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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Purranha's Avatar
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    Default OH EM GEEEE, introducing Arielle, the Mermaid Octo Clamshell Playdate Ring!!!!!

    It is no secret that I am a HUUUUGE fan of Sheri's works, and WOW she has outdone herself yet again!!!!!!!!!!

    Introducing Arielle, the Mermaid Octo Clamshell Playdate Ring!!!

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    To give some background story –
    I first met the various components from my veeery first mini-ruckus with Sheri in NYC last spring. I don’t think we quite knew how it was going to turn out, yet.
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    Sheri hand sculpted the mermaid and baby octo, and the clamshell was casted from this precious sadly already deceased baby giant clamshells Sher found washed ashore. It is so rare and precious to find giant clamshells in this size with such perfect condition.

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    Then when I met up with Sheri again in NOLA this past May, she has completed the first clamshell playdate pendant. I was so in love with it I harassed her to PULEASE make me one lol!
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    We got the project rolling when I was in Bay Area this past June. I confirmed the project with Sheri, and picked up the most precious baby Kasumi keshis from Sarah when we visited her studio. The little guy on the bottom went into the baby octo’s head. This ring is such a wonderful remind/souvenir or the fun mini ruckus and a Sheri and Sarah having a little dance party on my finger!
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    I hemmed and hawed over pendant vs ring, since I am such a ring girl, but it is gonna be a HUGE ring!!! Lol I think I drove Sheri nuts with my indecision but she was very patient with me! In the end, I finally decided to stick to my ring preference, afterall, my moto is “More is still NOT ENOUGH!!!” Couldn’t be happier with that decision!

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    Yes, as always, Sheri’s mermaids have buns and butts!

    Sheri modeling to help me decide.
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    The final stage before enameling and gluing the pearl on.
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    OOOOOMMMMGGGG!!!!! SQQUUEEEEEEEEEEE!!! OMG I am SO IN LOVE with this ring!!!!!!!!!!!
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    The ring feels surprisingly comfortable and balanced on my hand, and the range of patina on the shell is just absolutely stunning. It is really my favorite ring of all times and makes me SQQQUUEEEEEE everytime I see it!!! <3 <3 <3

    I know Wendy has a pendant coming her way with the special wild SoC baby pearl from Papa Doug from this ruckus. I can’t wait to see the sister pendant!

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    That piece is amazing!!!!

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    Well this is just shut up gorgeous! I absolutely adore the octo mermaid piece I own...but this...this is amazing! Seriously, a little mermaid sculpture. I'd love this one on a pedestal. Sheri if you ever do consider doing this as a piece of art, I'd be buying!!! Your talent is amazing, and to see the process from wax carving to finished piece is cool. Purr, you are one fortunate gal to have this original!!!
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    amazing creations

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    Oohhhhh Purr and Sheri, she's fabulous!! I had to hop on my computer so I could see her in her full-sized glory! She's amazing. And Purr, of COURSE you had to do a ring! More is more, baby <3 I love it. And the color work is really gorgeous. Sheri, you outdid yourself!
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    Wow!!! one of a kind for sure. So talented and creative Sheri is. I love every single one of her creations.

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    Just gorgeous-- a real work of art.

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    Oh my Goodness!!! That's art on a finger! I cannot get over the colors of the shell! So many wonderful details. I bet you never get tired of looking at it. It's magnificent!!

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    Sheri just may have outdone herself this time! Absolutely amazing!!!

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    Ohhhhh its something else!!

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    WOWZA!!! That is freaking adorable. That ring would make me smile every time I looked at my hand. And I'd be staring at it all day, and not getting any work done.

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