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SilverPearDesigns

Comfortable, Trendy, Modern

Richmond, Maine · 229 Sales

SilverPearDesigns

Comfortable, Trendy, Modern

Richmond, Maine 229 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   I have drawn from elements of my past to create jewelry. Many of these elements trigger nostalgia that draw me back in time to my most cherished memories. Leather and silver bring me to the barn where hours were spent with my horses. Nautical charms and rope take me to Maine's ocean and Casco Bay where my family has spent summers exploring, fishing, boating, swimming and enjoying all the wonders the bay has to offer. Images of leaves, trees, flowers, and birds, bring me back to the fields and woods where dreams were made as a child. I try to put the beauty of Maine's earth into each piece of jewelry I create.

FREE SHIPPING on many items! If you order will be shipped outside the USA please convo us for shipping cost. There will be more inventory added over the next couple weeks, so keep checking back.

If you are local to Maine, you can check out our hand-made jewelry, and other goodies at wonderful shops around Maine!
Annabella's in Richmond; Archipelago in Rockland; Betsy's Sunflower in Brooklin; Birch Moon in Bar Harbor; Folly 101 in Portland; Granite Hall Store in Round Pond; Grasshopper Montage in Searsport; House of Logan in Bath, Boothbay, & Camden; Monkey Tree in Gardiner; Paragon Shop in Waterville; Valentine Footwear (Bangor); The Scottish Lion (Bristol); Royal River Natural Foods in Freeport, Stone Home in Ogunquit; Wylers in Brunswick, Sisters We Three (Newburyport, Ma.); Stowe Kitchen & Bath in Stowe Vermont, In the company of Flowers in Keene New Hampshire; dhfriendneckwear.com .

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 29, 2016

I have drawn from elements of my past to create jewelry. Many of these elements trigger nostalgia that draw me back in time to my most cherished memories. Leather and silver bring me to the barn where hours were spent with my horses. Nautical charms and rope take me to Maine's ocean and Casco Bay where my family has spent summers exploring, fishing, boating, swimming and enjoying all the wonders the bay has to offer. Images of leaves, trees, flowers, and birds, bring me back to the fields and woods where dreams were made as a child. I try to put the beauty of Maine's earth into each piece of jewelry I create.

FREE SHIPPING on many items! If you order will be shipped outside the USA please convo us for shipping cost. There will be more inventory added over the next couple weeks, so keep checking back.

If you are local to Maine, you can check out our hand-made jewelry, and other goodies at wonderful shops around Maine!
Annabella's in Richmond; Archipelago in Rockland; Betsy's Sunflower in Brooklin; Birch Moon in Bar Harbor; Folly 101 in Portland; Granite Hall Store in Round Pond; Grasshopper Montage in Searsport; House of Logan in Bath, Boothbay, & Camden; Monkey Tree in Gardiner; Paragon Shop in Waterville; Valentine Footwear (Bangor); The Scottish Lion (Bristol); Royal River Natural Foods in Freeport, Stone Home in Ogunquit; Wylers in Brunswick, Sisters We Three (Newburyport, Ma.); Stowe Kitchen & Bath in Stowe Vermont, In the company of Flowers in Keene New Hampshire; dhfriendneckwear.com .

Cindy Finamore

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Cindy Finamore

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The starting of a new life after life as a mom.

Back in 2006 my daughter was planning her wedding. As all moms and daughters do we went shopping for the perfect wedding dress. And as most mothers of the bride to be we had a budget. But how could a budget interfere with something as important as the perfect wedding dress? So I was determined to not let the budget be the overriding factor in our selection.

My daughter found her perfect dress which of course made mom's eyes fill with tears and declare that she had never seen her daughter so beautiful and lovely. It was done. We had the dress. And to my good fortune it was within the budget.

But wait! There was still the issue of the veil. Hmmm... Let's try a few on, with the dress, while we were in the store containing the perfect dress. The choices were endless. After narrowing it down to a few prospective candidates the choice was made. Now it was time to look at the price tag. Oh how could this be? Did someone mark it wrong? The now perfect veil was the same price as the dress. How do I save face with my daughter? Wasn't I the same woman just moments before who declared how beautiful and lovely my daughter looked in the perfect dress? How could I possibly let her wear anything but the perfect veil with the perfect dress? My mind worked quickly. I sew, I have made costumes for school plays, I can make the veil! Will she buy into my suggestion? Ask now, Ask now...."Abby, I think I can make you a veil as pretty, if not prettier than this one." She turned to me, looked me straight in the eye, with the admiration of a loving daughter and the confidence she had in me when she was 5 and said "Sure mom, that would be great." Phew I pulled it off, I saved her day and the budget. Then the reality sunk in. What did I just commit to? If this veil does not come out perfect I will be the mom who ruined her daughter's perfect day.

As it turned out I made 3 hand beaded veils for Abby to choose from. Two were my version of the perfect veil and the third was one I just thought was pretty but of a different design. I must say they came out spectacular and were beaded better than the store bought veils. I hand sewed each bead to the tulle. Abby choose the one closest to the store version. She looked exceptionally beautiful on her wedding day, with her perfect dress and her mom made veil.

From my adventure of making Abby's veil, I started making custom beaded veils, fascinators and other head pieces for brides and their bridal parties. This continued for a couple of years as I shifted to bridal jewelry.

While I worked with fascinators I would incorporate pieces of vintage jewelry. I tried incorporate these items in such a way that the vintage jewelry was intact, and easy to remove, so it could be once again worn as it's original self.

My love of vintage had me "reimagining" vintage hats and vintage jewelry. If I came across a vintage piece that was well loved and could use a little spark of life, I would "reimagine" by mixing new with vintage. Reimagining was fun but more so for me then for my customers. It never really caught on.

As I did all of the veils, wedding jewelry, fascinators and "reimagining" I was also teaching myself how to do cold work wire working. Cold work for me was to work with silver or gold filled wire to create jewelry pieces. I made my own clasp, jump rings, chain links, earring wires and settings. You name it I tried it. My items did well for me and I picked up about 20 stores. I never made a profit but knowing that someone liked my stuff, MY STUFF, well enough to buy it gave me inspiration.

This brings us to the current time. Looking for new items, or bits and pieces as I call them, to incorporate into my jewelry I came across silver items especially designed for the use with leather. Now I have it. We are back to my days of horses. My girlhood and adulthood dream, horses. I owned a few horses as a young adult. There was always something comforting about the smell of a horse barn. The hay, the leather of the harness, the sweetness of the grain, and yes the sweet smell of the breath of a horse. I had found my new medium, leather and silver.

So here I am at present day creating jewelry made of leather and silver and best of all people enjoy my creations. They like it, it sells, I replenish stock, I earn money (yes I finally make a profit) and best of all you like my stuff. Thank you.

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Last updated on December 21, 2014
Welcome to our shop! Silver Pear Designs is owned and operated by two women - mother and daughter - who love to make things of all sorts. In order to give back to the community, a portion of our sales will be donated to Goodwill Industry's Brain Injury Rehabilitation program to benefit those who have suffered from brain injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and many other debilitating diseases.

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Payment
We now offer PayPal. Maine has a 5% sales tax that is included in the price of our Maine resident purchased items.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within two business days of received payments using USPS Priority Mail shipping. Jewelry items will be packaged in beautiful card stock envelopes suitable for gift giving. If you need upgraded shipping, please send us a note either via "conversation" or "message to seller." Whenever possible, we will combine shipping (and waive some shipping fees) when more than one item is purchased at the same time.
Refunds and Exchanges
Generally, we do not accept returns or exchanges. If you have a problem or a question, please contact us right away.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please let us know if you are interested in a trade or custom order.