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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    This is a bit of an experiment, but I used some not super expensive south seas pearls, some itty bitty sapphire beads, and a nice clasp with sapphires. The clasp probably deserves better pearls, but I wanted to play around. The pearls are about 8mm and the beads 2.5mm.
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    Do you think the idea works?

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    The colors are appealing, but how does it hang when worn?

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    Pretty combo!
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    Do the sapphires sparkle? I remember seeing a famous necklace where there were diamond beads between each pearl, although I do not believe that necklace was knotted. I would be afraid of the stones scratching the stones if there are no knots. I happen to like your necklace, Linda, but I definitely need to see neck shots!!!

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    That's really pretty linda. wald

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    The first thing I looked at was the knots, I reckon you have done a terrific job.

    The colour of the sapphires compliment the pearls nicely, I really Ike the combination.

    Btw the clasp is gorgeous.

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    Very pretty! I love this light colour blue with pearls—seeing this combo together reminds me of why I love to wear pearls and denim.

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    Hehehe, I think we’re hinting for a neck shot, Linda! Pretty please? (No pressure)

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    What a great combination. I like blue Sapphire & WSS together. Yes, I would love to see a neck shot to see how the strand drapes.

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    Ooooo that's a pretty combo ! Love the clasp too ! Did you have problems with the tiny beads ? I find they sometimes snap as the darn drill holes are so small !!

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    Lovely! it was easy to work with the 2.5mm beads?
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    Oh, Linda! That combination looks just beautiful! At first I thought the sapphire was tanzanite! That clasp is something else ~ I've never seen anything like it!
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    Very pretty, yes the idea works and yes, I echo the above, a neck shot please!
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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    Thank you, everyone! I like to put the clasp in front, but it tends to turn upside down. It may be that it is too long.
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    The small beads were not bad to work with. In a previous necklace I once got frustrated with the needle's eye not going through the bead, so I picked up a pair of pliers and yanked. Bad move. I broke the bead and destroyed the needle. This time I was more careful. There was one bead that I had to discard. I have an advantage of a sort in that I am very nearsighted. If I take my glasses off and move in close it is like having a magnified view. There are knots on each side of the beads so they won't rub. The clasp is something I picked up on eBay and was waiting breathlessly to use.

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