Howdy, Craftsters -
So I make wire jewelry, and I struggle a bit with describing it, both in terms of technique (because mostly it is not wire wrapping; is it sculptural? I don't know) and, well, style, for lack of a better term (goth, steampunk, retro, fantasy, Victorian, I don't think it's any of those, but I don't even know all the options to be honest).
When I come to listing items on Etsy, I am all set for keywords in terms of color, materials, necklace or earrings, and shapes used, but I've sometimes found myself struggling to use all 14 keywords like a proper Etsy seller.
I suppose it's a failure of imagination on some level, but I don't know what search terms people might use if they knew they were looking for things like this:
Obvious words: brass, wire, tooth, fang, necklace, collar, spikes. Then comes the flailing. (If it were adjustable, then I could use that word, too, but it's not, or at least this particular one is not, so I can't.)
Necklace using a similar tooth/fang concept:
Here's how it looks on a real live, or at least mostly live, person (piece wasn't quite finished):
I did have the guy selling me apples at the farmers market call that one "groovy," but I'd be shocked if that was a useful search-term in general
I've gotten pretty obsessed with the tooth and leaf shapes, and I'm using them a lot, so I would like to have a better handle on how to describe them. (There are also simple spirals, but those I have a better handle on, keyword/description-wise.)
Suggestions are most welcome!