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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Thank you, malakity! I like them better now with the new clasp.

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    This is wonderful, Pearl Dreams! Thanks for doing this! Love the drops!

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    Thanks, Amrita!

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    Excellent tutorial and photos, Pearl Dreams!
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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Thank you, Pattye! My daughter was a big help; couldn't have done it without her.

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    Please thank your daughter again for us also! We get often get inquiries about stringing, so it's great to have some good basic info right here!
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    Wow -- EXCELLENT JOB! Great photos. This should be "sticky-ed" so we can find it easily.
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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Amrita's Avatar
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    Please pass on our thanks to your daughter, Pearl Dreams, for patiently taking such excellent photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    Wow -- EXCELLENT JOB! Great photos. This should be "sticky-ed" so we can find it easily.
    Ditto to that! I've read the written instructions on this from another thread and somewhat understood it after reading over and over and carefully visualizing. This is so much better! Love, love, love all the photos and special tips and instructions.

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    Thanks, everyone! I have thanked my daughter but will tell her again!
    Visualizing it was always the hardest part for me. Once I was able to do that, the rest was just a matter of mechanics and motor memory.

    *If there are any procedures or steps that aren't pictured here but would be helpful, I could stage easily a shot of them using some other loose pearls I have on hand-- just ask.



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    As the author of one thread on this, I agree, this one is clear and concise. I will stick it right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    Any questions?

    By the way, the reason I restrung this necklace is that I originally had it strung with a huge, oval, gold with diamonds clasp (not realizing how disproportionately large it would be for the 7-8mm Freshadamas), and I wanted to swap that clasp with the ball clasp that came with my color-shifting drops!

    Here are the color-shifting drops (also restrung on PowerPro) with the oval clasp that used to be on the Freshadamas, and the Freshadamas with the ball clasp that used to be on the oval drops; both are improved by the swapping of clasps:
    Thank you for a great tutorial, I'm saving it for one day when... I might have the time to try my own re-stringing.
    Also, your lovely pearls confirm what I feel about clasps, they are not always right for the pearls they are on and can be improved.
    Pearls are so visual and tactile, aren't they.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Huku View Post
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    Also, your lovely pearls confirm what I feel about clasps, they are not always right for the pearls they are on and can be improved.
    Pearls are so visual and tactile, aren't they.
    I agree about the clasps! I like my clasps to suit the strand if possible, especially since the clasp may slide around to the front of the neck over the course of the day.

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    An unexpected benefit of restringing my Freshadamas on Power Pro is that I am wearing them more in damp weather now.

    Yesterday it was drizzling, and normally I don't wear pearls out in the rain-- what if the silk gets wet? But with the PowerPro I didn't care and wore them anyway while running errands.

    Edit: Same goes for Beaders Secret-- it can take being wet.
    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 09-22-2015 at 04:34 AM.

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    That's the first time I've heard that, but of course it makes sense! If you live somewhere where it rains, that is. In AZ, not so much.
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