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  • I barely got dressed today after spending the morning shoveling snow. Weíve had four different snowstorms blow through and itís snowing again right now. I have never seen so much snow here in my life!

    Wearing another wool sweater and my baroque Akoya strand from Kojima, doubled. Itís really not that cold, just enough to snow, but typical temperature this time of year is in the 50ís.
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    • I redid my self made harvest strand it add in pearls from my PP harvest bracelet today. I took out the large white edisons that I wasn’t thrilled with (bad pairing with SSP to my eye) and used keshis from the bracelet.

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      • JEG, you truly are a Flower Fairie! I love that sweater and the pearls.

        aerinha, your harvest rope looks lovely.
        Last edited by BWeaves; 02-12-2019, 09:49 PM.

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        • Jeg - I love your baroque akoyas. Their luster is quite luminous. Your sweater is beautiful too and shows off the pearls just beautifully.

          86CG- cant't wait to see pics of your new baroque akoyas!! Did you get them from PP?

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          • Originally posted by BWeaves View Post
            I'll have to go home and measure them.

            UPDATE: I don't have calipers, so I'm trying to eyeball it with a ruler.

            The Kojima strand (shorter, paler strand) is 13 mm for the center pearl, and only slightly smaller for the others.

            The Pacific Pearls strand (longer strand) is 15 mm for the center pearl with 12 mm pearls next to it. But most pearls are in the 12-13 mm range.

            They're all baroque, so it's a little hard to get a precise measurement. They're way bigger than I thought I would ever like. And then PSS set in.
            They're beautiful, especially worn together. I like the size; are they comfortable to wear? I've been looking at the Kasumi ripples in those sizes. Thank you for the measurements.
            Last edited by 86Corvettegirl; 02-12-2019, 11:18 PM.

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            • Jeg, I love your sweater & your baroque Akoyas!! How long is it? It just glistens & glows! Your sweater looks comfy. You really are the Pearl Flower Fairie!!

              Aerinha, I think your custom harvest strand is spectacular!! How long is it now? So many styling possibilities with it!! You did a wonderful job. Are you going to add a clasp to the bracelet or make it into a stretch bracelet?

              Bcm21mk, I can't wait to wear it!! I have a wedding to attend this Saturday so I may wear them then. (if I can wait that long) Yes, I got them from PP.

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              • 86C I Added all but 2 pearls from the bracelet to the rope, taking out the 4 edisons so it is roughly the same length as before, will have to measure it.

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                • (Bcm21mk, I can't wait to wear it!! I have a wedding to attend this Saturday so I may wear them then. (if I can wait that long) Yes, I got them from PP.)


                  86C-
                  I too purchased the 9.5-10 mm baroque akoyas from PP private launch! I regretted missing out the first time they were offered. They're due to arrive on Valentine's Day.

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                  • Originally posted by Bcm21mk View Post
                    86C-
                    I too purchased the 9.5-10 mm baroque akoyas from PP private launch! I regretted missing out the first time they were offered. They're due to arrive on Valentine's Day.
                    Awesome!!! Can't wait to see yours as well. I regretted missing out on them the first time, too.

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                    • Thank you, BWeaves, Bcm21mk and 86C! 86C, the Akoya rope is 48”.

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                      • Great restringing aerinha. If somethings bother you in a necklace it's best to remake it, I find.
                        Beautiful akoyas Jeg, the sweater is lovely to.

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                        • Originally posted by 86Corvettegirl View Post
                          They're beautiful, especially worn together. I like the size; are they comfortable to wear? I've been looking at the Kasumi ripples in those sizes. Thank you for the measurements.
                          At first I found them very heavy, and then I got used to them. I still think they're heavy, but now it doesn't bother me.

                          The main thing about ripples is that each pearl is very unique. I have bought and returned several strands before I finally found ones I liked. I've tried on both Kasumi pearls and Chinese ripples, and the quality of both types is all over the place. I've received and returned strands where I only liked one or two pearls in the entire strand. I've tried on very expensive necklaces where the colors just didn't suit me. Also, the pearls look very different under different lighting. In my bedroom, the Kojima strand looks completely pale peach, but out in the sunlight, the greens and purples come out to play.

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                          • I have been out of town and I am just catching up on everyone.

                            CG, so sorry for your loss.

                            BWeaves- great pearl combos as usual and so tasteful coordinated with your wardrobe.


                            Jeg- always gorgeous-- and I love the embroidered appliques of the flowers on the sweater and so smart to pair with the simple, yet beautiful baroque akoyas.

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                            • Thank you, 2thdktr.

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                              • Thank you Charlotta and 2thdktr! Welcome home, 2thdktr- hope you were away doing something fun!

                                Still shoveling snow... This morning I was creating snow berms to hopefully avoid any flooding should we get too much rain on top of all this snow. It is finally doing a slow melt.

                                Keeping it simple again with a Tahitian strand and bracelet extender that Kevin put together for me at POJ.
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