Saw these Vietnamese Akoyas at a ruckus. Fell hard and had to have them. Didn't care that they were very small pearls compared to what I usually wear
Even wore them Saturday morning of that years ruckus.
I didn't wear them much after that weekend. I would put them on and then take them off. I even tried to do a torsade with my larger blue akoyas. Loved the pearls but didn't like the size. I sent them to Sarah to do something with. I wanted for the strands to be broken up and to have them added to a multi-gemstone necklace. Sarah didn't think what I wanted would do the pearls justice. She would do what I wanted but counseled against it. On a trip to visit Sarah she pulled them out and was going to give them back to me. I persuaded her to just keep them until inspiration struck. At this time it had been 6 to 8 months. I figured they might as well stay there because they wouldn't have been worn anyway. You can see them on the table with a few of my other re do projects.
I was on Facebook and saw a post from Sarah and thought OMG that's what I would like Sarah to do with my pearls
Our emails crossed in cyberspace sending the same picture to each other. Little did I know that the picture I was sending her was my new strand. I was beyond thrilled she did not do what I originally wanted, that I listened to her and just said surprise me.
I love to wear this strand now. I reach for it often. Thank goodness she did not listen to me. The pearls were special before but not me but after Sarah did her magic I really have something wonderful that does the pearls justice.