Sunday, July 25, 2010

A New Shop Needing a Name

After much thought and consideration, The Beaded Branch is going to be expanding out a little bit.  I've come to realize several things:

  1. I have waaaaay too many crafting supplies.
  2. I would really like to have the new "Certified Handmade" badge to proudly display in my ArtFire Studio.
  3. I have waaaaay too many crafting supplies.
  4. A little extra cash would be nice.
  5. I have waaaaay too many crafting supplies.
Here is what I'm planning on doing.  I'm opening up a de-stash and supply studio on ArtFire.  By doing this I will be able to still sell my tutorial on ArtFire (just not in my main shop) and I will be able to clear out some of the crafting supplies I never use. 
Here's the catch:  I have NO idea what to call this new venture.  In my sleep-deprived brain, the best name I could come up with was "The Compost Pile".  Catchy, but I don't think too many people would want to shop there.  The idea is good, taking what is old, and turning it into something new, but the connotations of a compost heap are just not pleasant.  The smell for one thing...
At any rate,  I've gotten a plethora of suggestions from my friends on Plurk, and with those great suggestions, I'm going to set up a poll, so people can vote. 

Here are the names that have been suggested:

  • Beadless Branch
  • Beaded Branch Destash
  • Beyond the Branch
  • From the Branch
  • De-Beading the Branch
  • The Apple Never Falls Far
  • The Beady Apple
  • Branching Out
  • TBBDestash
  • Beads from the Branch
  • Branch of Opportunity
I'll set up the poll soon.  Vote now.  Vote often.  Otherwise I'll be stuck with a shop name like "The Compost Pile"


  1. Since the vote thingy over there is not working...1 for TBBDestash

  2. Hey there is nothing wrong with a compost pile lots of pretty things end up growing out of it!!and just for that its the one i am voting for put up a button!!

  3. I really like the compost pile, but I voted otherwise. I do like that one though, it's hilarious!!

  4. TBBDestash, poll isn't working for me either

  5. I voted for Beyond the Branch. Good luck with your new site.