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    Here is something I hadn't seen before: lavender...

    Here is something I hadn't seen before: lavender moonstone, strung with regular moonstone:
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    Both the akoya keshi and today's sample (amethyst...

    Both the akoya keshi and today's sample (amethyst and citrine) were done on 10# power pro. That is almost the smallest thread I have, and the drill holes were tiny. I ruined several fine needles in...
  3. Thread: My pearls

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    Wow, lovely pearls! Where did you find the carved...

    Wow, lovely pearls! Where did you find the carved octopuses? They are amazing.
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    I do the latter! I see a strand I can't resist,...

    I do the latter! I see a strand I can't resist, and wait until I find what I want to put with them. Although, sometimes I have ideas ahead of time, like the pyrites and amethysts, but the purple and...
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    Sticky: Opa? I thought that was Dutch (according to my...

    Opa? I thought that was Dutch (according to my husband who is Dutch)? What languages do you speak/read, Douglas? I learned French in high school, Russian in college, and German in graduate school,...
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    We look forward to seeing them!

    We look forward to seeing them!
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    It's a beautiful ring, and a wonderful design...

    It's a beautiful ring, and a wonderful design with the small diamonds. But I know how you feel -- when I get something for myself for christmas, my husband takes it away and wraps it, and I have to...
  8. 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!
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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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  19. 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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