Post by Darthstar76 on Jan 1, 2013 21:50:35 GMT -5
Saige's Accessories include a turquoise beaded 'coin' necklace, a quadruple-strand red beaded bracelet, a canvas multi-colored tote bag, and an earring set consisting of two turquoise studs, a set of dangling feathers, and a set of dangling bear claws.
Overall this set is adorable. The tote is small, so I'm not sure it would hold much of anything. I have not attemped to fit any of her art supplies inside. The turquoise necklace is nice, but I am surprised that AG would not have placed any design on the coin as it looks very plain. Both the necklace and bracelet have the added detail of a chain lengthener and ball accent which was a nice touch. I did find the bracelet difficult to get on however. The earrings are easy to use by sliding either the feathers or bear claw cluster over the stud, then inserting the grouping into the ear. The turquoise studs have a very real appearance which I appreciated. Overall this set really brings an elegance to the doll I'm not sure we've seen before, especially when combined with Saige's ring. I do hope we see more ring and earring offerings from AG.
Post by Rollsinsnow on Jan 2, 2013 21:25:13 GMT -5
I bought this set for the earrings, I don't think anything else in it is all that special. But it's cute, and goes well with her collection. It does bother me that they mixed gold and silver jewelry terribly, but that's probably a personal thing.
Post by groveportdoll on Feb 2, 2013 14:30:32 GMT -5
I love her accessories except for the bracelet. I cannot get it on her at all. It needs another link which I can do but it annoys me that I have to do so. I would give these accessories a B but since I like everything except that impossible bracelet I am giving it an A-.
I just got this today, and the bracelet is twisted. It appears that everyone else's is 4 distinct strands, while mine is 1 straight strand and 3 twisted (or I can make all 4 twisted). This kinda bugs me, and I am wondering if it's a defect and I should call CS. When I have a chance, I will try to get a picture up.
Got this set yesterday. I love the earrings and the purse. As noted by Darthstar76, the gold coin on the necklace is a bit odd. I find it funny that it isn't silver since silver is the main metal color used in SW jewelry (and personally I think it would look better with the blue of the necklace). It is also funny that the coin has no design on it. It ends up looking okay, but they could have done better.
My biggest complaint is with the bracelet. Mine came twisted, but I just untwisted it. I also have trouble getting it on her wrist (I have Lanie with her bracelets and they are hard to get on, but not almost impossible like this one is). Also, the threads (and I do mean threads) that the coral beads are on look like they are going to break at any minute. I would NEVER give this to a child, it would be broken in a couple of days. I imagine that if the thread doesn't break, the rubbing of the thread against the metal clasp will cause it to fray and break. This will not be getting much use in my house and will be put away (or else I'll see about getting a second one via replacement parts).
Overall I'd give the set a B. I love the concept of the jewelry, but the bracelet is a fail and the necklace is only a C due to design issues. A+ on the purse and the earrings.
I opted for the accessory set when my colleague purchased my Saige doll from Chicago. I had no earring sets and with Saige's pierced ears, I figured some earrings would be nice.
Purse Just a standard canvas-like material. Seems somewhat small to me (if we are looking at ratio, it is just bigger than a child's hand, which is a pretty small purse to me). It is cute though and unique. A-
Earring Definitely my favorite part of the set. They are not as childish as some of the other earring sets AG offers, which is perfect for my dolls who are 14 years old. Very easy to use and the dangles provide additional mix and match potential with other AG earring sets. A
Necklace Cute, but the construction is poor. The coin is a light plastic coated gold. I had a darn time with the clasp, and I am an adult collector. I cannot imagine how a child would have any easier of a time. B-
Bracelet As others mentioned, mine came twisted and I had to untwist as I was attempting to put it on Saige's wrist. Like the necklace, the clasp was horrid and very tight. C
Overall, I like the concept of the set. It is not too stuck on a given theme, such as McKenna's gymnastics duffel bag or Kanani's Hawaiian themed items. But the construction of the necklace and Bracelet is questionable, especially for the target age.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Nov 7, 2013 21:35:40 GMT -5
I absolutely love this set. I did live down in the southwest for a while and loved all the jewelry and was thrilled to see something like that produced by AG. The jewelry is 100% why I bought this set - worth every penny. The other girls may need to get pierced ears just so Saige can share. I also love how everything in this set could work for any other modern doll and isn't specific to her (beyond the southwestern influence of course).
Purse Very cute, seems well made. I do think it's too small - none of the other AG purses I have had are this small. I don't know how she's supposed to tote around a sketch book in this!
Necklace The necklace is very cute. It's simple but it's something a ten year old would wear. I do think they could have stamped something on the gold coin instead of leaving it blank, though.
Bracelet This what I was most excited about in this set, and it's super cute... once it's on. I'm NINETEEN and almost went to go ask my mom for help. I can't imagine an eight year old trying to put it on. Let's just say Saige better like it too... because it's not coming off now that it's finally on. I guess Saige is only going to get to wear things that red compliments. LOL.
Earrings Love love love these! The feathers are the cutest. I'm not a fan of the earrings she comes with so she'll likely spend most of her time in these when she's not wearing studs from the Birthstone set. The gold dangles are pretty too. The studs compliment her ring very well. The mixing of silver and gold don't really bother me. The silver stud/gold dangles isn't noticeable on a doll. You'd have to be up close specifically looking to notice. Everything else looks like a girl just wearing her favorite jewelry rather than a complete set that's matching and came together. No thanks.
Overall I give the set an A - it would be an A+ if it weren't for the bracelet.
Everything is pretty well made, I store all Saige's jewelry in her purse. The gold dangles sometimes twist around, but easily fixable to twist back into place. The bracelet is hell to get on. I don't like these clasps they use.