After years of selling my creations, through word of mouth, under "Handcrafted by Heather", I've decided to take the plunge and open a webstore/blog etc. But I want a decent name. Lets face it - "Handcrafted by Heather" sucks!
My current lines include jewellery, cards, memory books, little stuffed fabric trinkets (owls/hearts etc). Everything is handcrafted, and I like to try and keep to OOAK. I make use of a large variety of bought/recycled/upcycled/found materials and embellishments and try to stock a diverse range of goods.
I'd like a name that shows what i do (HANDCRAFTED, ONE OF A KIND, WIDE RANGE) without limiting the diversity of what i produce now or in the future, or peoples perception of this. For this reason I'm steering clear of anything that gives the idea that i only do, say, gifts or cards or sewn...
So far I've discounted lots of great ideas ( I liked Crafty Allsorts!) because they're already in use but have a short-list.
I'd really appreciate any feedback or ideas!!
SHORTLISTED NAMES ARE:
THE CRAFTY BESOM
CRAFTY LASS DESIGNS
THE ECLECTIC EMPORIUM OF CRAFTY DELIGHTS
Well, you don't want a name that's too long. Something that rolls right off the tongue is usually a good name because people will remember it.
My fiance's mom used to have a flower shop that was pretty popular. Her shop's name was "Real, Nice Flowers." Not many people would understand the grammar, they'd think, "Oh, those are real-nice flowers."
Think of your target audience as well.
Pick something that sticks into your mind and catches other people's attention.
Name length & 'ease of speak' were certainly factors, together with a need to be clear about what I do without limiting what it sounds like I do!!! I've steered clear of anything like "Crafty Gifts" or anything because I DO SO MUCH more.
Thanks for your input - it's good to know I'm thinking along the right lines!
I like the last one but it would probably be better to shorten it to 'the eclectic emporium' and miss of the crafty designs bit it sounds really good but it's a bit long.
Or you could go for something completely unrelated like 'the magic heather' =P
Oh, or 'heathers house'. Silly, and probably already in use but hey, I heard of a window fitting company called abstract 17 (serious) because it was the only name they could think of that wasn't copyrighted.
Hi Jenny, the length was why I was unsure about using it, also shortening it to The E E wasn't a go-er cos it already exists. As did a lot of very good suggestions that arose during brainstorming sessions!!
I did give a lot of thought to going with something unrelated/kooky but in the end decided that any benefit gained from "ooh, i wonder what they do?" reactions would be lost by "I dont know they do what i'm looking for, so i wont bother" - if that makes sense!
Heather’s Handiwork ...It's short and simple. Cute. Includes your name and conveys the message of your work.
I love it! I was trying to think of something 'heathers -' but I couldn't think of a second word beginning with h.
I wasn't sure about using my name...
but i like Heather's Handiwork
Think my web-designer decided for me! She sent me a logo/name idea for Crafty Lass Designs and I fell in love.....
So the deed is done! I'm now the proud owner of CraftyLassDesigns.com for the next two years
I love this site but didn't there used to be a forum here? I can't find it at all - I must need coffee or something... I had the darnedest time trying to come up with a name for my site for <a href="http://www.patagoniagifts.com/">mens jewelry</a> creations too. I think CraftyLassDesigns is pretty good though.
i was gonna say craft emporium coz i love the word emporium. atm the thread emporium is my fav shop to go into
I like Emporiums too!
I think the shop tab on my site will probably have to say "Emporium" rather than store/shop/boutique etc ;D
sounds awesome! Emporium sounds so magical!
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