Waking up on Thanksgiving in the beautiful back country of Mendocino County was lovely.
Wifi is shaky in the country,
but I was able download the blog post from Passage des Perles , and warmed me like none other.
Last Spring when I visited with La Duchesse and her lovely family in Montreal, she handed me a gorgeous necklace of lustrous near round fresh water pearls that were dear to her heart, but said that she didn't wear that length much anymore.
Her account of what these pearls meant to her is a story that makes what we do worth it!
(really any account by La Duchesse is worth the read, we read them aloud in the studio, and you can sign up for her blog to be emailed to you too!)
I love bringing special pearl pieces back to life, giving them a current appeal while retaining the memories they hold for the owner.
It was an honor to rework these pearls for her.
Thankful for the ladies who trust us to handle their treasures.
We love what we do, we laugh, we play, we work with beautiful material, your stories and photos of how these pieces touch your soul and bring smiles to your faces is SO much a part of what gives us the steam to keep going all these years.
For the circle of friends and family we have created world wide, each one of you:
a pearl in the greatest strand ever!
Thank you all.