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The Perla Collection

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Posted on June 12 2020


With so much uncertainty in the world, heaviness, and change (progress!!), it feels a little funny to write about my latest jewelry collection. Just like my Favor Collection I released back in March, the Perla jewelry has come together at such a unique and fitting time.  

I was inspired by natural pearls, and how their creation is synonymous with the idea of hardship. For a pearl to form, a grain of sand enters the shell and as a defense mechanism causes the fluid to create a coating around it. Over several years and many layers, the beautiful shiny pearl is made. I keep thinking about how much change is happening and how much I am (un)learning about myself and the world around me. I am hopeful that so much of it will be good and that even though it may take time and many layers, something beautiful and of great value will come from it.



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These beauties are made from our smooth white stoneware clay, fired with a shiny high fire glaze, and then pearlized. The iridescent finish on the shiny glaze is a pearl luster that is applied and fired for a third time, similar to how we add our gold luster. I love that these are not actually pearls, but are a humble dot of clay that has gone through the rigorous process of creation, sanding, and three separate firings - some over 2000 degrees.

The gold is 14-20 gold filled, nickel free. The post on the Muse earring (below) comes in either sterling silver or titanium.



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