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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member multichrome's Avatar
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    Default Beading Merries and Mishaps by Cece

    I wanted to start a thread for myself here. I’ve been learning about pearls since last August, courtesy of Pattye’s stringing kit and all of your generous info on PG.

    I may collate some of my earlier projects here later, some as “what not to do.” Haha!

    In the meantime I think we are much in need of some diversion, so I thought I’d post pics of two newer things I’m working with. One is a string of small Tahitians that some of you have seen before. I’m currently busier with fiber projects rather than with jewelry or pearls, but I decided this week that wearing some of the Tahitians would cheer me up. So I strung them on elastic today, provisionally. Also I received a really big pearl pendant last week which I’m intending to wear soon. It already has a bail, so I’m deciding how to wear it around my neck. Suggestions are very welcome—I prefer longer necklaces, since I like to see the pearl I’m wearing!

    So I hope y’all will enjoy these images. Nothing spendy or spectacular, but pretty and fun.

    I wish the orient on the huge pearl would show up better!

    ❤️ to all,

    Cece

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    Great diversion! Cool pendant. It looks like a cloud.

    Check out this hook enhancer from Rio Grande:

    https://www.riogrande.com/product/14...le-hook/644519

    It allows you to hang a pendant from any necklace. I bought one, and find it extremely useful when the bail on my pendant is too small for my chain, or if I want to hang the pendant on different strands of pearls.
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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member multichrome's Avatar
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    Thank you, BWeaves. The enhancer is a fab idea!

    The pearl is a huge freshwater from Wen. I didn’t get to choose—the item is “very large pearl pendant.” Reviews were great and I was not disappointed! The bail is 18K gold plated. Love the idea of being able to wear it on various chains or cords.

    Wish the colors would show up better on the Tahitians. Later I might edit the photos to represent better what my eyes can see.

    I have more finished projects that I have not yet posted, so I hope to entertain y’all here in the next while.
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    The bracelet is gorgeous. Tahitians goes with everything really and you will be able to see it all the time. Note to self: make more bracelets, currently I have none. The pendant is really pretty as well. I like pearls with caracter.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member multichrome's Avatar
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    Thank you, Charlotta! Now that the glue is dry on the knot I will wear it! I don’t usually put pearls on elastic cord but I wanted instant gratification. The holes were too small for me to double the elastic. But I will wear it only at home, so if it breaks I can find all the pearls! I’ll probably wire wrap them into a sturdier bracelet soon. The colors make me very happy. They were described by Wen as AA (her grading), but they have very few blemishes and are very glowy!

    Here they are in Wen’s photo.

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    I actually ordered another of those huge pearls. Will post a pic of what I receive.

    I have other projects I will photograph and post when the sun comes out. We all need to be entertained!

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    Those are gorgeous. I hesitate to order anything from outside europe since our postal service have problem delivering and recieving from countries with closed borders. China have been on that list since january. I do however have some gorgeous golden circled south sea pearls coming to me from Pearlescence.

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    I ordered the 2nd pearl pendant over 10 days ago. Hope it will arrive sooner rather than later! Glad you have the south sea pearls to look forward to!

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    Love the bracelet. The pearl size is perfect to not get in the way, but still be available for viewing enjoyment. Can't wait to see what the second pendant looks like. Maybe you can wear them with different length chains for an upper and lower arrangement in a multiple necklace grouping. And I adore your cat!

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    Love the purple tones in the Tahitians. I think your pendant has great luster and is very pretty.

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    The Tahitians are very pretty. I can see why you'd want to wear them right away.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member multichrome's Avatar
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    I’m going to string them properly very soon. I wouldn’t want to lose any of them!

    I think we will have sun today, so I can photograph and post my new metallic bracelet, and some bracelets I made with microsuede and satin cord.

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    Circled Tahitians always seem to have such lovely colour !

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