March 27, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

 Pearls have been the focus of my work in recent weeks, and interestingly enough, I have also been receiving a lot of requests for pearls. Just recently sent a shipment to the Green Phoenix 2 in Annapolis, Maryland. If you are in the area, go check in !

Well, because of this focus and interest, I thought I'd talk about the pearls I use in my work.

True pearls, whether cultivated or found in the wild, are the only gemstone that are produced by a living creature in nature. I use cultivated, or cultured pearls, mainly freshwater. Cultured pearls are "real" pearls. The main difference in them is that they are raised in farms, and have human intervention in creating them.

Freshwater pearls are usually formed in mussels in ...

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Is Spring Coming?

March 4, 2015 @ 3:19 PM

It's hard to beleive Spring is just around the corner! But it is. According to the calendar, anyway!
 We can't wait to get outside, and to not be wearing multiple layers here on the inside, except maybe layers of pearls!

Here at the studio, we are working on thoughts of Spring, starting with pearls for all those Spring weddings.

Pearls are so beautiful. The luster and warmth of them. The simple elegance. I love how they can evoke an image of conservatism, or propriety, but then you can layer them up and wear them with something risque, and they become classically naughty.

Think Jackie O:    

And Marilyn Monroe:

Funny how I chose two women on opposite sides of a love affair with the same man to ...

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