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Man Pearls

Posted on May 16, 2014 by JIll Pearson

While not the first man to adorn himself with pearls, Pharrell Williams is certainly the latest and the happiest. Which makes those of us who have coveted these natural treasures for years love Mr. Williams even more. Recently seen on "The Voice" \with a long strand peeking out from under a Mickey Mouse sweater and then on Jimmy Kimmel, layered with Chanel, Mr. W stated that "girls wear 'em" and was clearly at ease with his ongoing, trendsetting ways. Did I say I love him? How could I not? Wasabi has been all about pearls since 1992 and you can get your right here: Mr. W's Pearls

Pharrell Williams : Pharrell Williams

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Valley Girl Days

Posted on May 15, 2014 by JIll Pearson

Here is a perfect photo for throwback Thursday and the beginning of the Wasabi story. 

That's me on the right with my sister, Karen and our friend, Jackie Gitmed. Yes! Those are earrings! (and one random keychain) Jackie's mom drove us all the way from the Valley to Berger Beads to set us up with a weekend project. We made the jewelry, the board, the letters that spell "ALL HANDMADE" and went door-to-door in Jackie's neighborhood! Jackie swears that her next-door-neighbor bought a pair because she felt sorry for us but all I remember was some lady asking us if the earwires were surgical steel and since we didn't know so she said "Sorry!" So much for supporting the young entrepreneurial spirit! 

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