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    And here is a multi strand sapphire necklace that I pick up locally...it was the mermaid prototype! Still one of my favorites. Sorry I don't have a before on this one...but it was originally strung on thread and it really worked much better on wire! But those little sapphires were buggers.Name:  IMG_2572.jpg
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    Great idea for a thread. I have so many restyled pearl strands and pendents.

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    Oooh, right on time! I don't know what to do with a rice pearl necklace that got snapped in two (an unfortunate incident that included a toddler -- mine). It was my mother's and although I never really used it, I feel that a restoration/reuse is in order. Maybe I'll use it more frequently in its new life, but for now, I need ideas.

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    I love that tin cup with your mother's chain. It's a much more interesting chain for a tin cup.

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    CrazyMissy, was it strung/knotted? I'm having a hard time picturing snapped in two if so. Can you post a photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    I love that tin cup with your mother's chain. It's a much more interesting chain for a tin cup.
    Thanks BWeaves. It's long too...long enough for me to double.

    CrazyMissy, do post a photo of the pearls. There are tons of ways to restyle, of course my preference would be to string them with tiny gemstone beads...but I'm sure you'll get some wonderful recommendations from the creative minds here!
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    JerseyPearl, love the gold filigree stations on that long pearl/chain necklace ... and those sapphires are my favorite!
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    Thanks Cathy!
    And I should add, these items are part of my personal collection.
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    Hello again,

    @Jersey Pearl & Pearl Dreams: here it is... or what's left of it. Well, we did manage to get most of it. It was a 16-in single strand necklace with a small pendant in the middle. I'm not really a strand person, and well, I recently got a second wind appreciation for pearls... so the poor necklace was lonely at the back of my jewelry box. Then on the day I remembered it, and actually wore it, my daughter screamed "Pretty!" and grabbed it. Things happen so fast when toddlers are involved.

    No, it was not knotted, so we had the whole Bruce Wayne's mom dies scene reenacted. :P

    It's my mom's, and she might feel bad to see her necklace from her younger years in this state. And she's visiting me next week. So yeah... ideas ideas please?

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    The pearl started like this:
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    I saw it like this at Pearl Paradise:
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    Went home like this:
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    On a visit to Pearl Paradise to see the Baroque 10mm akoyas I took it along to compare the luster of akoya pearls to the super metallic drops. I left it for a redo after matching it to one of the akoya strands. Then I got a cell phone picture from Jeremy's desk. I was beyond thrilled.
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    It's one of my favorite necklaces that I reach for often. This one pearl has reached exactly the place it will be with no more redos
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    CrazyMissy,

    You can restring it yourself, but probably not in time for your mother's visit, given that you have a toddler!

    I recommend knotting between each pearl so that if it breaks again, the pearls won't scatter. That will make it a tiny bit longer though. You don't have to knot between the pearls if you don't want to-- but you will need to knot between the last 3-4 pearls on each end near the clasp.

    Here is my tutorial on how to do the restringing yourself. It's not hard, really-- many of us do our own stringing!
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    What a dreamy journey that lovely pearl drop has made, Newberry ... and YES, it's found it's destiny
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    Newberry, still one of the classics!
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    Pattye, great idea for a thread! JP, Newberry - excellent projects! ...time for me to get digging!

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    Thanks Pearl Dreams! I'll try and mix in maybe some coral beads, or maybe something blue, and see how it goes. Wish me luck!

    Beautiful enhancer you got there, Newberry!

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