Leaning into the Fall Season

I was busy this summer and into the fall with some new Jewelry Designs and minor health problems at the same time. It is always a challenge to keep going some days. I turned 65 in June and I feel that my body is not keeping up with the program. So I am sorry for not having written more the past few months. I went to Europe where I am from, to visit my family and came home really exhausted and it took me months to recuperate.

In Maine where I live we have had an amazing summer with the most beautiful weather.

I  have gone through a real creative phase recently which I love. Here are some of my new designs. Please go to my store for more details on these listings.
http://www.thepassionatepearl.etsy.com

All Systems Go

Just been a busy time here at The Passionate Pearl. Here are a few photos to show you Jeanne’s Little Factory. It’s been quite a stressful weekend with special orders and going back and forth by email with customers trying to find the perfect color match. These are hand picked Freshwater Pearls. Just wanted to show you what I do.

 

Orders in process
Orders Getting Ready for Shipping
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Ready To Ship
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Fun Custom Order for UK
Custom Order in Process
Custom Order in Process
Trying to find the right purple to match the other 4 pearls, after 30  back and forth emails...that's not really fun!
Trying to find the right color pearls after 40 back and forth emails…that’s not my favorite part, as of 4/10/14 this order of 3 pairs of earrings is still sitting on my table waiting for a green light.

 

Everything New

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I just changed my blog from Blogger to WordPress. I have been wanting to show everyone the area where I live and what’s around me to inspire me in my daily work. I live in Maine and it’s just really beautiful this time of year. I love nature and the life I see all around me. Some of these photos were taken very recently right from my backyard.

My Favorite Blue Piece

I have had more pleasure making this Hand Knotted Blues Freshwater Pearl Necklace, than anything I have made up until now. This is actually my second one so it’s not exactly OOAK (One of a Kind), since I have had only enough of these beautiful Freshwater Pearls to make a second one. These are my absolute favorite colors. I am a water baby…love colors of lakes, rivers, oceans. The most beautiful place I have ever seen was Lake Wanaka at sunset in the South Island of New Zealand, where I was on a trip with my husband. We were teaching a workshop on Dreams and Visions in the North Island in Taupo. This lake literally took my breath away…it was like God said here they come and I’m going to paint them the most beautiful picture and He did! Hope you enjoy this correlation of both Nature and Creativity. I just think that they go together so beautifully. There is a story to this photo because I had a little camera with a small memory card and I had used up all my photos. So I had to  upload the photos on my computer to free the memory card for more photos…all this as the sun is setting….oh la la…that was a stretch! But I  was able to make it in time. I still get so much peace looking at this lake from the comfort of my home. If you don’t mind long flights, New Zealand’s south Island is the most beautiful place in the world I have seen yet and I have done a lot of traveling in my days! Growing up in Europe, you travel from one country to the other rather quickly. I have been to India, China, Malaysia, Philippines as well…but New Zealand won my heart.