Monday, August 3, 2009

What's in a name?

Yesterday I finished this!




This? yes, this, because so far it is unamed and has no other reference.



There are those who's naming is brilliant. Jean Campbell just named her piece 'Lilium' (same retreat by the way, more soon)



and Rachel's names are always intriguing, Ootheca, H. Liliripes.....

This needs a fitting name. I sometimes invite my husband into the the name game. He named Terracita, La Boquita and most recently Ripplestiltsken so perhaps I should ask him his thoughts on this.



A word or two more about the retreat. Next March 12 - 14 San Francisco, Beading by the Bay! Artists, Marcia DeCoster, Jean Campbell, Maggie Meister. Brought to you by the promoter of Hooked on Wire, Susan Kazarian. Website, project and registration details coming soon.

19 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh! That is just lovely. Can't wait to see what name it gets.

Nancy

Susan Wells said...

"Celestial" came to mind.

a2susan said...

This is beautiful! I love the way you combined the beads with the components, and that orange really glows.

Susan

Nancy K. said...

HI, very nice! I just heard about the retreat on Saturday. I will be there. Thanks for posting these pictures.

Gypsybeads said...

I love those CZ Drops!
As always, your blend of colors is fabulous! Not that we would expect anything less from you , but still ;)

Tina said...

how bout "Amazing Grace".

Arlenesfelt said...

It looks like Victorian pieces I have seen.
Victoria???
Whatever her name, she's a lovely girl.

Anamcara said...

It a wonerful piece of art indeed.
How about "Lady of the Lake".

Maryanne said...

I love this piece, I love the colors. I'm happy to know that others have trouble naming their work. My husband has been known to help out also.

It looked very Victorian to me. Good luck naming it. Whatever you call it, it's beautiful.

Pepita said...

I think it is a truly beautiful piece. For some reason it reminderd me of a solar eclipse I witnessed on august 11th 1999 in the North of France. I guess the orange hot color of the sun and the purple sky around it during the coming and going of the eclipse made me think of it.

So I would call it Solar Eclipse. It is of a rare beauty that doesn't come around often.

Jean Campbell said...

Marcia-

As you know I adore this necklace, too! It's very Victorian and simply gorgeous. For some strange reason it reminded me of the Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme "Dr. Foster Went to Gloucester" and so I searched for the rhyme online. Lookie here: http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=hes&p=1337&l=D... It's a similar colorway!

If "Gloucester" isn't quite right, you might poke around on this Victorian nursery rhyme site to find some other words that pique your interest.

xoxo
Jean

coolmoon said...

The orange reminds me of the bright color of a Phoenix, the symbol of rebirth....it also has a 'feathery' look to it....but that's just MY interpretation...
Beautiful. Gorgeous piece. I bow yet again to the master, as I will never be worthy....

Becca said...

You have done it again. No wonder you are my very FAVORITE designer!!!
Becca

snivli said...

Beautiful!!!

BetsyJewelry's Blog said...

Another wow! I was going to suggest Firy Opalescence, but then I read the post about the Solar Eclipse in France and the colors matching. I think the name Solar Eclipse resonates with the kind of energy that wonderful necklace has.

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

What a fabulous piece, Marcia! Is it too late to get it in the book? ;) It reminds me of the sunrise photo you posted in the previous blog entry, Might I humbly suggest Glimmer of Sunrise?

flyingbeader said...

Okay I'm drooling over these two pieces. I hope you bring at least one to the Tahoe Retreat to share. Can't wait to take your class and see the Sparkle Queen.
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Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Perhaps for your mother...

coolmoon said...

My thought EXACTLY, Beverly. I commented earlier about an idea, but as soon as I saw todays post, I knew that IT - or one soon to come, will have to be in honor of Marcia's beloved mother.
Blessings to your family, Marcia,
enjoy each other and the memories you share....