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  • #16
    Knotty Panda, I really am a lowly beader at heart - here are some of John's white stars in a double strand necklace...

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    And earrings to match...

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    Every little girl loves stars!

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    • #17
      Hi Blaire and All,

      I was fortunate to look up John Tu when Gem Faire was in Portland in Nov. Did not pay a lot of attention to the SS and Tahitians, think he brought less of those---but here is some of my "loot"

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      These are the dyed chocolate, lovely color and some natural ovals.

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      Here are the $2-3 per strand pearls

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      Both natural and dyed keishi. Oh, yes, I am a big fan of stars also! AND of course, I said Blaire sent me!!!!

      Pattye
      so many pearls, so little time
      Last edited by pattye; 12-09-2007, 09:28 PM.

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      • #18
        More of John Tu's Pearls

        In December I was able to see John again and pick up a few great deals. I hope you'll like seeing them.

        I'll start with the "plain" pearls...

        These are about 6mm and they were three dollars a strand. Shocking, I know!
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        Here are some good-size drops at four dollars a strand...
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        And a closeup...
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        Here are some great small drops at two dollars a strand. You can't go wrong at that price!
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        I have several more coming in the next few posts.

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        • #19
          I have a thing for buttons. They tease me about it!

          The outer strand is just over 10mm and the inner strands are 9.5mm and were $20 and $12 respectively.
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          I always look for lavenders, but they are usually very light. These had some great colors and were only five dollars.
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          In the back-light, you get a better idea of their color...
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          Here are some cute orangy cranberry pearls 9-10mm and three bucks. John was closing some things out and I got lucky.
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          more coming...

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          • #20
            Now for the stick pearls. First are these natural pinks. I couldn't capture how pink they are because they are so reflective. Here are my attempts...
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            <sigh>

            more coming...

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            • #21
              Here are the two other colors. They were all eight dollars a strand.
              I am making up for not getting much in the way of dyed colors!

              Green...
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              And a hard to describe reddish purplish bronzish color...
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              more coming...

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              • #22
                John had a huge markdown on these pearls. Bead nukes, I know, but I had to have them!

                These are some mighty scruffy klonks...
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                Here are some purple fireballs, also pretty scruffy, but cool!
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                more coming...

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                • #23
                  Here are my favorites. I bought a couple of strands when they cost five times as much! They are orange pink-red. You can see the color better in the second photo.

                  Yes, there is the occasional hole in the nacre and "stuff", but oh well!
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                  And I like this color...
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                  more coming...

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                  • #24
                    Lastly, here are some black-multi colors that shift with changes in light...

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                    Thanks for indulging me in my latest pearl photo frenzy!

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                    • #25
                      Wonderful pics, GemGeek, thank you!!
                      From Australias Top End
                      http://www.catherinecardellinipearls.com/

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                      • #26
                        Oh GemGeek, your pearls are beautiful! I especially love the dark stick pearls with the greens, golds and browns. What are you planning to do with them?
                        Pearllove

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by pearllove
                          Oh GemGeek, your pearls are beautiful! I especially love the dark stick pearls with the greens, golds and browns. What are you planning to do with them?
                          Thanks! I'm interspersing them with these beads.

                          (taken at night, so a little yellowish)

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                          • #28
                            Can you post pictures of the necklace when it's done? I would love to see the finished necklace.
                            Pearllove

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                            • #29
                              Ugh! That photo was terrible. Here is what they really look like.
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                              I don't know when I'll make it, but I'll post it so you can see it. This is one of those times when the pearls are so pretty that I don't have to do much with them. Thank goodness!

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                              • #30
                                Thanks GemGeek. By the way, where do you sell your jewelry?
                                Pearllove

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