I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.
Aha!! the word just came to me, its filigree, I don't think its the actual term for that type of squiggly stuff when done on art, but used to define jewelery and embroidery and squiggly pattern stuff, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filigree
Thanks seedling and elwell , art nouveau and ornament were good searches with some good reference, much appreciated.