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Wearing jewelry for photo's...

I'm just curious here but as I'm making jewelry I find it normal to look at other people's shops to see what they sell. Now is it just me or does anyone else doesn't like the fact that people sometimes in photo's are wearing the earrings they are selling? Ok sure you can clean them off and what not but I just don't like the idea of buying earrings someone else has worn even if for a picture.

I mind necklaces, bracelets and rings less but still I don't like it either.

There are other ways of displaying your items rather than wearing them.

What are your thoughts and ideas about it? Thanks!

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I don't like anyone wearing anything...not clothing, not jewelry, not hats or gloves......and I am not crazy about mannequins either....but I am definitely in the minority from what I've read in previous similar posts.
I totally agree with you!
I wouldn't purchase the item if I saw it in someone's ears. That's gross and a little weird!
Thanks for the reply Denise and I'm happy to know I'm not the only one feeling like that.

Also I came across someone selling baby teething toys and all toys were in pictures with a baby and often said baby had the toy in his mouth. I find that very unsanitary... (they were wooden toys)
Thank you Naomi and Kim!

Sadly I came across quite a few already who wore the earrings they sell...
I know that Some peeps are queasy about showing their wearables on real people, but it doesn't bother me at all - in fact, I love it. I've been around for a while and it didn't used to bother anyone (at craft shows, etc.) to try stuff on - even earrings. It's just my opinion but, it seems that the younger generation is creeped out about a LOT of things......
this is a topic that comes up at least once a week. i think you'll find that most people are evenly divided- some people aren't bothered by items on a model and some people hate it.
Here here. I was thinking about this topic last night. I noticed people modeling hats - ick. I think the jewelers should buy the felted forms to model their jewelry.
Besides hygiene too many pictures are cluttered with props
Peggy, it's just that what if someone has a little wound inside their ear? The item might become contaminated. Especially at craft shows when multiple people might try on earrings at any given time...

How do you mean younger generation? I'm 33 lol!

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