Sunday, September 07, 2008

I need a name for this...



Recently, I put the peyote cuff in the first photo up at my Etsy shop. I made it quite some time back & it's been hanging on a display board ever since. Normally, I prefer chunkier styles of beading such as embroidery or right angle weave, so this red peyote piece was an experiment. I loved how the peyote felt like glass fabric, but I just couldn't leave it flat. So, a little embellishing...

I had to take a good look at the red cuff to describe it for the store and that led to ideas...which led to the cuff in the second photo. I love the change in textures and the "bead soup" of olive, grey, teal, plum and merlot Matte Raku (Toho) beads. Now...all I need is a name to post it under when it's done!

Any ideas? I kept thinking about pebbles under water (you know how they look when you're in the shallows and the water is clear)...but other than that, I'm stumped!

8 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

It's beautiful, lj....it has the look of winter bark too or even the forest floor in the winter...but I'm dipped if I can think of a name for it...names aren't my forte!

LJ said...

I like "winter bark"...
Thanks BB. See? Now we don't have to dip you.
Nancy..I was wandering around the notion of "pebbles" myself...but the embellishment, I think, is not pebbly enough.
Appreciate the suggestions. Likely will go with "winter bark"..

Carol Dean said...

Sorry, I can only admire both...I'm horrible about naming my own work, much less someone else's ;o

herhimnbryn said...

This is not going to be helpful and it's probably because I haven't had any breakfast yet, but the top one straight away reminded me of Blackberries ripening and the 2nd one of those beautiful dark greeny/brown french Puy Lentils! Not very artistic titles for such gorgeous pieces though!

Wore your bracelet at the w/e, three total strangers noticed it and commented on it's loveliness.

Jewels said...
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Jewels said...

For the bottom one, I liken to a Riverbank, a cool name might be something along the lines of "Thebes", or "Yangtze".

The top one should be something exotic, Japanese. Keeping in theme with the Geisha up above, one of the Geisha's in the book was named "Hatsumomo". Hatsumomo wore very brilliantly colored kimono, such as this cuff. :D

Sorry, I'm in Japanese mode these days... LOL!

Pat de Verre said...

Sorry, I didn't go there for a long time and maybe it is to late for a name.
This year it is the 30°anniversary of "Disco music" so for the first one, I propose the title of a disco song " rivers of Babylon1" by Boney M and for the second " rivers of Babylon 2" by Bob Marley .
Wish you the best
Pat de Verre

AMPwerx said...

All of your work is exquisite, I can remember a time when you taught me the intricate processes required for creating fimo baubles...
But, as for a name, for some reason "RumbleStone" came to mind when I saw it.
Anyhoo, Love It!

Anthony
Halifax