Thursday, March 10, 2011

Notes from Facebook

I have a Facebook page over at:  I try to post new styles, ideas, and discounts there from time to time.  I recently set up my page to show my blog posts as well once they've been published.  So in an effort to consolidate, I am transferring any content that was in the Notes tab of my facebook page here to this blog entry.  (And then deleting the Notes tab on there - from now on Notes will be written as a blog entry instead!)

Also, I've set up a Polls tab on the page with fun little one-click-to-vote polls about earrings, etc.  Your votes will help give me an idea of what you'd like to see more of in my shop!  Plus they're kinda fun!

And don't miss the Discounts tab where anyone who likes the page can find great discount / free shipping codes!

Sorry for the repeat Notes info - but some might enjoy re-reading these.  Have a great day!

Materials from February 17, 2010 (updated March 10, 2011)

Surgical Steel
Surgical Steel is a surgical grade stainless steel that contains a very small amount of nickel as compared to other metal alloys typically used in jewelry.  Surgical Steel is utilized in body piercings and surgical devices.  For people with sensitive ears, this can be an affordable solution to wearing earrings that will not be irritating and can work when gold and/or silver do not.  Most Surgical Steel earrings available are of a more "alternative" style, so it is our mission to provide pretty options for those of us with metal sensitivities.

Niobium is 100% hypo-allergenic and does not contain any nickel.  Niobium is not a metal alloy; it is a pure element.  This is offered as an option for those with severe nickel allergies and/or metal sensitivities.  Due to the nature of the material, the cost for Niobium earrings is slightly higher than for the Surgical Steel earrings.

Whichever material you choose, you have 15 days to try them out to see how they work for you. Please send me an email or fill in the Contact Form to submit
any questions / comments / requests.

The Right Earring Style for Your Face Shape from February 28, 2011

Excerpt from "The Right Earring Style for Your Face ShapeBy Louise McClure for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

There are three basic earring styles designers depart from -- linear, chandelier and hoop. Each of the three earring styles can accentuate and enhance your features and also balance areas you wish to downplay. For example, as with clothing, vertical lines in earring styles will draw the eye upwards and visually elongate features. Horizontal lines will draw the eye from side to side and accent the width of your face.

Face Shapes and Earring Style:

Round Face: Vertical lines of elongated, linear, drop-style and narrow chandelier earrings will add height and provide an overall slimming effect for your face, emphasizing vertical lines.

Square Face: Round contours of hoops, long teardrops and long, narrow chandelier earrings will visually soften the edges of a square face while adding visual height.

Oval Face: Hoops in circles, triangles and ovals as well as teardrops and chandeliers enhance an oval face.

Heart-Shaped Face: Horizontal lines of hoops, teardrop-shaped linear forms and chandeliers that are wider at the bottom than the top will add width to your face and soften the effects of a pointed chin.

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