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  • Thanks everyone for your comments

    hanadama, your restrung T strand looks great! BW, lovely tin cup. PW, great job on the keshi necklace!

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    • I knotted this mixed size strand over the weekend with the Beader's Secret thread that just arrived from Pattye last week! Pearls are nothing fancy, just a few inexpensive strands from Wen on Etsy.

      I didn't know a knotting thread could change my life, but it just did with this strand. When I was knotting with silk thread, I've gotten good and was able to get the knot right up to the pearl, but not without pulling very hard on the thread to make sure it's stretched out completely when I tighten the knot with tweezers (that's with pre-stretching the silk, too). That's caused quite a few "thread burns" on my hands and even blisters on my very first necklace!

      Not with this stuff... now I know why it's so popular and why everyone highly recommends it! I will use up what silk thread I have, and never buy or use it again. I'm still glad I learned to knot with silk so that I can really appreciate how easy it is to knot with Beader's Secret. In total this necklace took me just a little over an hour, even with my first time messing with gimp and pearl glue!

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      • Well done, Karman. The necklace also looks great on your swan neck.

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        • What a nice arrangement, Karman!

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          • Lovely necklace! I was totally blown away by Beader's Secret, too. I'm a complete convert.

            I had a ton of beading silk. I gave it all away. No point in junking up my stash of supplies if I'm truly never going to use real silk again. I couldn't even repurpose it for weaving, sigh. I thought about using the silk up, and then thought, NAH, life's too short to suffer.

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            • Thank you Pareltje, Pearl Dreams and BWeaves!

              BW - I only have 3 little cards of Griffin silk left. I have no one to give them away to, but might use them to restring my mother in law's pearls. I've actually never seen her wear this pearl necklace she wants me to restring. I think if I do use them, I'm going to try hanging something heavy off of it to stretch overnight, or use an iron to gently stretch it out.

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              • Karman, love the layout and you did a great job.! I'm also a massive fan of beaders secret! Even in comparison to other nylon/synthetic threads it's so much easier to use. And the colours are great too.

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                • Karman, welcome to the Beaders' Secret fan club ... wonderful materials to work with, from our lovely Pattye What an inventive and perfectly delightful arrangement of pearls you've done on this newest necklace ... awesome!
                  Cathy

                  CathyKeshi

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                  • Yesterday, my Judy Jetson necklace with druzy quartz and diamonds. Worn with my Mikimoto yellow gold huggies.

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                    Today, my first akoya rope, with Aunt Love's Blue Lagoon 18" and my Birthday choker. Worn with my ruby heart and akoya drops. I really appreciate how light and easy the smaller pearls are to wear. I can really layer them up and not feel weighed down.

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                    • Great job, Karman. Welcome to the Beaders Secret fan club! No more carded silk for me either!! BW, very nice Judy Jetson necklace and love your layered look! May I ask, how long is your rope?

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ID:	373965 Today I wore my CFW Kasuminga-like bracelet. The pearls are between 12.-13.5mm

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                          • I have a new addition! I've been eyeing this strand at my local independent jeweler's for over a year. As it hadn't sold, they agreed to let me have it at a great (as in comparable to online) price! I put it on layaway (mainly because I had a vacation planned already) and picked it up today. "My necklace" is finally actually mine!

                            ETA: sorry for the grubby t-shirt. I had to change out of my work clothes as my cat was dying for attention.
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                            • Wowsers, cmd2014! That is one amazing necklace! Enjoy your new treasure!

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                              • That necklace is a beauty, CMD. I have been craving a white, gold and "black" necklace for a while now.

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