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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    Default Anthony Dreyer Pearl Bracelets

    These are fun - on The Today Show this morning.

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    Pearls crossing the gap from classic to fun fashion!

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    Pretty, and great price points.

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    I used to make a lot of money macrame-ing barettes, earrings and combs. These use the same knots but bigger pearls instead of tiny beads. Love them!!!!

    They are already on back order. that is the correct price @$13.50- I can't see paying 50 bucks!

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    Darn, that website doesn't seem to be working and it's not even noon.
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    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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    The Website is working. I just checked it. There are two types of the bracelets on back order now.

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    Yeah. the purple one is one of them! They sell varieties of these on Ebay starting at about $13 including postage. It is not a new idea. http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=pearl%...d=295942378564

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    No, the idea isn't new, although the link above looks like most of the pieces are done with faux pearls. The design is definitely more for fashion-forward, trendy wearers. It's a great way to introduce the versatility of pearls.

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    Would be pretty cool to match bright orange nylon with real Tahitians...

    - Karin

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    Anyone know if pearls can be knotted on this kind of thread without enlarging the regular holes?

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    The holes do have to be enlarged in order to make them with satin. I don't think they do if they're made with nylon.

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    I think it is a great idea and now that a Name has offered it, the popularity will soar. I hope the price doesn't go up to $50 though I am sure it will......More for leather and tahitians, but this is one I think a man would wear. At least a lot of the men I know........

    Meanwhile, I still have my mini-macrame thread- it is #17 carpet thread that comes in a gazillion colors, I may try one to work out a pattern. Macrame is so easy- A square knot, a half hitch and a larkshead will do it all! But I am a knotter at heart!

    I came back to put up a picture of colorful #17 carpet thread, then noticed the article from whence it came. this is not actually carpet thread, it is


    Cotton Transistors Advance Wearable Electronics

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    Researchers can make transistors from cotton with polymer coatings.

    Imagine carpets that could count people walking on them. Or a T-shirt that can alert medics when a soldier has been wounded. Katherine Bourzac reports in New Scientist that transistors made from polymer-coated cotton may soon make these ideas for wearable electronics into reality.
    Previous attempts have not been appealing. Shirts on the market that integrate heart-rate monitors require wiring and bulky electronics boxes. Bourzac writes that “metal and silicon — materials typically used to build electronics — are difficult to weave into fabric.” She adds that although conductive polymer fibers can be woven into garment fabric, people don’t find them comfortable.
    Annalisa Bonfiglio at the University of Cagliari in Italy and her colleagues figured out how to coat the cotton with gold nanoparticles and a conductive polymer, which yielded fibers with a desirable texture and feel.
    This is what I want my pearl macrame bracelet to be made of!
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    AH, that is what a shamballa bracelet is! I saw some on a suppliers website sometime recently..can't remember which one. just a very few $ a pop. I only looked briefly since I don't buy in finished

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    I see the wave of the future- Shamballa bracelets with the actual circuitry that helps you get into an alpha wave or theta wave. or something.

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    Or a t-shirt that monitors your heart or whatever else.......Just put pearls on it and I'll wear it!

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    I am having trouble letting this go..... Here is a bracelet with the exact same pattern I used to use for the macrame, but with large beads.

    I quit doing it because I went crazy trying to make enough knots to make lots of money. I used to want to job it out to the Philippines or something. I should have just waited......

    You can use more than one color thread as each keeps to its own rows.
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    We've done a few of the macrame here in LA. Bella Findings does the knotting, but it is expensive - $15 to $17 each, and that is just for the labor. I wouldn't even know how to begin knotting one of those things!

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