DEAR FRIENDS I have been blessed with a beautiful life full of family, friends and a successful business for 17 years. After many sleepless nights and endless discussions, I have decided to close bellaPerlina and begin the next chapter of my life. Although I have been thinking about this for a long while, the recent events solidified that it is time to start a new journey. It has been my honor, my passion, my love to have a successful small business in our special town. I have met so many wonderful people that have bought me such joy. Hopefully, I have brought some joy into your lives as well. At the end of August, my sweet little cottage will be closing. I will continue to create jewelry and plan to sell it locally and in my home. Under normal circumstances, I would have a huge farewell party at the shop. This can’t happen yet. So please stop in for a “virtual” hug. Please use your gift certificates, and shop! Finally, I have to say how much I love my “right hand sister,” Beth Jessey. Words can’t describe how much I will miss her and how grateful I am. For 12 years, she was the other half of bellaPerlina. A new chapter awaits me. I have so many ideas and thoughts. I do know it is my time to give back to a world that has been so good to me. As Ghandi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Love, Andrea Owner and designer of bellaPerlina