Well, it took me long enough, but that was because I just couldn't decide what to do with them!
I had originally bought them with the idea of making a matching bracelet for my 8.5-9.5mm ovals, but when they arrived I saw they had such different shapes, colors and luster from each other.
The larger ovals were more pastel, peachy tones, satiny luster and not so oval. The smaller ovals were very metallic and didn't show a strong color distinction from one another. The most colorful pearls were closest to where the clasp would be. I tossed around ideas but nothing seemed quite right.
Then a few months ago I was at T. J. Maxx and found an oval strand that had similar shape and metallic luster and some of the brighter colors I needed to balance out the strand. I bought it and took it apart.
This gave me enough pearls to make an 18" necklace (which in the end I strung on 49 ply Beadolon wire-- knotting it would have meant eliminating some of the pretty end pearls), a bracelet (which I can link with the necklace to make a longer necklace-- good if I'm wearing a turtleneck) and charms for my gold and silver earring hoops.
The model is my daughter (who by the way has fallen in love with this strand-- she who was so apathetic to the exotics before, ha! Of course I told her she may borrow them. )
Photos coming in a few minutes.