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    Quote Originally Posted by Katbran View Post
    Cathy .. I can just picture that scene !! And I wish I'd been there !! Nothing like a big bin of Tahitians to chase away the blues !

    BabyN - That is such a gorgeous rope very dramatic ... perfect for the Dentist .
    Yes, ideal for the dentist, right? Iím never comfortable going there, which is probably why I armed myself with so much pearl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purranha View Post
    BabyNurse - I love your feather pearl ring SO MUCH that I have been HARASSING poor Sarah for AGES with that item on my wishlist to a point that it has been seared into poor Sarah's brain... =P

    And I love how the Tahitian rope nestles into the drape of your top!
    Purranha, it was one of three very modest (price-wise) pieces I picked up at the Ruckus that year. I was lucky to be able to grab it. There was another Kojima ring with a gorgeous little copper egg shaped Keshi. I scooped it up and then realized Iíd have to choose between it and the feather ring. This was the year I bought my golden necklace and there was no budget for anything else. Anyway, feather pearl won! I think lmgarden got the little copper egg ring.

    I hope this is the year you find one!

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    Luvglitz and JerseyPearl, thank you— it was a wonderful year for Tahitians!

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    Jesskat and 86Corvettegirl, thank you and welcome to PG! There is nothing like seeing Tahitians in person : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAS View Post
    Oh, I remember that day well and fondly. That is such a stunning rope of Tahitians, baby nurse. It makes me smile whenever I see them. And running from room to room at PP is a magical adventure...
    Such a happy memory! Like being kids in a candy store and we were the last to leave that day!

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    Pink Metallic oval pearls BAS
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    Day 343:

    This is the mixed South Sea necklace I bought preloved from Pkinnew. She sold most of her pearls about 3 years ago and many of us were fortunate enough to be able to buy one or two of her pieces.

    Iíve worn it twice in the last 3 years, partly because the silk was stretched and I was afraid of losing pearls and partly because it never felt right. It was a custom piece by Hisano for Pkinnew and it seemed to me that this piece was more her than many of her others. Iím sure she wouldnít be happy with this logic and the resulting neglect of her pearls but there it is.

    So I made some changes with the goal of making this baby mine. I gave them a bath, restrung them on gold Beaders Secret (thank you pattye), added a new deep gold near the front, shortened it by removing the last 4 pearls, and switched out the clasp.

    Worn today with gold South Sea and Tahitian keshi dangles from Kojima Pearl.

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    Well Done !! That looks absolutely fabulous! And such unusual shades of gold, my screen is showing lots of green. But that just might be me. I think you have definitely made this yours and Pik is surely smiling ! I'm just speechless !

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    Thank you, Katbran! Yes, I think you’re right, a lot of the pearls have strong green overtone.

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    You've done it, and beautifully-- truly made it yours. I really like it.

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    Still one of the prettiest mixed strands I've ever laid eyes on. I'm glad you were able to honor Pkninnew yet make the strand something you are comfortable with. Please do know I talked to Pkninnew about your strand being at Ruckus ... and she was thrilled, delighted and so touched that you were loving one of her favorite strands.
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    Beautiful as always, BN, and so very special. I know it honors Pkinnew. The overtones on the goldens are stunning; please bring this beauty to Ruckus.
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    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby nurse View Post
    Cynde and Cathyó I LOVE these memories!! Youíve brought me right back to the 2014 Ruckus
    That was the big year for Tahitians, very special Tahitians. I remember standing at the PP back door with Red in the alley helping her choose her stunning strands. Last year was the harvest south sea ropes. Every year it's something special....I wonder what it will be this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby nurse View Post
    Day 343:

    This is the mixed South Sea necklace I bought preloved from Pkinnew. She sold most of her pearls about 3 years ago and many of us were fortunate enough to be able to buy one or two of her pieces.

    I’ve worn it twice in the last 3 years, partly because the silk was stretched and I was afraid of losing pearls and partly because it never felt right. It was a custom piece by Hisano for Pkinnew and it seemed to me that this piece was more her than many of her others. I’m sure she wouldn’t be happy with this logic and the resulting neglect of her pearls but there it is.

    So I made some changes with the goal of making this baby mine. I gave them a bath, restrung them on gold Beaders Secret (thank you pattye), added a new deep gold near the front, shortened it by removing the last 4 pearls, and switched out the clasp.

    Worn today with gold South Sea and Tahitian keshi dangles from Kojima Pearl.

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    Oh goodness I remember when this strand was being made. The back and forth adding and subtracting and moving around pearls. I loved it then and thought it was perfect. But you have made it even better!!!! Pkin was such a very special lady and pearl lover. Knowing that, she would be absolutely thrilled with your changes and especially because of who you are and how you feel about the pearls. Wear this with a smile on your face and know you honor her when you do.

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    A beautiful necklace, great length on you. The more I look at the pearls the more colour I see. You alterations made it your own while still preserving and honouring the original piece and sentiment. Will you make a little bracelet with the 4 removed pearls, wonders the creative side of me. Your new earrings from Kojima look fabulous with the necklace.

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