This time last year, I don't think I even owned a strand of pearls. The conversation here has helped me turn my interest into a full-fledged... preoccupation.
I'm not completely happy with my photography setup, but I wanted to show some of the pieces I've made for ETSY. My personal tastes run towards very simple presentation of pearls that are inherently interesting in some way. The design part is very straightforward, but the shopping, sampling and whatnot has taken a few months.
Let me know what you think of the prices-- I'm trying to hit a range people can cope with in this economy and is on the low side, but knowing what the strands cost messes up my sense of what they're worth as jewelry and what people want/expect to pay so they can feel the piece is valuable.
I have a fun idea for a "line" of sorts, but I don't think I'll have the time and fundage to get it out for a few months. Hope you like what I've got so far!