Inspired by: http://www.beadedlaughter.blogspot.com/
Hello and Welcome!
Shel at MiShel Designs had a great idea for a blog hop. Pearls. Yummy pearls. Sometimes I think I do these hops just so I can put pictures of good looking men on my blog, but not this time. Ha! It just so happens I had placed an impulse order with Fire Mountain Gems right before I learned about the hop. I have trouble resisting some of their "blowout" sales, and along with a few other treasures I found these freshwater pearls.
They ranged from $0.79 to $2.15 a strand. I felt like this was a bargain. True they are all grade "D" but I don't need expensive pearls for my bead embroidery. And if Pierce Brosnan is going to rip them off my neck, well then I can just leave them on the floor.
First I made a pendant. The starfish came from Znet. The antique bronze pearls from Fire Mountain.
Then I did something which I rarely do, I made a necklace. I've kind of gotten into blue lately, I find it very soothing. Blue rice and white potato pearls from Fire Mountain.
I'm glad you came to visit my little corner of the blogosphere.
A SUPER HUGE thank you to beautiful Shel for putting this together!
I'm looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous pearl creations. Here is the list of the participants:
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