Let's Talk Pearls.......

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pearls....they've been on my mind lately and I'm not sure why other than the fact that I love pearls and how fun they are to incorporate into my jewelry making.  I like to add a single pearl dangle onto my bracelets no matter what the style is.     

I'm in no way a pearl expert and knowing a little bit about them would really be to my advantage.  Do you buy certain pearls because you like their shape, their color, their size, or how they're drilled?  I thought I'd do a little reading-up on them and also share that information with you.  OK, there's a lot of information there....maybe more than you want or have time to read....pick one thing about pearls that you want to know more about and read on.

Coco and her Pearls

So Versatile

Pearls have evolved with Time

I love the way pearls go with just about everything.....dress them up or dress them down.  They look good with a sequined dress or a pair of jeans and a t-shirt!  Pearls have an elegance about them and in turn make the wearer very elegant! 

post signature   Until then...........Happy Beading!

Vintage Costume Jewelry.....Is it Right or Wrong?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

You've seen it....vintage costume jewelry and it's in absolutely perfect condition. No stones missing, no scratches in the metal, the clasp is intact....that kind of stuff.

A lot of jewelry artists are incorporating these pieces in their creations, just as I'm attempting to do.

So, my question these vintage pieces have to be in perfect condition in order to sell your jewelry creation if they are only a part of the total design package?  Is part of the beauty of these pieces the fact that maybe they aren't so perfect?  Does it allow us to embellish these pieces in other ways that we might not have done if they were in perfect condition?

Maybe this topic isn't THAT important as not everyone that creates jewelry wants to incorporate vintage costume jewelry as part of their piece.

Picture Courtesy of 
Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry
So, what do you think?       

post signature   Until then........Happy Beading!

A Handy Man

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Watching an emtpy room transform into a beautiful new workspace was possible because of A Handy Man.  They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....or something like that.  So I think I'll let the pictures tell the story...

Until then............Happy Beading!!post signature