Did you ever, as a little girl, find in the yard or park, a small shape you didn’t recognize? Perhaps you took it to school to show it to your teacher, who then told the class about “How the caterpillar became a butterfly”. Perhaps she also taught about metamorphosis. As I looked at the bronze dyed pearls I had bought (please see Baroque Peacock Pearls – bottom comments), I saw that some had the shape of a chrysalis. I then noticed that some of the pearls had surfaces that were smoother than others which were scored. But the ones I looked at longest, though, were the ones who had beautiful textured surfaces. Being a person who sees symbolism in most everything, I began to think about women I had known who had a relatively tough growing up but who had emerged from those scarred times gloriously beautiful in soul and spirit.
I like the very feminine quality of this set and its versatility. Because the rounded pearls are dyed, some are iridescent, but mostly golden or silvery, I believe they will go well with many colors. And while the crystals do give the set a certain dressiness, I can see it worn with jeans and a nice sweater or blouse.