"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Big Announcement

Here it is... the moment you've all been waiting for... (of course you have)... the winner of the pendant naming contest!

And the winner is Eve, who suggested the name "Jeweled Waterfall". Eve said, "It is as Beautiful as a wonderful Waterfall out in South Dakota named Bridal Veil Falls that is in the midst of the Black Hills of SD. That falls is surrounded by color the year round Not just the normal spring summer and winter and fall colors but the unique colors of the rocks of the Black Hills that sparkle like gold and silver in the sunshine." Well, this makes me want to visit South Dakota!

There were lots of wonderful names submitted, and I had a really hard time choosing. Every time a new suggestion came in, I thought, "Oh yes, that's what it looks like!" In the end I chose "Jeweled Waterfall" because it suggests the cascading shape of the pendant, and because the jewels can refer to both the beads and the possibility of making it in all kinds of color combinations-- and, of course, because it is simply a beautiful name. It makes me think of the spray off a waterfall catching the sun and making a rainbow.

So congratulations, Eve, and thank you for submitting such a beautiful title!

And here is the most recent one I made.

This is Lizbeth color 180 Honey Drizzle, with findings in antique copper and beads in blue and antique bronze. The color combination was inspired by Umi & Tsuru, who made a similar colored pendant here. I really like the way the Honey Drizzle looks with the blue; the two colors set each other off perfectly.

Now that the pattern is complete with title, it will be available for sale for $4 US. I will get the PayPal button set up on my pattern page shortly; if it's not there when you look, just check back soon. It will definitely go up today.


  1. Great name for a great pattern, congratulations to Eve.
    I do like those colours together.

  2. Thank You Miranda, it is quite an honor. Yes, the Black Hills of South Dakota are a wonderful place to visit, again and again.

  3. A very apropos name for a beautiful cascading pendant! Congratulations, Eve!

  4. Wonderful name for a wonderful pendant!! :)