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  • CortezPearls
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    Owww....shucks! (Blushing)
    Still my privilege to be a part of this Forum and this Family of Pearl Lovers

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  • SurfnSci
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    CortezPearls, I am always so grateful for your incredibly informative posts! Without you and all of the other amazing experts who so kindly volunteer their knowledge to this forum, I would be lost - and likely unknowingly wearing shell pearls.

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  • BWeaves
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    Douglas, it's so good to have you here and be able to chat with you.

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  • CortezPearls
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    You know...I used to be a teacher (18 years!) and when the pandemic struck, I was suddenly thrown out of my world (pearl farming, teaching, tour guiding). It was quite a major change during an incredibly challenging moment in history.
    Then Jeremy found me and asked me to come back to the forum (which I had "left" due to lack of time) and I have to say it has been a Blessing. So, all I can say to all of you is: THANK YOU.
    Thank you for welcoming me back, for supporting this forum that we all built (with Jeremy & Kevin), together, during all these years, and were we SHARE this great LOVE we have for our magnificent PEARL.

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  • Moliro
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    Originally posted by multichrome View Post
    I liked them when I got them, and then I fell in love with them. Each pearl in the bracelet has its own character. I didn’t know what to call those marks before. Every time I read a post here I learn something! You are very generous with your time and knowledge, Douglas, and I appreciate it so much. I know we all do.

    I found better photos of this bracelet that I took in late 2019. I also found the vendor photo, with my pearls being half of the strand pictured. I can recognize many the individual pearls that I received by the colors and shapes and other distinctive features. I love this about them.

    The thread in this bracelet has has stretched a lot! Time to get knotting!
    Looks amazing!!! Would love to have one like this

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  • multichrome
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    Originally posted by Charlotta View Post
    That tahitian bracelet is gorgeous. What did you do with the rest of the pearls?
    I bought only half the strand, so that is almost all of them. They were the first I ever bought. At first I saw too many “blemishes,” because I didn’t have much experience with Tahitian pearls, but now I see so much beauty and individuality in them. I’m wearing them now. They feel kind of powerful and comforting on the arm.

    lary, thank you for your kind words. I’ve been very happy with wen’s pearls. As you know, you get what you see in the listing, and the photos are so accurate. And the prices cannot be beat.

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  • Charlotta
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    That tahitian bracelet is gorgeous. What did you do with the rest of the pearls?

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  • lary007
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    I just went though and read this entire thread and you have some beauties, multichrome! I have some tahitians from wen too and love them.

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  • multichrome
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    I liked them when I got them, and then I fell in love with them. Each pearl in the bracelet has its own character. I didn’t know what to call those marks before. Every time I read a post here I learn something! You are very generous with your time and knowledge, Douglas, and I appreciate it so much. I know we all do.

    I found better photos of this bracelet that I took in late 2019. I also found the vendor photo, with my pearls being half of the strand pictured. I can recognize many the individual pearls that I received by the colors and shapes and other distinctive features. I love this about them.

    The thread in this bracelet has has stretched a lot! Time to get knotting!

    Originally posted by CortezPearls View Post
    I can actually see some of the pearls flashing their "hammering" (mottling) and this is something I love on pearls...like opalescent pearls

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  • CortezPearls
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    I can actually see some of the pearls flashing their "hammering" (mottling) and this is something I love on pearls...like opalescent pearls

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  • multichrome
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    Thank you, Charlotta, Faith, and DonnaH for your comments! Faith, I got Pattye’s pearl stringing kit from Etsy in summer 2019, and I learned how to string pearls with the information in the Lowly Beaders thread. (Also I looked up a couple of diagrams—I think I used one from Beadaholique, too.) Everyone here has been so helpful, and encouraged my very early and quite goofy efforts. I find knotting to be a very calming and centering activity. Pattye’s kit is PERFECTION.

    I’m now re-doing some of my early projects. Sometimes my goal has been to get new pearls on my arm ASAP, so I’ve not always done a careful job. I’m fine with restringing, because it has to happen regularly anyway. Here is my next project to be redone. These are the first Tahitians I purchased. I didn’t arrange the pearls in any particular way when I knotted them. The colors are hard to pick up in a photo; they are very silvery with the occasional flashes of purple and blue. I think I’ll choose a different thread this time—maybe wine or dark purple.

    Thank you all again for reading.


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  • DonnaH
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    Your bracelet is beautiful!!

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  • Charlotta
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    Exactly multicrome, mine track my sleep as well. Apparantly I don't sleep enough when I work, because I get up so early and don't really go to bed all that early.

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  • Faith
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    The bracelet is gorgeous! Just awesome that you put it together, ive got to learn the beadworking techniques next

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  • multichrome
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    Charlotta, I wanted a simple one, too. It has some features that I love. I usually wear a watch, but this band is so comfortable that I forget I’m wearing it. I can see time, date, get reminders (if I choose), and track my sleep. The app is cute! I can watch episodes of a new Disney “Frozen” adventure if I get my activity in, haha! I’m not devoted to Disney, but I’m ok with incentives!

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