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    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Masik's Avatar
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    I have Anna's book too! A proud addition to my jewelry/pearl books collection!
    I got one copy for my Russian friend as well, I was lucky to find it, as they are all sold out!

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    Masik, thanks for posting that Rio Grande clasp; I like that one, and missed it ... off to look it up at Rio!
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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    These are beautiful pieces Masik! Thank you for sharing them with us...specially the SoCs! Nice to see my babies!
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    These are my favorite clasps.
    One of them (the bottom one) is from Claspgarten, it's a German brand more popular amongst beaders than higher end jewelry stores.
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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    These are very nice, love the bottom one for its ability to hold several strands...these are hard to find!
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    Douglas, I tweaked the bottom clasp a little bit to suit my design .

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    LOVE that you attached those 3 strands to that sparkly clasp with more lobster claw clasps, Pareltje!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pareltje View Post
    Douglas, I tweaked the bottom clasp a little bit to suit my design .
    That did explain it. I have been looking for clasps like that one (the feature) and I rarely -if ever- found one. This explains it clearly
    And I love what you did with the lobster claws! It is very convenient! You sure know a lot of handy tricks.
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    I have a project in my mind. I'd like to string 3 strands of tiny pearls and finish each of the 3 with the lobster clasps on both ends. I can repurpose one of them by attaching it to my mask as a "holder" so that I always remember to put on my mask when I go shopping, to the physiotherapist, etc (oh the joy of Covid! Mask is obligatory here and adding pearls in an excuse to wear them in a different style).

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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    O dear Lord! Yes...things have surely changed with COVID and masks...but no reason not to try and make them look more fashionable! Been thinking of adding pearls to mine...but I am constantly losing them!
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    I got some cheap card-maker half pearls (fakes) with a sticky base and arranged them over my masks- you could follow me around by the trail as they fell off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    I got some cheap card-maker half pearls (fakes) with a sticky base and arranged them over my masks- you could follow me around by the trail as they fell off!
    I would gladly follow you around picking up your discards...
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    I love this thread, and all of the beautiful clasps.
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    I love a good clasp ! And they are so hard to find ! The Orbit is a go to clasp. Initially I found them a bit slippery and hard to open but I might have had a very stiff one. I''m loving that little Rio Clasp. And of course Paraltje - The Daisys.... sigh
    So many beautiful old bejeweled clasps ... you guys have a sharp eye on eBay and auction sites!!

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    I wish we could convince some Orbit Clasp maker to branch out a bit ... different texture of gold, ROSE gold, some tiny gem or engraving accents. Sigh, I'm sure that's too much to hope for ...
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