How perfect the night was with a full moon overhead and the Dallas skyscrapers glowing on the Perot Museum’s outdoor plaza. That was the scene on Wednesday, October 20, as guests attended a private reception hosted by Betsy and Richard Eiseman’s Eiseman Jewels for “The Shape Of Matter — Through an Artist’s Eyes” in the Museum’s Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall.
The exhibition’s headliner/jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay was literally sparkling. One guest innocently asked, “Which one is Paula?” Without hesitation the response was, “She’s the redhead who seems to twinkle.”
And right they were as Paula seemed to encapsulate Tinkerbell as she greeted old friends and met new ones like Lillie Britain and her dad Lane Britain.
According to Richard, the relationship between Paula and the Eiseman family went back 40 years when his father, the late Dick Eiseman, and the young jewelry artisan started collaborating.
Across the plaza, Margot Perot was a bit embarrassed about her new iPhone. It seems that earlier in the day she had attended the Sweetheart Ball tea at Heather Furniss’ home. During the presentation by the UT Southwestern team about the progress in heart disease, her phone rang and she didn’t know how to silence it. After hearing about the episode, a guest helped Margot discover the side switch to mute the phone.
With longer hair and a stress-free face, former Neiman Marcus Group President/Perot Museum Board Chair Karen Katz admitted that after 30 years at the store she had adjusted to her new role of serving on boards. When asked how she felt about articles on the store’s recent challenges, she admitted, “I don’t read them.”
Following a short program, Perot Museum CEO Linda Silver invited guests to tour the exhibition including 70 of Paula’s pieces that will be on display until Wednesday, April 20, “illuminating the link between minerals, gems and jewelry while providing a path to learn more about the intricate crystal structures.”
Barbara Bigham recalled how over the years her Paula architectural link bracelet at one point seemed too big for her wrist. So husband Bob Bigham had the perfect solution. He had one of the links removed and had it transformed into the highlight of a necklace to go with the bracelet.
And speaking of the Bighams, they had a bit of a doubleheader “oops” recently. When Barbara got the call that Bob had had a health scare at his office, she hopped into her eight-month-old Maserati to race to his side. Only in her rush, she hit a Kia. And how did the Kia fare in its entanglement with the six-figure luxury wheels? Barbara was surprised that the Kia emerged with hardly a scratch, while her Maserati ended up in the shop and won’t be back in action until January.
As Barbara headed off to dinner at The Ritz with Paula and her husband Martin Bell, Betsy and Richard, Linda, Perot Gems and Minerals Director Kimberly Vagner and Gail and Jim Spann, in from Virginia, she happily reported that she and Bob were healthy and doing fine.