perfect, you provide a number of different views of each item so the buyer can really see all the intricate detail that goes into creating each piece. I love, love your use of different jewelry embellishments and "texture" that adds dimension and depth to each piece. Each piece has several elements to it which make them all so gorgeous! Just keep doing what you are doing, if it ain't broke, don't fix it as the saying goes. I love your shop and plan to visit there often!
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

ssmina said...

cool baby blues, thanks

Darcy said...

All the jewelry is really nice. I especially like the India Skies earrings. I love the colors and unique shape of the earrings.

Thank you for the nice giveaway!

NesieBird said...

Classic Elegance is my choice. Very lovely! D

kneecree at gmail dot com

Evelyn Mayfield said...

What beautiful pieces! I can't decide which I like best - Little Pink Rosebuds or Leafy Love (both are earring sets).
No constructive criticism here because photos are crisp and details show well, descriptions are good, and titles are so cute that I clicked on some that are not even my style, just because of the titles.
Hugs
Evie
emayfieldz@aol.com
http://www.evelynmayfield.etsy.com

SugarCain said...

Pea, Please add my twitter friend Naomi in Hamburg to the drawing. She tweeted: Absolutely love the "Love Birds" earrings.

quelleheure4 said...

I absolutely love the Heart in Lockdown earrings!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

Anonymous said...

I WENT TO THE PATIr site and found it to be charming. i like the BEES IN MY BLOSSOMS earrings. they're imaginative and unique. i think the economy is the problem, not the shop.

allegro966@yahoo.com

Izzie said...

Gleaming Metallic Lace -- right up my alley! As for improvement, this contest with your caveat (doesn't photograph well) is a good start.

ellie said...

Such beautiful jewelry! I really like the Shiver Iridescence Earrings.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Gianna said...

I love the Cool Baby Blues :)

Anonymous said...

I love the Aurora Borealis Reds set

marinelsue@gmail.com

Helen said...

I like the My Love Gave Me A Rose necklace.

Angela said...

All the jewelry is beautiful! The Love Birds pair of earrings is my favorite!
pleaseundress@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I love the One Fishy Two Fishy necklace!

purango said...

The India Skies earrings are my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

saphire57 said...

I like the Sheer Elegance earrings!

JoAnn said...

My favorite is Heart in Lockdown.

kathy pease said...

i love the
One Fishy Two Fishy necklace :)

Cassie M said...

I love the Long and leafy earrings because they are sophisticated and chic!
Cassie
cjm92995@yahoo.com

melinda said...

My Love Gave Me A Rose necklace is very pretty.

rbailey1958 said...

Iridescent charm earrings were my favorite
pkbailey@charter.net

Terri L said...

I like the green glam a rama earrings.

tlannan30[at]yahoo[dot]com