Name that jewelry
Do you name your pieces when they are completed? How do you come up with your names?
I do occasionally name my jewelry, usually if I am going to put it on my web site for sale…it’s just easier that way to know what someone wants to buy instead of “that necklace with the really cool green beads on it”. And I have named a couple of styles that I make, like my “Sally” necklace and earring sets. These are named after a former intern who was just a breath of fresh air; bright, breezy and fashionable. I thought the name fit the fun necklace style.
When I create jewelry for Beading Help Web, I usually try to use a descriptive name, because I figure it’s better for someone who is looking for a “Y” necklace to find than to see a necklace called “Yasmine” and know that’s the style.
But I’m curious on how you come up with names for your work if you do name them. Friend or family names? Close your eyes and point at a map or phone book? Emotions? Color variations? Share your methods of naming jewelry and I’ll post them here.