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Monday, September 15, 2008

Name-that-shop giveaway!

When my sister came to visit from Germany, she brought along another great jewelry craft she has discovered over there. It is called Kumihimo, which (funny enough since she found it in Germany) is a centuries-old Japanese braiding/knotting technique. It dates back to the days of the Samurai who used Kumihimo braids for their armor. Back in the days, they used human hair and such, but now my sister is using satin cord or suede leather. There are many different weaves to choose from working with 8 to 20 different cords at once to create one intricate bracelet or necklace. I take those breaded cords and add silver plated bead caps and lobster clasps to them for bracelets and suede bands to the center piece necklaces. We are working on even more styles. So this here is just the beginning.

Now, I want to open up a new Etsy shop to offer them to you. My predicament is - What do I name it!

So I thought that I could use some help and kick it all off with this contest.
Here is how it works:

1. Think of a clever name I can use for this Jewelry Line. I'm thinking some play of words that give an idea of what it is or just a pretty name.
2. Post it here with your contact info.
3. I hope to choose one of the names suggested October 1st.
4. The person's name I choose will win and can choose one of the Kumihimo items pictured!

That's it! Pretty easy, or? I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!!

Oh, I forgot one more requirement to enter in this drawing. I’m sorry to say so, but you must love chocolate!


K said...

How about "The Weavers"; this way you can add anything that is weaved. Maybe one day you will add weaved belts, earrings, necklaces, purses and so forth. This way its a generic etsy shop name.

contact info:

Just convo us. Thanks and good luck!

quitecontrary1977 said...

Knot Your Average Kumihimo Shop

Very corny... i know..

ccdesign said...

Why Not More Jewelry Shop.
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Katie Lyons said...

Okay, I'm just gonna name off some ideas :)
The Knotted Heart
Kirei Knots *Kee-day-ee (I think that's how it's pronounced) means beautiful*
or maybe even just Kirei by itself..
Or Kirei Kumihimo
The Kumihimo
Junsui Knots *junsui means pure
or Junsui Jewelry

Just some ideas :) Thanks for the fun giveaway and introducing me to Kumihimo!
Katie Lyons

Amanda said...

The first thing that came to mind was Cording..

I also like Knotty, but it's taken (and there are a lot of shops starting with that) but you could always add you and your sisters initiates after..

Just Kumihimo?

Those are my ideas. I'd love to get an email when you open up shop, whether you choose my name or not!

Katrin @ Gems and Jingles said...

I like where this is going!
For those of you interested. I started listing a few of these necklaces and bracelets in my other shop

Rakesh said...




i think these names would be great...

Hope you like them...

wavecloud said...

Knot Just Jewelry. I know "knots" have been done to death, but that was the best I could do!

Or "The Ties that Bind". Or "Ming Dynasty Jewelry"?

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Strike a Cord

A Little Knotty

Knothouse Jewelry

Choc Full of Knots

I'll try to come back and post more later.


Christine said...

The first thing I thought of was "Knots of Fun", lol. The colors are so bright & cheery I had to use the word fun! :)

ps: Who doesn't love chocolate? ;)

Anonymous said...

The Satin Knot. or Kimono Suede both names would peak my curiosity if I were browsing. Good Luck.

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Digital Misfit said...

Kumi Bijouterie
Knotty Bijouterie
Knotty Bijoux

I think that bijouterie is such a wonderful and rarely used word for a jewelry shop, just as is bijoux.

Best wishes with the shop - the pieces look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

How about Twisted reminds me of taffy that i used to eat when I was a child.

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Vidia2Be said...

Id call it Sekushi Knots which sekushi na means very sexy/alluring/pretty and knots was a given so tah dah "Sekushi Knots"

Reny said...

What a delightful blog! I love the way you combine business with the more personal stories. I don't have a name for your new shop, but I wish you luck. The braided bracelets are beautiful!

Rambler said...

'Twisted colours'

Aimee said...

"Knot A Lot"

BAL's mom said...

Braided and Beautiful


betty R. said...

Knotted With Love

enter me please,wanted to say your peices are lovely!

Chrissy said...

Loves Me, Loves Me Knot