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Welcome to the Studio of Cindy Gimbrone!
Readers of my blog know my word for this year is, "do." So instead of avoiding actually sitting down to make something by surfing the web or any other number of avoidance tactics, I'm making in a big way.
My work table is cluttered with various projects in different media. It feels good to get my hands into beads, chain, polymer clay, stamping, painting, sculpting and just do.
One of the reasons I create is to express something I don't have the words to express. Yet according to business advice, it's really important to name your handmade work to entice others to buy it.
How to name a piece you've made because you have no words to express what made you make it in the first place?
I made this necklace with great deliberation, I created the lotus pod, took a shell slice from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Beads and strung it together using Vintaj findings. The small beads inside the pod represent the lotus seeds deliberately saved and strung on the necklace. I love the look/feel of the necklace but I can't seem to come up with any words to explain or capture what I was feeling when I made it or what it represents to me. I know it represents something but can't express it.
I need a copywriter!
How do you come up with names and titles for your creations?
Leave your thoughts below and you'll be entered to win one (1) Wired Red Lotus Pod.