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.