Handmade quilted hearts filled with fragrant lavender using vintage fabric with a unique pocket-sized addition for an individual love note, poem, or a surprise!
Since the textile heart pouf is made by Pat Tulip, a unique Made by NW Hands ™ textile artist, sizes may vary between 6″ to 8″. On display now at Fairweather’s.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, February 14. $30 each.
Signature Pat Tulip jewelry bracelets and pins featuring seed pearls, authentic shells, and specialized gemstones craftsmanship.
Each shell is backed with ultra suede, which allows the jewelry artist to sew each seed bead onto the suede. “Pat Tulip selects pearls and gemstones to encrust each shell, making a truly unique and one-of-a-kind piece.”
Designing with shimmering, translucent, tiny seed pearls requires precision and a careful eye, mainly if the pearl is to be individually drilled, sewn, and strung to selected shells.
Highlighting an individual shell found in a heart pattern and accented as only Pat Tulip, a vintage beaded jewelry designer, can do in a bracelet.
Q: What are seed pearls, you ask?
A: Seed pearls are very small; less than a one-quarter grain in weight, smaller than 2mm in size, and off-round in shape. Historically they occurred naturally and were used as a decorative border, as tiny accents in small patterns, or in larger clusters woven together to make up an entire piece of jewelry.
A seed pearl is a small natural pearl, formed in either a saltwater oyster or freshwater mussel.
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