Monday, April 19, 2010

A Girl and Her Pearls!

I just love reading about stones and their properties, especially the folklore surrounding them. In case you missed my last post A Bit About Amethyst be sure to stop by.

What girl doesn't LOVE pearls and with prom/wedding season quickly approaching they are sure to adorn the neck of many. Jennifer over at Handmade News wrote a great article about the different types of pearls and was gracious enough to include a picture from our supplies shop!

Here are some of my favourite tidbits about pearls:
*Official birthstone of June
*Symbol of feminine wisdom, purity, and innocence
*Said to reduce irritability (I should wear extra pearls some days!)
*A myth of the early Chinese speaks of pearls falling from the sky when dragons fought!
*Brides have been wearing pearls throughout history believing that pearls promote harmony in marriage (plus they look fantastic)

Do you have a favourite style or colour of pearl? How do you enjoy incorporating them into your work?

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm....irritability. I stopped reading there and put my pearls on! It's been a day. :/ Thanks for sharing. :)