Sunday, July 20, 2008

White Hibiscus

White Hibiscus Earrings
These earrings are made with large white keshi pearls that have a wonderful nacre. This nacre gives them a gorgeous iridescent luster. While my photography skills have improved, I couldn't quite capture the iridescence in the photo.

Hibiscus Flowers

When I saw these large white keshi pearls I thought of white hibiscus flowers. White hibiscus have large, luscious, saucer-shaped blossoms. Besides being lovely to look at, hibiscus have a number of practical uses. There are quite a few varieties of hibiscus. One that I particularly like is native to Kauai.