Hello all! Hope your week is moving along just beautifully. I enjoyed a lovely weekend and am having a pleasant week. A few of you know June is my birthday month and the lovely pearl is my birthstone. I love pearls and kept "Marvella" and "Monet" in business with all the pretty glass pearls I purchased in the early seventies and eighties.:o) So while on my blogging break a few weeks back I made a lovely pearl necklace and bracelet for myself, a little early birthday gift from me to me.
I am always so busy making jewels for others and thought it was time to make something beautiful for me.:o) Honey often reminds me not to forget about myself while I'm busily making and doing. I guess it is like the old saying "Everyone's hair is done except for woman who owns the salon".:o) Well I took out some of my best findings and went to work using beautiful Swarovski pearls and crystals along with lovely Tierra Cast bead caps, spacers and toggles. I have to admit, I had a wonderful time making these pieces and feel they came out just beautifully.
I've worn the bracelet several times and will be wearing the necklace soon. I couldn't decide if I wanted to string the pearls or link them. I am happy I decided on linking them, the linking allowed for a beautiful drape and also gives the pieces a more contemporary but dressy look and feel. This was a lot of fun and already have a few more pieces in mind just for me.:o) Have you given yourself a little gift lately from you to you? By the way, my birthday is June 23rd and will have been on the planet a whole 56 years.:o)