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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member
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    Default Tahitian Drops and Keshi - the slide continues

    Sliding at an accelerating rate. Yesterday I played with light mix Tahitian drops and keshi with a few WSS keshi thrown in for brightness and contrast. I went for a 16" strand (actually knotted up at about 16 1/2") so I can use some more drops in a tin cup that will hang a bit lower to complete the set .
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    Knotted on a 20# braided fishing line that has a gray/blue color - not Power Pro, but similar.

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    Oooh, sort of a mini harvest strand! Great job. I love the variety of tone and color on this. And of course the shapes make it of endless interest!
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    Thank you, JerseyPearl - I tried to take my inspiration from you and include a couple of gemstones for added color and brilliance, but they interrupted the flow of the composition. Perhaps they'll have a place in the tin cup where there's more space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicadalady View Post
    Thank you, JerseyPearl - I tried to take my inspiration from you and include a couple of gemstones for added color and brilliance, but they interrupted the flow of the composition. Perhaps they'll have a place in the tin cup where there's more space
    You are too kind...One thing you may want to try, if you do wish to use gemstones, are different sizes of one color stone. I'm going to pick amethyst just as an example...you could add varying sizes of amethyst, maybe even some faceted, some not. Personally, though, I like this one as is...and since you've used an orbit clasp, you could always dangle a gemstone pendant from the clasp when extra bling is needed.

    And ETA, spectacular tin cup! I love the two together. And your cat has wonderful taste.
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    Cicadalady now YOU have become an inspiration! Your new necklace is such a beauty, the pearls look just effortlessly perfect positioned where they are! Now I need some WSS keshis...

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    Wow this is GORGEOUS!! I love the mix of shapes and colours. You really do have an eye for this!

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    It's hot outside, so I spent the afternoon on a tin cup with the drops and keshi.

    There's always someone willing to comment:
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    And here it is!
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    It's on a sterling chain for the time being - until I'm confident enough to work with white gold

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    Cats do like to supervise!
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    Wow, pretty cat...main coone blood. I imagine alot of pearls can get lost in that fur...

    Oooh I have a magnifying light like that too...very useful!

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    I like the gemstone dangle idea! Thanks, JP!!!

    CS - Yes, Wadsworth is a Maine Coon (named after a Maine poet). He can pick up pearls in those big paws. The magnifying light came in from the garage where my husband has had it stored for 15 years - since he found it in a construction dumpster. I had no idea it existed. He saw me working with my visor and asked if I might want to try it. It's mine now

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    Cicadalady - That looks wonderful !! And don't forget - you can always used 14kt Gold filled chain and wire to try things out in gold. It's a bonded metal so the gold doesn't fade or scratch off etc.

    And Wadsworth is soooo handsome !! ( he looks like he knows it too...)
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