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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert la_corsetiere's Avatar
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    OK, I'm taking the bait and starting a new thread! I have collected lots of photos of figurative pearl pieces, but most have been beasties, so I'll start off by posting one of my own creations. I found the body parts at Pearl Paradise following a ruckus a couple years back. She is holding a special Kamoka pearl I brought home after my visit to the farm some years before that.
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    And to follow up, here are photos I took of a couple renaissance pieces in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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    You started this thread with wonderful pieces - love your mermaid. Thank you! Looking forward to the pictures to come.

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    Wow those are amazing ! Your mermaid ..those pearls just work so well !

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    I LOVE THIS THREAD! Your mermaid is fantastic.

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    Oh wow! That mermaid is amazing!!

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    That mermaid is fantastic! If you were to enter it into a jewelry contest I bet you would win a prize.

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    Whoa look at that, pearls can be sexy too. Great job, la_corsettiere.

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    Fabulous mermaid!!!

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    Wonderful mermaid! And so natural!

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    What an amazing creation! Such talent and a wonderful thread! So artful.

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    Love all the anatomical pearls! The renaissance folks really knew how to do it right.
    Some animal versions:

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    Does anyone know how these jewels were these worn? On a chain around the neck at the 18" level? Or over the bulky clothes, hanging off one of those bulky shoulder chains so the gem hangs around mid chest level? Were these gems worn by men or women? I never see that info. I only ever see closeups of the gem itself, out of context.

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    BWeaves, from the book "Jewelry: 7,000 Years":
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    MSC: Thank you! Pinned to the huge sleeves. I never would have guessed. And I've seen all these old paintings in tiny photos in books, and never picked up on that. I'll have to pay more attention from now on.

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