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From Pearls to Purls

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There's something about bitterly cold weather that gives me all the feels for hot cocoa, family room fires and knitting! A little known fact is that before The Painted Pearl I had a teeny tiny, albeit brief, knitting "gig" I called Snow Peas. I specialized in baby items -heirloom cardigans, baby bibs, toddler kimonos and the occasional adult-sized scarf. And then summertime arrived and the last thing I wanted was to be wrapped up in wool in 98 degrees.  In late December I found myself wandering the isles of Michaels and stumbled upon an impressive yarn sale. So I did what any...

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Cheers to the New Year

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Cheers to the New Year! Click the above image to read my reflections on 2017 and plans for 2018!

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The Signature Oyster Necklaces

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Every oyster necklace is carefully crafted by my hands. From picking up the shells from the NC coast or collecting them at an NC Roast, I look for the beauty in each shell. Whether it's the shape of the shell or the iridescent hues inside the shell, I see each one as a little piece of God's art!   My favorite shells are the ones that have a surprise oyster shell on top of the original oyster shell. They are rare but beautiful! I always leave those unpainted to showcase and highlight their natural beauty!  Check out the newly added inventory of...

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Featured Item with Our State Magazine

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Check out our featured item in the Our State Magazine 2017 Online Holiday Gift Guide!

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