click here for more pictures) Both pairs are meant to compliment Hansi’s mother’s pearl necklace. The first pair of earrings are all simple grace. Swarovski crystals in champagne, some neat connectors, and some very fine textured pearls. They are simple, but graceful, so as not to take away from the necklace itself. The second pair of earrings, pictured at the beginning of this post, are made for the reception; party time. They are playful, elegant, and make a bold statement of the classy party animal I know Hansi to be. I cannot convey to my friends and family how much it means to me to be able to make custom, one-of-a-kind pairs of earrings for their special occasions. I sometimes struggle with the fact that they actually want me to make something for them. I worry that what I create might not be good enough or might cost too much. But time after time, I am reassured by the looks in their eyes and the awe in their voices when they see what I have created for the first time. It makes me take a step back and realize that I am doing good here with LanaBetty and should continue to push forward, creating, learning and loving.