I always think about pearls in their most classic sense, a simple strand of genuine knotted pearls to be given and worn for important occasions. Always elegant and very appropriate. But lately that idea has begun to change for me...expand so to speak, and I have started to experiment using them with definitely more casual earrings and bead woven necklaces; genuine, color treated, glass, plastic you name it. Whatever fits for the occasion. ;)
With the first project I used graduated sizes of some lovely pink faux glass pearls from Cousin Corporation. The largest of these pearly beauties measure a whopping 18 mm and they are very easy on the budget. At this point I can't help thinking how going faux has liberated the design options available to me.
I hope you like the addition of the patinated metal spacers and bead caps mentioned in my last blog post. And as far as future design options, there is still a long, long way to go with big pearls here...
Next up comes a fall bracelet made with freshwater rice pearls and biwah tubes I found online at Fusion Beads a few months ago. The pearls are lovely warm shades of gold, red and deep orange, perfect for fall. I had to add a few bits and pieces of Czech glass -don't you love the little cats?
Hope you enjoyed my portion of the pearl tour.
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