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    Here's a detailed tutorial from Gempacked/Bella...

    Here's a detailed tutorial from Gempacked/Bella Findings Quite a few of us have purchased from this company, and even shopped in person when in LA for Ruckus.
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    How are your strands strung now? Will the end...

    How are your strands strung now? Will the end pearls have to be drilled out to accept the mystery clasp? I can understand why you'd like this clasp feature.
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    A million thank you's to you, CathyKeshi! My...

    A million thank you's to you, CathyKeshi!

    My phone's fault, the colors are slightly off of the strands; the purples are paler and the peaches not quite so golden. Interesting color shading on...
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    Well ~ the file upload manager isn't working, so...

    Well ~ the file upload manager isn't working, so if Cathy can come to my rescue, we're in business! I have resized the photos, so it isn't that.
    Thank you so much, Cathy!
    Here's a look at the...
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    Good Morning All and thank you so much for your...

    Good Morning All and thank you so much for your offer to help, Cathy! I'm going to smash a few pearls to see what size the nucleus and send you a few photos soon!
  6. Thread: Baroque Lesson

    by pattye
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    Anne, Absolutely agree with Wendy! Your pearls...

    Anne,
    Absolutely agree with Wendy! Your pearls look like very fine quality! I don't know how fancy a clasp you will be looking for, but the sterling silver/rhodium plated Orbit clasp comes in a...
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    It seems like they just faded away after 2016 ~...

    It seems like they just faded away after 2016 ~ very interesting. Wondering if the pearls are given a letter grade, or if Granpearl is roughly equivalent to Hanadama?
  8. Yes, Ennui, I have no idea whether that arm of...

    Yes, Ennui, I have no idea whether that arm of the business is more profitable than the crystals, probably could be, if the pieces are expensive enough.
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    Let me see, Pareltje; I'm suddenly having...

    Let me see, Pareltje; I'm suddenly having problems posting photos. I need to figure out how to reduce them, probably.
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    Oh my, jc, what a horrible experience you and...

    Oh my, jc, what a horrible experience you and your wife have been through. I can understand why your Mother's pearls mean so very much and how important it is to put this beautiful necklace together...
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    Starry Pearl, you might want to call the...

    Starry Pearl, you might want to call the manufacturer of Hypo cement to ask that question. Here's a phone number from the box, 1-585-241-2370 Please let us know what you find out.
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    Will your wife enjoy wearing the pearls if they...

    Will your wife enjoy wearing the pearls if they are restrung properly? If knotted between each pearl, the length would likely be close to 17 inches. As PD mentioned, it was common back then to...
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    What a great treasure she has! I hope she keeps...

    What a great treasure she has! I hope she keeps and wears them. That is a treat to see, Wendy, thank you!
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    What an attractive mystery pearl necklace jc! Is...

    What an attractive mystery pearl necklace jc! Is it possible the back of the clasp is stamped "silver"? This is something we see often. Whatever is stamped there, isn't clear, of course.
    The...
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    Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love the classic...

    Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love the classic pearl with the edgy leather! Lilpearl, I agree, a VERY fun and versatile piece!
  16. Thread: Cut Pearls

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    Good question, xtcnation, Lots of gold in...

    Good question, xtcnation,

    Lots of gold in these pretty rings!

    Was it disclosed that these are "cut" pearls? I have seen a few listings that do mention this procedure, offering "half-pearls". ...
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    A gorgeous strand after my own heart, with...

    A gorgeous strand after my own heart, with baroque, swirly nacre! Lovely earrings, too! Congratulations!
  18. Pearl Dreams, if only I had a "dressing table"...

    Pearl Dreams, if only I had a "dressing table" that bottle would be a must have! So many variations!
  19. Well, there are pretty Czech crystals and lots of...

    Well, there are pretty Czech crystals and lots of Chinese crystals, but none compare to Swarovski.
  20. Thanks for bringing us back to the topic, Sheri,...

    Thanks for bringing us back to the topic, Sheri, it's hilarious how quickly we go off the rails when a gorgeous pearl appears! lol
  21. And here's some figurines...

    And here's some figurines:
  22. I agree, BWeaves, they are the best crystals. I...

    I agree, BWeaves, they are the best crystals. I guess things like chandeliers, fancy vases maybe collectibles like THIS?
  23. No More Swarovski Crystals and Imitation pearls for DIY

    WOW! Big shock, Swarovski has decided to exit the "craft" market! Will you be affected by this change?

    From one of my online suppliers:
    "It means that Swarovski will no longer produce loose...
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    Just beautiful, Camille; what a fabulous job! ...

    Just beautiful, Camille; what a fabulous job! Thank you for the progress photos and your delighted client has her treasure back!
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    Alan, What a lovely necklace you have shared...

    Alan,

    What a lovely necklace you have shared with us here. Are you planning to keep it? What is the length?
    I found a similar single strand with a lovely case like yours on pinterest HERE: ...
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