I use them a lot on my cushion designs and photoshoots. In fact these are 2 long strands of pearls that are the most used things I own, in terms of props...
I've even used these same strands in the cushion design behind the old china
And again here threaded throughout the flowers on my Sugar Skull cushion
I even have a design that is nothing but pearls and a bits of lace...
So here are some of my favourite inspiring pearl related yumminess for you to pour your eyes into...
These pearl ships are made by Ann Carrington from old necklaces and tiaras and stuff. Talk about upcycling!!! http://www.boredpanda.com/wing-wo-wave-white-cloud-city-ann-carrington/
Carved pearl skulls http://work.s-nakaba.com/?cid=44778
These 'Black Pearl' rug designs are by Catherine Martin, she did a lot of work on the Great Gatsby film and you can see strings of pearls in lots of her designs http://www.catherinemartin.com
This is a nice and easy DIY project...Glamorous curtains using thrift store pearls - http://www.topadecorar.com.br/2014/12/prendedores-diferentes-para-cortina.html
Another nice easy decoration idea, perfect for weddings.
Now something a little more advanced! The skill involved in pearl inlay makes me feel a bit weak at the knees to be honest!
No collection of pearly loveliness would be complete without a chandelier by Erickson Beamon
And whilst we are on the theme of over the top, just check out this pimped up steering wheel!
Ok, time to sake it back a notch and show the other side of pearls, the clean lines and simplicity...
Pearl clothes line - http://www.vtwonen.nl/inspiratie/accessoires/kledingketting/
Ok, this isn't pearls exactly, more pearlescent but lovely anyway!
Wall paint, faux finishing and decorative painting products - http://www.fauxfx.com/SilverProductsPaint.aspx
And Chanel knows a thing or two about pearls...
Chanel Resort 2015 Accessories Collection pearl bag
But I leave you with pearls in their darker incarnations, as skulls and well...guts...
Decorative Authentic Cow Skull Miss Pearl by RusticBlueSkulls on Etsy.com
The Inside is Much More Precious than the Outside (Jane Howarth, The Ladies, 2012)