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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kiss My Curvy "S" or What Should I Name These?


Conundrum time. I have acquired a new brass bead press from Mallory. It's for a special project I'm working on, but I wanted to play with the press and try out different glasses in it and styles.

So I made a few and am going to offer them in my Studio Marcy Etsy Shop.
However, I'm just not sure what to call them. It's a "Wiggle" press, but I don't want to use their name.

I've been mulling over other ideas...wavy, curvy, swoosh - (nope, Nike has the corner on that market), worm, squiggle or undulation. I ended up listing this one as an "S" Curve with a little amusing joke written in the listing.

My husband looked at them and said the colored ones look like Gummy Worms to him.

This blue one I etched to look like sea glass. It's a light transparent blue that got a dunking in acid etch. I've got a few of these in other sea glass colors made too.

I'm open to ideas. Anyone have a name for these? If I choose your idea, I'll send you one that is a funkier version than these shown. I think you'll like it.

Thanks for your help. I'm taking suggestions through Thursday 10 am Eastern Time. Now get out there and put on your thinking cap. I need YOUR help!


9 comments:

  1. Marcy, what about, Snoodle Bead or
    Noodle Bead. The shape reminds me of corn curls. Mary Shafer

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  2. Oh yep - that's a "Squiggle" to be sure.
    Actually the way you have it displayed on the side in your Etsy listing reminds me of a Huhu grub, Worm, Caterpillar or Snake - lot's of possibilities there, but naming the shape after any of those would be somewhat restrictive....all are that squiggly wriggly shape though ;o)

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  3. I can not wait to google "Huhu Grub". That name intrigues me tremendously.

    Thanks for posting Mary and Deb. And I had one other idea convoed to me through Etsy... a "tilde" which is that squiggly punctuation mark used in the Spanish language over an "N".

    More ideas please!
    Marcy

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  4. looking at the pics here, the golden one looks like (wait for it!!) a maggot on a fishing line! but a very pretty maggot :)
    but the other one makes me think of a sea cucumber - not that sea cucumbers are cute little blue things...

    If you've ever seen fresh choux pastry piped out of a bag to make eclairs - it's also the same shape as the raw choux eclair!

    I think these are very clever little beads, and they use their colour to influence your impression of what they look like.

    A pure white one could be a toothpaste curve!

    Not helping much in the name department though, am I!

    The Seeds of Imagination. Because they're whatever you want them to be :)
    As well as Tilde beads, of course! :D

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  5. Ooh, I like Curvalations... one of the ones I thought of was Undulations.. I was looking at math curve sites ;)

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  6. You did it, Marcy! Those are great beads! I know! squiggles are us!
    That's really bad. Sorry!

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  7. Another entry ...this time from Linda of Lily Steele.

    She likes the name "Squirm"

    Thanks Linda for emailing me your suggestion.
    Marcy

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  8. Hi Marcy,
    How about "snazzy slink" ? (I like having that "s" sound to emphasize the shape). Dictionary.com had several meanings for the word "slink" but I like this one: "to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way". For "snazzy" the definition was: "extremely attractive or stylish".
    Lois :)
    P.S. My husband throws his submission into the hat as..."playful otter".

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