Sunday, 25 September 2011

The naming of beads is a difficult matter... isn't just one of your holiday games! I'm misquoting T.S Eliot there, but you get the idea.

Do beads actually need names in order to sell? Probably not, but I've always named them, because somehow it seems more personal. I don't know, maybe you think that's nonsense and I'm wasting my time thinking up names, but hey, it makes me happy :) Not that it's always easy...sometimes a bead knows what it wants to be called straightaway; other times I have to trawl the internet to try and find a name that 'fits'.

I called this bead 'Singing Moon'. In case you were wondering, that is the Celtic name for September's full moon. I picked the name because it is September and well, I just loved the name!

This little beauty just had to be 'Spearmint'...

And as for this one...I had the name 'Autumn Rain' in my head as I was making it and I think it has grown into its name rather well!

What do you think? Do you like beads to have names or are you quite happy to see them listed as just 'Pink Set' or 'Blue focal no. 3'?

These beads are now listed on Ebay if you want to pop over and take a look!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Back in Business

At last...what with work, setting up the new website and Etsy shop and having a missing mojo, there hasn't been a great deal in the way of beads around here for a while!

However, I've finally got around to listing some beads on Ebay.  Nothing brand new...a few relistings (come on guys, there are some lovely beads desparate for new homes there!) and a couple that I've been hanging on to for months and have finally decided to part with. Because "it's such a lovely shade of pink!" and "I love looking at the pretty swirls" aren't really reason to keep them!

Anyway, I have finally made some new beads, which I'll be listing in my shiny, new Etsy shop at some point. You'll be the first to know when they're there!