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  1. That is a WOW! To share my cortez naturals,...

    That is a WOW!

    To share my cortez naturals, that I got from Druzy Design. Yes, they are tiny! The wire wrapping was done by Iris, at Antiqua (10922 W Pico Blvd, right near PP!):
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    Here are some pyrite beads and amethyst nuggets,...

    Here are some pyrite beads and amethyst nuggets, a challenge because the pyrite beads had very large holes, which swallowed the knots:
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    Sticky: Thanksgiving pearls: goldens and my Lil Bub...

    Thanksgiving pearls: goldens and my Lil Bub shirt!
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    Very lovely... thank you, Douglas! More tomorrow?

    Very lovely... thank you, Douglas! More tomorrow?
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    Pictures, Douglas! Pictures!

    Pictures, Douglas! Pictures!
  6. Thread: My pearls

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    Lovely goldens; beautiful pictures!

    Lovely goldens; beautiful pictures!
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    Thank you, everyone! I got some nice akoyas from...

    Thank you, everyone! I got some nice akoyas from Kong's Pearl, and couldn't figure out how to string them. Then I got some Ethiopian opal beads, and that was that:
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    And a close up:
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    That's a nice looking bracelet. I, too, look...

    That's a nice looking bracelet. I, too, look forward to more. For what it is worth, I've been wearing pearls (and other jewelry) with t-shirts and sweat-style pants. Sometimes my husband and daughter...
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    Amti, the strand I got at the Ruckus is a little...

    Amti, the strand I got at the Ruckus is a little bit deeper gold. I strung it with sunstones. This strand, and the blue akoyas, I got fairly recently from Kong's. I couldn't resist putting them next...
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    and the neck shot: 76353

    and the neck shot:
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    Inspired by Charlotta, here are gold south seas...

    Inspired by Charlotta, here are gold south seas and blue akoya pearls... neck shots when my lazy lump of a daughter gets up.
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  12. The same as Pattye: I don't know Laguna Pearl at...

    The same as Pattye: I don't know Laguna Pearl at all, but I have had very good experiences with Pearl Paradise. If you are in the L.A. area, pre-covid you could make an appointment to go in to their...
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    Not for me, thanks...

    Not for me, thanks...
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    Pattye, to go off on a further tangent,...

    Pattye, to go off on a further tangent, silverware was made of silver because, as a precious metal, it was thought to protect you from poison. Probably gold would work as well, but when was silver...
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    Thank you all! Next I strung some petosky stones,...

    Thank you all! Next I strung some petosky stones, which are a type of fossilized coral found in Michigan. One summer I visited friends on Lake Michigan, and we walked along the lake looking for...
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    I got my daughter to take the picture: 76112

    I got my daughter to take the picture:
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    Next, some abalone with quartz. I was able to get...

    Next, some abalone with quartz. I was able to get the shine of the abalone, but not so much the sparkle of the quartz.
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    Sticky: Fantastic, Pattye! And lovely studs!...

    Fantastic, Pattye! And lovely studs! Congratulations!
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    Sticky: A pet prawn? Wow! When I was growing up we had a...

    A pet prawn? Wow! When I was growing up we had a pet tortoise. He would escape every fall, and show up in a neighbor's yard in the spring -- always the same neighbor. Douglas, Queen Mimbi truly looks...
  20. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of you!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of you!
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    And now some aquamarines: 76025 and I made...

    And now some aquamarines:
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    and I made earrings too:
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    and bravely listed them on eBay.
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    All your pearls are so lovely... but I just...

    All your pearls are so lovely... but I just flipped over that purple and gold strand! What a beautiful combination!
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    I buy from Rio Grande, but as an individual, so...

    I buy from Rio Grande, but as an individual, so it should be possible. I have a login account. There are limits to what you can buy -- I think you have to be certified or something to buy diamonds...
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    I got these unusual color south seas pearls from...

    I got these unusual color south seas pearls from Kong's. I strung them with tanzanites. Amazing!
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  25. We're in the flat, boring part of LA, so...

    We're in the flat, boring part of LA, so relatively free from fires, landslides, and the like. I used to wish we were in the canyons, but then some friends who were almost got burnt out -- there were...
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