Welcome to TheGoblet.com's new blog brought to you by Goblet Designs Jewelry.
I design mainly using sterling silver, gemstone and lampwork glass beads. You can see some of my work on the right-hand side of the screen and clicking on a piece will take you to my Etsy shop.
One of the first questions I always get is, "how did you come up with 'The Goblet'?"
Well, my answer is this...
The name came to be when two ideas combined into one. When I started designing in 2000, I had a big love of all things Medievil. And when I would be 'blocked' for ideas, I would take this silver goblet that I had and throw handfuls of beads into it to see what ideas would come about just by looking into the vessel.
Think jewelry design meets Iron Chef!
The block would end and suddenly I would come up with idea after idea. Sometimes it would be finding a much different color combination I've never done before, or just really taking notice of beads I may have overlooked...that goblet was a blocked designers savior!
(now I use a bowl)
When it came time to pick a name, I thought about what I did and what I use as far as tools and materials. I came up with a ton of names and did hours of searching to see just how original I really was.
After I decided to stop obsessing about a name, it came to me. One night I was making a few pieces, saw the goblet on my table and ta-da!
I like having an original name. It stands out, it's memorable, and most of all, it's mine. :)
So welcome to my blog. Make yourself at home and I'll be back real soon!