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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member KaySD's Avatar
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    Default Please help with green Tahitian earring design

    I bought a bright green strand of ringed baroque Tahitians from PP last year, and recently had them turn it into a tin cup with textured oval links, similar to Newberry’s peacock drop tin cup. The 4 smallest pearls from the strand (8-8.2 mm) were left over, and I am considering using them to create a pair of earrings. (I am currently wearing the necklace with a pair of YG oval hoops.)

    I have a few ideas for the earrings, but am having a hard time making up my mind. I will post the 5 options I have come up with in separate posts. Please let me know which idea you like best, or if you have a different suggestion.

    This is my necklace and the 4 loose pearls:

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    Option 1: shepherd’s hook - oval link – pearl - oval link – pearl. This is the simplest option using leftover links with the leftover pearls, but I worry it is too matchy-matchy with the necklace, and the 8 mm pearls are not much larger than the links.

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    Similar to this non-Frankenstein's monster version, but with 2 pearls:

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member KaySD's Avatar
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    Option 2: 1 pearl on a thin YG hoop (3/4" - 1” diameter). I really like this look, but the pearls would probably need to be drilled with larger holes.

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    Option 3: 2 pearls on a hoop with a smaller gold bead in the middle.

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    Option 4: shepherd’s hook – pearl, then small circle component with pearl dangling inside

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    I was inspired by these designs:

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member KaySD's Avatar
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    Option 5: shepherd’s hook –then oval or teardrop component with 2 pearls dangling inside

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    That's it. Sorry for the huge photo size and scary photoshop skills.

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    Well, here's another option~shepherd's hook, cool gemstone or keshi pearl, gold link, Tahitian. Since you don't want to go entirely matchy-matchy, bringing in another complimentary element can be fun.
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    Just my opinion, but I really like the last photo, large oval hoop earring with the 2 pearls dangling inside the hoop. It's dramatic, would show up against your lovely dark hair nicely ... I would not be at all above taking a bit of Pattye's suggestion, and adding a tiny gemstone between the 2 pearls for a bit of accent ... a little faceted diamond like my white Tahitians, a green/blue aquamarine, or even more contrast, such as a ruby or sapphire etc. Have fun!
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    One more idea: Your post #3, round hoop earring, not too big. But instead of drilling larger holes in the smaller Tahitians, turn the Tahitians into charm dangles ... and hang those onto the hoop, to dangle from the bottom of the hoop. Make each dangle a ring, then one of the textured rings from your necklace, then the Tahitian.
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    I like option 1 and the last option.

    However, I would nix the shepherds hook and go for a more secure finding. Something with a nice solid lever back. First, you don't run the risk of losing the earring. And second, I just think it makes the earrings look more expensive.

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    Wow, I love that necklace, I mean LOVE it. Second, for what it's worth, I like option 1 the best, but another option 1(b) would be maybe getting rid of the top link. Could you wrap it so the Shepard Hook (I agree with BWeaves about maybe exchanging the Shepard Hook with another earring part) is attached to the top pearl? That would take away some of the redundancy between the necklace and earrings, but still allow them to go very nicely together. But, this is just me. But I LOVE that necklace, holy cow.

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    That necklace is gorgeous!
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    Love, love, love the tin cup! Do you wear longer earrings? Something like this might work.Name:  IMG_2071.jpg
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    I'm of no help cos I think all the designs look great. Love your style.
    Pls keep us posted re which option you picked k?

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    I love all the options...omg, my head hurts!! But I think I'm leaning towards the simplicity of option 2 - maybe a 3/4" yg oval shape hoop to mimic the shape of the necklace links. Whichever option you choose will be the right one.

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    I like Jersey Pearl's last option with the long oval and a pearl hanging off the bottom and off the top inside the oval.

    And I seriously love that tin cup. I loved Newberry's version, too.

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