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  1. I forgot to mention that it’s a petite brooch,...

    I forgot to mention that it’s a petite brooch, about 1” wide and 1 1/8” tall. The photos I posted didn’t really give a clue to its small size. Thank you again!
  2. I should have thanked Douglas earlier! And thank...

    I should have thanked Douglas earlier! And thank you, Pattye! It’s hard to see how exactly the pearls are mounted; I couldn’t tell, either. I’ve purchased vintage jewelry from the seller before and...
  3. Bumping this thread to see if anyone else has...

    Bumping this thread to see if anyone else has ideas :) I did not buy them but I’m thinking about it. And I do want to know if they may be natural pearls. I’m trying to train my eye to see them! So...
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    Thanks for your kind responses! As a friend of...

    Thanks for your kind responses! As a friend of mine with great style says, “Don’t wait for an occasion; you ARE the occasion!” I think she’s right.

    Yesterday I put on a 35” strand of white 7.5mm...
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    Trying to wear pearls more often!

    I’m trying to wear my pearls more often, even though I’m mostly at home. If I start a thread for them, maybe that will encourage me! This week I wore my Tahitian bracelet that I wire-wrapped. I...
  6. Questions about vintage brooch on offer

    I spotted this brooch for sale, and I’m wondering VERY much what type of pearls they are. The setting is clearly antique, and it’s marked 14K. Seller lists it as “Victorian.” The pearls are very...
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    I, too, am looking forward to 4 years of...

    I, too, am looking forward to 4 years of Vice-Presidential pearls! I do enjoy her style very much. I have some tiny brilliant turquoise Swarovski bicones and some star cut aquamarine beads that would...
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    That’s a beautiful mani, and you really achieved...

    That’s a beautiful mani, and you really achieved the blue akoya effect! Enjoy your lovely nails!
  9. P.S. Like you, I also love pearl enhancers and...

    P.S. Like you, I also love pearl enhancers and tassels, and I now have some tassel findings that I’m hoping to make pretty tassels with. I’ve been doing other crafts for a while, but I’m ready to get...
  10. Thank you for your reply and your comments! I...

    Thank you for your reply and your comments! I didn’t think it was a brand new idea, but I do love the seeming ease with which the pieces are interchangeable. As far as the Victorians (and Edwardians)...
  11. An idea for creating multi-use or convertible strands

    I would love to know what you, my fellow beaders, think of this. I saw an ad on social media for a necklace (or set of necklace components) that can be worn in multiple ways. The set consists of (as...
  12. Antique Cartier seed pearl encrusted compact/necessaire, oh la la

    I collect vintage compacts and I also love looking at amazing jeweled ones from the past. This image turned up today on a collectors page that I follow. I don’t see many pearl-encrusted compacts,...
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    Hi, thysa! I don’t know ChunSupplies, but I’ve...

    Hi, thysa! I don’t know ChunSupplies, but I’ve been buying gold-filled findings and wire for years from MagnoliaSupply on Etsy. I’ve never found prices better than hers for gold-filled (and sterling)...
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    It’s a beautiful ring, and it looks wonderful on...

    It’s a beautiful ring, and it looks wonderful on your hand! Congratulations!
  15. Thread: My pearls

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    What a lovely display of your pearls! The colors...

    What a lovely display of your pearls! The colors and combinations make me very happy. I need to get some of those clasps;I have them favorited on Etsy. Time to go for it. They look great with...
  16. The bronze thread is also beautiful. The necklace...

    The bronze thread is also beautiful. The necklace has turned out wonderfully. Enjoy it in good health!

    Being able to rework a piece and wear it again is satisfying. When I think I am being too...
  17. Love the dark thread with the beautiful ripples....

    Love the dark thread with the beautiful ripples. Also I am blown away by Anne Choi’s beads. I really need me some armed rabbits, STAT. Thank you for turning us on to those, Pattye!
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    Sticky: I need to keep up better with this great thread....

    I need to keep up better with this great thread. So many lovelies worn so beautifully by you all. Thank you for sharing the your creativity and the beauties of Nature that pearls are.
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    Hi, azra! Thank you for sharing your collection....

    Hi, azra! Thank you for sharing your collection. Your choices all seem to have a lot of “soul” as well as being beautiful. Isn’t everyone kind and helpful here? Have a great rest of your day and...
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    Some of my bracelets. I made the wire wrapped...

    Some of my bracelets. I made the wire wrapped Tahitian bracelet, and I restrung the vintage bracelet with the gold beads. The others are from PP. Love them all!

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    These and your bracelets have made my morning,...

    These and your bracelets have made my morning, Charlotta. I love the tassel! I have findings to make a tassel—this should be my next project. Yours is so beautifully worked!
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    So creative and beautiful, Charlotta. I love your...

    So creative and beautiful, Charlotta. I love your sense of color and balance. You’re totally ready for an arm party anytime!
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    Sticky: Oh myyyyyy, all of this wonderful eye candy is...

    Oh myyyyyy, all of this wonderful eye candy is cheering me up so much this morning. All are beautiful. Cathy’s new keshi are so “lightful.”

    *heart-eyed cat X 3*

    :) :) :)
  24. Thank you all for looking, and for your nice...

    Thank you all for looking, and for your nice comments! Incik, I do wear them! I crochet lace collars, and I love a pretty little brooch as a fastener!

    My love of vintage and my newfound love of...
  25. I forgot to say that I am of Irish descent...

    I forgot to say that I am of Irish descent (grandmother), so I like pretty shamrock brooches. My husband is Scots, so I like thistles, too, though I have no pearl thistle jewelry.
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