I know, I know! Photographing peach pearls on a tan tile. Not so smart. Sorry! These are Akoya (saltwater) pearls about 10-11mm apiece. Like my other strands, it's got a toggle clasp and a detachable pendant. So you can wear it front or back or whatever.
I'll get around to photographing these in a better light, or a lighter background, or something.
I got more than a few owies trying to photograph these. See all those little brown polka dots on the cactus? Well, it's a prickly pear cactus, and those are the pricklies. And they're really, really tiny. I was still pulling them out hours later.
Oh, and these are tri-color cultured/Akoya/saltwater pearls. Hand-knotted on silk and all that kinda stuff. The pendant's removable for extra fun. The strand's 16-inches, the pearls are 9-10mm each and round.
This is a 16-inch strand of 10-11mm cultured white pearls. They're Akoya (saltwater) and have a diffuse, soft luster to them. I got the idea watching some debate-or-other on healthcare and saw Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in big, chunky pearls. Then I saw a Republican Senator wearing them ... may have been Olympia Snowe, can't recall. Three's a trend, right?
So here are my Congressional pearls. For sale at this link.
The first thing I made in my silversmithing class. Oooh, I'm so excited!
Here's my official description:
A sweet confection of Blue Lace Agate set in silver and hand-stamped around the edges,
with dangly Akoya (saltwater) pearls. Note the back loop -- it's
designed to hang low on the lobe for a sultry look.