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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!
  2. 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...
  3. 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)...
  4. 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...
  5. 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!
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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*

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  17. 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...
  18. 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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    Thank you! They are very grand—I wish there were a name or any kind of mark on the piece. I haven’t tested the metal yet, but I think it’s gold-filled at most. The metalwork is surprisingly fine.
  20. Some of my vintage pearl brooches and earrings

    By now I’ve started to accumulate quite a few, not really intending to start a collection. Oops! Some of these were part of a job lot, others bought individually. I didn’t spend more than $20 for...
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    Not a few scholars think that the Girl and others...

    Not a few scholars think that the Girl and others of his female subjects were modeled by Vermeer’s eldest daughter. That would fit right in with your observation!

    I get a little irked at the idea...
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    Oh, she is not my kitty! My kitty would have let...

    Oh, she is not my kitty! My kitty would have let me know who was boss. I wish I knew who photographed her!

    My kitty:

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    P.S. If these are AA+ I would probably faint at...

    P.S. If these are AA+ I would probably faint at the sight of lavender Freshadamas.
  24. Vermeer’s pearls—great articles and images

    I only ever knew about Girl with a Pearl Earring, but it seems he painted pearls often. I only found this out today when looking up information about the pearl in that most famous painting. His...
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    I do, too. She’s kinda over this clothes business...

    I do, too. She’s kinda over this clothes business already. Her hooman better be ready with the treatos NOW. :)
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