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    A lady friend got a little too grabby with my jewels last night, and she went and broke my 100" freshwater rope! I'm well on my way to repairing the damage, and it's definitely a labor of love that needed to happen anyway, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little intimidated by the job 😅 pray for me, y'all!

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    Pearl Enthusiast Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pearl Dreams's Avatar
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    Ugh! All that work...!

    Do consider giving Beader's Secret a try. Even if a knot ends up in the wrong place, you can get it to slide into the right position easily by just pulling the doubled threads apart, which doesn't work with silk.

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    This gives you an excuse to try Beader's Secret. I agree.

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    Beader's secret is definitely on my list. I do feel it's still important for me to gain proficiency in working with silk. I recently had a tentative job offer from some friends at a local jeweler- their resident pearl-stringer will be retiring in a number of months, and there's a chance I'd be able to take over the job, assuming I can build the skill and a portfolio to demonstrate my ability. The current person in their employ works exclusively in silk, and that seems to be what most of their customers prefer, or at least expect.

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    Good luck Brian.

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    Yes, Brian, best of luck!
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    Paws and fingers crossed that all will go well!

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    Good luck with the rope, you will get lots of practice on that one.

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    Hi Brian, I hope the project is going well!!!

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    All finished! A couple of days ago, actually, aaaand shame on me for not posting an update. Forgive the less than classy background, if you will. It's amazing to me how much of a change a little bath and a restringing can make- these little guys are GLEAMING now!Name:  20200228_171220.jpg
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    Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and moral support!

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    Looking great, Brian, congratulations!
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    They look great.

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