I have been reading Kari Chapin's book- The Handmade Market Place and in the book it brought up the subject of earrings. Apparently some people are very offended by pictures of people wearing the earrings and the cleanliness of the earrings they are purchasing. I was pretty surprised by the reactions.
What do you think? Are you put off by earrings that are modeled by a person when purchasing on Etsy or other handmade sites?
Personally I HATE seeing this modeled on mannequins or styrofoam heads. I would much rather see the item on a person. I think it gives them more life. On the heads and mannequins things look lifeless to me.
Would you rather see the earrings modeled on a stand instead of being worn? Personally I like both pictures. I want to know what the earrings would look like in my ears and see what they look like all by themselves.
Are you afraid or offended by "ear cooties", by this I mean that if the earrings were tried on would you not buy them? Personally I am not weirded out by ears. There are far worse "dirty" things like people that don't wash their hands after using the restroom and touching things ;)
Would you all please let me know what you think? If you aren't comfortable posting in the comments would you e-mail me with your thoughts? eyedoglass at hotmail dot com.
Thanks so much for your input.