Pearl (it's her real name - how apt for someone who loves gems!) over at The Beading Gem's Journal stumbled upon The Empress Dowager's New Jewels some time back and asked if she could feature them on her blog.
Of course, I replied. I was very very flattered!
Her post about my swindling ways is up. You can read it here and while you're at it, do have a look at the other pretty things that she's written about.
Thank you again, Pearl! xxx