I haven't done a whole lot of Etsy shopping--until recently. My daughter-in-law, Regina (wife of son #1), has been finding interesting gifts at Etsy for years now. And then son #3 got married last December to Preciosa, who has given us some absolutely wonderful, very unique and personalized gifts found on the site. So I finally realized it was time to get on board that Etsy train, and last fall I went on there to find some Pearl Beer-inspired Christmas gifts for a few of my boys (copying Regina, who'd gotten one of them as a gift for her hubby a while back). I just typed in "Pearl Beer bottle openers" and easily found a seller's site, where I was able to order a few of these beauties:
There is a place on Etsy sellers' sites where you can contact them directly, so I sent the woman behind ABABeadsKC, Beth Ann, a personal message asking if she could design a necklace similar to this one, but with just a few changes. And I'll tell you, she was wonderful! We emailed back and forth, and she showed me different pearls--both round and baroque-shaped, in several different sizes--and different styles of Miraculous Medals. She told me she could make my necklace whatever length I wanted, in either silver or gold.
After a few online "conferences," we had a winner! The final product is 18" long, made with 10 mm baroque Swarovski crystal pearls, oval peridot crystals, and an antiqued-gold Miraculous Medal. Before she shipped it to me, Beth Ann sent me these three pictures, to make sure the necklace met with my approval and to see if I wanted to make any last-minute changes.
This has not been a sponsored post, BTW--I just thought I'd give this Esty shop a little plug because I was so happy with my beautiful necklace. If you're looking for religious jewelry (or perhaps a new set of Rosary beads), you might want to check out ABABeadsKC.