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  • Wearing my Faux Harvest strand today. I have the bracelet attached to it for added length.

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    sorry for the weird blur around the middle, the only angle I could get a good image of gave an unwanted show, so I tried to hide it the best I could
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    • Gorgeous Sheri!!!!!!
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      • My favorite harvest strand every, ckrickett...faux or otherwise!
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        • That is indeed one very lovely harvest style strand Ckrickett!
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          • Babynurse you also look good in peach, I have a serious case of envy! PearlDreams I like how you can see colour variations in your strand, beautiful necklace. Ckrickett great design on the faux harvest strand.

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            • Baby Nurse, Pearl Dreams, glorious glowing colors against your skin! And Ckrickett, what makes your gorgeous necklace a "faux" harvest strand? Must have missed something...or is "harvest strand" somebody's proprietary term? Super pretty, anyway, and I love the way you can make it longer by adding the bracelet.

              Just to clarify, my SOC were by no means "throw-away" pearls - I actually spent a small fortune on them, which is why I wanted each and every pearl to show. But they are a lower grade than Douglas now allows into the marketplace.

              Here is a shot of how I rigged up the cascade - I used a couple Green Girl pewter findings and metal beads I happened to have in my archives, soft flex beading cable, crimp beads, and satin ribbon to tie in a bow at the back of my neck. A more symmetrical effect could be achieved using the ring part of two toggle clasps. I do like the versatility, and it's super comfortable to wear. I have noticed a number of pearl necklaces in 18th and 19th century paintings tied with ribbon at the back of the neck - a very easy sort of non-clasp...

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              • Those pearls are divine!!! The colors make my mouth water. Literally.

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                • Gorgeous! Did you make the rigging (in other words, did you cast those two gorgeous end rings?) Your work is lovely!
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                  • JP I think they came from Green Girl Studios http://www.greengirlstudios.com/newest-pewter-designs/
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                    • If I am correct, a true harvest strand is made up of various pearls from one harvest.
                      This strand was using pearls I had collected from various vendors over the course of a year, so it mimics a harvest strand without coming from one harvest,
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                      • To be honest ...that's what most of them are ckrickett. They are a design to show the wide variety of shapes and colours and sizes that come from a pearl harvest. I'm sure most of the ones that you've seen, other than those from a single farm that sells direct, will be from a stock of pearls that perhaps didn't match up to any strands . At least that's what I was told by a large pearl vendor. You did it the way I do ckrickett...collect things from all over and put it together. This one is a temp strand that I'm still fiddling with ... but the pearls are from many sellers. Click image for larger version

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                        • Ckrickett, your harvest strand is one of the prettiest I've seen. You have a lot of lovely pieces but this is my favorite!

                          Katbran, yours is gorgeous as well!

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                          • Katbran I LUV your strand! And what is that sketch in the background? Is it one of your work? It's amazing!!!

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                            • Katbran, no joke I JUST finished laying out a strand similar to that! (like finished this sucker 45 minutes ago) I am waiting on some findings to try and make a tassle for it! then I will restring it better.
                              I LOVE yours, how long is that?

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                              • Oooooh ckrickett !!!! That's gorgeous !!! Great minds are thinking alike this weekend !!! lol My necklace is 53 inches .. I know..I got carried away.. its not even knotted yet. So I'll keep fiddling with it and lose a few... and I think I need a few more odd ones.. and a few less circled pearls... where did you buy your pearls? Mine came from a woman in Sydney and a lot of them are from Jac ... quite a few from a HK seller...really bits and pieces.

                                As for the drawing ... we need to credit Toulouse Lautrec with that one! It's the cover of a big coffee table book filled with loose sheets of his drawings. I bought it about 30 years ago and have dragged it around the world with me. lol But it was the only sunny window!
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