Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Fantasy of Winter White & Saltwater Pearls

Emily Necklace

When I came across these very generous Japanese saltwater keshi pearls at the last Tucson Gem Show,  I simply fell in love.  The creamy white/ivory pearls with their thick nacre and lustrous silky finish deliver such a luxe experience - it will spoil you for any other lesser pearls forever!  I added an offset oval antique-style reticulated diamond-encrusted bead in rhodium silver, and accented with just a touch of 24k gold vermeil to allow this necklace to easily be worn by lovers of either yellow gold, silver, white gold or platinum. This lady-like design is meant to be worn nestled in the nape of the neck.  Wouldn’t this be a most special necklace for a groom to bestow on his bride on their wedding day?

Sherri Conley Photography
Speaking of winter brides - wouldn’t this be the most romantic backdrop for a winter wedding photo?

via This Photographer's Life
The lattice infused winter white room with it’s sparkling crystal chandelier, was the inspiration for the Emily Necklace.

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This all white bathroom also caught my eye before the construction of the Emily Necklace.  It contains all the elements that I have used in other parts of my house - Calcutta Oro Marble, hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers and a mirror, very similar to my beloved French gold gilt mirror, with it’s darling little cherubs (found at Karina Gentinetta Disegno at 1st Dibs).  I would love to re-do my master bath like this if I could just talk my hubby down from the ledge!  You would think that after 28 years of wedded bliss - he would figure out this WILL probably happen!

Don’t forget to stop by Art by Karena for her 
Twelve Days of Holiday Giveaways Event 

Enter for a chance to win these classic Maddie Earrings.