I like the name Bob

I have joined yet another blog group called Flaming Hot! It is basically a blog group for blogging lampworkers with ideas to blog about and tips to share.  Todays topic is naming finished pieces. Actually, this topic was started yesterday, so I had a chance to read the other entires first. My favorite was Ever Afters post. At the end she says her next set will be named Fred.

I laughed out loud when I read that. I have a terrible time naming my beads and Greg’s marbles. I use the speak to me approach. I look at them, fondle them and let them tell me their name. More often than not they are mute or extremely uncreative. I have yet to resort to Blue Florals, Pink Florals, etc, but I have thought about it a lot. Or how about just numbers for set? Florals 101. Scrolls 202. I can’t bring myself to do that. They need something to identify them.

I often ask Greg to help. Lots of times he has names picked out for his marbles. I love that, since most of the time he does have a story with his piece. Unfortunately, often the names are too long to fit in my ebay listing, so I have to modify them. When we can’t thing of anything, one of us usually says, “Bob…how about just Bob?” Then we laugh and I roll my eyes and let the piece speak to me. Maybe it is time I went with Bob. Laurie of Ever After gets Fred, I get Bob…you can have Ralph.


7 thoughts on “I like the name Bob

  1. I love this topic! I also name my jewelry, and sometimes the name just comes to me as I design a piece. Other times, I stare at it for what seems like forever, and nothing is coming to me! I also use your approach of trying to get the beads to tell me their name! If someone uses Ralph, who is gonna take Norton? 😉

  2. Oh darn I was going to take Ralph for my next frog. Now Bob, Ralph and Norton are gone. Does that leave me with Greg? (lol) My frogs are the only beads that speak to me. Enjoyed this post!

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