Name That Beadwork: Win a Kit of Chain and Bezels

Jun 20, 2012

This month's Beadwork magazine challenge was done by Melinda Barta, and features a kit of metal bezels and chain. This is what Melinda had to say about her design:

"This kit was a real treat because it got me back into designing with resin, a technique that was once used in many of my jewelry designs but had fallen by the wayside. For a more varied chain, I disassembled the links and interspersed sections of oval chain with round chain. The beaded charms were made with peyote-stitched bead caps that cover light pink stone rounds; the pattern for the caps appears in my new book, Mastering Peyote (Interweave, December 2012). Although I didn't find a way to use them in this design, I had fun peyote-stitching flat bands for the metal tube beads."

So now it's your turn to name that beadwork! Take a look at Melinda's beaded necklace creation, and come up with your best name. Post it here as a comment (yes, you can leave more than one comment!) until Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. MST. At that time, we'll compile a list of all the names and choose the one we like best. The winner will receive their very own kit of metal bezels and chain as pictured here! (Please note: this contest is open only to residents of the U.S. We are unable to ship the prize internationally at this time.)

Naming your beadwork can be the hardest part of creating a piece of beaded jewelry. So help us out, and come up with a name for Melinda's beautiful beaded necklace! Good luck!

 

Bead Happy,

Jennifer

Update: The winner chosen for this challenge was Maybeline Perey, with the name Morning Blush. Congratulations, Maybeline!


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lrwoods09 wrote
on Jun 20, 2012 8:42 AM

Summer Breeze

stellavl wrote
on Jun 20, 2012 9:34 AM

Hello from Greece,

if I win I accept the Payment on delivery the charges (costs) of mail,

I hoop to will receive one answer, and then I writting the "name: for neacles!!!

Stella

lrwoods09 wrote
on Jun 20, 2012 10:24 AM

"summer breeze" Leslie Woods

LauraH@79 wrote
on Jun 20, 2012 10:44 AM

At first glance it looked like clock parts, so I thought "Tick-Tock".  Looking at it closer it reminds me of bottle caps, so Pop a Top

on Jun 20, 2012 10:49 AM

I would name it "Shimmer in the air".

Dawn Gray

mdperey wrote
on Jun 20, 2012 3:18 PM

I like the cool colors, because they remind me of the early morning sky. How about Morning Blush?

katrice61 wrote
on Jun 21, 2012 4:47 PM

Sweet Magnolia

Tulsan222 wrote
on Jun 22, 2012 3:24 PM

Sunshine in the Medows.

chartreader wrote
on Jun 22, 2012 8:08 PM

Indian Summer or The Harvest

vsullens wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 7:29 AM

Celestial Delight

Mary AnneF wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 7:45 AM

I like "Summer Solstice."

Wiyaka wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 7:53 AM

Mystic Waters

It reminds me of legends and mist over the water.

momcat560 wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 9:23 AM

Beautiful piece!!

"Sand and Tide" comes to mind.  :)

on Jun 23, 2012 9:41 AM

Pink Peyote Delight

Pinky Poo

Pink Beauty

on Jun 23, 2012 9:42 AM

Brezzy Pink

on Jun 23, 2012 9:44 AM

Ocean of Pink

diana foster wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 10:04 AM

"Capture the Beauty" DIana

diafoster@Cox.net

on Jun 23, 2012 11:52 AM

Looks like so much fun.

Note I do have a US address if I were to be so lucky as to win.

TMBR wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 12:46 PM

So beautiful! These come to mind:

Delicate Whimsy

Graceful Glamour

En-chain-ting Melody

Ginkoleaf wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 1:19 PM

I'd call it Ring a Ding Ding!

SandraJ@20 wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 1:52 PM

"REFLECTIONS" would be fitting since Melinda hadn't done any resin work for a while.  And when a silversmith is working with silver and has it in the flame, he keeps it there until the exact point that he sees his reflection and immediately takes the fire off it or it will melt.

I love the inspiration I always get from the pieces you all put together.  Its like going to a jewelry show setting at my own computer...but its not 1/2 as much fun!  lol  Thanks bunches gang for all your hard work (or are you really getting paid to play!)

SandraJ@20 wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 1:56 PM

Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers old song)!  Since Melinda took the chain links apart & reassembled!

dharma51 wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 2:22 PM

Wisp of Bezels

cheryltuma wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 2:33 PM

sweet dreams

kattfive wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 3:27 PM

"Mystique"  would be the name I would suggest.

What a great looking kit.

NekoNutchi wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 4:12 PM

United diversity

Radiance@3 wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 5:13 PM

So pretty!  It makes me think of an old song my mother used to sing -- "I'm forever blowing bubbles / Pretty bubbles in the air."  So I'd call this necklace "Blowing Bubbles!"

BonnieK@18 wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 5:22 PM

It looks like soda pop caps and reminds me of thebeautiful blue water in the springs where I live so I'd call it Soda Springs.

ellonwheelz wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 10:37 PM

I look at the pic, and consider all the details given about the construction, and what comes to (my) mind is...

Flowers in Spring(s)

Thank you for the chance to win this dynamite kit! I can only dream of all the fun I would have creating with it!!

Patty Katity wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 12:44 AM

The symbolism is:

The delicate design in soft colors of baby blue and pink is not overwhelmed with the strength of the chains because it is the Pink Dogwood Tree design.  Please note the four pink petals.  The strength is that it is not a flower but a tree.  Hence the name is:                        

                               Silver Lady Pink Dogwood        

lindab142 wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 1:59 AM

Circles of Life

PamF wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 11:25 AM

Flower  Trio

BelindaR@4 wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 11:29 AM

Misty Star Breeze

Robbiebobbie wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 12:47 PM

Beads, Bezels and Beyond

Robbiebobbie wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 12:48 PM

Bezels, Beads and Beyond

Renee@61 wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 3:34 PM

Spring "Resinates" in Pink

on Jun 25, 2012 3:27 AM

"Spring cascades"  OR "Daisy Chains and Laughs"    

Robbiebobbie wrote
on Jun 25, 2012 5:49 AM

Beads, Bezels and Beyond

Robbiebobbie wrote
on Jun 25, 2012 5:49 AM

Bezels, Beads and Beyond

dolce@3 wrote
on Jun 25, 2012 7:34 AM

summer sand

btrimble wrote
on Jun 25, 2012 7:54 AM

How about "Simply Resinating".  Is there any way we can see a larger picture of the necklace?  When I click to enlarge it's still the same size.  It's so small you can't tell what is in the bezels.  Thanks

najfaulkner wrote
on Jun 26, 2012 10:22 PM

i like "preszels" - peyote, resin and bezels!

JenniC@5 wrote
on Jun 28, 2012 3:10 AM

Vintage Roses

GGNoone wrote
on Jun 28, 2012 11:17 PM

I would name this beauty, "Dogwoods in Bloom"

GGNoone wrote
on Jun 28, 2012 11:22 PM

I would name this wonderful necklace, "Dogwoods in Bloom"

deyxes wrote
on Jul 1, 2012 5:22 PM

Prompt Pastel Passion Necklace.

btrimble wrote
on Jul 3, 2012 1:21 PM

How about "Pretty in Pink" or Bezelled Beauties

Jacolette wrote
on Jul 6, 2012 11:11 AM

It truly is a pity that i cant enter, i have a perfect name!

Jacolette wrote
on Jul 6, 2012 11:11 AM

It truly is a pity that i cant enter, i have a perfect name!

Jacolette wrote
on Jul 6, 2012 11:11 AM

It truly is a pity that i cant enter, i have a perfect name!

Jacolette wrote
on Jul 6, 2012 11:11 AM

It truly is a pity that i cant enter, i have a perfect name!

grannie572 wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 8:37 AM

Past, Present, Future Perfection

Elphin84 wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 10:06 AM

Definitely Fall Frost

RPickering wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 11:16 AM

Peyote Spring

Granny Mo wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 12:22 PM

Summer Sparkles

grammadianne wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 1:41 PM

Celestial Rose

ladymother wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 2:21 PM

Victorian Spring

ladymother wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 2:22 PM

Victorian Spring

VioletaGA wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 3:42 PM

I think "Chained memory" would be nice.

Cookiesue wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 6:08 PM

"Dainty Dazzle" were two words that came to mind when I looked at this necklace.  Creativecookiesu@aol.com

on Jul 7, 2012 9:35 PM

Soft Demension

on Jul 7, 2012 9:39 PM

Spring in Flight

Aliceryan75 wrote
on Jul 8, 2012 1:20 AM

Remembering When

SandArt8 wrote
on Jul 9, 2012 12:05 AM

The silver and white remind me of snow. Then the pink made me think of how Spring flowers peek from the snow as it melts.

"Alaskan Spring"

kathipruitt wrote
on Jul 9, 2012 5:15 AM

Dripping ice

4Beauty wrote
on Jul 9, 2012 6:56 AM

Dancing Stars

ccrider2006 wrote
on Jul 11, 2012 7:58 AM

Chains of Summer

Chains of a Summer Love

Chains of Love

RitaW@8 wrote
on Jul 11, 2012 11:57 AM

Dreamers' Bobbles

on Jul 17, 2012 9:38 AM

It's lovely - my choice "dainty lady"

loveami wrote
on Jul 19, 2012 1:35 PM

Hi, the piece to me has a french and joyful quality. I would like to name it, "La Joie des Fleurs"......translation, The Joy of Flowers.

stufferb wrote
on Aug 12, 2012 2:56 PM

I would name this necklace Versatile  vintage Vacation. This is a must pack item. I can see it worn with jeans on a casual lunch or with a romantic skirt layered  with a long strand of pearls and you have your dinner attire covered. Beautiful design.

I hope I win just to let my imagination go wild with these items

Stufferb@gmail.com