The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"

I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Femme Petal

When I came across Erin Keys' the Etsy shop, Femme Petal, I felt like I'd found a creative soul mate. Along with being a pink papaya consultant, a mom, and a wife, Erin is an amazingly talented jewelry designer. Her work absolutely entrances me with its mix of the old and the new. It is feminine, classy, and so beautiful. I think you'll agree.

Here is a small preview of what Erin has in her current inventory (click on any image or title to see more):

The Carrie Necklace in Lilac
Hand-dyed silk ribbon in lilac connected to antique brass hammered circles and lavender glass pearls.

Summer Rose Necklace in Pink
Featuring a hand carved light pink acrylic rose
hanging in the center of glass pearls in different shades of pinks.

Embrace Spring
I'm in love with the pink and chocolate brown combo on this one!

A Fairy Cameo
Features a beautiful soft pink cameo and 3 small light pink pearls on an antique brass chain.

Click here to visit Erin Keys' shop, Femme Petal


Unique Women In Business said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful feature! I am off to tell the group so they can all check out your blog!
Erin said...

This is a great feature. Erin indeed is very talented artist. I also would like to add that she is a great manager and owner of the UWIB, extremely supportive group of talented ladies.

And welcome to the group!!!


SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Hi Cindy. Welcome to the UWIB. A superb group to be part of.
Do you mind me asking where you got the upper (tool?) bar on your blog? (Home, about.... etc)
I've been looking for one for a while.
See you around on UWIB :-)

Suzanne in TX said...

Welcome Cindy! I have one of Erin's Carrie necklaces and I LOVE it! She does beautiful work. I'm so glad you chose to highlight her and her creations.
I'm loving your blog, I need to explore it a little more now!
Hope to see you over at my blog one of these days!

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