Woven Silver and Pearls

I weave silver using the ancient art of Chain Maille or Viking Knit creating something fluid from solid silver wire.  I use both fine silver and sterling silver in these pieces.  Combining pearls and some of my hand-drawn pieces creates new and interesting designs. Pearls have become a passion for me.  I have read many meanings of pearls – some say they are the ultimate symbol for wisdom or that they represent serenity, strength, purity and integrity.  If pearls have a calming effect, perhaps that is what we need right now – to be calm, be kind and stay safe (in the words of Dr. Bonnie Henry).