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We need your help: We’re selecting the cover for the new Aimee Ray book, Aimee Ray’s Sweet & Simple Jewelry, due out in Spring 2013! We’re down to two candidates, and we want your help in finalizing our choices.

In this book, best-selling author Aimee Ray presents jewelry from 15 wonderful designers, representing all the hottest trends among crafters and on Etsy. In these projects, you’ll make your own molds to create flower cabochons and cameos; use polymer clay, epoxy clay, and paper clay; make projects with needle felting, cross-stitch, and of course embroidery; create fun beaded projects (including a wrapped bead bracelet) and jewelry that utilizes shrink plastic; and much more. The pieces are easy to make once you learn how, and of course the book teaches you!

Here’s the book’s official description, which hits the feel of the book much better than what I just typed: “Aimee Ray, the bestselling author of Doodle Stitching — along with top Etsy and indie designers — presents some of the most beautiful, on-trend jewelry projects ever. Designed for general crafters, jewelry makers, and Ray’s legion of fans, these stunning pieces feature a range of techniques, from Aimee’s popular embroidery on felt to tiny living terrariums in a necklace. Ray even includes the hot new trend of making and using molded cabochons! Filled with inspiring and innovative ideas, this is a book every crafter will want to own.”

We’ve narrowed the cover options down to two, and they’re really close for us. So we decided to let our crafting community weigh in! You’ll see the two middle images swapped up and down between the two covers below. Look at them one by one, and then let us ask you:

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Cover 1 for Aimee Ray's Sweet & Simple Jewelry

 

 

Cover 2 for Aimee Ray's Sweet & Simple Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
  • LaLa Ortiz

    I like cover #2 The lay out of photos seems to have better flow . My eyes traveled through them smoother. The title is good. The photos really do look sweet and simple! :)

  • Wendy

    I like cover one. I like the way the aqua in the middle brings your eye to the center of the cover, as opposed to the bright orange earrings in option two, that seem to fight with the title line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kelkearn Mary Kearney

    I like the first cover. There’s too much red/orange in the top row of the second one.

  • Gabbie

    Cover one! It is much more balanced, as opposed to the second one where there seems to be a lot of red-orange going on up near the top. Way excited for this book to make it to my bookshelf!

  • Ashley

    Cover 1!

  • Susan H

    Blue brooch anchors the bottom of the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/missy.graff.3 Missy Graff

    Cover #1

  • Charlie

    I am in going out on a limb here but my knowledge of graphic design tells me to have all pictures draw towards the center so therefore put whitespace to the outside etc. If I were me I would attempt a cover that was in the following order starting from the top left: blue brooch, red earrings, mini terrarium necklace, (row two) hair pins, bracelet, and fox necklace…worth a shot :)

  • KarenSue

    For me, it’s cover #2. In the first, the blue of the brooch doesn’t match the blue-green of the type and I find it that slight difference jarring to the eye. The earrings seem to work better with the “Aimee Ray” color script, and they’re a little further away on the page. Plus, on #2, I think the three bottom items also go better together.

  • KarenSue

    For me, it’s cover #2. In the first, the blue of the brooch doesn’t match the blue-green of the type and I find it that slight difference jarring to the eye. The earrings seem to work better with the “Aimee Ray” color script, and they’re a little further away on the page. Plus, on #2, I think the three bottom items also go better together.

  • http://twitter.com/rookno17 Jenn Erickson

    Cover #2

  • Margaret Lew

    Cover 2

  • Vickie

    The first seems more balanced… Which makes my innate sense of order happy. #1 has vertical, round, vertical on top and round, vertical, round on bottom. This catches my eye better than 3 verticals on top and 3 rounds on bottom. Just my 2 cents worth.

  • Julie

    I think the earrings look better hanging from the top position!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Beth.Keith.Zicafoose Beth Fratzke Zicafoose

    Cover 1 – there is something symmetrically pleasing about Cover 1 that Cover 2 doesn’t attain.

  • Sharon Driscoll

    cover 2 balances so much better.

  • http://www.majestical.com/ Suzen Woods

    Cover 1 is the best suit for Aimee Ray’s jewellery. What I recommend is, whichever cover page you select, it doesn’t matter because ultimately people will read your book and enjoy what you have mentioned in it. I’m willing to read your book once !