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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert amti's Avatar
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    Loving the ideas in this thread and the gorgeous pearls!!!

    I love to rework things as well Here are a few things I've redone.
    a 30" 6mm akoya strand seemed a little boring so I added in some gold beads and Tahitians.
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    Took a vintage blue baroque akoya triple strand and added some white baroque akoyas. Made a triple bracelet with the clasp and used the remainder pearls on a strand. I don't see this strand much anymore since my mom has borrowed it.

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    Both necklaces plus the bracelet.
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    Nice work... and photos !

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    amti!!! Spectacular projects!! I love the tahitians with the akoya strand. A whole new world opens up when we restyle our pearls.
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    Newberry - I also like longer necklaces and tin cups, but this wire wrapped necklace with the drop pendant is my all time favorite!! I love to see it posted everytime.

    I've also bought a baroque Akoya strand last Christmas, but it's so nice, I can't bring myself to cut it, and make it to something like yours, although it was my original plan!! I just have to find good quality gold wire for a good price.

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    Great thread Pattye, love ❤️ what has been shown so far

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    Newberry- I love your tin cups! ALL of them!!!
    Amti- If I was your mom, I would be "borrowing" that strand, too! (Along with the Akoya/Tahitian strand) Love them both!

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    Amti, those Tahitians look like Christmas ornaments! Gorgeous with the white akoyas.
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    Thank you !!!!! It is really a fun strand to wear and it always get compliments.

    Amti I love your redo's.The blue pearls are so dark and wonderful especially contrasted with the white pearls. I totally understand why your mom borrowed it and you don't see it much


    A picture I forgot I had. Wendy and I always take a Friday morning picture at breakfast before the ruckus starts and one year I wore this set before the redo.

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    Amti those re-do pieces are absolutely luminous ... just lovely!
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    Saw these Vietnamese Akoyas at a ruckus. Fell hard and had to have them. Didn't care that they were very small pearls compared to what I usually wear

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    Even wore them Saturday morning of that years ruckus.

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    I didn't wear them much after that weekend. I would put them on and then take them off. I even tried to do a torsade with my larger blue akoyas. Loved the pearls but didn't like the size. I sent them to Sarah to do something with. I wanted for the strands to be broken up and to have them added to a multi-gemstone necklace. Sarah didn't think what I wanted would do the pearls justice. She would do what I wanted but counseled against it. On a trip to visit Sarah she pulled them out and was going to give them back to me. I persuaded her to just keep them until inspiration struck. At this time it had been 6 to 8 months. I figured they might as well stay there because they wouldn't have been worn anyway. You can see them on the table with a few of my other re do projects.

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    I was on Facebook and saw a post from Sarah and thought OMG that's what I would like Sarah to do with my pearls

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    Our emails crossed in cyberspace sending the same picture to each other. Little did I know that the picture I was sending her was my new strand. I was beyond thrilled she did not do what I originally wanted, that I listened to her and just said surprise me.

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    I love to wear this strand now. I reach for it often. Thank goodness she did not listen to me. The pearls were special before but not me but after Sarah did her magic I really have something wonderful that does the pearls justice.

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    I love this story and that gorgeous rope.

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    That rope is so beautiful Newberry. I've learned too, that waiting for Sarah's genius to strike is ALWAYS worth the wait
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    Hi Everyone! I rework my stuff ALL THE TIME and have a load of materials here. Many projects I have shared in the past on PG, so I’ll just post a representative picture and reference the thread so I don’t clog it up here too too much.

    Haha Pattye and Cathy, as promised… Here they come!

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    Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Haha, my entire family of hot air balloon festival. Most are built from scratch, but check out the GSSP balloon second in from the right, it is a rework of a pendant that I flipped up side down. I shared the entire journey on failed experiments to components used to final products!

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    Shoulder Dusters
    I actually built the left two pairs of earrings from mismatched pendants and findings! And the little baby blue akoyas on the left pair are shortened from an akoya Tahitian ombre bracelet.

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    Klonker Earrings: Here is another earring example, 3 pairs of pearls shortened from mom’s 3 different strands, so quite the sentimental piece! Oh and that kitty below is Toro, our family cat (guarding the pearls from me lol).
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