Category: Create

Wonderfully Better than Expected
Sometimes life stinks–it’s just the worst.  Murphy’s Law reigns and you’re thinking of changing the “Murphy” to your surname since you have such a personal experience with things going wrong. [...]
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Beautiful Pearls
When people first started wearing pearls centuries ago, they wore them as a statement of beauty, wealth, power and exclusiveness.  The beauty hasn’t changed, but now your pearls can be [...]
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Creating Pearls with Purpose
Wendy Bird thought she was going to be creating jewelry in Utah.  Instead she ended up creating opportunities for families internationally. In 2002 Wendy woke up one morning and checked [...]
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Creating a Future
Kea Botevy making jewelry with young Pearlologist Like most stories from modern Cambodia, our story begins in April 1975, when Khmer Rouge party leader Pol Pot marched his teenage troops [...]
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Create Gratitude
A summer storm has rolled in this early (2 a.m.) morning. It’s breaking the heavy heat and for that I’m thankful.  I’m awake, I’ve just coaxed my 7 month Eloise [...]
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Handmade is Heartmade
My hands do many things.  They sort socks, scrub sinks, spoon-feed squash.  They tuck shirts, sheets, and messes away.  In the best times they clap and cheer, in the worst [...]
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Create Beautiful Dignity
Create Beautiful Dignity.  This is the Pearls with Purpose motto.  Alone, the words are powerful, full of depth and meaning.  Consider them individually. Create Creating happens, whether we plan it [...]
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Dignity from Despair
I officially became a single mom in the hospital giving birth to my second child.  I got the email from my attorney with the judge’s decree. I held my daughter [...]
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