Friday, August 27, 2010

You can never have too Put on your PEARLS GIRLS and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Another gorgeous spring day......sunshine 70 degrees, and no humidity. I would love to meander out to the garden, and do some clean-up, but inside duties are calling.
I have posted pictures on my website,, of the personalized baby gifts I am now doing.......please call next time you need a gift.
remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but did it backwards, and in high heels...........

Saturday, May 1, 2010

We had a beautiful April, which flew by, and today is the first of May. It is gently raining today, and turning the garden ever so green. I don't remember my garden being this lush, and green this early. I really have little room for any planting, but I am anxious to plant my pots with bright red geraniums and brilliant blue hydrangeas.
Mother's Day is next Sunday which is usually the date I use for planting annuals, however in Columbus, Ohio, do we really ever know when mother superior, AKA Mother Nature, will decide that one last frost is due. The adirondak chair was made by Todd Rosen 10 years ago, and given to me for Mother's Day. Does it get any better than a handcrafted gift from a son, and the garden.
Speaking of Mother's Day, nothing says I love you Mom like a string of pearls. Girls Wear Pearls has some lovely new designs done with czech glass pearls, and mother of pearl beads which are the softest, most lovely irredescent color of gray.
Have a great be happy, don't do whatever you like, like whatever you do, and remember to PUT ON YOUR PEARLS GIRLS.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Today is a tribute to Spring, which officially starts is so glorious out today, and I am filled with spring fever. I have opened up the windows, and the spring air is delicious...there is a slight breeze coming in, and I am feeling energized, and somewhat contemplative, which I know is a bit of a contradiction.
I just came back from a walk with Simon, and now I really need to head to the studio, but it is too wonderful near the window.
I was looking at some new mother-of-pearl beads on line, and realized that it has been almost 3 years since I started Girls Wear Pearls. The 3 years have flown, and I feel as though I have always been working with pearls.
I made my first pearl necklace, with help from my friend Denise, for my niece Meredith's, wedding, and she is ready to celebrate her third anniversary, and her son, Sawyer's first birthday.
Now her sister, Hallie, is getting married, and I need to create another pearl necklace to wear to her wedding.
I had a pearl necklace that I inherited from my mother which was a combination of my grandmother's pearls and my mom's pearls. I made 3 bracelets with the pearls.........
one I gave to Meredith when she completed her PhD., one I gave to Hallie when she graduated from law school, and one I kept for myself. I know that I am wearing this treasured bracelet to the wedding, and I hope that the nieces will as well...a connection to our heritage, the last of the Albert women......... is too short for put on your pearls girls, and enjoy the day

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February is almost over, and Spring is soon to follow. Actually the sun was out for a slight moment which always energizes me. It seems appropriate to think about organizing my studio, closets, etc.
I am a "casual" follower of feng shui which translates into I love the concept, but I tweak the details. One of my favorite books is by Skye Alexander......10-Minute Feng Shui. Ms. Alexander states that much of feng shui is common sense, and the inner and outer worlds are related. Our home outwardly mirrors our emotional state. In the most simplistic terms, a cluttered home respresents a confused state of being.
Positive energy cannot flow if the home is a cluttered space. I know that when my studio, which my friend Gail lovingly calls the"boiler room" is disorganized and cluttered, my creativity is hampered. Removing clutter makes you more efficient and gives you more room for opportunities to come into your life.
It is necessary to have good lighting in the studio or work area which increases the amount of chi (positive energy). I have a variety of lights which direct the light onto my work table, as well as having a small table Ott light. I have wonderful twinkle lights hanging everywhere as well, although they do not provide true light they provide a festive mood which energizes me. I recently purchased a marvelous candle from the Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North that I burn now all the time when I am in the studio, and it gives the studio the most delicious feel.
I have painted my studio white which is the color of purity and protection, and according to Ms. Alexander provides security for those who enter the space.

By purchasing drawers and cubbys my papers and ephemera are organized, and because I like to be able to see my supplies everthing is in some type of an open container.
Now that my studio is organized, this week-end I am planning to tackle the bedroom. I like to change my bedding according to the season, which means it is time to bring in the spring, and put away the winter......I just looked out the window, and yes, it is once again snowing, but this week-end Spring "is" coming to my home.
......don't be willing to accept an ordinary put on your pearls girls and seize the moment.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching.......a time of love and romance, and I want to remind everyone that pearls make a wonderful romantic gift.
Speaking of love and romance, the wedding season is beginning, and I am now doing a collage wedding cake topper. I am still perfecting my photographic skills, but hopefully you get the idea. There are real roses on the top, which opens to allow for a treasure to be saved from the wedding.
Looking for something to do this week-end, stop by the Sharon Weiss Gallery on Lincoln St. for Gallery Hop and purchase a cake topper....................
you are as happy as you make up your mind to put on your pearls girls and enjoy the day.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Today is my son Jason's 37th birthday......I wish him the happiest of days.
37, where did 37 years go? In my heart of hearts I don't feel any older than I
did 37 years ago.
It goes so very fast. It is imperative that we cherish each day, and enjoy what we are doing. Too many dislike their jobs, or their relationships, and to these people I say find something to do that you are passionate about, and find someone you care about, and who cares about you. Learn to take risks, and learn not to take yourself too seriously. A sense of humor is a must, and one needs to laugh often.
I am trying to live more artfully, and to be a bit more brave each here's to you Jason, I love you, and hope that your life is full of passions and joy.......
.............pearls are precious, but sons are priceless.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I am learning something new today......actually I have been
trying to learn to work a digital camera for days, and today I have made a breakthrough. I still don't know how to work the flash, and here's a flash, neither do any of the many people
that I asked at work, including the young was that for a run on sentence!
Well, as you can see I have successfully downloaded a picture which I took this morning and was even able to rotate the angle. I think there is entire world waiting for me. Remember Valentine's Day is a great time to give a pearl necklace, and a better time to receive one.
Today the sun is shining, finally, and I am feeling energized to is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be Put on your pearls girls and enjoy the day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I recently purchased these charming, whimsical figurines
from Gail Rosenblum, artist extraordinaire. The heads
were from a Lladro statue that belonged to my parents
nearly 40 years ago brings such joy to me every time
I look at them that I wanted to share.
I made "happy gloves" this week with felt flowers and of course pearls, so stop by Stile Salon and pick a pair or 2.........great girlfriend gift or Valentine's gift for a
sister, mom or you.
Another week has soared by and the week-end is here put on you pearls girls and enjoy.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year

It has been too long since last I wrote, and my New Year's resolution is to write more
frequently.........what has been going on since September, mmmm who remembers. I did see
the movie "Julie and Julia", which totally fed into my francophile need. I never followed Julia
Child in the 70's or the 80's, but have become somewhat obsessed with her, more as a person
than as a cook. She and Paul Child had the most beautiful, loving relationship......he absolutely
adored her. How wonderful to be adored by your husband. Julia Child became the person she
was through his encouragement and support.
I still think her recipes have too many steps, and ingredients, especially for someone such as myself who is ADD, but I am enjoying reading her cookbooks, which I recently purchased. I am
waiting for "My Life In France" by Julia to arrive. Did I mention that I bought the DVD, and watch it regularly. Speaking of the DVD....the introduction trailers to the movie are 2 current movies, and there is a trailer for "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Hanging Up"........why are they
advertising 2 movies from 10 years ago? Am I missing something here???????
Getting back to all things French.........French women have qualities that the rest of us just weren't given....self-confidence, a bit of arrogance, incredible style.........speaking of style, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that every woman should have and wear pearls. What a classic and versatile accoutrement.............pearls represent preciousness, and purity. I will be adding new designs to my collection in the next month, so please check
I want to say Happy Birthday to my dear friend Judi.......we have been friends since the third grade, and she is as precious and classic as any pearl.

Dress shabily, they notice the dress.........dress impeccably, and they notice the PUT ON YOUR PEARLS GIRLS, and stay warm this blustery day.