La petite boutique de perles is the french translation for The Little Shop of Pearls, my new Etsy online shop. Currently, I am working to bring french inspired handmade items as well as other second hand accessories that have been stored away and ready for new homes.
The history of pearls is an interesting one and in part explains why I decided to use the word pearls in the name of my new shop. Perles are formed within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk and is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. It is hard to find a perfect pearl and no one pearl has exactly the same form, just as each item that is handmade is not the same. There is something perfect in things that are not perfect, with each handmade item being unique, and surprisingly different each time it is made.
Interestingly enough, the word pearl was borrowed from the french word perle. Because of my love of all things French and because pearls (perles) are never formed in exactly the same shape or form, like handmade items, I choose the name La petite boutique de perles for the name of my shop.
I hope that you will check back regularly for the grand opening and giveaway to kick off my new shop.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.