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    Pearl Maven Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kithplana View Post
    I know I've been a long time gone, but I've had my reasons... marriage being one of them. Thought I'd pop back in to show you the necklace I made for the occasion!

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    The golden pearl is a South Seas keshi I bought from IndoSeaPearls on Etsy (whose reopening I keep waiting for). I patterned the two designs off of a couple of Victorian-era lavalier necklaces.

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    That is just about the most wonderful wedding pearl necklace I have seen in years! The lucky groom is getting a talented and resourceful wife. I am so impressed. Nothing impresses me as much as people who make beautiful things for their own lives, by hand.
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    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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    That's a remarkable necklace, Kithplana, and so perfect with the lace and neckline of your wedding dress Might you share a bit of construction details with us? I'm curious what the backing of the scroll work pieces is, and how you applied the pearls ... Congratulations on your wedding!
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    Thanks, everyone, for your kind words!

    CathyKeshi, I posted here a couple years ago about my process. There's a bunch of details at https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5536 . In brief, I used 3D modeling software and the Shapeways 3D printing service to get the backing made, and the pearls are strung on a doubled length of Nymo 00 and lashed on with another strand of Nymo. The back of the pieces get painted with PVA glue at the end.

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    Wow. That is quite a piece.

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    I figured if you invested so much effort into the preparation, then you must have followed through. It's utterly delightful!

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    so so beautiful! i hope you wear it all the time with fond memories of that day

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    Very interesting process. I love how new technology produces such an old world feel.

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    Wow! It is absolutely gorgeous and I am so impressed that you made it yourself. You are talented!
    Congratulations to your marriage
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    That is really lovely! I am impressed, such a great design and very well made.
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    Absolutely awesome and gorgeous necklace.

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