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Frost Me

New member
I'm just now caught up on maybe 200 posts and can't possibly comment on all of them but gosh, I feel pearl envy and also a bit of guilt for not completing all these projects I planned to do. You ladies are an inspiration to fashioning better with pearls and creating even better designs that fit your lifestyle. I certainly need to learn your ways because as I'm typing, I have no jewelry other than my wedding ring, which I never take off. Of course, I'm at home doing laundry and cleaning, but you can never look too glamorous, right? Excuse me while I go find something pretty to wear around my neck! :)


I feel guilt not commenting often too. Love all of them, Pearls are so personal!!
 

Marianne

Active member
2thdktr, your grandmother's beautiful handkerchief looks to be embellished with Hardanger embroidery. (an art from Norway that one of my grandmother's friends tried to teach me when I was a child... lots of counting threads and stitching)
 

Charlotta

New member
Lovely pearls 2htdktr, that bracelet is especially Nice.
The Everything bagel rope is always beautiful Bweaves, really Nice with The kasumipearls. Those earrings are so pretty.
Thank you for your kink words Jesskat.
And I love your bracelets Bonsava
 

Pearl Dreams

Pearl Enthusiast
My husband and I spent the afternoon at the Guilford Craft Expo, as we do most years. This is a juried craft fair.

I saw more high quality pearls this year than in previous years. Many were set with gorgeous gemstones. I spent most of the afternoon drooling. :rolleyes:

I took the cards of a few and encouraged them to join Pearl-Guide. Among them:

Steven Kolodny (with a colorful flameball necklace to die for!), www.stevenkolodnydesigns.com

Vicki Thaler Fine Jewelry, www.vickithalerdesigns.com

Britt Anderson Designs (no website on the card but he's on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BrittAndersonJewelry/) -- GSS pearls or Tahitians with lovely overtones, set in strikingly beautiful pendants studded with diamonds.
 

2thdktr

New member
Thank you, BWeaves,86Corvette girl, Bonsava and Charlotta!

BWeaves, your linen weave is a gorgeous color and pattern. And, your Everything Bagel rope is just fantastic.
 
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2thdktr

New member
2thdktr, your grandmother's beautiful handkerchief looks to be embellished with Hardanger embroidery. (an art from Norway that one of my grandmother's friends tried to teach me when I was a child... lots of counting threads and stitching)

Marianne! Thank you so much! I googled Hardanger but then I got to Drawn Thread Work....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawn_thread_work,
a form of counted thread embroidery.

I have so many tablecloths, table napkins and handkerchiefs and doilies that she made. Her father traveled, and brought back linens and silks and she did this marvelous embroidery on them. I never knew the name or technique. I can't wait to tell my sister. She has many of her pieces as well. I don't do a lot of picture posting, but when I do in the future, I think I will showcase her handmade pieces.
 

2thdktr

New member
My husband and I spent the afternoon at the Guilford Craft Expo, as we do most years. This is a juried craft fair.

I saw more high quality pearls this year than in previous years. Many were set with gorgeous gemstones. I spent most of the afternoon drooling. :rolleyes:

I took the cards of a few and encouraged them to join Pearl-Guide. Among them:

Steven Kolodny (with a colorful flameball necklace to die for!), www.stevenkolodnydesigns.com

Vicki Thaler Fine Jewelry, www.vickithalerdesigns.com

Britt Anderson Designs (no website on the card but he's on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BrittAndersonJewelry/) -- GSS pearls or Tahitians with lovely overtones, set in strikingly beautiful pendants studded with diamonds.

There are some beautiful pieces! Guilford is not that far from me-- I'm glad to know there is a Craft Expo there. I'll have to look for it next year.
 

Pearl Dreams

Pearl Enthusiast
2thdktr, it continues tomorrow and Sunday also. It's every year in the middle of July.
$5 parking in lot of St. George church on Whitfield St., across from the green; all proceeds from parking goes to CT Food Bank.

$1 off admission tickets to print here:
http://guilfordartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GACExpo18-Coupon.pdf

From email:

Craft Expo on the Guilford Green this Weekend!​
July 13-15, 2018​
Friday, 12-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm​

Admission:​
$9 General Admission, $7 Seniors, $15 Multi-Day Tickets​
Free for GAC Members, Active Military & Kids 12 and under​



But for you the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is much closer. That is always held the 2nd weekend in August in the old section of Mystic (where the drawbridge is.) There is one street in particular (Cottrell Street) where crafters have booths; most of the rest is paintings and photography.
It is heavily attended and finding a parking spot is a nightmare. :eek: Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to hoof it! But it's fun, and we've bought a few paintings over the years.

Unfortunately the Mystic show is the same weekend as the East Coast Gem Mineral and Fossil Show in Springfield, MA, which we attend nearly each year. One year we attended both shows the same weekend, but it was a bit much. :rolleyes: Now it's one or the other.
https://www.easternstatesexposition.com/events/2018/east-coast-gem-mineral-and-fossil-show(2)
 

Katbran

New member
Holy Cow , I only missed a few days and there is so much to look at ! I'll forget someone if I try to comment on everything .. But PD your Tahitians look wonderful and I love the notion of the navy thread. I'll have to get some. I have a strand that I think it would be perfect for.. and thanks for the links !


2thdktr- love the white pearls !! You have some really lovely pieces and it's hard to go wrong with the Bubbles!

Bonsava - Those bracelets look wonderful ! Love stacks!

Charlotta - great work on the wire wrapping !! Very dainty and feminine looking piece !


BWeaves - Your weaving looks just stunning ... the pearls.. of course look amazing .
 

Charlotta

New member
Bought a pair of gorgeus tahitian keshi earrings from Druzydesign. Very hard to photograph. Must have deleted 100 photos
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Have worn these for 3 days so clearly favorits.
 

2thdktr

New member
2thdktr, it continues tomorrow and Sunday also. It's every year in the middle of July.
$5 parking in lot of St. George church on Whitfield St., across from the green; all proceeds from parking goes to CT Food Bank.

$1 off admission tickets to print here:
http://guilfordartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GACExpo18-Coupon.pdf

From email:

Craft Expo on the Guilford Green this Weekend!​
July 13-15, 2018​
Friday, 12-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm​

Admission:​
$9 General Admission, $7 Seniors, $15 Multi-Day Tickets​
Free for GAC Members, Active Military & Kids 12 and under​



But for you the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is much closer. That is always held the 2nd weekend in August in the old section of Mystic (where the drawbridge is.) There is one street in particular (Cottrell Street) where crafters have booths; most of the rest is paintings and photography.
It is heavily attended and finding a parking spot is a nightmare. :eek: Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to hoof it! But it's fun, and we've bought a few paintings over the years.

Unfortunately the Mystic show is the same weekend as the East Coast Gem Mineral and Fossil Show in Springfield, MA, which we attend nearly each year. One year we attended both shows the same weekend, but it was a bit much. :rolleyes: Now it's one or the other.
https://www.easternstatesexposition.com/events/2018/east-coast-gem-mineral-and-fossil-show(2)

Thanks, Pearl Dreams. I would love to go to one or the other in August, but unfortunately, that coincides with my dad's Celebration of Life on August 11. However, I will put it in my calendar for next year. You are a wealth of information-- thank you, I appreciate it.
 

Charlotta

New member
Finished stringing my keshistrand I bought from Druzydesign when I bought the earrings. DSC_1027.jpg
The clasps on this one is 2 dolphines lobsterclasps in silver so I can hook anything to the strand if I want to. Its about 19 inch. Also got a better picture on the earrings and I also bought a pendant. The pendant is more shiny in real life. The bottom half is more green and the top kind of purple
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jeg

Traveling Pearl
Playing catch up. Lovely pearls PD, BWeaves, 2thdktr, Bonsava and Charlotta!

Happy to return to normal weather after being in that Vegas heat. The traveling pearl got a workout.

Wearing a Kojima strand that I nicknamed the baby bagel since it has similarities to BWeaves everything bagel.
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