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  • Thank you eolian pearls. The luster of those pearls are truly amazing and I find those circles mesmerizing. Good thing I have some more coming to play with.

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    • The dreaded scissors have been busy lately. It started when I wanted to use the pearls in my white south sea rope, my bracelets and some other pearls in projects. Mostly for adding lenght to my circled ombre south sea strand above. Well pearls have been pretty much everywhere. Lets start with the white south sea rope (Pearlescence) and the blue tahitian bracelet (cmw pearls). I love those pearls. Upon recieving my latest order from Druzydesign I first tried to make a shorter ombre strand, with white at front as I told you recently, then mixed the white south sea pearls with the blue tahitians. Gorgeous but not quite the same size and Not-husband suddenly proclaimed he prefered it ombre. Usually he has no opinion upon pearls other than a dislike for really big ones (like 14-18mm). Cut apart the white south sea rope and made an ombre out of the blue tahitians and the smaller white south sea pearls.
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      • Good morning! Love the new pieces
        Sorry for not being able to express myself better. Broke my right arm and my hand is swollen and hurts. Left hand doing it all...and is clumsy!
        Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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        • Thank you CortezPearls. I hope that your arm is better soon, but likely it takes a couple of weeks. It's not easy using only one hand.

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          • Thank you Charlotta...I need to make myself heal faster...I can't wait too long!
            BTW...US VP Kamala Harris was here in Mexico today...guess what she wore?
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            Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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            Pearl Farming Specialist
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            Your Life evolves in the same way a Pearl grows: with continuous layers of experiences/nacre that add to the Story of your Life on Earth and make you Unique and Beautiful.
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            • I mean...beside the face-mask
              Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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              • She has gorgeous pearls. Hopefully one day we can live without face masks and shields. At work we also wears plastic wests, the neon yellow ones to remind people of keeping distance. It's like being wrapped in plastic foil....

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                • I also put my tahitian rainbow bracelet and my green tahitian bracelet, both from cmw pearls, on stretch cord. I tried that when I first got them and the stretch cord broke, maybe the drillholes were a bit sharp. It worked now however. I added a carved red jasper skull on the rainbow bracelets and a carved nephrite jade skull on the green one. First I put a carved red jasper skull on the green one, red being a complimentary color to green but that didn't work as I will show you below.
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ID:	453977 supergreen, with equally supergreen tahitian studs from Pearlescence. For me those studs have the perfect green color.
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ID:	453978 I also made a stretch bracelet out of a peacock bracelet that I made with pearls from my leftover pile. Are they peacock blue or purple or green. Anyway matched them with a blue azurite skull.
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ID:	453981 I made it out of some leftover Pearlescence pearls, white south seas and one tahitian. I need to make another on with some golden pearls and clasp. I can use this one of course, but I find that using the same color in the clasp hides it somewhat. I have 4 extenders at the moment, very useful when I want to add just a bit of lenght. Especially in the summer I hate having things close to my neck, might be a side effect of all those asthma and allergy medicines as well. Makes the throat swollen an dry (inside), highly uncomfortable. Doctor aren't sure what to do. Recommended a cortisone cure.

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                  • Stretch cords are a pain. They naturally degrade with time and go brittle. I had several bracelets and necklaces on stretch cords but I am redoing all of them.

                    I love the nephrite skull. The colour and size are just perfect with the pearls. The azurite one is a bit too small in my opinion. It is sufficiently larger than the pearls to look a bit out of place, not large enough to look like a center stone or focus.
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                    • Thank you Lady_Disdain. The stretch cord is because of corona. Otherwise the poor bracelet wouldn't get any use. A stretch bracelet can be rinsed of. Hopefully one day I can remake them again without thinking of cleaning or sterilize everything, it's such a bother. And bracelets are so close to the hands. I don't worry to much about my strands as I keep them undet my clothes at work and gently wipe them when I get home. I agree about the size of the azurite skull, I mainly use them for hiding the knots, I haven't got any drill to enlarge the drillholes with...yet. So I take what I can find. And now I cannot even buy anymore of them since the seller turned out to be not all together honest.

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                      • *sigh* I am still stuck at home so the corona implication flew right over my head. Basically, nothing is getting worn because I don't feel like taking the trouble to put on pearls to go grocery shopping. The stretch cords seem like a good solution for that.

                        How snug is your stretch cord in the pearls? Could you fit two cords without needing to ream?
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                        • Lady_Disdain, sadly I cannot fit two cords through the pearls. I have only found 0,8 or 0,6mm cord here. Two cords would be better. I tried but couldn't get them through. But wearing pearls at work perk me up whilst running around in a face shield and plastic warning west. I check the cord often though.

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                          • Charlotta, Love the new pieces. They are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

                            Douglas, So sorry to hear you broke your arm. Please heal quickly.
                            Cheers,
                            Ash

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                            • Thank you Ash

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                              • Ditto here Ash
                                Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
                                Admin to Pearl-Guide.com
                                Pearl Farming Specialist
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                                Your Life evolves in the same way a Pearl grows: with continuous layers of experiences/nacre that add to the Story of your Life on Earth and make you Unique and Beautiful.
                                Douglas McLaurin-Moreno

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