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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
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    I love the links in this necklace ! MSC thats looking beautiful ! Love all those little pipi's !!

    And just realised that I missed the photos of your ARS collection. Wow you have a lot of items !! Gorgeous !! Are they mostly family pieces or items that you have collected on the way ? Beautiful...its so exciting !

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    Y'all I have been wanting to write up a bit about the Antiques Roadshow, but am just too busy right now. I did however go to the dentist last week and took along my pearls in question; they kindly x-rayed a portion of the strand for me. Here is the x-ray! I need to find out what experts think about what it shows. The largest pearl looks like there may be a bead, but the rest of the pearls I just cannot tell.
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    MCS, I see a molar top on the right... More seriously, I wonder if X-rays tool of dentists has enough contrast to see pearl beads. Customers X-rays would seem more sensitive, now.
    The third biggest pearl, top in the middle, shows some parts looking hollow, maybe around a bead and the place of a tissue graft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericw View Post
    MCS, I see a molar top on the right... More seriously, I wonder if X-rays tool of dentists has enough contrast to see pearl beads. Customers X-rays would seem more sensitive, now.
    The third biggest pearl, top in the middle, shows some parts looking hollow, maybe around a bead and the place of a tissue graft?
    I noticed that pearl as well and wonder what it indicates...
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    Made a little thing today, the first of 4 days of R&R <3
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    Very cute !! Have a nice restful few days !!

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    Oh, that is cute!

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    Beautiful earring MSC.

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    Thank you, Kat, BWeaves, and Charlotta! Day 1 was lovely and relaxing
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    A new entry for this mostly neglected thread! A while back Dave of Lagoon Island Pearls graciously supplied me with a parcel of his beautiful California mussel pearls (spp. Mytilus californianus) from British Columbia, after several years of requesting. I had purchased one of this adventure vials previously, but those pearls were too tiny to drill (for me at least - I'm sure there are seed pearl drilling masters in India who could knock that out without issue). This parcel is mostly 2.5-4mm, which I was able to free-hand drill. It took a bit of trail and error to get the technique down, after that it was pretty easy and I only ruined 3 pearls in the process. Not too shabby Anyways, the first item I've made is a delicate bracelet in 14kt rose gold with faceted rose gold beads and beveled cable chain, along with tumbled raw diamonds. I made some head pins which I planished for another source of glinty sparkle. I've been pleasantly surprised at how the tumbled diamonds sparkle! I wanted lots of sparkle in this piece and between the chain, the beads, and the diamonds, I got just that! I hung the pearls on the planished head pins. The design is what I've come to think of as "scattered," which is less of a design and more of a way: no pattern, assymetrical mostly, but balanced. The pearls are gorgeous in person, with very pretty shimmer to them, but difficult to photograph with my phone's camera. I plan to take pro photos of the suite once I'm done making. Next up is a tin cup chain!
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    Oh, that's adorable. I had to look up planished. Very cool. I think you've managed a perfect balanced randomness. I wish we could see it in motion to see the sparkle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    Oh, that's adorable. I had to look up planished. Very cool. I think you've managed a perfect balanced randomness. I wish we could see it in motion to see the sparkle.
    Thank you, BWeaves! Great idea! I'll attempt it later today
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    I love all of your delicate pieces ! This is very pretty with the RG !

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    That is really beautiful, MSC!

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    Thank you, Kat and Marianne! I tried taking video, but it is definitely not my forte
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