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1  Need help with keywords, descriptive terms in Get Product and Website Opinions by JFeathersmith on: May 16, 2011 01:18:41 PM
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:

Brass Collar:



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 Wink

Leaf design:




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!
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