Oh and I came by to post these too.
Hello from cold, cold Salzburg (was -20 degrees celsius last night)! You know you are a true pearl fanatic when you travel with pliers, wire, headpins and loose pearls.
Since I brought along my grey-hued pearl arsenal, the snowy cityscape inspired these.
Pair 1: Simple SS baroques drops on gold vermeil pearl findings
Pair 2: (Not an original design, I tweaked something I had bought some time ago) Lustreful akoya blue-grey pearls dangling alongside trails of SS keishis. I've woven ethiopian opal and songea sapphires within for a complementary colour palette.
And allow me to show these pearls in a jeweller's showcase in Salzburg's Old Town including tahitian dove-grey rounds and diamond rondelles, 50 (!) strands of teeny-tiny FW seed pearls with 2 huge 18mm FW pearl accents and the most glorious showstopping Australian lightning ridge opal earrings and SS round pearls. The latter's to die for; I'm so stealing that design in time to come.
In the meantime, after this post, I am going to brace the cold and try to have some fun. Wish me luck.