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Does a pearl shortener work well to make 18" strands look like they are 16"?

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  • #31
    Originally posted by cmd2014 View Post
    Thanks! It looks like a handy thing to have, but many of the ones I have seen have maxed out at a 8 mm pearl (and I would like to use them on my Tahitian strands and larger freshwater ones too).
    In terms of size, I thought I would need at least a medium for that strand, but the small one -- as tiny as it is -- is almost too big for it. I would think the medium or large ones would be big enough for your Tahitians.


    • #32
      Originally posted by kelluvpearls View Post
      Thanks the back photo Tucs, I found my old pearl shortener and will try shortening my strands this weekend.
      I also find that now I can adjust the length to the specific collar I'm wearing -- sometimes I want 16" but sometimes (as in the photo) 17", etc.


      • #33
        Great info on this thread - I'm loving it! I did a "How To" guide using the Pearl Shorteners that Pure carries since I do field questions on this from time to time, but yeah my shorteners max out on pearls bigger than 8.5mm. On my way to check out my supplier for more options!

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