I'm an artist. When I look at pearls, I ask myself how a plain canvas can hold more value than one that is painted. When I see a pearl before me, I think of it as a canvas.
It's an act of creativity, an expression of my hope to be free of constraints, to see beyond the obvious and create something unique. Inside of every one of us is the desire to be free to act, to be free to think, love and express ourselves. It is about unleashing the creative spirit and in doing so, creating a symbol of originality and individualism.
Our carved pearl Queen Bead™ Collection is made for those of us who are not afraid, as Joseph Campbell once wrote, "to stand before the forest and enter the darkest place," for those of us who burn the road map and make our own way. These carved pearls are for the woman who declares, "I am my own queen." I hope Galatea's Queen Beads are worn with the spirit of individuality in which they were created.
-Chi Galatea Huynh
When I see a pearl before me, I think of it as a canvas.