Wednesday, 17 February 2010

giveaway & my new mannequin


Hello, my name is ...?

I recently decided it would be a good idea to have someone to model my jewellery for me as taking a photo of myself wearing the necklaces has proved to be impossible! Unfortunately Mr P just isn't the right sort of model for the job (too much hair ;-)) so I came up with the idea of a mannequin and managed to get one from eBay.


Here she is just after she came to stay modelling my heart pebble (now sold).

I was just a bit too excited when she was delivered and couldn't wait to get her out of the box. I think this might be something to do with a long buried desire deep in my psyche from when I was a kid and all I wanted for my birthday was a Girl's World to put makeup on and style her hair like my friend had! Silly I know!

Well the poor love has been through an ordeal already (no I haven't been putting makeup on her!). I had to glue velcro to her head to keep her wig on and Mr P jumped out of his skin when he opened the bedroom door to find her looking at him :-D. But she's settling in now and has been trying lots of pebbles on.

All she needs is a name. Which is where I hope my dear readers will come in and help me. I thought to make it more fun I would do a giveaway.

All you have to do for the chance to win the ocean key pebble necklace shown in in the photos is to leave me a comment saying what you think her name should be. This lovely lightweight pebble was found by me whilst walking on the beach with my pup. I planned out a design in my sketchbook and then engraved it onto the pebble, strung it with grey cotton cord and finished with a pebble toggle. The necklace measures 20" (52cm).

I will pick a winner at random on Monday March 1st at midday. Ooh exciting!! I do hope you'll participate. The more the merrier!

20 comments:

CrowNology said...

Eta. Eva. Or something like that...She hails from Ebay. Maybe Eba! Or Yabé (an accented e, of course!).
:P
I love this necklace.
Thank you for the opportunity to see it in the mirror!
Andrea

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Penelope, because she held so many keys, to Odysseus's heart, to patience and to being an amazing weaver. Even the hair is right!
xx
julie

BeaderBubbe said...

What comes to mind first - Glori - because she has the glorious job of modeling your necklaces...

Nancy*McKay said...

...well...ROBIN...of course...as in the BIRD...ahoy...she's already...winning...



get it??!

louise said...

My first thought when I saw her was Angelina (Jolie). With that pout she really couldn't be anyone else!

She is the perfect model for your jewellery. x

CrowNology said...

You are on the front page of Etsy right now...Congrats!
Andrea

the heartful blogger said...

Mandy - cos Manny the Mannequin would just be too weird.

tania said...

e hee- when i saw her on flickr, i thought it was somehow angelina jolie at your house! i see i am not the only one!
;)

thats not the WORST name i suppose...

but how about .... jemima- i like that name- good and english!

Anonymous said...

How about Justin? Two reasons - firstly (and maybe something to do with the wine I've drunk) I reckon there's a slight resemblance to that bloke from the Darkness. Secondly, it would honour the great man that taught us both so much at Uni (am sure this is how he'd probably dress up on a Friday evening).

Hope you and Mr P are well.

Dave

Scarlett a.k.a. kittyred said...

The name Raven comes to mind...

Very unique pendant necklace!

mimilove forever said...

Alan.

x;0)
(we're not really sure about hedgey boy/girlwise, I just liked the idea of it!)

Just for the record I had a Girls World but done her in with felt tip pens, when the time came to part company the dustman nearly had heart attack when he took lid off bin!

And I LOVE the necklaces...ALL your pebblework! x;0)
xx

Caitlin said...

Gloria because she's glorious!

ringalingbybeth said...

I have to weigh in.....this is fun. I will say maybe Olive short for Olive Oyl (Popeye).....the skeleton key necklace is incredible btw.......your new mannequin is great!

Beth

Jane said...

What a fabulous necklace! Thanks for the giveaway! Found you on craftgawker. As far as a name, I'd say Julia - because she reminds me a bit of the early Julia Roberts!

The Phat Peasant said...

Personally I feel she needs a unique name related to your jewelry...so in an effort to keep with your theme Jewel comes to mind.

Jill said...

I think she looks like a Natasha. A little exotic, secret agent type. Great necklace!

nadia said...

"The (Honourable, Fine and Gracious)Lady Jezabel-Jemima Cardigan Hopwhistle (of yonder Highland Hills)" (Jezabel-Jemima Cardigan Hopwhistle for short, or Jezabel for even shorter!!!) seems perfect to me! But that's just me!!!

...I shan't, of course, be playing to win (as I already have one of your ever so gorgeous pebble necklaces, I would feel to greedy!)

Remember, I have a cat who's real name (abbreviated to 'Padma') is "Padma, Padmina, Padmusch, high Princess of the Galaxy" ...'fraid I couldn't be brief or 'normal' in your competition either!

Have fun!
Nadia x

tena said...

She's so pretty and the necklace looks so good on her. I just found your site from Andrea (CrowNology) and I'm glad I did :)

I like Emma for her. Or Liv, short for Olivia.

Carmel said...

Surely it should be Sandy - pebbles are found on the sand - geddit!

BlackStar said...

I think her name should be Roxanne, since she is modeling your necklaces which are stones (rocks). Love your work. Ran across you on Craftgawker.