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  • I think pearls go to sleep on the trip and it takes a day or two for them to "wake up".

    Take care of yourself and stay healthy!
    Caitlin

    How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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    • Caitlin, I fully agree - mine are becoming more and more beautiful every day. The more you look, the more get attached to them
      Olga

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      • And if you are not, I'm sure you can easily find someone here to take it off your hands....
        Wishlist: 13mm GSSP earrings

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        • Hi everyone,

          Thanks for all the responses. I am still home sick, but it is just a bad cold. It just sucks that my husband is still in Kuwait. I know he worries about me and there isn't anything he can do. I know with colds there isn't anything to do anyway but wait, but I think he feel worse being ou of the country.

          I haven't looked a the pearls yet today, so I have no updates. I did try them in various indoor light and tried to cast shadows on them and it helped some. As I wrote before, the strand is beautiful, it just doesn't look like a multi-colored strand. I love my multi-colored rope from TPO and I guess I was expecting that sort of contrast with these, just with more fantastic colors. I haven't tried them on yet, as I don't think they would go with my pjs, but I intend to as soon as I am more up and about.

          I find the comments about the PP photo interesting because I can understand some difference between a 2 dimensional image and reality, but all the other strands I have purchased from them have been much more representative. Youngster, with your pearls did you also order the $225 strand?

          Maybe I will put some clothes next to it today to see what happens. Thanks for everyone's support.

          lol Of course, it could be partly because I am sick. Have you ever noticed when you aren't feeling well that you perceive things differently? Well, I do at least.

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          • Originally posted by salem View Post
            Hi everyone,


            ... lol Of course, it could be partly because I am sick. Have you ever noticed when you aren't feeling well that you perceive things differently? Well, I do at least.
            Yes, I find being sick depresses body and mind, and makes me feel more negative and easily discouraged. And that in turn affects how I perceive things.

            I hope you feel better soon. Drink lots of fluids!

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            • salem, hope you're feeling better soon!

              As others have noted, I find that the lighting and background make a big difference. Against a dark background like the velvet box and in bright light my strand looks lavender/copper, but against a white background (like a dress shirt) and in indirect diffuse light all the colors come out! So I guess it's a bit of a chameleon, as Knotty said.


              Originally posted by aerinha View Post
              Did we ever find out who got the featured strand
              My guess is Caitlin? She certainly deserves it!

              Perle

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              • Salem, mine are supposed to be the perfect, round 7-8 mm ones. They are unblemished. After I read your comments yesterday, I put them on and wore them about the house. The sun was out (for a change) and looking at them more closely and in different light, I certainly saw a wide range of color. In certain light, it was almost like a rainbow. I saw greens that I hadn't seen before and the lavender was more distinct.

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                • Oops! I forgot to log out of admin, so here it is again under my name....

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                  My guess is Caitlin? She certainly deserves it!
                  Ahhh, how sweet.......thanks.

                  Ha! I wish! I got two of the smallest rounds and forgot to ask for them unstrung because I was afraid they would disappear before I paid for them- So they came strung up and My daughter Kether immediately started wearing them! I have to get them back, somehow!
                  Caitlin

                  How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

                  My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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                  • I wish I could say who got the showcase strand. But legally I cannot. I hope this person does eventually post a picture of the finished piece. But this PGer does not post much...
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                    • All I can say for those who were disappointed about their pearl colors is take them away from the black velvet case When I first opened mine I was taken aback by the lack of color difference, but the second I took them out of the case the colors just popped and the orient was amazing. Held up against any color other than black (and yes I went around the office holding my strands against any color I could find) these pearls are really pretty. Black is just not their friend, (maybe because they are so shiny they pick up the darkness and it over whelms them?).

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                      • Exotics

                        Salem, I was one of the lucky 2 that received the 10.5 mm strand of exotics. The colors of some of the pearls look similarly subdued in certain light. There many colors in my strand, I have my first really blue pearl, lots of peach, pink, copper, yellow, purple, all very beautiful. They are not really metallic in luster, very soft hues. This strand is about the closest I will get to a large multicolor freshadama as they have been sold out for awhile. I think that lighting and clothing bring out different
                        colors. I will say that as you wear them, you will hopefully notice the true uniqueness and beauty of that strand. I think that the really metallic ones are the smaller sizes. Is that because of the nacre thickness? Anyway, I feel very special when I wear my strand because I know that this is a unique collection. I hope you will be happy with them in the long run. Feel better!!
                        Last edited by Ingykiz; 02-21-2008, 07:57 PM. Reason: spelling

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                        • I agree completely with Caitlin that pearls are shy and take a day or two to "come out of their shells" . When I first got mine, I was a bit disappointed that it tended toward creams and light pinks, with occasional lavender. It didn't have any colors that leapt out at me. But as I started to play around with it and admire it against my wrist, I began to see it in differently. I looked at individual pearls, not the overall strand, and that is when I finally saw the colors. I have cherry-picked out the most colorful pearls for the dangle on my necklace, and looking at them lined up on my beadboard I would swear that they couldn't possibly have come from my strands, but they did. As I was sorting out the pearls (since I am combining pearls from 2 strands and they are graduated), I would see a pearl in with all the others and wonder "how on earth did I miss that color before?!" I kept picking them out until I had more than enough for the dangle and now I am forced to pick and choose which to use.

                          Salem, I am so sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time. I hope you feel better soon!!

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                          • I wore my 8-9mm rounds today while on a family outing. Every time I caught a glimpse of them (and I made sure I caught lots of glimpses), they looked great! I was wearing a blue top-- the peach/gold/bronze pearls contrast beautifully and the silvery blues and lavenders look even bluer.

                            And yes, I did receive a compliment on my "beautiful pearls".

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                            • Hi everyone,

                              Thanks for all the well wishes for my health. I think I am slowly getting better, and my husband will be coming home this weekend. YAY!!

                              Aerinha..for myself at least, I took mine out of the case immediately. Of course I wouldn't just leave them in the box. I tried many colors behind them and the only colors that seemed to make them pop a bit were a pale green and a yellow. I never wear yellow(makes me look sick, and I already do now anyway )

                              Hi Boo, you and Caitlin make me laugh. I was wondering if they had fallen asleep during their stay in customs. lol Will have to wait and see.

                              I did look at them more yesterday, and I appreciate the deep, overall mauve/copper look of them. And they do seem perfect, and the luster is amazing. I am heartened to know I wasn't the only one who felt the initial disappointment upon opening them. Again, not to say they weren't beautiful, just that they weren't what I was really expecting. I have a couple greenish pearls that stand out, but they are among the smallest pearls and at the back of the strand, so think no one will ever notice them unless I have my hair up(which I almost never do). But then I can have my husband hunt for them. So that kind of delights me.

                              I am about to venture out to go grocery shopping now. MAybe I will wear them out and see how they look. Of course, I hope I don't sneeze all over them.

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                              • I want to apologize for all my fiddling with my posts on the previous page-- but it has taken me all this time to finally figure out how to get the photos the size I wanted. The color isn't the greatest, but I'm done fiddling!

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