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  • What a beautiful stack of pearls. I love the look of the blue akoyas & the lavenders!

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    • 2thdktr, your grandmother's beautiful handkerchief looks to be embellished with Hardanger embroidery. (an art from Norway that one of my grandmother's friends tried to teach me when I was a child... lots of counting threads and stitching)

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      • Lovely pearls 2htdktr, that bracelet is especially Nice.
        The Everything bagel rope is always beautiful Bweaves, really Nice with The kasumipearls. Those earrings are so pretty.
        Thank you for your kink words Jesskat.
        And I love your bracelets Bonsava

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        • Originally posted by Frost Me View Post
          I feel guilt not commenting often too. Love all of them, Pearls are so personal!!
          Me too. I wish I could comment on all the gorgeous pieces posted here, but I can usually just pop in for a few minutes to read and ogle.

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          • My husband and I spent the afternoon at the Guilford Craft Expo, as we do most years. This is a juried craft fair.

            I saw more high quality pearls this year than in previous years. Many were set with gorgeous gemstones. I spent most of the afternoon drooling.

            I took the cards of a few and encouraged them to join Pearl-Guide. Among them:

            Steven Kolodny (with a colorful flameball necklace to die for!), www.stevenkolodnydesigns.com

            Vicki Thaler Fine Jewelry, www.vickithalerdesigns.com

            Britt Anderson Designs (no website on the card but he's on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BrittAndersonJewelry/) -- GSS pearls or Tahitians with lovely overtones, set in strikingly beautiful pendants studded with diamonds.

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            • Thank you, BWeaves,86Corvette girl, Bonsava and Charlotta!

              BWeaves, your linen weave is a gorgeous color and pattern. And, your Everything Bagel rope is just fantastic.
              Last edited by 2thdktr; 07-14-2018, 04:35 AM.

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              • Originally posted by Marianne View Post
                2thdktr, your grandmother's beautiful handkerchief looks to be embellished with Hardanger embroidery. (an art from Norway that one of my grandmother's friends tried to teach me when I was a child... lots of counting threads and stitching)
                Marianne! Thank you so much! I googled Hardanger but then I got to Drawn Thread Work....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawn_thread_work,
                a form of counted thread embroidery.

                I have so many tablecloths, table napkins and handkerchiefs and doilies that she made. Her father traveled, and brought back linens and silks and she did this marvelous embroidery on them. I never knew the name or technique. I can't wait to tell my sister. She has many of her pieces as well. I don't do a lot of picture posting, but when I do in the future, I think I will showcase her handmade pieces.

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                • Originally posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
                  My husband and I spent the afternoon at the Guilford Craft Expo, as we do most years. This is a juried craft fair.

                  I saw more high quality pearls this year than in previous years. Many were set with gorgeous gemstones. I spent most of the afternoon drooling.

                  I took the cards of a few and encouraged them to join Pearl-Guide. Among them:

                  Steven Kolodny (with a colorful flameball necklace to die for!), www.stevenkolodnydesigns.com

                  Vicki Thaler Fine Jewelry, www.vickithalerdesigns.com

                  Britt Anderson Designs (no website on the card but he's on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BrittAndersonJewelry/) -- GSS pearls or Tahitians with lovely overtones, set in strikingly beautiful pendants studded with diamonds.
                  There are some beautiful pieces! Guilford is not that far from me-- I'm glad to know there is a Craft Expo there. I'll have to look for it next year.

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                  • 2thdktr, it continues tomorrow and Sunday also. It's every year in the middle of July.
                    $5 parking in lot of St. George church on Whitfield St., across from the green; all proceeds from parking goes to CT Food Bank.

                    $1 off admission tickets to print here:
                    http://guilfordartcenter.org/wp-cont...o18-Coupon.pdf

                    From email:

                    Craft Expo on the Guilford Green this Weekend!
                    July 13-15, 2018
                    Friday, 12-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm

                    Admission:
                    $9 General Admission, $7 Seniors, $15 Multi-Day Tickets
                    Free for GAC Members, Active Military & Kids 12 and under

                    But for you the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is much closer. That is always held the 2nd weekend in August in the old section of Mystic (where the drawbridge is.) There is one street in particular (Cottrell Street) where crafters have booths; most of the rest is paintings and photography.
                    It is heavily attended and finding a parking spot is a nightmare. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to hoof it! But it's fun, and we've bought a few paintings over the years.

                    Unfortunately the Mystic show is the same weekend as the East Coast Gem Mineral and Fossil Show in Springfield, MA, which we attend nearly each year. One year we attended both shows the same weekend, but it was a bit much. Now it's one or the other.
                    https://www.easternstatesexposition....fossil-show(2)

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                    • Holy Cow , I only missed a few days and there is so much to look at ! I'll forget someone if I try to comment on everything .. But PD your Tahitians look wonderful and I love the notion of the navy thread. I'll have to get some. I have a strand that I think it would be perfect for.. and thanks for the links !


                      2thdktr- love the white pearls !! You have some really lovely pieces and it's hard to go wrong with the Bubbles!

                      Bonsava - Those bracelets look wonderful ! Love stacks!

                      Charlotta - great work on the wire wrapping !! Very dainty and feminine looking piece !


                      BWeaves - Your weaving looks just stunning ... the pearls.. of course look amazing .
                      https://www.instagram.com/pearlzaustralia/?hl=en
                      https://www.etsy.com/shop/pearlzaustralia

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                      • Bought a pair of gorgeus tahitian keshi earrings from Druzydesign. Very hard to photograph. Must have deleted 100 photos
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                        Have worn these for 3 days so clearly favorits.

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                        • You captured the beautiful luster!

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                          • Originally posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
                            2thdktr, it continues tomorrow and Sunday also. It's every year in the middle of July.
                            $5 parking in lot of St. George church on Whitfield St., across from the green; all proceeds from parking goes to CT Food Bank.

                            $1 off admission tickets to print here:
                            http://guilfordartcenter.org/wp-cont...o18-Coupon.pdf

                            From email:

                            Craft Expo on the Guilford Green this Weekend!
                            July 13-15, 2018
                            Friday, 12-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm

                            Admission:
                            $9 General Admission, $7 Seniors, $15 Multi-Day Tickets
                            Free for GAC Members, Active Military & Kids 12 and under

                            But for you the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is much closer. That is always held the 2nd weekend in August in the old section of Mystic (where the drawbridge is.) There is one street in particular (Cottrell Street) where crafters have booths; most of the rest is paintings and photography.
                            It is heavily attended and finding a parking spot is a nightmare. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to hoof it! But it's fun, and we've bought a few paintings over the years.

                            Unfortunately the Mystic show is the same weekend as the East Coast Gem Mineral and Fossil Show in Springfield, MA, which we attend nearly each year. One year we attended both shows the same weekend, but it was a bit much. Now it's one or the other.
                            https://www.easternstatesexposition....fossil-show(2)
                            Thanks, Pearl Dreams. I would love to go to one or the other in August, but unfortunately, that coincides with my dad's Celebration of Life on August 11. However, I will put it in my calendar for next year. You are a wealth of information-- thank you, I appreciate it.

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                            • Finished stringing my keshistrand I bought from Druzydesign when I bought the earrings. Click image for larger version

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                              The clasps on this one is 2 dolphines lobsterclasps in silver so I can hook anything to the strand if I want to. Its about 19 inch. Also got a better picture on the earrings and I also bought a pendant. The pendant is more shiny in real life. The bottom half is more green and the top kind of purple
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                              • Playing catch up. Lovely pearls PD, BWeaves, 2thdktr, Bonsava and Charlotta!

                                Happy to return to normal weather after being in that Vegas heat. The traveling pearl got a workout.

                                Wearing a Kojima strand that I nicknamed the baby bagel since it has similarities to BWeaves everything bagel.
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