Happy (first blog post) of the New Year!
Last month was a whirlwind. Christmas season at Pearl Paradise always means putting our all into getting every last package out and delivered before the big day. We have a lot of fun doing it and it’s a lot of work.
During the whirlwind, I don’t typically have time for many of the “fun” pieces I enjoy making throughout the year. These are the pieces that take a bit of extra time and several revisits to get the look “just right.” But a request came across my desk and I decided to give it a go.
Harvest strands are fun. Whenever we process large lots of drops, circles, baroques and rounds, there are always special pearls with special colors that don’t quite fit the standard colors we offer because you just don’t see them often enough. I love creating harvest strands and using these pearls to make the truly special.
The request was for a large harvest strand with little emphasis on green and heavy emphasis on other colors. And did I mention large?! Our client likes her pearls large and so the average pearl size in the strand was to be around 12 millimeters and to include pearls as large as 15 and even 16 millimeters. The final length – 74 inches!
This is one of the largest and longest harvest strands I’ve ever put together.
We had a slight glitch with our blog last year and so many people weren’t getting blog post updates, so this may be the first one you’ve received in quite some time. My sincerest apologies about that!