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    Hi PGers, I am sure that some of you are aware...

    Hi PGers, I am sure that some of you are aware that GIA has finally updated the Pearl Course. For those of us that have already taken the course you can buy the new course book from GIA without...
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    Nylon

    Only the Gudebrod NCP is color fast. Here is the website http://www.gudebrod.com/Fishing2005/Nylon.htm I don't understand with all the pearls and beads strung that there is such a problem finding...
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    Power Pro

    In doing some checking it is very hard to find Power Pro in white, it is also quiet a bit more expensive than silk. I checked and it is made from polyethylene and is kind of like kevlar, they brag...
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    Hi Hanaleimom, I have researched and read so...

    Hi Hanaleimom, I have researched and read so many places, a lot of it here on Pearl-Guide, and have talked to several people. I don't have years of experience like some on here. I don't think the...
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    Hello Esther, I checked my emails from them and...

    Hello Esther, I checked my emails from them and found it. Their product did not state on it what it was so I emailed them. The technical department emailed me back and said it is polyester fibers....
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    substitutes

    Hi Marianne, Yes Fire Mountain sent me the Griffin on spools for substitute from a several month old back order, the Griffin does not come in the colors that Gudebrod does and they sent me light...
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    Gudebrod

    I kinda thought that the Chinese used something other than silk, it doesn't look the same. I have not tried nylon, I did try the Pearl Silk which is polyester(not labeled had to call) from Rio...
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    Hard to find replacement

    Yes, I called the other day and it took forever to get someone to answer. It was a gentleman and he sounded like he might be management. He told me they are having some financial problems and are...
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    buyer beware

    Hi GKellar,

    You can do a search of this sight for topics on ebay sellers. I would never recommend buying on ebay when you are not educated about the product you are buying and also would...
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    Uses for Souffle's?

    Hi All, I have purchased some souffle pearls and had plans on drilling them for a bracelet, but now am wondering if they should be used for that application. I am starting to think that a tin cup...
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    Vegas

    Hi, I see that GemGeek is going to JCK Vegas, is anyone else going to be there? I am making my first trip there after doing Hong Kong in March.
    Interested to see how the same vendors price their...
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    Hi , Thanks for the link Knotty, what size...

    Hi ,

    Thanks for the link Knotty, what size reference do they use? I am only familiar with the alphabetic sizing, so wouldn't know what size corresponds in weight. I was wondering what people...
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    Hi Caitlin, I have read through most of the...

    Hi Caitlin,
    I have read through most of the post about stringing and about power pro my problem is that I am going to be selling these strands and I need to follow the industry standard (what...
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    Reason for Shortage?

    Hi PGers, I have been doing tons of stringing and in ordering spools have had vendors tell me about the terrible shortage, lady at Beadalon said they are losing sales from not having silk spools,...
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    HK show

    Hi Hanaleimom,

    The largest near round FW I saw were 13-14mm, ok luster, not great. The flameballs were larger, much larger, very smooth, good luster, but my customers wouldn't...
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    HK show

    Hi Nerida, I was just at the HK show from Friday to Tuesday. I did see some pearls that fit the description, not too much fuss being made over them, but with so many pearls there I guess that would...
  17. That's great Josh, congrats, I recently...

    That's great Josh, congrats, I recently subscribed and will be looking forward to your column. I think JCK made an excellent choice and it is smart of them to have someone write the column that...
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    Yes, I am sure some of the people in the Eastern...

    Yes, I am sure some of the people in the Eastern US would love to send some snow to VanCouver. For those of you that have been to Hong Kong, what are your favorite places near the Convention Center...
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    Hello Yvonne, I think it might would help...

    Hello Yvonne,

    I think it might would help if you described the neckline of this dress.
    At the recent class I attended about pearls, the instructor mentioned that in trying to look at...
  20. Hi Josh, I am new here, but have been...

    Hi Josh,

    I am new here, but have been reading your post for a while. Always love the pictures. I am also in a business that is affected by the elements and I know how hard it can be not have...
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    Thanks Gem Geek and Nerida, Do the...

    Thanks Gem Geek and Nerida,

    Do the vendors at the shows provide areas to examine merchandise?
    Do I need to provide my own light source? Color contrast cloth? Should I take mm gauge? Of...
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    First Trip to Hong Kong

    Hi PGer's

    I am new at posting here, I have been reading for quiet a while, and have learned a great deal. I have decided to take the plunge and get in the pearl business. After searching...
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