The Oyster & the Pearl

We can truly learn so much from nature! I just love the story about the the oyster and the pearl and thought I'd share it with you. Natural pearls form when an irritant, usually a parasite (the proverbial grain of sand) finds its way into an oyster. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. Layers of this coating, also known as nacre, are deposited until a lustrous pearl is formed.

 The Oyster⁠

There once was an oyster whose story I'll tell,⁠
Who found that some sand had slipped under his shell.⁠
It was only a grain, but it gave him great pain,⁠
For oysters have feelings although they're so plain.⁠
Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate⁠
That brought him to such a deplorable state?⁠
No, he said to himself as he lay on a shell,⁠
Since I cannot remove it, I shall try to improve it.⁠
So, the years rolled by as years always do⁠
And he came to his ultimate destiny, a stew.⁠
But the small grain of sand that had bothered him so,⁠
Was a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.⁠
Now this tale has a moral, for isn't it grand,⁠
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand?⁠
What couldn't we do if we'd only begin,⁠
To enrich all those things that get under our skin.⁠




Can't Wait To Accept Crypto In My Shop 💕

Have you always wanted to try the cryptocurrency space but was too afraid to give it a go? Mining cryptocurrency is a perfect way to be introduced to crypto and earn a passive monthly income. Personally, one of the reasons I chose to go this route is simply because mining is one of the safest ways to accumulate these coins.

My family and I are partners and investors in this amazing company called Mining City and we mine the coin daily. 

In the picture above, you will see the crypto mining machines. To invest, we buy packages in the form of mining power and from the work done by these machines, we earn a passive income.

Interesting, isn't it?

Connect and learn more via our live Zoom meetings.

We are live Tuesdays and Thursdays at 20h00 South African Standard Time. (SAST)

You will learn about Investing, Network Marketing, Bitcoin and Bitcoin Vault Mining.

 If you are interested and open to learn more, contact me on Whatsapp +27726190888, type the keyword BTCV and I will send you an exclusive invitation to our webinar.

Crypto is the future. Don't get left behind.

Samantha 💕

P.S Just a word of caution - Please understand that crypto itself,  including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Vault, are not scams - they are digital currencies. There are, in fact, many fraudsters/scammers out there with fake websites pretending to be affiliated with Mining City.

Remember, you should never pay anyone for a consultation or zoom webinar. These people are not investors or partners in Mining City. If you are already a member of Mining City ( invested and bought a mining plan) please be careful when logging in to your Mining City account. Only use the website that your upline (the person who signed you up) provided.

Educate yourself. Protect yourself. 

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Styling Ideas

Are you struggling to find the perfect jewellery to match your dress? Then look no further, you're at the right place! I work with brides all over the world helping them to make their vision come alive, whether it's a bohemian, beach wedding, vintage wedding, rustic, classic or modern wedding.

If you see something in my collection that catches your eye but want it in a different colour or you want me to design and make a custom piece, please me let me know and we'll work together to create that unique piece of jewellery especially for you. 
E-mail me to start your online consultation!
If you're looking for a custom piece, please include photos of your dress and any other accessories you need to match, photos of your hairstyle inspiration, your budget and timeline.
Every piece is made-to-order and will be finely handcrafted to your specifications to complement your overall wedding theme. 

Classic, elegant and timeless, my pearls are perfect to celebrate all those special moments in your life, sure to become all-time favourites in your jewellery collection and heirloom pieces to pass on from one generation to the next!
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Tips for selecting the perfect bridal jewellery #sldesignshbj

Start shopping early! Getting your bridal jewellery as early as possible will help relieve the stress of rushing to find something perfect in a few short days. 

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My guarantee to you is high quality jewellery at an affordable price, beautifully presented in our signature gift box with fast 3-5 day world wide shipping and excellent customer service.

SLDesignsHBJ has proudly held a 5-star rating for over 8 years!

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Steph on 20 Jul, 2020 Hi Samantha, love the jewelry I ordered from you. I appreciate the fast shipping and lovely packaging too. All the best, Steph x 

Lynn on 14 Aug, 2020 ★★★★★ Excellent craftsmanship and beautiful stones! Very happy with my order! 
Stacey on 09 Aug, 2020 ★★★★★ Bracelets were made to fit two different size wrists with no problem. We love them. Thank you!

laura on 03 Aug, 2020 ★★★★★ Recieved my beautiful jewelry today and I am so pleased. Wonderful seller, quick and friendly shop owner! I'll be back! 

Carol on 29 Jul, 2020 ★★★★★ Again Samantha changed the colours for a perfect match to a dress I had bought 

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**Free Shipping when you spend $150 and more.**

Please add your telephone number in the note to seller section at the checkout as the courier service needs this to notify you of your delivery and it is mandatory. 

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How to choose the right necklace for your wedding dress neckline

A handy guide to accessorizing for your big day.

Here’s some help with which length necklace works best with your bridal gown's neckline. Please keep in mind that it’s not a hard and fast rule, you can get away with a lot depending on the look that you’re after.

Bridal stacked bracelets - still a hot fashion trend

Stacking Bracelets are continuing to be a big hit. Celebrities are now loading up their bracelets and we see it all over the magazines and on the red carpets. Stacking, layering, mixing and matching of bracelets is a fun way to add a little more personality to your outfit.

I am totally obsessed with this look. We all know the saying less is more but when it comes to stacked bracelets, more is definitely more!

Here's my take on the layered, stacked look - the mixing and matching of classic pearls, crystals and sparkly rhinestones!


 1. For The Classic Bride



Lovely for the bride and bridal party - bridesmaids, maid of honour, flower girls and mother of the bride and groom. I make each item by hand after the order is placed, especially for you.> | Shop Collection | Bracelets

How to choose the perfect earrings to complement your features

Are you struggling to find the right pair of earrings for your face shape? Then this guide is for you!

When trying to determine your face shape, it is all about the outline of your face so focus on lines, angles and curves.

Choose your face shape here and then check what shape earrings are best for you.

The Heart Shape
A heart shaped face has a narrow jaw and is wider at the forehead and /or the cheek bones. It is wide at the temples and hairline with a small delicate chin.