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  • Thanks everyone.

    Love the SOC pearls!!!!

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    • Lovely and colorful SOC pearls. So pretty.

      Today we spent most of the day outside and grilled out over a fire. Casual lavender and white rice pearls felt just right.

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      • Beautiful SOC, Red!!

        Gemandpearlover, you look awesome in your pearls!!

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        • Haven't been here for a while due to work... everyone and their pearls are looking amazing! Hope you all are staying safe.

          This is my first weekend off in a long time so am wearing my Freshadama studs whilst in athleisure.

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          • BWeaves, I'm in agreement about switching the position of that light colored Tahitian, when you get to it, and a hit of more colorful thread!

            Good to see you, Red ... SOC looks marvelous; especially those gorgeous stud earrings.
            Cathy

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            • Everyone looks gorgeous.

              Here are my new drops from Kojima. They are huge, but the same size. I actually tried them as black and white earrings by hanging them on some of my hoops. They looked amazing, but were WAY too heavy for my earlobes.

              Freshwater drop. It's amazing on all sides. Soap bubble with slight ripples. It needs a name.

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              Carved Tahitian. It's a true black pearl with a greenish cast. The carving is very well done. My photo does not do it justice. It needs a name.

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              I've been playing around with hanging both pearls off various necklaces. They both look great on my pistachio akoyas. My blue akoya rope has a couple of pearls that are a hair too big to go through the bail, but I can hang the drops off the orbit clasps with no problem. Another plus to orbit clasps! The dark carved pearl looks great on the TNT necklace. Neck shots to come. I haven't told Greg I bought these. cough cough.

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              100% of 3 of you said I should restring my PP Ruckus Tahitians and swap the center pearls around. So that pushed me to do it this morning. I even got the stringing right the first time. It usually takes me three tries. An Omni-Visor DA4 really helps me see what I'm doing.

              Since these Tahitians are mostly pastel, I was leaning towards Sky, Aqua, and Mint Beader's Secret. Any of these 3 colors would work. Before restringing they were on grey silk. After restringing, they are on MINT.

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              Not only did I swap the light pearl near the center pearl with the pearl next to it, but I also moved the green pearl next to the pack of Mint down a couple pearls so it would be closer to the front. ( I think I swapped the right and left sides of the necklace when I photographed it again below.)

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              I'm very happy with the results. After I started cutting the necklace up, I noticed that the grey silk knots were looking a bit shabby. So, the necklace needed restringing anyway.

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              My beading pad is a beige, butter yellow color.
              Last edited by BWeaves; 04-12-2020, 08:05 PM.

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              • Ooh, BWeaves that was SO worth the restringing ... lovely results. Look forward to your pendant's names. Greg who ... ? Walter who .... ?
                Cathy

                CathyKeshi

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                • Originally posted by CathyKeshi View Post
                  Ooh, BWeaves that was SO worth the restringing ... lovely results. Look forward to your pendant's names. Greg who ... ? Walter who .... ?

                  Hahahahha Cathy! That's it!

                  The big soap bubble pearl is now named Greg Who.
                  The large carved Tahitian pearl is now named Walter Who.


                  P.S. I'm trying to keep our pearl vendors in business. I just ordered the carved Tahitian Pelagic Time Traveler from Komoka. Shark's tooth jewelry isn't really me, but she's so cute and fierce looking at the same time. And she'll be a good summer necklace, I think.

                  I also like the deer leather necklaces on the Komoka site, but I'm afraid my sweat from the high heat, and the Florida rain, would stain the leather living here in Florida. I had to let those pass.
                  Last edited by BWeaves; 04-12-2020, 08:04 PM.

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                  • BW, what a great job restringing! That necklace looks stunning, especially since you moved some pearls around!!

                    Those pendants are gorgeous! And the carved drop Tahitian......WOW!!!!!
                    Last edited by 86Corvettegirl; 04-13-2020, 01:25 AM.

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                    • Lovely pearls Red, Gemandpearlover, Iris and BWeaves! BWeaves, the new arrangement looks great!

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                      • Red - nice SoC set !
                        Iris- white pearl studs are always perfect !
                        GemandPearl- love lavender ! Alway pretty !
                        BWeaves- I love that Tahitian necklace - pastel is my new favourite in Tahitians. Great job knotting !
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                        • Red, those sea of cortez pearls are amazing.
                          Gemandpearllover, your freshwater strands are amazing.
                          IrisSL, those earrings looks great on you.
                          Bweaves, mint is a perfect color for those tahitians, I used aqua on my silver tahitians and it do enhances the blue overtones. The rearranged pearls looks great. It really is a stunning strand. And your new pendants looks great as well. I also try to support businesses since my kind of work aren't in economically challanged sector. I have changed where I buy catfood and other catrelated stuff as well as flowers (mainly for the garden) to smaller shops near my workplace instead of going (or ordering from) the large chains. I already support local pearlbuisness, sort of anyway since I buy most of my pearls from Wendy at Pearlescence. It's local to me. In sweden there are only hideously bad quality freshwaters which they call Pearls and put a big pricetag on. I have some nice big circled golden south sea pearls coming to me from Wendy.

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                          • Ooh, the rearranged pearls look great- definitely the right choice to re-string. I look forward to neck shots of the pendants.
                            On keeping pearl vendors in business, I have the carved white floating pearl necklace at Kamoka in my sights - hoping someone else will buy it and save me from myself, but if it’s still there in a day or two, I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist.

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                            • Red, the SoC are stunning.
                              G&Plover, I admire your commitment to pearls for all occasions! This is a lovely combo.
                              IrisSL, your studs are pretty and must glam up your athleisure wear considerably.

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                              • Thank you everyone. SydK, I know the necklace you mean. It's very pretty, and they are having a never before 20% off sale. I actually have my eye on the 99 colors rope and the ombre' rope, but I already spent my big pearl money on the All-Josh Harvest strand and the Coral Atoll strand at the beginning of the year and I'm thrilled with those necklaces.

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