While its appearance may look quite delicate or even brittle, Mother of Pearl is surprisingly strong and resilient – its outward luminosity disguising its inner strength.When the light touches its surface, the multicolored iridescence that’s revealed is what makes it so recognizable.
At Beach Treasures in Duck, you’ll find druzy jewelry in a variety of colors and settings – and for my customers, this is a big part of its appeal! Popular colors range from the natural silvery grey to brilliant Caribbean blue…but you’ll also see it in white, black, and pink. Titanium druzy -- another big favorite – with its iridescent qualities, reflects a kaleidoscope of colors.
As an adult --- miles and miles away from my childhood home in Morristown, New Jersey -- I still find that I gaze at the moon and stars with a sense of childlike wonder.Space, like the ocean, still feels vast.Full of curiosity…especially when I consider that Wilbur & Orville’s First Flight in 1903 was merely a dozen or so miles from where I now live…how is it possible that in 66 short years we flew to the MOON?
With a touch of Norman Rockwell, small town America is alive and well on the 4th of July here in Duck.The morning starts with our hometown parade…one where kids ride bikes, neighbors walk dogs, golf carts are bedazzled in red, white, & blue, and the firefighters on those big shiny rigs are our friends and neighbors.
Chris Bales eye and affinity for working with gemstones sets her work apart from others.Having a keen eye for stones -- envisioning one with another and creating unexpected combinations -- is a hallmark for her bracelets and necklaces.Beyond statement pieces, Chris’ works capture the essence of the beach…a seahorse, a mermaid…perhaps a collection of stones shimmering like the ocean blue.