Name That Beadwork: Win a Kit of Kabela Metal Findings!

Apr 3, 2012

I don't often work with metal beads and components, so this month's challenge kit from Beadwork magazine was a REAL challenge for me!

Give us your best name for this beaded rope necklace! Leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win this month's challenge kit.
Opening up the kit, I was thrilled to see some metal seed beads, a pack of wintry-looking seed beads, and a little stash of Kabela metal components and findings. I was immediately drawn to that beautiful metal twig -- it must have been my outdoorsy side coming out, but I wanted to use that twig! My husband came to the rescue with the perfect drill bit for making a couple of tiny holes in the metal, and I was good to go!

The wintry seed bead mix was very tempting, but I wasn't sure how I was going to use that. Then, just by accident, I happened to notice a couple of strands of aqua terra jasper sitting on my work table. The lovely, earthy browns in the jasper picked up the browns of the metal components, and the dark green seed beads pulled the whole thing together!

Because I was on a beaded rope kick around that time, I decided to put the whole thing together with a simple spiral rope, accented with those amazing metal seed beads. I don't know about anyone else, but just reading the words "metal seed beads" makes me start to do a Homer Simpson: "Mmmm, metal seed beads!"

You could win this beautiful kit of seed beads and Kabela metal components!
When I tried to dangle all of the metal leaves from the twig using wrapped loops, it was just too busy. And I didn't like the noise that the metal leaves made, clanking into each other all of the time. This was one time when I felt that my jewelry was best seen and not heard! So I dove back into my stash and made a pair of really, really long beaded earrings to complete the set!

Now it's your turn to complete the beading project, and maybe win a kit of seed beads and Kabela components! Think of a name for this necklace and leave it as a comment on this post. We'll take comments until Monday, April 30, 2012 at midnight (12:00 a.m.) EST at which time we'll choose from the names submitted. The one we like the best will win the beading kit pictured here! (Please note: this contest is open to those residing in the U.S. only.)

Good luck, and bead happy!

Jennifer

P.S. We'll contact the winner of the challenge via the email provided in your Beading Daily profile, so make sure everything is up to date!

Update: The winner chosen for this challenge was Lisa Lockhart, with the name Seasonal Serendipity. Congratulations, Lisa!


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CynthiaP@17 wrote
on Apr 4, 2012 12:06 PM

I'd name this necklace/earring set "Dancing Leaves."

CynthiaP@17 wrote
on Apr 4, 2012 12:07 PM

I'd name this necklace/earring set "Dancing Leaves."

muskratlove wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 7:04 AM

Either "Sprouting Hope" or "Copper Sprout" necklace.

Damyjo wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 6:07 PM

I'd name this beautiful beading "Out on a Limb".

Damyjo wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 6:07 PM

I'd name this beautiful beading "Out on a Limb".

Step_a_nee wrote
on Apr 6, 2012 5:59 PM

No pun intended, but I believe the perfect name would be ' Wind Beneath My Leaves " .

torkko wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:11 AM

"A Turquoise Fall"  or  "A Fall to Remember"

Kim Torkko

torkkok@yahoo.com

ljjohnson54 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:23 AM

"Last of the Falling Leaves" comes to mind.  I live in Vermont and falling leaves are amazing.

on Apr 7, 2012 8:24 AM

Seasonal Serendipity - it's spring-ish, it's autumn-ish and winter-ish. 3 out of 4 isn't bad!

Bstevensdunn wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:28 AM

I would name this piece"Springs second flower"

Bstevensdunn wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:29 AM

I would name this piece "Springs' Second Flower".

earthjewels wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:35 AM

Winds of Change

lmfrdc wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:35 AM

Earth's Heartbeat

sweepster49 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:42 AM

I think "Autumn by the Lake" is a good name for this necklace.  Thanks.

earthjewels wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:42 AM

Cascade of Autumn

on Apr 7, 2012 8:43 AM

how about "Forever Fall". I also like another comment of "out on a limb'

annwms wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:45 AM

Winter Solace

mandy43 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:01 AM

if i were to name this necklace I would name it "Blowing Leaves"

Betty@152 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:04 AM

Spiraling Spring Leaves

on Apr 7, 2012 9:18 AM

Nature's Lake

linkxlink wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:30 AM

Heart on a limb would be a good name for the set

on Apr 7, 2012 9:39 AM

"Leaves of grass" enters my mind.

dolce@3 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:41 AM

Cuivre Feuille.       (French for copper leaf)

on Apr 7, 2012 9:41 AM

Last leaf of spring

julesck41 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:44 AM

leaving winter,  thats the name i like

julesck41 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:45 AM

leaving into spring, i like that one too

quantum.m59 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:46 AM

"connected to nature" or "nature's connection"

btw: lovely piece!

smart74019 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:48 AM

I name it "Indian Summer".  To look at it that is what it reminds me of.

on Apr 7, 2012 9:57 AM

I would name it Hope Springs Eternal.  Lovely!

tisserande2 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:29 AM

"Woodland Winter" or if you want to go more playful, "She Got Roped In And Had To Leave"

katiesgram wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:42 AM

"As the twig is bent"  would be a great name. Katie97

Anna Paradox wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:46 AM

I'd call it Winter's Hope.

galsouth wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:57 AM

I'm not sure, but I believe the Kabela components are brass metal, so I would name this, "Splendor in the Brass."  It's an attractive set.

carolharry wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:23 AM

Eve's Leaf

on Apr 7, 2012 11:28 AM

I'd name it "nature's romance" because the design of it has a very romantic and traditional feel to me.

kyllaenk wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:31 AM

relinquish winter

on Apr 7, 2012 11:57 AM

Natures Gifts

bozocat wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 12:03 PM

"Leaf Me Alone" -- I see stark & bare, a twig, some leaves, very wintery.  But then a glimmer of spring in aqua & dark green!  Very nicely put together!

SharonA wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 12:20 PM

First thought: Twiggy

Followed by: Dancing In the Wind  (or Dancing On the Wind)

LaVonne@4 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 12:50 PM

I'd call it "Turning over a new leaf".

annwms wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 1:03 PM

Winter Solitude

biltongbilli wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 2:07 PM

"leaf it to me..."   simply beautiful!

PaulaM@26 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 3:15 PM

Because it is spring and the trees and plants are all bursting into bloom I would call it Bud Break.

on Apr 7, 2012 3:59 PM

I WOULD CALL IT "WOOD NYMPH"

on Apr 7, 2012 3:59 PM

I WOULD CALL IT "WOOD NYMPH"

on Apr 7, 2012 4:01 PM

I WOULD CALL THIS SET "WOOD NYMPH"

Gdmar wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 4:09 PM

 "Feeling Fall" (but dreaming of summer).

on Apr 7, 2012 4:23 PM

leaf it to me

RitaR@11 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:25 PM

"Branching Out"

Sweet40somn wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:51 PM

" Findings Nature"

jynxx164 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:21 PM

Id call "Coming Spring "  thats the first thing that came to mind when i saw the green around the leaves

meemastamper wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:40 PM

I would name it  "Rustling Leaves".

meemastamper wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:40 PM

I would name it  "Rustling Leaves".

meemastamper wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:42 PM

I would name it  "Rustling Leaves".

superb wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:51 PM

  " I'll fly away "

vickiegh wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 12:30 AM

I would name this set "Almost Spring!"

vickiegh wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 12:30 AM

I would name this set "Almost Spring!"

PeggyM@43 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:15 AM

"Leaves Me Breathless".....

PeggyM@43 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:15 AM

"Leaves Me Breathless".....

PeggyM@43 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:16 AM

"Leaves Me Breathless"

SandyB@54 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:38 AM

I would name it "Rue,s Hideaway" in reference to the Hungergames movie that I just saw. How Rue hid in the trees hidden by leaves and branches.

Kat West wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 1:31 PM

The name of this piece is: "The Dryad's Gift".

Kat West

tinytwist wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 2:58 PM

I would name it "Seasons Changing".

tinytwist wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 3:00 PM

I would name it "Seasons Changing".

SandyB@54 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 6:28 PM

I think it should be called "Rue,s  Hideaway" after the tribute in Hunger Games and her hide away in the trees.

SandyB@54 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 6:28 PM

I think it should be called "Rue,s  Hideaway" after the tribute in Hunger Games and her hide away in the trees.

on Apr 8, 2012 7:23 PM

Beautiful necklace. So many names come to mind.... but I think "Branching Out" would be a wonderful name.

bettydunn wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 11:52 PM

My name for this lovely set would be "Falling Leaves."  (Coincidentially, the name of my very first piano recital piece...50+ years ago.)

Anna_Gray wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 12:59 AM

Picture is too small. It is not possible to give a good name to something you almost can't see.

llwallace48 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 6:59 AM

"Autumn Whisper"

btrimble wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 8:38 AM

My first thought was  Out on a Limb, but someone already had that, so I'm going for "Free Falling"

btrimble wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 8:56 AM

Or how about "Just a Hint of Winter"

Barb0308 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 8:57 AM

How about " Leaf Springs Eternal".

Jennesia wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 9:43 AM

Back to December after the famous Taylor Swift song.

suan_song wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 11:19 AM

Hiawatha, it reminds me of our history

squidgie2001 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 11:20 AM

I think this set should be called:

                     "RUSTIC AUTUMN LEAVES"

squidgie2001 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 11:22 AM

I think this set should be called:

               "RUSTIC AUTUMN LEAVES"

Ann kohtz wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 11:44 AM

I'd call it "Season's End".  The last of the rich fall Leaves swept up into necklace and earrings under pale blue sky.

LeslieY@2 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 11:47 AM

Heart on a string - that would by my choice for a name as the big leaf looks like a heart.

cherylkhera wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 2:41 PM

How about "Simran".  This means "meditation" in hindi and as I look at this lovely piece it presents a certain calmness to the viewer, such as meditation would do.

pronounced, "sim-run"

M.I.C wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 5:22 PM

I'd call it..."The last leaf" or "Final Destination". Good luck luck to all of you!

God Bless-

Hannah

M.I.C wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 5:23 PM

I'd call it..."The last leaf" or "Final Destination". Good luck luck to all of you!

God Bless:)

trikerchick wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 5:26 PM

I'd name the necklace "The Last Leaf" refering to the short story of O'Henry.

trikerchick wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 5:30 PM

I'd name it "The Last Leaaaf" refering to a short story of O Henry.

jaqui8 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 6:59 PM

Leaf  Everlasting

holly132 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 8:00 PM

Water earth life.

aqua terra plant

alimc11 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 9:27 PM

"Colors of the Wind"  for some reason this reminded me of the Pocahontas movie, maybe a nod to Grandmother Willow.

Hyersa wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 10:28 PM

"Autumn Bliss" is the first description that comes to mind.

VickiT@15 wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 8:04 AM

I would name the set "Meadow Walk".

btrimble wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 8:25 AM

"Falls Last Leaf"

Willowsong wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 11:00 AM

How about "Autmn's Gift"?

on Apr 10, 2012 5:59 PM

Leaves on a Serene Lake comes to mind...

Rose lily wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 6:00 PM

Shadow Forest

liz15k wrote
on Apr 11, 2012 1:05 AM

Drops of Autumn

jldela wrote
on Apr 11, 2012 1:13 PM

I think "Wind Spirit, Earth Spirit, Circle of leaves"

JoanneW@9 wrote
on Apr 11, 2012 4:05 PM

I'd name it "Earth Spirit". The aqua colored beads represent cascading water, the twig represents earth, and the leaves represent wind when they move with the earrings. This makes this necklace and earrings hot (there is your fire).

shandens wrote
on Apr 11, 2012 6:57 PM

I would call it A Hint of Fall

shandens wrote
on Apr 11, 2012 6:57 PM

I would call it A Hint of Fall

on Apr 11, 2012 8:33 PM

I would name this lovely necklace by Jennifer "Inhaling Nature" :)

WeeLace wrote
on Apr 14, 2012 7:57 AM

A Midsummer Night's Dream - it reminds me of some of the tree profiles in the posters, it seems surreal with the leaves caught in a frozen metal state.

on Apr 14, 2012 12:52 PM

How about "Spring hopes eternal?"

on Apr 14, 2012 12:54 PM

I got the quote wrong, I'll retract "Spring Hopes Eternal'  Oops!

on Apr 19, 2012 3:56 PM

Be Leaf Me

Jocille wrote
on Apr 21, 2012 10:31 PM

My choice for the name of the necklace is "The Last Leaf".  It makes me think of the short story about a dying woman who expects to die when the last leaf falls from the tree outside her window.  But it never falls.  Don't remember the author, but just  the story.

CryssT wrote
on Apr 22, 2012 1:25 AM

I'll suggest - (drum roll please) -

    The Laughter of Leaves

~cryssT

BeckyP@18 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 10:50 AM

"Morning mist on the leaf " would be my name for this piece. I saw early morning dew in the seeds &  jasper. This is a great piece.

ChrisH72 wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 6:09 AM

A Fall Rain

lmfrdc wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:29 PM

Earth's Heartbeat

lmfrdc wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:30 PM

Earth's Heartbeat

auntjohnnie wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:42 PM

Your set is absolutely stunning!  The spiral necklace makes me think of a path so I'd call this "A Walk Down Nature's Path".

beadogs wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:14 PM

Beaded Winter Dreams

PatB@100 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:55 PM

I would give it this name:  Springs Wonder

pss77 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:57 PM

Autumn Leaves

GailE@9 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:58 PM

I would call it The spiralling Leaf

ngadbois wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:07 PM

Cherokee Tear

Baltic Gal wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:12 PM

I wish the picture was a little bigger. It would make it easier to name it.

How about "Nature Walk."

LorraineT@12 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:19 PM

"Earth and Sea"

raggydaggydo wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:33 PM

I'd call your gorgeous necklace ~ Tranquility

ani@9 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:56 PM

Leaf it to Beaver

ani@9 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:56 PM

Leaf it to Beaver

OceanPearl wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:57 PM

Don't think it's fair that the contest is only open to U.S. residents only...

Taysoph wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:14 PM

I would name it "Winter's Blues"

Taysoph wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:15 PM

I would name it "Winter's Blues"

CarolynK22 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:21 PM

"Autumn's End"

batintime wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:29 PM

I'd name it "Tree Delight"

on Apr 28, 2012 7:39 PM

My first thought when viewing this lovely set was:  VERDIGRIS FANTASY

The colors are beautiful, and one of my favorite color combinations. Beautiful!

Linda

jsabel wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 8:02 PM

Beautiful necklace. I'd call it  "Autumn Leaves"  or  "The Lonely Leaf"

sheriputnam wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 8:37 PM

Last Days of Autumn

sheriputnam wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 8:39 PM

Last Day's of Autumn

CindyL@50 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 9:08 PM

I'd go for "Reelin' in Nature" - get it - a rope necklace. Ha!

anioselli wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 9:48 PM

Because it's aqua terra jasper and has leaves that would float gently to water or the ground by a gentle breeze plus the leaves are metal which is molded by fire, I would call it "Earth, Wind and Fire" - or My Nymphs Faster than Your Nymph.... haha.  Pama

CindieI wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 10:02 PM

From This Branch Springs Forth My Heart

Radiance@3 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 10:13 PM

It's lovely!  I'd call it "A Walk In The Woods."

PamF wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 10:19 PM

verde wood nymph

AnnM@98 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 10:29 PM

Spirit of Nature

on Apr 28, 2012 10:45 PM

Winter Shore

on Apr 28, 2012 10:48 PM

Autumn Shore

on Apr 28, 2012 11:15 PM

HOLDING ON TILL SPRING

on Apr 28, 2012 11:17 PM

since its brown it looks like last years leaf so ' holding on till spring'

Heyoka wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 12:12 AM

Hi Jennifer!

I'd like to submit "Leaves Adrift" for your beautiful necklace/earring set.

dotb in mo wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 12:53 AM

First thing that popped into my head was

"Don't Leaf Me Hanging"

dotb

Mimaw12 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 5:56 AM

When I looked at the components of this design - the twigs and the leaves, I immediately thought of Mother Nature and using the leaves, well, I mind instantly said name this piece "Leave it to Nature"  could spell it differently if you'd like and say "Leaf it to Nature"

Love your site

Sandy

on Apr 29, 2012 9:07 AM

A WINTER'S NAP  should be the name of the piece

on Apr 29, 2012 9:35 AM

how about calling the set "water leaves"......picks up the metal leaves in the design and the color of the jasper  (aqua)....

hamster318 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 10:01 AM

Jennifer, what an absolutely beautiful design.  It reminds me of a lovely stroll through the woods by flowing water--  "Over the River and Thru the Woods", is an appropriate name

kpmartin wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 10:14 AM

I'd call it "Nature's Gift".

on Apr 29, 2012 12:55 PM

Winters Promise

on Apr 29, 2012 2:00 PM

Nice.  I would name it Leaf Alone

RPickering wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 2:14 PM

My name for the beaded rope necklace is "Twig Leaf".

RPickering wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 3:38 PM

My name for this lovely necklace is "Twig Leaf" ( a play on "Fig Leaf").

Cheryl@9 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 4:56 PM

How about "FALLing  Waters"

Sheri@73 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 5:45 PM

That set is lovely!  I am a nature girl too--that twig would have been my first thing to touch!!  

How about "Free Fall" a play on the leaves and opportunity to win!

Thank You! Smiles, Sheri

on Apr 29, 2012 6:54 PM

Whenever I see aqua terra jasper, I think of Seattle and the brown of the leaves and naked twigs reminds me of winter there.  So, I'd name the necklace and earrings "Wintering in Seattle."

Jillian9 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 9:49 PM

Jill R. I'd like to suggest "Nature's Dance into life"

Jillian9 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 9:59 PM

Jillian9

"A walk along the stream"

snorkels wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 11:43 PM

I really like Brass components, they are so earthy and interesting. Here is my entry:

In homage to Walt Whitman, I would call this "Leaves of Brass".....

Thanks.

spartica wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 5:46 AM

Nature's Beauty is what I would name this set.  What is more beautiful than seeing lush green grass and foliage on our trees?

1Reilly wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 7:19 AM

Leaves me hanging

vonprehlyr wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 9:08 AM

Falling Leaves is my thought for the name of the set.

vonprehlyr wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 9:09 AM

Falling Leaves is my choice

jackiemerc wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 10:13 AM

I can see the character Puck, from A Midsummer Night's Dream, coveting this beauty; this character is such a charming, mischievous sprite and one of my favorites, so I would name this lovely set "Puck's Folly".

nadagraf wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 10:24 AM

I would call this---------Autumn Romance

smvanr wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 10:27 AM

Autumn's Gem

o: because of the earring set & the leaf centerpiece :]

alley_m wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 10:41 AM

My last minute choice is "Nature’s Quiet Simplicity".

MichelleC@66 wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 11:42 AM

I'd name this necklace either Twining Splendor or Ferngully.

esmoore wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 11:56 AM

Spring's Glory

on Apr 30, 2012 6:12 PM

The colors and leaves make me think of fall. I would name this peice Autumn Breeze.

lindalee5 wrote
on May 3, 2012 4:18 PM

"Nature's Autumn Heart," because the metal leaves and bare twig look like dried leaves in fall.  And the white, green and brown beads reminds me of the snow flurries in the northern fall...often leaving bits of earth showing.  And of course there is that heart shaped focal leaf!

mimichartier wrote
on Jun 1, 2012 9:28 PM

I'd name it 'Wood Nymph'.

mimichartier wrote
on Jun 1, 2012 9:28 PM

I'd name it 'Wood Nymph'.

Tavita wrote
on Aug 7, 2014 1:54 PM

"Winters Sprout"..its still winter with some snow but you see that little twig has sprung through..Very pretty ..nice job.