Thanks for the Octavia message! Hopefully I will get her chasing some pearls with me in HK sometime... but I will definitely get her out sightseeing sometime!
We really should have taken her out to dinner the night that Bernadette, purlgurl, Mikeyy and I dined together in Melbourne!
Bernadette must have been drawn to me in a beading forum, because of my screen name. I refer to her as the Pearl Guru, there, and she manages to impart some of her knowledge. I give her any stringing I cant manage my self, and she always produces work over and above the necessary. She gave me moral & physical support at a difficult time recently, and I would give her the shirt off my back if she needed it. I hope the forum realises what a special person she is.
Many thanks for adding me to your friends list. It was a lovely surprise to see a Pearl-Guide email waiting for me this morning. From the look of Nerida's pictures, Octavia is a well traveled Bi-valve!
thanks for the birthday greetings Blaire. I had a great day. Unfortunately your world has a few less oysters after the celebration. Hope you are keeping busy, what a time to get involved in the jewellery world! Enjoy the summer time, at your leisure of course.
Hi Blaire: You have been so kind to comment on some of my pieces.
I can tell that you are very knowledgable about gemstones of all types. I have been "into" gems for years and have just recently become a big fan of pearls.
I notice that you are listed as an author. Have you written about gems? I would love to read some of your work and also see more of your creations and collections.
I have a particular weakness for opals and emeralds. I find opals endlessly fascinating.