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  • Originally posted by KarinK View Post

    You might want to take a look at Kamoka for that. They use kangaroo leather and it'll hold up for daily showering as well as surfing.
    Yes, I think you need a special kind of leather for surfing or for “intense” use. I have a simple leather on my bracelets and necklace, I use one of my bracelets all summer for swimming as well but after two months I remake it just to be sure.

    We had a photographer with his surfer wife on the island some years ago doing a photoshoot, they were staying at a friends house and I was waiting for them at the port. The first thing I see is a gorgeous Ts leather neckace on her!!! So of course my first question is about the pearls :-) Turns out the photographer’s cousin lives in Mexico and makes leather pearl jewelry...Using a special resistent hand rolled leather in her designs. I immediately checked her site, it is called TerreMerLove and there are some lovely designs. Too pricey for me, but a great inspiration. The most important information was that the surfer has been wearing her necklace non stop for 4 years at the time and it was still holding up and looking great! They live in Costa Rica. I am sure there are leather options for Florida too BWeaves.





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    • Thank you all for my rainbow leather compliments! It is one of my most frequently used pieces.

      LisaC you are so funny! I feel you with Ebay auctions and out of control pearl purchases... I know VERY well how it feels to wake up and ask oneself “I really really did buy that?” Checking PG regularily does that to you I noticed :-)

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      • Lovely pearls 86Corvettegirl. Sometimes there is nothing like classic white pearls.

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        • Originally posted by 86Corvettegirl View Post
          Oh, my! I'm loving the Tahitians, Jeg & BW!!! Colors are so special.

          I wore my 9.5-10mm Akoya strand from PP with SS enhancer from David Norman to dinner with the in laws. I paired them with my ruby, diamond, Akoya pearl earrings, 2 SS bracelets from David Norman, & my ruby & pearl Empress ring.
          I don't know why I can't post full images or make pics larger. Sorry.
          Don't worry! The photos came out GREAT! and they look fantastic on you.
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          • Originally posted by eolian pearls View Post

            Yes, I think you need a special kind of leather for surfing or for “intense” use. I have a simple leather on my bracelets and necklace, I use one of my bracelets all summer for swimming as well but after two months I remake it just to be sure.

            We had a photographer with his surfer wife on the island some years ago doing a photoshoot, they were staying at a friends house and I was waiting for them at the port. The first thing I see is a gorgeous Ts leather neckace on her!!! So of course my first question is about the pearls :-) Turns out the photographer’s cousin lives in Mexico and makes leather pearl jewelry...Using a special resistent hand rolled leather in her designs. I immediately checked her site, it is called TerreMerLove and there are some lovely designs. Too pricey for me, but a great inspiration. The most important information was that the surfer has been wearing her necklace non stop for 4 years at the time and it was still holding up and looking great! They live in Costa Rica. I am sure there are leather options for Florida too BWeaves.
            Another option is "Duracord" the textile used in hammocks, parachutes and other extreme sports gear. It doesn't feel like leather (nothing feels like it...except for some vegan leather options), it feels more like cotton... but it ends up looking quite nice and it is amazingly durable under "extreme" usage, such as diving and surfing.
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            • Thank you, BWeaves, CathyKeshi, Charlotta, eolian, LisaC, and 86C!

              Eolian, splendid colors on your rainbow Tahitian cord! Your pieces are perfect for your dreamy sea setting.

              86C, fabulous David Norman and PP pearls for your dining out!

              I have been over the mountains helping out again. Will be here for at least a few more days. The family home sits on the river. I tried to get a pic of the full moon last night but not very successfully. And another pic from early morning-
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              Pulling some photos from my files to post pearl pics!
              Metallic freshwater Y necklace from PP, with freshwater earrings I made.
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              • Such pretty photos jeg. That lariat is gorgeous. I tried to make something similar ones, but it would not hang right. I had forgotten all about that until I saw your photo. I wonder what I did instead.

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                • Beautifullariat jeg Love the earrings too...that "goldeny" sheen is very nice!
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                  • Thank you, Charlotta and Douglas! Not sure if there is a trick to it all, Charlotta, but this one seems to hang nicely. Perhaps you’ll give it another try sometime.

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                      • I just tried posting using my phone...got the photos up, but no text.

                        This is a chalcedony and pearl necklace made by Nancy Yuan, and purchased from an online consignment site. The main pearl is a 10.5mm carved tahitian and I believe the small gray oval pearls are dyed freshwater pearls. I also purchased a similar necklace with onyx beads. They are rather dainty necklaces but I love them for the summer. I thought the carving was lovely.

                        When I looked at Nancy Yuan's website, I saw only gold jewelry, but was able to find this necklace and others by doing a search on "tahitian." I wonder if she no longer is making pearl jewelry and that is why the consignment site has some of her pieces. Most have been purchased but there is still a lariat necklace made with malachite beads with two carved tahitians as well as a gorgeous, long tahitian strand with a beautiful sapphire and gold clasp. I've resisted temptation for several weeks now but I might succumb one of these days.

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                        • Really nice pendant TriciaS the pearl is beautifully carved! The whole ensembles looks really nice
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                          • Pretty necklace TriciaS. It looks great with that outfit

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                            • JEG: Love that Y necklace and your earring designs are great.

                              TriciaS: That carved Tahitian is beautiful, and I love the asymmetry of the necklace. I also have summer pearls and winter pearls. Some of my jewelry just screams, wear me with summer clothing, and other pieces of jewelry scream, winter woolies and tweed jackets.

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                              • Jeg, I love the peachy golden luster of your Y necklace & earrings! They look comfortable & beautiful.

                                TriciaS, I love carved Tahitians & yours is beautifully carved! It looks wonderful on you.

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