Pearl and Gemstones

Nice earrings. I wish the photographer new how to focus or use an f-stop.
 
Actually BWeaves I thought of you when I saw the Tahitian Pearl and Pink Tourmaline. I know you like the mismatched look and this reminded me of that sort of look. Its such an edgy idea. I've working on some mixed metal and textiles ideas for a friends event. I am frustrated but I enjoy the creative process...I come across fun images a lot.
 
BPD: It's funny that you should mention Tahitians and Tourmalines. I just ordered a Tahitian and Tourmaline rope from Ocean's Cove this morning. I can't wait to see it in person.
 
Excited to share my most recent pearl-and-gemstone pieces.
Little abalone pearls from New Zealand and Australian sapphires on Nick Feint's baby Paua shell castings.

We have lovely autumnal strawberry leaves on the balcony.
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Built them a little stage:
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Very challenged by taking action shots:
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OOOOOOO. I love asymmetrical earrings. I love these. Wear them well!
 
Have you shared the pics yet? Ya know I hardly spend much time in that Show me the pearl thread...my envy gets too deep, then I brood like a spoiled kid LOL.

BPD: It's funny that you should mention Tahitians and Tourmalines. I just ordered a Tahitian and Tourmaline rope from Ocean's Cove this morning. I can't wait to see it in person.
 
Please do! And Nick was delightful to work with ... if you ever need a source of baby Paua shell castings!
 
Wow love the colours and design, and suits you so well.
 
Thank you so much Pattye, Happy Huku and Katbran!
I have a Heather Benjamin Abalone shell horn necklace on the way that I think will match these earrings quite nicely. I cannot wait!
 
Sharing a family photo as these bring me so much joy!

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Sea of cortez baroques and tanzanite briolettes,
Seafoam Tahitians and mint garnets,
Sea&Sand Fiji keshis and tourmalines,
Abalone pearls and paua baby shells with sapphires,
Sea of cortez mabe and seafoam tourmalines.

It was so much fun dreaming up the designs and dealing with all the lovely pearl and gem suppliers (none of which I would have known without this forum!).
 
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OH WOW! I LOVE your collection. I especially love the asymmetrical earrings, but all the designs are very special.
 
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