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  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Mykonos Greek Olive Leaves”   22 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Love them!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Leafy Green leather bracelet”   1 day, 1 hour ago

    What strikes me is that the quality of the seed beads really makes this special — you might see something similar at cheaper clothes’ chains (I’m not thinking about the design, but the use of seed beads in general — if you get my fuzzy thought…), but they have a cheaper feel, because of the materials. [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Golden White leather bracelet”   1 day, 1 hour ago

    I think I have some very similar-looking buttons somewhere, but they are only about twenty years old… not old at all! Perfect match with the beads, and love the color of this!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Chakra tree of life”   1 day, 1 hour ago

    I like the brass one more, but people like different things, and I have a friend who would never wear any other metal color than silver, so this will be the perfect treasure for someone yet!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “matting”   1 day, 1 hour ago

    Way beyond me… probably involves a lot of needlework and patience… Amazing!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Enjoy the Journey Tassel Necklace”   1 day, 1 hour ago

    Ali, I like it!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Tree of life pendant”   1 day, 1 hour ago

    Me too, agree with all above! This must be the most beautiful Tree I’ve seen! I’m usually not a huge fan of them, they tend to look a bit busy and messy, but this is STYLISH!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Warm Summer Night”   1 week, 1 day ago

    That last pic is really good Gorgeous pendant, and you really succeeded in capturing the sun and shade of summer!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Wish”   1 week, 1 day ago

    So gorgeous! Love the combination of chain and beads, and of course the leather sets it off perfectly, and makes it more comfortable to wear! Would love to wear

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “”Freewire” Embossing”   1 week, 1 day ago

    Thanks CC!!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Indian Dreams”   1 week, 1 day ago

    How funny…! Haven’t we tended to think a lot alike in the past?!? I just stumbled over two strands of beads while on a work trip, seriously overpriced, but on a discount, and beautiful… in more or less the exact nuance of this necklace! One was agate, the other mother-of-pearl chips/nuggets. We’ll see what I’ll come [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Violet wave”   1 week, 1 day ago

    Beautiful!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Earrings for me…”   1 week, 1 day ago

    Got a bit addicted to those home made headpins with melted ends and patina… you can make them as long as you like, to get the messy look! I’ve always liked the idea of bone beads — natural, recyclable, light and strong — but disliked the thought of some poor Indian child carving them for a [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Ash Monday”   1 week, 1 day ago

    Thank you CC, long time no see, I think! Thank you for your sympathy. I felt I was putting my soul into this, somehow — and it happened to be sad, which shows… It is maybe not the easiest of pieces — it’s maybe the jewelry version of intellectual, it puts people around me thinking, I’ve [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Tea Charming”   1 week, 5 days ago

    Makes me think of Alice in Wonderland… A conversation piece for sure, but oh-so-pretty! I would certainly wear it, because I’m a bit of a tea nerd myself, also enjoying several daily cuppas since I was five! Your friend is so lucky to get such a personal piece!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “A Practical Ring is a Practical Thing”   1 week, 6 days ago

    Kim St Jean calls it a cigar band ring, and it’s really quite easy to make. I like that the size is adjustable, would be easier to sell, and less stressful for the wearer since it’s easier to get on and off than a closed ring.

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Ash Monday”   1 week, 6 days ago

    That’s so beautifully said, Del! I’m touched! And thank you Deb — I DO envy you Just called my Mom, she was in her pottery studio — we’re alike there.

  • Oh, thank you all!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Earrings for me…”   2 weeks ago

    Wow, thank you!! I guess the antibiotic cream can help if you have a mild allergy that makes you prone to infection, but Becky is right that in worse cases nothing helps much. I hope the titanium works for me (and maybe silver, eventually, I’m wearing silver studs made of home made headpins today — so [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Ash Monday”   2 weeks ago

    Thank you all for your support. At least he got to have a longer life than anyone had expected, and had a quick end without much suffering, we all are grateful for that. And thank you for the praise, that warms! A Rozmin: I’ve done it both ways, but I prefer to stain before I add [...]

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