Do you remember your first piece of pearl jewelry? I sure do! When I was 11 years old my family and I went on an amazing vacation to Hawaii. The island was lush, the beaches gleamed and the ocean shimmered in the sun. I remember seeing a vendor under a tropical thatched umbrella with a sign that stated "Wish Pearls". Intrigued, I wandered over and discovered that you could pick an oyster for a price. If you were lucky enough to select the right shell you would receive a pearl. I singled out one mollusk and said a little prayer.... The man opened the oyster and poked around the grayish white blob. Imagine my excitement when the man pulled 3 gorgeous, lustrous pearls from inside the shell! When we arrived home, my Mother had my tiny treasures transformed into earrings and a pendant necklace. Pretty cool way to acquire your first pearl jewelry set right? Yes, this was the beginning of my pearl obsession.
Speaking of obsessions...... Have you seen the new Halcraft Collection ecommerce site? We have an amazing selection of pearl and shell strands. When you purchase $100 or more you receive 25% off plus free shipping! If you are like me, you plan your designs at least a season ahead. Be sure to check out our pearl and shell beads for spring and summer. Today, I am featuring a stunning selection of our pearl and crystal beads in my "Winter Freeze DIY Jewelry Set".
Up first is the Winter Freeze Necklace. This bauble is the perfect project for any skill level. If you can form a simple knot you too can create this dazzling design. This necklace was handcrafted using Bead Gallery® freshwater pearl potato 9-10mm.
Our bracelet set for this month is a stunning stack. The Winter Freeze bracelets are geared toward the advanced jewelry designer. This wrist candy was handcrafted using the following Bead Gallery® beads.
Our last design are these exquisite lentil pearl dangles. The Winter Freeze earrings are a intermediate to advanced project. These earrings are handcrafted using Bead Gallery® Bead Gallery® freshwater pearl lentil drop 7-8mm.