Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Plum...or Aubergine?

When I was working on a new necklace last night, I thought the colors in it sort of reminded me of the dress that Felicity Huffman wore to the Emmy's on Sunday night. I've heard that color being described as "aubergine."

But, before I went running off to name my new creation "something aubergine," I thought I better double check that the commentator who used that word to describe the color of Huffman's dress actually knew what he was talking about. Apparently, he didn't because Webster's defines "aubergine" as:

"n 1: hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable 2: egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow"

Soooo...I don't really think I want my jewelry designs to be associated with anything "hairy" or "upright" or any combination thereof. That description is more aptly applied to the lovely e-mail spam I get each day. (insert rant about useless Hotmail junk filters).

Besides, even if you make the leap to "aubergine" being used to describe the COLOR of the the plant it actually refers to, the dictionary says it's closer to eggplant. Which is a dark, dark purple. Which is most definitely not the color of Huffman's dress NOR of my new design.

So, I've decided to call it "Plum Perfect":

And yeah, I know, it's not really plum, either, but I already have a design called "Pink Perfection" so I can't go that route.

This design is a result of seeing some leftover beads (the peacock pearls I used this weekend and the darker pink shell disks from last week) together in the "go back" pile and thinking hmmmmm...those might be interesting together. Add in some leftover sterling silver chain and this pretty little "Y" necklace was born.

And no, I'm not going to change the name to "Leftover Perfect" either.

This may end up being one of my hurricane auction pieces...if not, I'll have it up for sale on the website later this week.

In other news, I'm off today on my lunch hour to sign up for booth space at an upcoming local craft fair. Hope I get a good spot so wish me luck!



Jenie said...

lol! and no, that isn't aubergine. which is eggplant. :)

Silver Parrot said...

Yeah, but were you as surprised as I was to find out that "aubergine" is really a plant and NOT a color?

Jenie said...

mais non; j'etudie mon francais, et le coleur est sur ma liste, avec pommes de terre et champingnons. :)