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  • CortezPearls. How is your arm?

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    • Sorry to hear about your arm, Douglas. Hope you're not in pain and that your injuries are healing quickly.

      Here are a couple of photos of embellished casts for your consideration. The pink cast has pearls but may be a bit girly for you. The brown one is very cool and would be greatly enhanced if there were pearls in place of the white dots. Click image for larger version

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      • Good morning! Interesting casts! The first one gives me a "cyber-punk" vibe
        My hand seems less swollen today, there is also less pain
        I will survive. I never broke an arm or leg (ribs, yes...my "football year") before in my life, so it is interesting to have all these difficulties.
        Wish you all a great weekend!
        Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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        • Charlotta, always fun to stop in here; your photos absolutely glow with color and I enjoy all the details and insight into your design strategies, besides I love your ringed pearls!

          Douglas, so sorry to hear about your broken arm; please heal quickly and take care of yourself~
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          SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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          • Thank you pattye. I really do love circled pearls as well, there is often so many more colors in them.
            CortezPearls, I am glad to here that your arm is slightly better. I haven't ever broken anything big, only small bones in my right foot 4 (different times). One poor toe has broken twice, it's a bit crocked since I straightened it myself...not recommended.
            TriciaS, those casts are cool.

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            • I have made some more extenders. I always try to make them shorter, but with the clasp I use and using 7 pearls (for proper start and finish) the shortest one is my new one that I made with vintage golden akoyas, it's just under 2,5 inches. I have made an extenders with 5 or 6 pearls, but prefer 7 for safety. Usually I just want to add a little bit of lenght to my strands.
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ID:	454127 I also made a silvery blue akoya extender with some leftover Pearlescence pearls.
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ID:	454129 Golden south sea ripples from Pearlescence
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ID:	454131 ​​​​​​Circled tahitians from my leftover pile
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ID:	454135 And my not cat bracelet...with pearls from Pearlescence
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              The whole extender family. I was planning to make a longer golden south sea extender but got to wrapped up in the tiny akoya ones that I forgot all about it.
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ID:	454138 Making an extender would be great practice for somone learning how to string, what with both starting and finishing and one ordinary knot. Any pearls would do if the clasp is the same or combatible even though I try to make them pretty.

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              • eolian pearls. I tried to get some photos of my new crecent moon south sea keshi studs from Pearlescence worn for you. They are indeed blurry. These are the two best ones....
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ID:	454145 what those earrings really do look like...
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                • I love that shape! So fun, in either orientation.
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                  • Thank you Lady_Disdain. They are really fun to wear as well.

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                    • Thank you for the earshots Charlotta! I love those earrings! Very special and fun to play with!

                      Of course I also love all your recent creations! Special shout-out to the rainbow bracelet!!!! Mine is finally on the way to me Well in one month-time... I finally cracked and asked me friend to just send me all my pearly packages as she will come to Europe only in the fall...So as of last Friday all is in the post!!!!

                      Douglas wishing you a speedy recovery! I must say I love your outlook at life and how positive you always are! Such a wonderful way to live...

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                      • Yay for your pearly package eolian pearls. Hopefully it arrives soon. I don't remember what you did buy except for a rainbow bracelet strand. Please do post photos of them all when they arrive.

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                        • I was looking through my pearls yesterday and remembed the first good tahitians that I bought from Pearl Paradise 2014, before that I had only bought tahitians on ebay. Mostly bracelets. It was a drop tahitian strand with beautiful colors that I got for my birthday. I still have most of those pearls. Later I found a similar strand on etsy from Wen Pearls and made a rope with it. The most colorful pearls are in this tincup.
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ID:	454172 The rest of my favorites are mostly in this mixed akoya and tahitian rope. The blue tahitians are from Pearlescence.
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ID:	454174 I did mostly use cooltoned tahitians in that rope. The more peacocky colors are in my "pelosi" strand.
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ID:	454176 I have a number of those drop tahitians as charms. In these two necklaces for example.
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ID:	454178 I did use that strand from Pearl Paradise as my good strand until I bought my rikitea strand from Cees years later in 2018 I think.

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                          • Yesterday whilst looking for another photo I found one of my old photos of the strand. I have since improved my skulls with a phone camera...
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                            • Love your new extensions! And the photos...have I ever told you how great they are?
                              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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                              • Thank you CortezPearls. I have a magic outdoors room with a see through roof. It's facing a small mountain and doesn't get that much direct sunlight. It often has the most perfect diffused light that's hard to replicate. I have tried... It's also perfect for meals when it's hot. It's great in the winter as well, if you bring something to sit on otherwise you might freeze to a chair.

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