Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Names for My Necklace Lanyards

For the most part I've been giving my pieces names descriptive of the stones or colors in them. I've lately seen a number of bead artists giving evocative names to their pieces, either from quotes or, perhaps, lovely sentiments they've created themselves. I am charmed by and enjoy the thought that goes into the naming.

My pieces sold pretty well at BayCon, so I'm (as mentioned on this blog) hoping to be approved as a dealer at LosCon and am going to look into other cons I can attend. Since most of the people at the cons are SF and Fantasy fans, using SF inspired naming seems like a fun idea, and it represents something I enjoy personally, not just a gimmick. So I was pondering where to get my inspiration for the names of my pieces.

Flash forward to a post about day lilies I clicked on yesterday. There are varieties of day lilies that have been given Star Trek names. I'm a fan, and I got a kick out of looking at the beautiful Borg Technology and Cloaking Device flowers. I've named my most recent pieces with a Star Trek theme, with many thanks to Memory Alpha Wiki to help me find information and quotes.

Here's Tears of Elaan, a short-ish piece at 24" in frosted Czech glass druk beads and iridescent glass seed beads with a larger iridescent Czech glass bead at the ends, best suited for an eyeglass leash. I'm going to also pick a quote from the episode that inspired the name, for each piece. This one comes with the quote from Spock to McCoy at the end of the episode:
"The Enterprise captured his heart long before the Dohlman did"

And almost finished (still need to attach the hardware) this morning, is a longer badge lanyard necklace - approx. 30 - 32", with two sizes of clear glass bicone (diamond) Czech pressed glass beads, separated by silver glass and iridescent glass seed beads. I've named it Treasure of Rigel XII, and the quote, from a conversation between Kirk and Harry Mudd:
"You either believe in yourself or you don't."

First commenter to tell me the name of the Star Trek episodes the necklace names come from, can claim these earrings (Enterprise-A not included), if they'd like:

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Blogger Carol Kabat said...

That would be "Mudd's Women" Episode 6 Season 1. Not that I keep track of stuff like that.

Hi Dawno!

I love your blog. Lots of pretty pretties there.

August 16, 2008 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Yep, that's one of them - how about the other one?

I guess you could claim one earring... :-)

August 16, 2008 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Carol Kabat said...

Ha. You got me. Well I better come up with the correct answer or I'll have to follow Van Gogh's lead and that just seems messy to me.

Could the other one be from "Elaan of Troylus?" Kirk left broken hearts in his wake, the dawg.

August 16, 2008 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Yes, indeed! PM me with mailing details at AW if you want the earrings.

August 16, 2008 at 6:26 PM  

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