Zabe Bent Metals

Presenting... Slim Precious

That's right, Slim.Precious. An odd choice, I know, but I asked and you answered. Winner Spencer Lightsy said "I've got nothing but here are some things Smeagol asked me to forward... slim precious, tiny precious, wrist precious, precious on the wrist."

Smeagol! Who would have thought I would create jewelry reminiscent of Lord of the Rings? Or maybe all roads lead to Tolkien? Well, not quite. You can tell from some of the followingsuggestions that there was a celestial theme with this piece.

  • open hug / open arms
  • embrace / embracelet
  • slice / blade
  • zorro
  • orbit (3+ times!)
  • vortex
  • cicle (circle + cycle)
  • affinity
  • eternity
  • spring eternal
  • celeste
  • kindred

But "Smeagol's" suggestions made me laugh (I'm a sci-fi girl!). Plus, the concept of "tiny precious" got me thinking of rings. And earrings, and... who knows. So kudos to Spencer for a great set of names and for kindling my creativity for more pieces. Slim precious will be on its way to him shortly.

That's not all! Trish Marcus Suchlow submitted a boatload of great ideas. If the contest included runners up, some of her suggestions might be among them. I might just have to add her to my payroll! So Trish will receive a 20% off gift certificate that she can use on my site.

And finally to the lovely ladies who independently suggested "Orbit": great minds think alike! While I love the name, and even think it fits, I'm working on another piece that just screams orbit to me. Stay tuned for that listing.

Many thanks to all those who submitted a name. I absolutely loved reading through them all.

Looking forward to the next time


Introducing... Hoot!

Part 001 shall now be known as: Hoot!

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in names for this little guy! Winner Jennifer Klett DeWind, along with a few others, thinks this design looks like an owl and now so do I! It was loads of fun to read through all the suggestions and see all the images that I just didn't see before. Click through for more info.

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