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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    I got my daughter to take the picture:
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    Those looks great on you Linda.

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    What fun new sets, Linda! I do love quartz and white topaz faceted beads ~ they seem to have the perfect amount of sparkle to compliment pearls and mother of pearl, well done! Your orchid sweater is perfect with the abalone.
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    Glad GiGi asked for a neckshot! Beautiful, beautiful.

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert amti's Avatar
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    They look great on you, Linda! And I know they are much more colorful in real life. I love how pretty abalone shells are and how difficult it is to capture their colors.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    Thank you all! Next I strung some petosky stones, which are a type of fossilized coral found in Michigan. One summer I visited friends on Lake Michigan, and we walked along the lake looking for petosky stones. The ones I found were not as nice as these...
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    Lovely fossilized coral beads, Linda. Thanks for sharing.

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    Linda, those beads have amazing natural flower patterns! Nicely done, with the alternating size beads, too.
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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Those petosky stones are really pretty. I have never heard about them before.

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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotta View Post
    Those petosky stones are really pretty. I have never heard about them before.
    I agree. I had seen other varieties at the Tucson Gem Show, but these have a unique character on their own. Love that kind of creamy-bone color.
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    At a weaving conference last year, there was a knitter making shawls with those petosky stone patterns.

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    I grew up in Michigan and always wanted a Petosky stone.. but never found one.

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