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    It has been quite awhile since I have posted any...

    It has been quite awhile since I have posted any photos! I wanted to share with everyone some studio pearl photos.

    First up, something I did as a level 10/10 photographic challenge to myself --...
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    Sticky: It's nice to get caught up and see all the great...

    It's nice to get caught up and see all the great combinations. :) Wonderful pearls, all.
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    With having a new Akoya necklace, what was needed...

    With having a new Akoya necklace, what was needed next? Some Akoya dangles, of course!

    These pearls came from the same group as did the gem grade Akoya necklace I posted about.

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    Sticky: Some truly exciting news! :) Now that the...

    Some truly exciting news! :)

    Now that the special project from the Akoya thread has finished, I've managed to finagle a way to keep the lovely strand "in the family," so to speak :)

    So,...
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    Sticky: AzFlyGirl, love those combos Gemandpearllover,...

    AzFlyGirl, love those combos

    Gemandpearllover, you did a fantastic job rearranging those pearls

    Jeg -- looking fashionable as always! Great outfits and pearls

    Charlotta, always nice colors...
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    Not quite a true double strand, but here's my...

    Not quite a true double strand, but here's my grandmother's akoya rope (strung by Pattye) that she wears as a double

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    Just let us know if you need the link again,...

    Just let us know if you need the link again, Bweaves - we're always glad to enable. :D
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    Sticky: Lovely pearls, all. Red, those earrings are...

    Lovely pearls, all.

    Red, those earrings are great! The necklace has such nice color in it too.
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    Sticky: How precious, Gemandpearlover. She looks like a...

    How precious, Gemandpearlover. She looks like a sweetheart.
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    I've found a lovely pair of gem quality loose...

    I've found a lovely pair of gem quality loose gold south sea pearls that I've picked up for Mom, even though I have no idea yet how we will set them or what we will do with them. They are a little...
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    You've all been so kind and generous in following this thread, and helpful with the thread colors, too!

    I've also got some exciting news: Without giving away too much, this particular project,...
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    Sticky: Happy Huku, your earrings look great! And your...

    Happy Huku, your earrings look great! And your akoya pearls too, of course -- great luster on that necklace!

    86C, what a presence you must have in that! :D It's a great look for a formal event...
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    Just guesstimating, but I'd say for good quality...

    Just guesstimating, but I'd say for good quality pearls assuming you're paying retail that something like that would be in the range of $2500-$3000, ish.

    But as both Pearl Dreams and Red mention,...
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    A great display of baroque shapes! They have a...

    A great display of baroque shapes! They have a nice presence.
  15. You did a fantastic job, Pattye! :) They look...

    You did a fantastic job, Pattye! :) They look great.
  16. They were from a pearl seller who was able to...

    They were from a pearl seller who was able to look around and find them for this project! Truthfully I, myself, do not know exactly where they came from, just that it took about 10 months to find...
  17. I like the shell a lot! The white almost makes it...

    I like the shell a lot! The white almost makes it look like an imitation strand, I think, funny enough. The Shell looks wonderful though.
  18. I think at the moment I am in agreement with PD...

    I think at the moment I am in agreement with PD about the classic white thread, but who knows -- perhaps the mini strands will surprise us and shell will be a dark horse that comes through and looks...
  19. It's not perfect but I tried to do a quick color...

    It's not perfect but I tried to do a quick color correction of Pattye's lovely outdoor photo to give us a more accurate idea. :)

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    Nothing exciting to report as far as clasps go I'm afraid - wish I had found something cooler, but there wasn't anything within budget that really caught my eye. Instead, just went with a white gold...
  21. No need to hide under your desk.. :) I'm...

    No need to hide under your desk.. :)

    I'm quite confident that there's no unusual surface treatment here, but I suppose we shall also hear from Pattye who is more of an expert than I am! I, too,...
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    Sticky: I love the ropes, Jeg - you have great styling as...

    I love the ropes, Jeg - you have great styling as always.
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    Low grade Akoya can look like this- kind of...

    Low grade Akoya can look like this- kind of chalky, but it's not what you should be looking for if you're spending good money and want Akoya.

    There's no way to be sure, but my first thought was...
  24. The pearls are officially on their way to Pattye!...

    The pearls are officially on their way to Pattye! Loupes at the ready, she very kindly told me she will take some in progress photos of stringing and share thoughts. :)
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    Congratulations - I hope you enjoy your new ring...

    Congratulations - I hope you enjoy your new ring :)
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