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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Getting things done.....

Sorry Ive not blogged lately but have been tied up with getting projects finished.
Sometimes I'm making things for commissions,sometimes for shops and sometimes I'm making a bouquet for my mother who's getting married again.She wanted pearls and green leaves.I really liked the idea,Ive been working a little on it each day.

And these are for the bridesmaids.....

I love pearls and love how they are cold,and come from a sea creature.
The formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign substance slips into the oyster between the mantle and the shell, which irritate­s the mantle. It's kind of like the oyster getting a splinter. The oyster's natural reaction is to cover up that irritant to protect itself. The man­tle covers the irritant with layers of the same nacre substance that is used to create the shell. This eventually forms a pearl. 

I remember reading a book years ago and in the story it said that pearls were mermaids tears.
I always remember that ..............funny what stays with you.


  1. What a beautiful analogy, and a beautiful bouquet. Nice work

  2. I too love pearls. But I was surprised to read you say they are cold because I love the feeling of warmth I get from them after wearing them for some time. They retain the body head and are wonderful to hold at the end of the night. :)

    This is a beautiful bouquet. Congrats to your mum.

  3. Victoria,I meant cold when you put them on first,that intitial coolness.
    My mum had some pearls growing up and I always liked to hold them.
    Best wishes,