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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Gemandpearlover's Avatar
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    Default Sad Little Rice Pearl Necklace Rescue

    Hello all. This is my first attempt at hand knotting and beading. I rescued a 22 inch strand of rice pearls knotted on fishing line with a 14k Gold clasp. With shipping the cost was $30. I spent $1.50 on silk thread and $4.50 on faceted crystal beads. I figured if I really messed it up, I wouldn't be out too much money.

    So after working and the last few days and driving through the terrible snow I decided on my day off to relax and try this out. I am happy to say it was so therapeutic and fun! I bought the pearl stringing kit that Patti sells on Etsy and when it arrives I hope to try some more and get better at it in the future. So here are some pics I would like to share.

    Here is part of the original strand after I took it apart.

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    Here is the strand finished - my attempt at a glamour shot.

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    Here is the strand on my neck.
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    Thanks for looking!

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    Ooh, that's really nice! Good knotting job, too.

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    The alternating 3/5 pattern is pleasing with the iridescent crystal accent. Pearls aren't the least bit sad anymore! Excellent knotting!!
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    You now have Happy little Pearls ! Well done and good knots !! You should have seen my first attempt ... pathetic.

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    Yes now happy pearls! Wonderful results for a first effort!!!

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Gemandpearlover's Avatar
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    Thank you everyone for your kind comments! I just finished using the leftover pearls and some craft store metal beads to finish another strand. This strand I am going to give away. So total cost for both strands was $38. I think this is way cheaper than seeing a therapist to de-stress. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemandpearlover View Post
    I think this is way cheaper than seeing a therapist to de-stress. Lol
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    LOL! This is only the beginning.

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    Beware: Pearl Therapy can become a bit pricy... a slippery slope!

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    What a transformation! Well done!
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    Great job!!! I love the restrung necklaces.

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    Great upgrade! What's next? ;D

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    May I?
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    The proportions with the added beads are very pleasing - nice re-do!

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    Those ricepearls turned out lovely. Great stringing to.

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