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« on: July 18, 2008 03:16:28 AM »

I was thinking if there are many people who give a name to their Creations... i know i do... as soon i make a new necklace or other piece i try to find a name that suit the creations... how about you?

I usually put a name according with the inspiration that made me make the piece and i usually choose a english or french name (i'm portuguese)... i think is more chic and more universal... and i think it's a good marketing tool...

But i also have friends that simply choose a code with number or letters...

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008 12:50:21 AM »

I prefer the named pieces, to me it makes it feel like the artist has more emotion put into then just giving it a number

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008 08:29:51 AM »

I never used to, but as my creations have become more complex I have started doing this. I think it might also have something to do with putting my pieces on display - necklace 1, necklace 2 etc is just so boring.

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008 05:12:30 PM »

It is good to get into the habbit of naming your creations. Many of the art contests require you name you work for publications. I like seeing what names are picked, it seems to tell alot about the work, just by knowing the name!


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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008 02:44:15 PM »

As a rule I don't, but I started naming the pieces in my bridal/formal collection. I don't know. Something about those just seemed to lend themselves to names.

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008 10:41:53 AM »

I like it when pieces have personal names as if they are living things; it makes them seem more individual.  But for practical purposes, I give my work descriptive names so that I and others can identify them more easily.  I suppose a sort of double-naming system would be interesting: with a "first" name that is personal and a "last" name that describes the piece.

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008 06:18:54 AM »

I don't have specific names for my creations. It's just stuff like "Gold Rose" when I make a gold rose, but then again, my stuff is not as abstract as jewelry pieces, since I make french beaded flowers. Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008 09:27:25 AM »

I used to think it was stupid, but I have now started naming most of my pieces in honor of the person for whom I designed it (which isn't always in line with the recipient).  It does make a lot more sense for me to do that, since I'm too abstract to come up with a number/code system, and the descriptive names I have are too long.
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009 05:59:19 AM »

I came across this question and was all excited, because I thought I was the only dope who did this!!! Even the simplest of designs gets a name, based on colour or style, or even just the name of someone or something that inspired me. I feel like it makes the piece truly unique, and even if it's something I might make several of, then it distinguishes that item. "Oh yes, that's a Jessica original, lone of her Ybor Tobacco scarves." LOL. I find it helps me feel tied to to me in some way.

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