Monday, July 12, 2010

How would you describe this?

by Andrea of Sacred Suds

As online sellers, we are limited to one sense - our sense of sight - for giving buyers a complete five-senses sensory experience. When buyers are browsing online, they cannot feel, smell, taste, or hold an item in their hands to turn it over and look at it from all angles. So it is up to us, the sellers, to create that experience for them using two devices: photographs and item descriptions.

I recently did a sensory exploration, where I focused each day on one of my five senses, and journalled periodically about what I experienced. It was a fantastic writing exercise, and it made me realize that your senses are EXCELLENT tools for writing item descriptions. What I'd like to do here is invite you, the reader, to use your senses to help the featured artist describe an item from their Etsy shop. This week's item is this gorgeous blue Divided bracelet from JennyBunny:




How would YOU describe this item? Leave a comment here on the blog with some descriptive words or phrases. Be adventurous! Feel free to grab a thesaurus, consult this color list, and use any or all of these as jumping off points:

1) What are the first three things that come to mind when you see this?
2) What does it look like? Use colors, shapes, size
3) What would it feel like? Think textures, temperatures, how it would feel in your hands, on your skin
4) If it were a smell, what would it be?
5) If it were a taste, what would it be?
6) What kind of sound would this make?

Thanks, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!



10 comments:

Bec said...

A cool but bright blue that reminds one of the old fashioned rock candy. Checkered squares give a feelable texture and a depth of appearance.

Toni said...

Ice Ice Baby

RiverBird said...

cool, blue glass

Mary Foster Creative said...

azure
cerulean
translucent

Andrea (Sacred Suds) said...

1) What are the first three things that come to mind when you see this?
-Jolly Ranchers
-Absinthe
-hard candy

2) What does it look like? Use colors, shapes, size.
-Frosted, ice blue glass beads the size and shape of Jolly Ranchers (and with uber cool retro etched diamond pattern), paired with antique brass chains and rounds

3) What would it feel like? Think textures, temperatures, how it would feel in your hands, on your skin.
-has weight to it - you will have a bracelet of substance on your wrist.

4) If it were a smell, what would it be?
-cold lake air

5) If it were a taste, what would it be?
-Blue snow cone.

6) What kind of sound would this make?
-clink, like ice in a glass

Nancy said...

The watermelon flavor Jolly Ranchers! One of the most popular flavors in the bag!

Lindsay said...

snake skin in brilliant translucent blue. Looks like it has a nice weight to it as well!

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Appleberry Ink said...

1) What are the first three things that come to mind when you see this? Ice, blue, antique
2) What does it look like? Rectangular jewels, links, bracelet, jolly rancher candy :o)
3) What would it feel like? light-weight

Cheri said...

First thing that come to mind,

A ice blue menthol cough drop!

My sense of taste also takes over just from one look and how it feels in my mouth and the menthol on my throat and in my sinuses! Its a nice thought actually and its all about that ice blue menthol cough drop!