|freshwater pearls with sterling silver and quartz crystals|
And I did, and it was, and it sold. I didn't take a picture of it, so I would have to rent the film to go through that process again. But I still do have the materials.
Last week I watched "The Iron Lady", with Meryl Streep. Margaret Thatcher apparently always wore her double strand of pearls, called 'The Twins", given to her by her husband after the birth of their twins. It is a simple and classic double strand.
Pearls are in a class by themselves. They have a long history, and a fine reputation. They are elegant, rare, expensive, special. Lately, they are less rare and less expensive due to the vast pearl farms in China. Freshwater pearls are available at reasonable prices now. In fact pearls come in all prices. In Tucson last month, I strolled down the fine jewelry wholesaler aisles and saw single pearls selling for thousands of dollars. I also saw freshwater pearls selling for a few dollars a strand.
|dyed pearls with amber and citrine|
|A lady never goes anywhere without her pearls|