A Mailbox Surprise…
July 21, 2013
Early last week, I went out to check the mailbox and SURPRISE…
there was a largish box stuffed inside.
Like most people, my heart did a little leap at seeing a package addressed to me.
Upon opening (ripping into) it, I found two bubble wrapped bundles
and a type written letter from Northridge Publishing.
Hmmm… To my disappointment, the letter said regretfully, the company had decided
to discontinue their Bead Trends magazine
and was returning two pieces of jewelry of mine that were to be published this fall.
Getting some of my jewelry into a magazine was one of my two resolutions this year, so yes, I’m bummed.
I’d been keeping this a secret for weeks and weeks,
waiting to see them in gloriously-colored, professionally photographed print.
Over all, this was a very positive experience, until the mailbox incident.
And funny, the hardest part of submitting the jewelry was coming up with names of the pieces.
I’m not one to attach names to my work. Never felt very clever at it.
Mostly I just describe it… more like Copper and Carnelian Earrings…and not Sunset Serenade or Tequila Twist.
This bracelet became “Hooked on You”.
Kind of catchy, don’t you think?
Struggled to a title for this necklace…I got nothing…
finally in desperation because of the submission deadline…”Drops in the Ocean”.
For no other reason that it reminded me of a tide pool.
So here’s my question…do you title your jewelry pieces?
If so, what inspires you about the piece to come up with a name? Do you think of it first?
In the middle of creating? Or when you are finished?
I’m really curious. And a bit envious.