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    Wowowowow.... that has to be the cutest ring in...

    Wowowowow.... that has to be the cutest ring in the world! Perfect little pearl birds!
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    That's a great example of pearl shape and knots...

    That's a great example of pearl shape and knots being in proportion and looking good, hanadama!
  3. Thread: Blue Pearls

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    Thanks everyone. Most of the pearls are pretty...

    Thanks everyone. Most of the pearls are pretty clean but there are a few with darker areas where the texture is uneven.
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    I think it depends on the size of the thread too....

    I think it depends on the size of the thread too. I've seen some knots as big as the pearls and at that point, I think it is best to knot between every fifth pearl or use wire. I personally don't...
  5. Thread: Blue Pearls

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    I wonder why some people can see the photos and...

    I wonder why some people can see the photos and others cant. I don't think the pictures are that large. I am posting a couple more closeups and they are smaller so hopefully you can see them.
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    That was fun! Good luck Hisano!

    That was fun! Good luck Hisano!
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    Oh, they are so adorable!!! She did a great job...

    Oh, they are so adorable!!! She did a great job on them and I love using the mabes for the shells!
  8. Thread: Blue Pearls

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    Blue Pearls

    A friend had these cute akoyas. I think they might be dyed after seeing the black spot. What do you think?
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    BN, all your pearls are amazing, but that Golay...

    BN, all your pearls are amazing, but that Golay strand is probably my most favorite Tahitian strand ever! It is one amazing pearl after another and to combine them all in ombre fashion into one...
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    The idea of using two ball clasps on each end is...

    The idea of using two ball clasps on each end is brilliant!!! I love jewelry that can be worn in different ways, and your piece is no exception!
  11. I echo the comments on the info! And, wow Cees,...

    I echo the comments on the info!
    And, wow Cees, those are some beautiful pearls and in less than a year with so much nacre!
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    I"ve learned a lot from this thread about glue...

    I"ve learned a lot from this thread about glue and beading. I've restrung a few strands but haven't (knock on wood) had this problem yet. You did a great job on your baroque akoyas. Have fun wearing...
  13. Thread: Ode à ma Mère

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    BWeaves, I just finished reading all 9 pages with...

    BWeaves, I just finished reading all 9 pages with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. How difficult it must have been to go through your mom's items and split them. Y'all did it so gracefully...
  14. Thread: Body Parts

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    I think all the creations are neat, but Sherri's...

    I think all the creations are neat, but Sherri's mermaid is my fav.
  15. That is so sweet! And a story that we must all...

    That is so sweet! And a story that we must all face, sooner or later.

    My mom has already asked us all what we wanted, including the grandkids. My brothers and I have an understanding that if we...
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    I bought a strand of Freshadamas a few years ago...

    I bought a strand of Freshadamas a few years ago and sent them back because I didn't like that I could see the unevenness of the pearls. I've had akoyas for years and so I wanted roundness. Nowadays,...
  17. Thread: Mikimotos on Ebay

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    Congrats on your Mikis! You won't regret the...

    Congrats on your Mikis! You won't regret the purchase! When did Mikis start adding the pearl and diamonds to their clasp? I can't say I've seen many of those!
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    Was the seller in China? I have filed claims on...

    Was the seller in China? I have filed claims on ebay and have gotten full reimbursement from Chinese sellers who misrepresented pearls. If the seller is in China, then they know what they're doing....
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    If you do get an appraisal, PLEASE just don't...

    If you do get an appraisal, PLEASE just don't take them to any jewelry store. Most jewelers don't know that much about pearls. I see so many appraisals on ebay that misidentify the pearl. I would...
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    If you do change out the clasp, make a little...

    If you do change out the clasp, make a little memo about what you did and when, so that years from now, you will remember. My girlfriend is cleaning out her mother's house and found an old silver...
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    I'm so jelly over all the pretty earrings! I love...

    I'm so jelly over all the pretty earrings! I love the creativity that you all have!
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    Lovely Valentine's Day gifts, ladies! ...

    Lovely Valentine's Day gifts, ladies!

    BWeaves, she may have had a good life, but it doesn't make it any easier. Sending you more hugs.
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    I never get tired of looking at beautiful...

    I never get tired of looking at beautiful pearls.... yours included, Luv!
  24. Thread: Tahitian rope!

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    I love them! I bought a strand of 0-10mm T pearls...

    I love them! I bought a strand of 0-10mm T pearls a few months ago and have been searching for another strand to make them a rope. I like the option of wearing them longer to enjoy seeing the...
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    So glad you did not buy them! I bought a similar...

    So glad you did not buy them! I bought a similar strand brand new, advertised as dyed freshwater, online about five years ago for under $100 with a 14k gold clasp and free shipping. They are pretty...
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