Late last year, after an event, I came home and promptly broke my favorite string of pearls. It broke right near the clasp. I have looked at that broken string since the end of November last year.
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to learn to re-string pearls. If you didn’t know, to have a pearl necklace restrung, the cost begins around $75.00 and goes up from there.
I went to Ship Wreck Beads (the most amazing bead store in the universe) and asked oodles of questions, bought a tool, some silk thread and a How-to book. https://www.shipwreckbeads.com/
I needed/wanted to wear that particular string of beauties on Saturday morning. They have a lovely weight to them and they are stunning.
Three you-tube videos later, one book, oodles of suggestions and 45 minutes of me trying to work the new tool WITHOUT taking off the safety tip (duh)………
Finally, I put on some beautiful piano music. It calmed me down and helped my brain work on figuring this out. It honestly helped. Usually, if I remember to put on soothing music, it helps me figure out beautiful puzzles such as this and create with my hands.
I can’t really believe I can type this.
I did it.
Yes, I can now say, I know how to knot between each and put together a string of pearls with clasp.
I wore the pearls Saturday morning to a memorial. I went home to change. I was still wearing the pearl necklace when I went to the Feed Store. Next stop Vegetable stand and then onto the Hardware store.
I do love the feeling of pearls next to my skin. I still had them on and for the 4th time in one day, change my clothes, yet again, to go out to dinner.
Still wearing the pearls.
I sort of wondered about wearing a pearl necklace to the Hardware store, then I remembered what Mrs. Kennedy said. “Pearls are always appropriate.”
In this together, friends,
ps. Why yes, I typed this while wearing my pearl necklace.