Words for Your Listings

>> Monday, March 8

I used to take a very long time adding a description to my listings. I would have at least 2 other programs up for reference.
The first one is Wikipedia's List of Colors. This is a very useful site especially when I have to name an item or accurately describe its color.
I also had Thesaurus open so that I could find synonyms to the words I wanted to use.
Now, thanks to the book "Words That Sell" by Richard Bayan, I have a handy Excel spreadsheet that I reference that contain descriptive words I can use for my listings.
Here are the various headings and words that I use for reference:
Please note: Since I sell jewelry, these words are geared towards describing jewelry but you can certainly use them to describe other items!

Appealing
alluring
beguiling
bewitching
captivating
charming
cheerful
cheery
delightful
enchanting
engaging
enthralling
evocative
exquisite
fetching
fresh
inviting
irresistible
joyous
luscious
magical
marvelous
memorable
picture perfect
poignant
pleasing
sparkling
sunny
unforgettable
vibrant
vivid
winsome

Exciting
delicious
engrossing
enticing
exhilarating
fun
giddy
heady
imaginative
inspiring
intriguing
lively
provocative
racy
riveting
rousing
sensational
sexy
spellbinding
spontaneous
stunning
tantalizing
thrilling
wild

Sophisticated
chic
clever
cosmopolitan
elegant
polished
refined
stylish
worldly

Comfortable
a haven of
billowy
relaxing
serene
soothing
tranquil
unhurried
whisper soft

Romantic
passionate
a bouquet of roses
breathless
burning
candlelight
dashing
dreams
exchanged glances
fantasies
fireworks
giddy
head over heels
infatuation
intimate
kindled
love affair
rain of the roof
rapturous
ravishing
reckless
rendezvous
secret tryst
sheer bliss
smitten
smoldering
soft music
tempestuous
the scent of perfume
torrid
torrid tango
a tender caress
a token of your affection
a wondrous journey
creates an aura of
dreamlike
enchanted places
evocative
fall in love all over again
first kiss
haunting
holding hands
mysterious
mystical
set the mood for
sultry nights
surrender to the spell of
the mystique of
whispered intimacies

Fabulous
breathtaking
dazzling
elegant
glorious
magnificent
marvelous
opulent
spectacular
splendid
striking
sublime
sumptuous
superb
unforgettable
wondrous

Fresh/wholesome
light
airy
sparkling
clean
clear
pure
pristine
soothing
fragrant
floral
natural
sunshine fresh
simple
unspoiled
unaffected
congenial
wild
free
refreshing

Fun/Cheerful
a celebration
a joyride
a lark
a riot
a romp
breezy
carefree
feel good
festive
gaiety
giddy
glee
jubilant
lighthearted
playful

Good-looking
beautiful
attractive
dainty
enduring beauty
ethereal
eye candy
eye catching
eye pleasing
fetching
flattering
glamorous
glossy
glowing
gorgeous
gossamer
haunting beauty
head turning
knock out
luminous
lustrous
radiant
rakish
ravishing
resplendent
shimmering
splendid
striking
timeless beauty
tres belle
tres jolie
visual delight
visual feast
visual poetry
visual treat

Luxurious
ornate
opulent
extravagant
lavish
luxe
sumptuous
fancy
treasured

Pleasure
bliss
contentment
deeply satisfying
delight
ecstasy
enjoyment
happiness
harmony
heaven
paradise
sheer bliss
stirring
will dazzle you
will delight you

Stylish
bold
daring
edgy
fashionable
goes with anything
graceful
in vogue
knock out
modish
retro
sleek
soft spoken
subtle
tasteful
trendy
tres belle
tres chic
with fair
with panache
with pizazz

Unusual
a conversation started
a fresh approach to
a refreshing change of pace
delightfully different
different
exceptional
exotic
matchless
mystifying
off beat
original
out of the ordinary
remarkable
unconventional
wild and crazy

Valuable
a lifesaver
a must
a necessity
cherished
essential
integral
invaluable
prized
treasured

Sexy
alluring
daring
flirty
forbidden
hot
naughty
reckless
sassy
scandalous
seductive
shameless
shocking
sinful
steamy
sultry
tantalizing
tempting
wicked
contours
craving
curves
delicate
delight
desire
fire
flame
fondle
frolic
intimate
lust
moist
passionate
pleasure
ripe
scorching
sizzling
sleek
supple
throbbing
torrid
touch
voluptuous

Sensory
burnished
crystalline
fiery
gleaming
icy
luminous
lustrous
moonlit
radiant
scorching
smoldering
steaming
sunlit
windswept
bittersweet
bubbling
crisp
effervescent
fragrant
frothy
gossamer
misty
musky
muted
savory
scented
smoky
tart
juicy
luscious
melodious
seasoned
succulent
zesty



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16 Comments:

Marina Levy March 11, 2010 at 6:50 AM  

Thank you for such interesting and huge post

Wieber Art March 11, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

Your diligence is appreciated. Thank you for doing the 'leg work' and sharing it with us. Best of Success.

Wieber Art March 11, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

This list is invaluable! Thank you for doing the 'leg work' for us. Your diligence is appreciated. Best to you.

DreamBubbles March 12, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

Thank you so much for sharing with us! I needed this as currently I'm in the category of having multiple programs, spending days trying to piece together the right descriptions... Best wishes!

Robyn Colledge,  March 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

thank you so much for sharing, great word bank!!!!

mistyridge March 12, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

Wow. That is an excellent list. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Did you come up with your own spreadsheet or was the spreadsheet related to the book you mentioned? Thanks again.

Blue & White Wear March 14, 2010 at 12:24 AM  

Thanks so much for such a comprehensive list! What a great resource and time saver! THANKS again!

About Me March 14, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

Fantastic list! Thanks for sharing it!

Veronica R June 17, 2010 at 4:32 PM  

Thank you so much for this list! It will be so useful when writing those descriptions!

Flowers October 11, 2010 at 3:07 AM  

I really appreciate your putting out this list.

lapillysboutique May 17, 2011 at 12:01 PM  

Thanks a lot for posting this list it was very good of you and so helpful as well thanks again.

Regards Gemma

Anonymous,  July 19, 2011 at 2:50 PM  

Thank you - what wonderful words! I am an eBay seller always struggling with my listings and in August we can add 25 characters - this will help immensely!

Lynette

GRAVITY by Keren Shafran January 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM  

Wow I love the words you give here for selling description. Remember- it's always hard to start, but when you caught the main idea, it's like butter. I'll use your list in my new Etsy shop "gravityjewels" for my handmade jewelry.

MinyvonneB,  January 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM  

I was workig on an article for an online magazine about jewelry trends and this helped me a lot. Thanks!

Minyvonne

Forestlily Designs February 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM  

This is awesome! Thank you so much for such a thoughtful and extensive list! I've kept my own list of descriptive words but after so many Etsy listings, they've gotten pretty worn out & tired! You've done amazing legwork here - greatly appreciated!
Jennifer @ Forestlily Designs
www.etsy.com/shop/forestlilydesigns

Donna February 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM  

You are a great person to take the time to give this information to others!
I'm sure it took you some time and I wanted to thank you for your help!!

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