Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cover Your Eyes

During this week's blizzard, I opened a second etsy shop.  Mr. Tallgrass and I brainstormed names for it, which was pretty fun considering this shop is going to showcase TACKY VINTAGE JEWELRY.

His first suggestion was "Circa."

"Circa" was already taken.  No surprises there.

Then he suggested "Oh My God, Where Did You Find THAT?"

Too long.  Probably offensive.

So he suggested "Night Train."

Not bad, but I didn't like how the Ts would run together: "nighttrain"

We tossed ideas back and forth.  Like "ReallyGaudy."

Then I found the perfect name.  Tragically Retro.

How else do you describe this?

I'm still listing "the good stuff" on TallgrassDesign.

Like this sweet magnifying glass pendant:

Or this sterling silver medallion with its great patina:

Even this funky articulated owl necklace.  I'm having a hard time letting go of it.

But if your are looking for novelty or gaudiness, go to TragicallyRetro.

Oh, yeah.

By the way, did you notice the model? 

It's the mannequin I made last November. 
And she's wearing my favorite turtleneck.

She needs to get her own darn sweater
(even though I own at least 6 black turtlenecks).
If you are a new reader, you can check out the play-by-play of her creation here.


  1. Thanks for sharing your thought process on how you came up with the name! I found it so interesting :D

  2. Hi Heather!

    Thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower!
    I'm off to explore more of your creative blog...and I've become a new follower!
    Pamela :)

  3. I want that blue necklace! Awesome!
    And I love the name.

  4. Heather, thanks for the comment over at my blog... you hit that nail right on the head. I imagine once my shiny new toy is an antique someone will want it, for sure... *wink*
    You're right- keep doin' what you love....


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