Name That Beaded Bracelet and Win a Kit of Beads from The Creative Fringe

Jan 1, 2013

It's a brand-new year, and that means it's time for a brand-new challenge in the February/March issue of Beadwork magazine! This time around, editor Melinda Barta took this fun kit of beads from The Creative Fringe and got her punk on with this very cool peyote stitch bracelet! This bead kit included some matte grey Toho seed beads, a few lovely garnet chips, a length of chain, a brass pendant, and an assortment of pressed glass leaves. Fun stuff!

Melinda had this to say about creating her bracelet:

When I couldn't find a way to incorporate the brass pendant as it was, I punched several small circles out of it, dapped the circles into small domes, and punched smaller holes in the center of each dome to form shallow brass charms. You can see these charms, along with garnets, embellishing the tops of the central peyote tubes. Capping the ends of the tubes with small spikes from my stash was fun and transformed the project into something over the top and edgy.

Now that Melinda has created this cool bracelet, you get to choose a name for it! Grab a cup of tea and a cookie, and think about what you would like to name this beautiful beaded bracelet. Leave your name as a comment on this blog, and you might win the kit of beads from The Creative Fringe that Melinda used to create her bracelet!

You have until 12:00 midnight CST on February 28, 2013 to leave your comments. After that, we'll look through all the names and pick the one we like best to win! Please note: due to customs regulations, this giveaway is only open to those residing in the United States.

Bead Happy!

Jennifer

Update: The winner of this naming challenge was Ellen Leisner, with the name Zenobia's Triumph. Congratulations, Ellen!


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EvelynV@3 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 8:58 AM

"Steamroller Blues" after the James Taylor song. Here are some lyrics:

"Well, I'm a steamroller, baby

I'm bound to roll all over you

Yes, I'm a steamroller, baby

I'm bound to roll all over you

I'm going to inject your soul with some sweet rock 'n roll

And shoot you full of rhythm and blues"

--Evelyn Van Orden,  evelyn@evelynArts.com

Knitknitknit wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:01 AM

For some reason it makes me think a little of a bridge and Peaceful Crossings comes to mind.  It's very pretty!

Dmm987oh wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:06 AM

delicate little porcupine

kayday100252 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:09 AM

To offer a few names into the brew: Rolling Down the River; River Rafts.

Thank you!

LauraH@79 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:21 AM

The bracelet reminds me of a space satalites all orbiting around each other, so I think  "Orbiting Peyote" would be a good name for it.

crystalmar36 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:42 AM

"Gila beaded lizard Bracelet". This bracelet reminds me of a beaded lizard which is also called a Gila monster. crystalmar36@gmail.com or www.etsy.com/.../BlueRanchJewelry

crystalmar36 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:42 AM

"Gila beaded lizard Bracelet". This bracelet reminds me of a beaded lizard which is also called a Gila monster. crystalmar36@gmail.com or www.etsy.com/.../BlueRanchJewelry

Kathy Adams wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:45 AM

Studded flatcars or roller skate glam.

stampernut wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:59 AM

stampernut@softcom.net offers the name of the bracelet to be "Gladiator Charm".  Edgy, dangerous and charming all at once!

stampernut wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 9:59 AM

stampernut@softcom.net offers the name of the bracelet to be "Gladiator Charm".  Edgy, dangerous and charming all at once!

ttyson76 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 10:02 AM

Sweet Chariot

RPickering wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 10:05 AM

To me it looks like waggons hooked together with the loops to attached the horses or mules, so my suggested names would:

"Peyote Waggin' Train Bracelet" or

"Waggin' Toho Train Bracelet" or just "Toho Train Bracelet."

kpmartin wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 10:09 AM

I'd call it  :Dragon's Nest".

RPickering wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 10:22 AM

"Gweneviere's Quest"

on Jan 12, 2013 10:37 AM

Wow!  I'd call it "Wheel Away ino Spring" or "Moving On"

on Jan 12, 2013 10:41 AM

Renaissance Spectacular

OR

The Beaded Renaissance?

on Jan 12, 2013 10:50 AM

"Medieval  Warrior" because it makes me think of a strong woman in medieval times fighting for what is right. It is beautiful yet menacing in a feminine way.

TNT1Mom wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 10:59 AM

"Branches in the Woods"

PWadsworth wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 11:01 AM

Not very romantic, but Rolling Stones works for me. Pam W.

on Jan 12, 2013 11:16 AM

rolling down the tracks

on Jan 12, 2013 11:16 AM

a streetcar named desire

lorindawo wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 11:26 AM

"Hedgehogs in Motion"

DoreenPete wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 11:37 AM

This reminds me of rolling railcars - great bracelet.

kthyrdkt wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 11:45 AM

Leaf it to Indiana Jones

on Jan 12, 2013 12:13 PM

I might call it "Bird's Eye View".  It looks sort of rugged like a tree branch with the colors of a nest.

Marilyn Jones

DeonD wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 12:15 PM

"Warrior Princess"  because of it's spikes,  and the metallic look.  or -

"Castle Bridge" is another name I gave it.

It looks very Medieval to me.  I really like it.

on Jan 12, 2013 12:16 PM

I might call it "Bird's Eye View".  It looks sort of rough like a tree branch.  The colors remind me of a bird's nest.

Marilyn Jones

designsbymtj@aol.com

Fruit Bat wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 12:16 PM

"High Desert Crossings" -- because it makes me think of tracks in the dry desert land made by the little watercourses in heavy desert showers.

artbyfran wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 12:41 PM

I'm sorry but how do I enter to name the above beaded bracelet.  Please email me artbyfran@juno.com

Jocille wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 1:05 PM

My first thought for a name was "Roller Derby".

Jocille wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 1:05 PM

My first thought for a name was "Roller Derby".

ellonwheelz wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 1:21 PM

I thought it remended me of those mythical tales of strong women, but the wheels.. so I thought Amazon warrioress Chariot..

btobey wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 1:30 PM

Roller Derby

shenalilas wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 1:47 PM

"Katmandu"

The wonderful little peyote tubes remind me of the Buddhist prayer wheels that are all over Katmandu in Nepal.

Then I started thinking about Bob Seger's old song about Katmandu-fun and a little edgy. Now it's stuck in my head...

SueC@78 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 1:51 PM

Definitely looks like it belongs in a gym--how about "wrist weights."

sniffll wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 2:07 PM

I would call it Spartacus. Great bracelet. Linda Sniff

jams56 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 2:10 PM

" Wagonspur Bracelet"

Because it reminds me of a rail wagon car and the spurs of a pinwheel cog.

on Jan 12, 2013 2:22 PM

Karen L Walker:  "Garnet Domes"

on Jan 12, 2013 2:23 PM

Karen Walker of Boerne TX:   "Garnet Domes"

on Jan 12, 2013 2:23 PM

Karen Walker of Boerne TX:   "Garnet Domes"

rosew752 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 2:37 PM

"Treats and Delights"  As I first looked at the bracelet I saw doggy treat shapes at both ends and thought the overall appearance delighting. Thus the name

ctutt wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 2:58 PM

"Klingon Intergalactic War Cuff"

Prickly, substantial and intimidating.

Live long and prosper!

on Jan 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Tractor Pull

Debbyep wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 4:41 PM

"Movin' & Groovin'

on Jan 12, 2013 8:17 PM

Aqua Suede Wheels

on Jan 12, 2013 8:43 PM

Cars & Motorcycles

Babe428 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 8:55 PM

MOJO, cuz it reminds me of strong medicine

TiP2 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 11:20 PM

box car derby was the first thing that came to mind!

on Jan 12, 2013 11:29 PM

Hi Im 76 years young ,been beading 6 years I have a kitchen TABLE FULL OFi FORGOT TO SAY i AM ALSO A WRAPPER }{ beads,tools  finished                  unfinshed.I have to take beads off my bed at night ,Front room desk is full. My daughter moved my beads out to the front porch now its full also.l Almost forgot I Beautiful bracelet Reminds me of a Tandum railroad cars So I would call it rolling stones Love your BEADING,keep up the good work.Sarah ONeal corkieoneal@aol.com

MichelleR@62 wrote
on Jan 12, 2013 11:38 PM

Zooming along

Txbooklvr wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 12:11 AM

The colors remind me of a sandy beach, I think that "Flowers near a sandy beach" would be pretty. Great Job

Txbooklvr wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 12:13 AM

"Across the Riverbend" would be pretty for it looks like a Riverbend :)

936suzannew wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 1:15 AM

It's beautiful........I would call it TOTAL ATTITUDE if I had made it.

AuroraHawk wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 2:32 AM

Extreme Bead Boards

AuroraHawke@yahoo.com

Eliz K wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 4:08 AM

Seeded Rolls

MneMe4 wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 6:35 AM

"what's the point?"  I love edgy.

brdila wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 8:55 AM

"Dawg Collor"

It sorta of reminds me of a spiked dog collar and the basic color of some dogs..

marymee wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 9:31 AM

Bling along the tracks is the name that came to me. It`s a beauty.

AuroraHawk wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 12:45 PM

Rolling On

AuroraHawke@yahoo.com

on Jan 13, 2013 1:12 PM

"Rockin' and Rollin Down the River"

Right away the song Rollin' down the River by Tina Turner.  The chips remind me of rocks and edges of tubes are wheels rolling down a river

iamrosew wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 5:04 PM

I got a brand new pair of roller skates....--

indianelly wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 5:30 PM

Septima Zenobia governed Syria from about 250 to 275 AD. She led her armies on horseback wearing full armor and during Claudius’ reign defeated the Roman legions so decisively that they retreated from much of Asia Minor. Arabia, Armenia and Persia allied themselves with her and she declared herself Queen of Egypt by right of ancestry.

listverse.com/.../top-10-badass-female-warriors

This looks like a warriors bracelet

My name for this piece:         *~Zenobia's triumph~*

sstrahan wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 5:39 PM

"LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH"

This is a very interesting and unique design, congrats  :>)

bjjlondon4 wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 7:51 PM

skateboarders delight

Rhonda@59 wrote
on Jan 14, 2013 10:37 AM

I would call it Warrior Princess!  Very strong, but beautiful too.

Great work.

Claire@55 wrote
on Jan 14, 2013 10:50 AM

This should be called The Turnstyle Bracelet.

btrimble wrote
on Jan 14, 2013 10:53 AM

How about "Free Wheelin" or Peyote Ala 'Cart'.  It looks like a couple of carts linked together.

lutzgirl wrote
on Jan 14, 2013 12:35 PM

Ancient Scrolls

on Jan 14, 2013 2:39 PM

I like "Bumpy Road Ahead" .  The flat part of the bracelet sits along the back of the wrist. The bumpy part sits on the front of the wrist. Seems like a great name to me.

on Jan 14, 2013 3:24 PM

I like "Bumpy Road Ahead" .  The flat part of the bracelet sits along the back of the wrist. The bumpy part sits on the front of the wrist. Seems like a great name to me.

on Jan 14, 2013 3:24 PM

I like "Bumpy Road Ahead" .  The flat part of the bracelet sits along the back of the wrist. The bumpy part sits on the front of the wrist. Seems like a great name to me.

CarolynD@21 wrote
on Jan 14, 2013 3:36 PM

The bracelet reminds me of the trucks for train cars. Train Trucks does not sound very flattering so I would call it "Camiones Tren" or "Camiones".

CarolynD@21 wrote
on Jan 14, 2013 3:36 PM

The bracelet reminds me of the trucks for train cars. Train Trucks does not sound very flattering so I would call it "Camiones Tren" or "Camiones".

SandraJ@20 wrote
on Jan 14, 2013 5:38 PM

This reminded me of "pine cones & sky"...as you look up through the trees with very few leaves or maybe "bark & sky"...looks like Melinda did another excellent creative job!

lisa jewel wrote
on Jan 15, 2013 1:17 PM

Cartwheels.  It's simple and conveys the message of movement.

lisa.jewel@hotmail.com

traceme wrote
on Jan 16, 2013 9:08 PM

It reminds me of the bottom of a river, with all the different colors. I'm choosing the name River Bed.

rbrooksie wrote
on Jan 17, 2013 12:16 PM

"Train Ride"

crafty-grams wrote
on Jan 18, 2013 3:57 PM

Going Somewhere! is the first thought I had because the end caps looked like wheels and with wheels you certainly can go.

Gdmar wrote
on Jan 18, 2013 5:22 PM

Spiked Medieval Bracelet.  Love this design!

crochetbeads wrote
on Jan 19, 2013 2:53 PM

Bracelet could be named "Wall of Troy", as it reminds me of an ancient wall with turrets.

lerandia wrote
on Jan 21, 2013 9:04 AM

"Industrial Apocalypse"

This piece makes me think of a conveyor from a post-apocalyptic world.

btrimble wrote
on Jan 29, 2013 9:27 AM

Ok, now that I look at it again, I'm going to say "Spartacus".  It reminds me of the chariots they used in the gladiatior fights, with the spiked wheels.

kc8zhw wrote
on Jan 31, 2013 7:33 PM

It looks like a "Midnight Train". Heidi

Heidi Ice wrote
on Jan 31, 2013 8:03 PM

I think a good name for Melinda Barta's bracelet is "Industrial Revolution". The tubes with spikes reminded me of factory gadgetry, and the overall color gave the piece a very edgy appeal.  It's a very unique design - love it!  :-)

Heidi

shears58 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 5:33 AM

"Beaded Trailer Truck". Every Beaders dream - a truck load of beads!

on Feb 9, 2013 5:46 AM

The Road Less Travelled, with it's bumps and irregular surfaces along the way.

Shardenblue wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 6:10 AM

"Grand Funk Railroad" because it reminds me of flatbed rail cars on a train.

Sharla Scovel,   shardenblue@sbcglobal.net

amyburl wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 6:26 AM

Wheel away bracelet

acpallred wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 6:58 AM

Cups and Spikes

acpallred wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 6:59 AM

Cups and Spikes

acpallred wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 6:59 AM

Cups and Spikes

wfgram wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 7:32 AM

This has to be the Madagascar Bracelet- it  not only incorporates the color of the sea, the sand, the trees and nature, but also has the exotic "almost African" feel of that island! (AND has nothing to do with the movie of the same name)

on Feb 9, 2013 7:40 AM

When I look at this bracelet, all I can see are pinecones and a train.  I'm thinking of the long trains I saw winding their way across the prairies out west during a trip about five years ago.  So my name for the bracelet is Pinecone Express.

on Feb 9, 2013 7:40 AM

When I look at this bracelet, all I can see are pinecones and a train.  I'm thinking of the long trains I saw winding their way across the prairies out west during a trip about five years ago.  So my name for the bracelet is Pinecone Express.

ides03 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 7:46 AM

Rock Garden - - the beaded beads look like the columns in a garden 'folly' that you would find in a Victorian rock garden.

Joyce@207 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 7:53 AM

How about "Over the Top and Off the Edge"?

Joyce, joycewagner4@comcast.net

on Feb 9, 2013 8:10 AM

Roller Derby! How does that sound? It looks like roller skate wheels with a couiple of spikes peaking out the sides of the wheels.

razel718 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 8:29 AM

My name would be "smooth scrolling". This bracelet reminds me of open scrolls but it also has movement to it - like it would smoothly move along. Great use of the bead kit.

lashell617 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 8:35 AM

Gilded Satellites

on Feb 9, 2013 8:47 AM

Brass with Class!

on Feb 9, 2013 9:08 AM

The name that popped into my head when I saw this bracelet was Moving On.  Then, when I looked at the posted comments, I saw that others had similar feelings about it.  The colors in this kit are not part of my pallette, but I think the bracelet is lovely.  Suzanne

on Feb 9, 2013 9:09 AM

The name that popped into my head when I saw this bracelet was Moving On.  Then, when I looked at the posted comments, I saw that others had similar feelings about it.  The colors in this kit are not part of my pallette, but I think the bracelet is lovely.  Suzanne

Margaret2 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 9:09 AM

I see as a lot of people did, wheels, so I'm calling it "Moon Rover".  Can imagine it making it's way over the moonscape.

daradesigns wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 9:20 AM

"Rail Road"

Sherwoodc wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 9:21 AM

Funky and a Little Bit Punky Peyote Stitch Bracelet

on Feb 9, 2013 9:31 AM

I love this bracelet and when I look at it I see 2 dogs looking at each other with bones between both of them.  I like the name "Delighted Doggies".

Sharon Hust

Debbyep wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 10:04 AM

Piney Woods

momcat560 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 10:12 AM

"Twilight"

I love those matte gray seed beads!

EllenaA wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 10:25 AM

Such a lot of great entries already, I can't add anything new. When and how is the winner ever published? I've entered these before and never seen the results.

jojocross152 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 11:56 AM

Dumbell Darling Excercise in Style

clrandbwr wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 12:41 PM

Maybe "Hedgehog Dreams"?

judy luellen wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 12:41 PM

RailWay Fantasy would be the name I chose.  Judith Luellen

on Feb 9, 2013 1:10 PM

The name I like for this project is: "Bridge Over Troubled Waters.  Bonnie.  Email:Fleurdele@BELLSOUTH.NET

on Feb 9, 2013 1:10 PM

The name I like for this project is: "Bridge Over Troubled Waters.  Bonnie.  Email:Fleurdele@BELLSOUTH.NET

on Feb 9, 2013 1:27 PM

How about Toggle-a-Lot

on Feb 9, 2013 3:24 PM

Back to Nature

aeaston62 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 3:37 PM

Flat bed express! Anita

aeaston62 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 3:38 PM

Flat Bed Express!  Anita

on Feb 9, 2013 5:47 PM

"Counting Cars"

RitaR@11 wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 5:48 PM

"All Bark and No Bite" sounds good to me.

on Feb 9, 2013 6:30 PM

I would call it "Royal Roller" since it reminds me of something royalty would wear in the middle ages.  your.design@comcast.net

Heyoka wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 8:14 PM

"Armadillo Dandy"

Cookiesue wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 12:17 AM

Little Bit of Heaven Comes to Earth.

CaroG wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 7:32 AM

How about Entrained?  

Essiescustom wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 9:21 AM

How creative. From my view, this looks like train cars so I'd call it "Off the tracks". Great idea for the caps.

Essie

ElmsRealm

Essiescustom wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 9:29 AM

My first thought was train cars but this is unique so "Off the tracks" sounded better, get your funk on.

Essiescustom wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 9:29 AM

My first thought was train cars but this is unique so "Off the tracks" sounded better, get your funk on.

LeahSteel wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 12:14 PM

Winter in Mojave...the colors are muted but lovely, just like the southwestern desert in winter and there are cactus spikes here & there.

LeahSteel wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 12:17 PM

Winter in Mojave. The colors are muted, shimmering and lovely just like the American southwest in winter and there are spiked accents that remind me of cactus plants.

Leah Steel princessleah4@yahoo.com

vjdunham wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 1:04 PM

How about Punky Peyote bracelet :O)

on Feb 10, 2013 1:29 PM

Reminds me of tractors that just reaped a field of hay. So what about "Reaped and Sew"

VenetiaP wrote
on Feb 11, 2013 1:53 AM

femme fatale...............

BrendaW@9 wrote
on Feb 11, 2013 8:32 AM

such an overthetop collection of jewels: a true  "Baroque Bijouterie"

tafvcate wrote
on Feb 11, 2013 11:44 AM

Tafvcate@gmail.com

Conan's Bridge Bracelet or Spiked Ferry

callyrose wrote
on Feb 11, 2013 1:11 PM

Chocolate Mint-Leaves is what it reminds me of...

tudorlore wrote
on Feb 11, 2013 4:53 PM

It combines elegance with a tough and edgy side. How about "Lethal Luxe."

michelle.carr@ncdcr.gov

tudorlore wrote
on Feb 11, 2013 5:44 PM

I think this piece has an elegant quality, but is also tough and edgy. How about "Lethal Luxe"?

michelle.carr@ncdcr.gov

Tessa Mae wrote
on Feb 12, 2013 7:00 AM

Jagged Sand

on Feb 12, 2013 11:13 AM

Toho Boho

sundragon wrote
on Feb 12, 2013 12:05 PM

I would name it "Tibetan Treasures". It reminds me of some of the silverwork that I saw as a child in the National Geographic.

lori darrell wrote
on Feb 12, 2013 3:59 PM

would name it silver dragon

StBGE wrote
on Feb 15, 2013 10:54 AM

Pauline

Would've called it "Bring on the Birds", but Melinda didn't use the leaves at all. How about: Pumped up Punk?

BeckyP@18 wrote
on Feb 16, 2013 1:13 PM

Edgy Garnet topped spikes.

Nancy Varan wrote
on Feb 21, 2013 8:35 PM

The bracelet name is :  Wheeling

Nancy Varanauski

mrsnjv@sccoast.net

Jodi11 wrote
on Feb 22, 2013 10:57 AM

The bracelet reminds me of ancient scrolls.  Instead of being made from papyrus or parchment, it is made from beads so I would call it “Beaded Scrolls”, “Embellished Scrolls” or maybe “Eternal Beaded Scrolls”.

dearestab wrote
on Feb 22, 2013 12:34 PM

Nature's Delight

Erica Porter

erica.porter1@gmail.com

dearestab wrote
on Feb 22, 2013 12:41 PM

Genesis

abbeydeer@gmail.com

HotMamaLu wrote
on Feb 24, 2013 12:40 PM

Punky Charm springs to mind for me !

I think it was the 'got her punk on' comment or 'punched' holes or maybe even 'spikes' being mentioned but that's what I came up with lol.

HotMamaLu wrote
on Feb 24, 2013 12:46 PM

Or maybe even Wheely Punk.

HotMamaLu wrote
on Feb 24, 2013 12:46 PM

Or maybe even Wheely Punk.