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    Default New projects- officially obsessed with tiny pearls!

    Here are a few new projects I have made recently. After seeing members beautiful pieces made of smaller pearls I decided to try to replicate the look, but on my freshwater budget. The tiny pearl bug has bit me hard! Lol! First photo is the strands as I got them from Wen pearls. All freshwater, some dyed. The little 2mm ones are SO adorable! Very pleased with them! All in cost was a bout $35. The pink keishi were the splurge. I will definitely be getting more keishi!

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    I combined them all in this long strand, which can be doubled. Knotted every 4 or so pearls on Shell Beaders Secret.
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    Another long rope of medium size dyed. Knotted on Gray Beaders Secret.
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    This strand I strung on Soft Flex, not sure if it is going to stay this way or not. I think my focus now will be on upgrading all my clasps.
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    There is so much inspiration on this website! I am very glad I found it!

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    Nicely done, pam. There will be no stopping you now!

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    Well done Pam ... those little Freshwater Keshi are very cute. Nice job on all the pieces !!

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    A very good job Pam, they're really nice!

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    Those are cute. Definitely upgrade on the clasps. I like to make the clasps a focal point and wear them in front or on the side.

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    Very nicely done! I love multicolor pearls and you've really combined the shapes, textures and sizes to compliment their colors.
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    Pam,

    What great fun combinations you've created; I'm sure you'll receive many compliments! Really lustrous pearls, too. So glad to hear the Beader's Secret thread worked well, too! Kudos to you for excellent knotting!!
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    Very nice job on the knotting and designing the combinations! Enjoy!

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    Thanks everyone! I love coming to PG and seeing all the new and creative ways to design with and style pearls. My 2 sisters are happy too, I have made them a few things as well! Beaders Secret has made a huge difference, I don't think I would have stuck with it if I had to use old fashioned silk. I could never get good knots and my hands hurt! Now to tackle the challenge of pearls and gemstones with different size holes. I think I need to practice a double knot technique.

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    Beautiful combinations. This is something that doesn't always come naturally to me. I only think of the obvious and then when I see other people's work, it's like a revelation. I wouldn't have thought to put the dark pearls in the first example, but it's genius.
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    I'm like GemGeek... I lack in creativity but love to see what others do. You've created a lot of fun strands that will go far in any wardrobe. Have fun wearing them!

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