gorgeous strands everyone! you guys inspire me to use my pearls more often.
still getting used to wearing my strand on a daily basis (not daily - everyday, more like daily - there's no special occasion), for fear of looking too... expensive? fashionista? here's my baroque akoyas, which look great even against loud prints. they didn't break the bank but they sure look like they did!
Gosh I miss a day and theres like a thousand posts !!
Morella- Amazing earrings...close ups if you have a chance Stunning
BWeaves...love the layers and love each of those necklaces. ( that shirt is wonderful )
jeg- welcome home and the bunny is toooo sweet !!! ( glad he fluffed up again )
Lugana - Nice big peacocks - great colours ! And congratulations on the new job !!!
omg I'm still missing people !!
Kalmen- don't know how I missed you and your fabulous South Seas!!! What a stunner!!!
Carzy M - wonderful baroque Akoya !!!
BW - love the classic look ! Nice combo !!
PD - Those are such nice big chunky WSS - great strand and it looks wonderful !!
jeg- what a marvellous necklace !! Love what you've done !
Marianne, pattye, BWeaves, jeg, JerseyPearl, MSC, Pareltje, Katbran, thank you ladies! it was a tough choice, as I basically have lost my personal project (the last pearl/ no more pearls) partner over this job position. But I don't regret it, as we together were going the doubtful direction anyway (wholesale). Thank you!
amti, thank you! I would ideally like it as a rope, but couldn't yet find a matching strand to mix it with))
CathyKeshi, thank you! oh I must show you that faceted TH ring - just had it finished last week
CrazyMissy, I have a strand of those (from PP? biggest size?) and I wear them like every day... and with other strands as well (baroque ropes etc). So no worries with your pearl choices they look great!
BWeaves, you ROCK the brooches! I cannot express enough how I LOVE your brooches!!
I was wearing my blue tahitian aka "Wilma" necklace, but the sun has set by the time I got home so no decent photos
Natural white Hanadama rope from PP. Baroque blue akoyas from PP. My first akoya rope from back in 1982, which I just restrung again. And Mom's ruby swan. Ruby heart earrings. All worn with a tobacco colored T-shirt, jeans and tweed jacket.
Years ago, I never would have mixed these pieces together, because I feel that none of them match. But you've all inspired me that anything goes, and everything goes with everything.
Pearl Guide folks are such inspiration, aren't they, BWeaves? I too would never have mixed pearls like I do now. That look is fabulous; rich in color and textural contrasts ... love it! Especially that ruby swan on that jacket lapel
When your mailman delivers LOVE in a box ... Kamoka Keshi bracelet, 14K & 18K yellow gold, white/silver/palest blue Kamoka keshi pearls, grown with Love by our dear Celeste & Josh, gold work customized to fit my wrist by our dear Pattye. I'm not always the biggest fan of tin-cup styles, but this ... oh, THIS. The fit is perfect, falling down onto my hand, light as a feather, and like wearing something made of silk. Best of all, the clasp carries just enough weight to keep the bracelet from rolling around, and it's tiny companion keshi mean no pearls banging around on the bottom, at my keyboard and desk. This one is hard to take off Love and Hugs to Celeste, Josh and Pattye!