Hi I've been beading now for a while but just selling to friends, family and work colleagues and craft fairs but really need some sort of business card, therefore I need a name and need some help. My mind map ideas so far are:
Somerset, Beads, Wires, Brill, Helen, Jewellery, Treats, Surprises, Sparkly, Be Dazzled, Colourful, Rainbow, Wow, Love em, Treasure em, Forever, Friends, Gifts, Adore, Twinkle, Made for you, Jewellery for You, Endless, Sparkle, creative, Bijoux.
My name is Helen Brill and I live in Somerset, in UK and would like some ideas on what I could call jewellery/beading business.
Many thanks in advance, Helen x
Helen, Ha! Knew you were from UK when I saw the spelling of Jewellery............all the jewel books I have in my library now and in the past from the UK spelled it that way.................
OK, so a biz name............what popped into my noggin was Brilliant Jewellery. That said, don't pick a name that is trendy now because it will soon be passe, don't limit yourself to "beaded jewellery" because you may want to branch out into some other area and then you are stuck again. If that name strikes you, check to see if anyone in your area uses it already, maybe then adding in Somerset in some minor way to differentiate yourself.
Just let your mind flow, but keep in mind what you want to sell also. I got my biz name by doodling on paper, and had originally just written down something and the two words were nearby and they seemed to work. Donna
This are terrific, light-hearted names you're considering.
Years ago, when I was moving into a gallery space, an older professional gave me a tip. Whether you think it's valuable, is up to you, but it's worth a thought.
He suggested that I don't use any word like "jewelry" or "jewellery" in my business name. His reason was that at that time I was beginning to do some shipping and that using a word like this on my labels, business cards, checks, etc., would attract the attention of thieves.
Another consideration in this regard is the tax collector. When I first started, I called my business "Fleury Jewelry." (This was before I received this good advice.) When I began filing tax returns, the state tax people contacted me wondering why I wasn't sending more money to the state if I was in the "jewelry" business. They assumed I was handling a lot of diamonds and other gemstones. I had to give them a little tutorial on "studio jewelry" - a lengthy explanation of why people who made studio jewelry tended to focus on design and not gemstones. That, of course, was a lot of fun and I just loved being on their radar.
Anyway, I took his advice and when I moved I called the business "Fleury Gallery."
The advice was helpful to me and may be worth considering.
Helen - I know what a challenge it is to pick just the right name for your business name. I do like Donna's suggestion of picking up on your last name with Brilliant Jewellery. I also thought about your free association word list and picked up on "treasure" and thought about "Brilliant Treasures". Keep working on it and one of these days the perfect name will just pop up in your mind and you will know it is the one.
Brilliant Jewelry (or Treasures) - Designed to Make You Sparkle. (Just thinkin' about it.) Good luck.
I, too, like the idea of picking up on your name with Brilliant Treasures. Good luck!
Dazzling Sparkles, Forever Jewellery, Twinkling Adornments, Surprise Treasures
You have lots of great words to work with! Good luck with your business!
Hello There Helen,
I would choose a name that personifies you and the work that you do. Get some branding going with your style and Id say your on the right track. It took me a while to choose a name for my Jewelry but with alot of help from the wonderful people here on Beading daily I was able to find a name that fit perfectly! Good Luck to ya
I had the same trouble when trying to come up with a name for my jewellery business. *waves hi from Essex*
I would avoid the use of the word jewellery in your business name, as some people can find it difficult to spell correctly, plus there's the US version of jewelry. So if you decide to either advertise in some way on the internet, either with a blog, website or an online shop, that has your business title, it's likely to end up typed in wrong.
I would only put a location in your business name, if you're highly unlikely to move anywhere else, as that might prove problematic for your customers if you ever move away if you're using a name with Somerset in it.
Any name combination you come up with, I would google it to see whether it's already in use, as you might not want to use it, if you want an online presence. I found words like sparkle, beads etc were very popular with jewellery business names. So quite a lot of the name combinations I came up with were already in use.
I quite like the idea of using Brilliant in the name as that is a play on your name.
I ended up creating a name that's personal to me - Purple Wyvern Jewels. The Purple coming from the fact it's my favourite colour, Wyvern from my love of fantasy books, where quite a few feature dragons (wyverns are cousins to dragons), and the Jewels to represent what I create, plus dragons/wyverns traditionally like sparkly jewels. I did originally think of using Jewellery rather than Jewels, but I ended up with going with Jewels for the aforementioned points I made about the word jewellery.
Shop ~ purplewyvernjewels.co.uk
Facebook ~ facebook.com/purplewyvernjewels