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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Marianne's Avatar
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    If you have a very fine pointed diamond coated reamer you can slowly and gently enlarge the holes in your citrine beads, Linda.

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    No one is going to notice that the last two pearls don't have a rondel - I think it's the easy fix. We want a photo when you finish !!

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    Update:
    I finished the necklace with the citrines just in time for the Ruckus, and ... the clasp broke. So I was grumpy. I returned the clasp (from Rio Grande, they gave me no trouble). Having seen the orbit clasps at the Ruckus, I ordered one of those. I realize now that I should have ordered the large, but the small is not bad. I'm afraid that I didn't take any pictures with the citrines, but I thought they got washed out, and the knots seemed nearly as big as they were. So I ordered some gold beads -- some shiny and some corrugated. I also ordered some beader's secret, but I went on about that in another thread. After a fair bit of temporary stringing, I decided on the corrugated beads. I had 10 of them. Here is the result:
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    There is one part I left out: The first time I strung it with the corrugated beads, I didn't put the 3 pearls aside for the end. Without thinking, I knotted them all. Realizing what i had done, I undid the last knot, put the clasp on, and doubled back, and glued. Then when I went to wear it on the next day, it came undone. It might have been OK if I doubled back and then knotted, but that would have meant undoing another knot, not an easy task (no pun intended!). I certainly learned my lesson, and the necklace pictured is my 4th attempt -- it is going to have to be good enough for a while, or I'll never get on to other projects!

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    The corrugated beads look very nice there in front!

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    It looks beautiful and very classy. The corrugated beads add a little texture and interest, I think, contrasting with the pearls.

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    Lovely! I absolutely concur with Lady_D!
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    That looks great Linda! Love the corrugated beads in the front. Interesting to me, as I salvaged a dozen corrugated gold beads today from an older necklace I'd strung. I was thinking of mixing them into some circled/ringed pearls on the way to me ... I'm encouraged by this to give it a try. Lovely, Linda!
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    Well done ! I can feel the frustration at the clasp . I just went to attach the last three pearls and the soldered ring on one end of the 14kt gold clasp snapped off . ( this followed having to reknot the whole thing after I found a twist in the knot on the second gap last pearl . )

    Happily yours turned out great !!! Well done !

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    Linda, lovely combo of gold bead and GSS! I can relate to knotting up all the pearls, then noticing, oops! The orbit clasp size is a great size with the pearls, too.
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    That came out great, Linda! That shade of gold suits your skintone.
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    Great job, Linda! Love the corrugated beads, and I agree the color of those GSS pearls look beautiful against your skin! Wish I could wear that color...

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    Linda: That tiny bit of gimp that has come unwound at the clasp can be snipped off easily with cuticle trimmers, nail clippers or wire cutter.

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    Very, very pretty pearls!

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    I like this version better! The gold beads bring out more of the pearls' golden color and I concur with everyone... that is a good color on you!

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