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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
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    Default Extreme graduation Lavender strands

    In response to IcyJade's request for photos of these strands I dove into my bags and dragged them out . I'm glad I went searching as I found so many things I'd forgotten about ...multi ripples ..Tahitians..multi Edisons ...big lumpy flat white rectangles..( saw some a few days ago in a photo by Betty Sue King . ..so they must be cool ) ..all in all a reminder that I should do something with all of this stuff .

    For scale ..the little oval earrings are 8.5-9

    Nothing terribly pricey but I thought they were pretty .... I likd the various shades rather than perfect matches ..
    So IcyJade , my dear , as requested..
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    Oh, those are delicious, Katbran!
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    Oh Katbran, they are lovely !

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    Absolutely lovely! Look at those overtones!

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    Oh my! I didn't see any like that. I can imagine the PMs flying. ♡
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    Those are gorgeous!

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    Katbran, those are really pretty and fun...makes me think of spring. But what I adore are those earrings! Really wonderful design. For those who might not be aware, our Katbran makes some fabulous sterling jewelry. I have a bar necklace and pair of earrings of hers that I absolutely adore. She is a perfectionist when it comes to the details...and she has inspired me to begin working with metals (I have moved beyond simple soldering).
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    Katbran what is the link to your store? Real curious about the stuff you make.

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    Thanks Pareltje , Hanadama, MSC and Gem Geek for the lovely remarks - I thought they were very pretty when I bought them even though I figured stringing would be ...interesting..lol

    JP- you are so sweet ! Thanks very much for your very kind and generous words ! And you have moved beyond soldering ! Well done ! It's good fun isn't it .....there is a never ending list of equipment I'd love to buy but can't justify lol But truly you give me far too much credit ..I stick to very simple designs and leave the true Silversmithing and artistry to someone like LadyD ! I know my limits lol

    Kalmen - I do have an ETSY store that sellis in Australia only but it's only just getting going. At the moment it's basically more ' assembled ' items and I'm only just now working in my silver and pearl pieces. I've been thinking to add in a loose pearls section as I have more stuff than I could possibly be bothered to work on ...omg I'm so lazy . Lets face it ..I like buying things more than making them ...hence the bags of pearls.

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    LOL, Kat, I can commiserate with you on that one! I've got tubs of beads and never any time. My torch is still sitting unassembled, but I managed to get my tanks filled. Perhaps by the end of the year...

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    Wow, I love these necklaces Katbran! They remind me of the awesome large bib necklaces that I love to wear. Would love a link to your Etsy store once you are ready!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karman View Post
    Wow, I love these necklaces Katbran! They remind me of the awesome large bib necklaces that I love to wear. Would love a link to your Etsy store once you are ready!!
    Thanks Karen ! Will do ! I just need to rev myself up to,do photos ..ugh but I'll get there eventually!

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    Thank you for posting! These are lovely. Especially like the innermost strand.

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    Ha ha..that's exactly how Pearlescence started all those years ago, katbran. Be careful! Agree, those graduated strands (lavenders and also all white) are lovely, very bridal and bridesmaidal (?)) but knotting the tiny sections is a total fiddle pain. I'm always temped to skip and do one knot every few pearls instead of every single pearl

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    Katbran--

    Those earrings are lovely! The graduated lavenders are amazing as well. Just gorgeous!

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