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    Here is my first restring, finally able to make it decent.
    The strand is made 83 pearls, graduating from 3,7 to 7,6mm
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    The clasp is made from 2 pear shaped 6,5mm diamonds and 2 round to simulate a large marquise cut diamond.
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    It's made from about 2 necklaces, pearls are from a longer strand of natural pearls and clasp comes from a cultured pearl necklace I purchased for the clasp.
    Some pearls from original strand have been removed, the ones with defects or too large holes, and some pearls come from 2 other strands to complete this one.
    Some pearls are irregular, buttons or more glossy, I kept them for the color and shape variation.
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    I have redrilled the pearls to 0,6mm so the stringing can be regular, also had to fill 3 of them then drill, holes were a bit too large.
    The lenght is 42cm, as it seems to be the most common lenght we can find in antique boxes.
    The smallest pearls also have been removed for another project, it will be a graduated victorian necklace, but with amethyst or aquamarine drops, I already have a antique box for that project too.
    I have 3 or 4 project on the bench, all natural pearls of course.

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BWeaves's Avatar
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    It turned out beautifully! Love the clasp. And what a neat box or display thing.

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    Beautiful and I too love the display!

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    love love love, so gorgeous! that clasp is swoon worthy! I need a box like that too...

    can't wait to see your other projects!
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    That is truly lovely!

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    Beautiful. I hope you enjoy wearing it for many years to come.
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    WOW, a graduated strand incorporating additional pearls, plus first restring! Just excellent work and beautiful finished necklace! Enjoy!!
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    That is a nice job knotting your strand. I love the clasp.

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    Beautiful graduated strand! Fantastic job of incorporating extra pearls. Beautiful job!
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    beautiful !! You have done a great job !! How did you fill the drill holes?

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    I used superglue, but as the biggest holes were about 0,6mm, except maybe one pearl I finally decided to enlarge all holes, most were about 0,4 mm, some were about 0,5mm.
    I purchased another strand graduating from about 2,8 to 6,5mm, all pearls are drilled to about 0,4mm no more, the 6 biggest have very larger holes, most are filled, not all, and the biggest one has a small hole.
    Adding the ugly silver clasp from 50's, I can suppose that one has a long story to tell.
    This is the third time I find natural necklaces with different biggest pearls, the one pictured here was different, the lenght had been modified adding pearls on the end, larger than existing ones.
    Now, when I see natural strands for sale, I purchase them, even damaged, even not complete even with ugly clasps, when I see nice clasps even on ugly necklaces, I buy them too, and keep all together.
    I only leave the damaged small victorian seed pearls items, holes are so small it's near impossible to repair, I have hundreds of them now.

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    Love, love, love that clasp!! Your first stringing project was not an easy one but you mastered it like a pro! Congrats!

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    Beautiful clasp ! And thank you for the info on filling the holes !

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    Just one thing to keep in mind, for future reference, you can always alter the size of your knots by using different style knots to create more heft for the pearls with larger holes. I would think that preferable to filling them with super glue.
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    The collection is bigger now.
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