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Recent content by Gemandpearlover

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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Jeg- Your seashell collection is growing in the most beautiful way. So pretty and so special to have memories of friends attached to your beautiful earrings. Speaking of friends- my neighbor and dear friend lent me their chain saw today. I can't use mine because DH has hidden it because I am...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Lavender FW strands today. A bit chilly- needed a sweater.
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    Gemandpearlover's Lowly Beading Adventures

    So after my Edison purple pearl binge I am back to basics- all nacre FW pearls. Some Etsy sellers are saying that all nacre pearls are very much in decline as Chinese pearl farms have switched to bead nucleated FW pearls. They claim all nacre pearls are going to be very hard to purchase in the...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Jeg- those are beautiful earrings. I love the bleeding heart flower that you photographed them with. So pretty. Today- where did the sun go? Very rainy and gloomy. Wearing my rainy day greys- Tahitian and FW pearl combination.
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    New Lavender Purple Baroque Strand

    Thank you BWeaves and thanks to everyone for the nice comment and letting me share. :) I added the 3 of the loose pearls to my green strand. It is purple/green but photographs green. After that I strung the 9th strand. Since I was replacing a 13mm pearl on the green strand I...
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    New Lavender Purple Baroque Strand

    Here you go Eolian. The last strand hasn't been strung and there is wet pearl dust between the pearls after I washed them. Four extra pearls to either add to a strand or do something with. The photos are not the best. I am gardening today and a bit exhausted at the moment from dragging around...
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    New Lavender Purple Baroque Strand

    Sorry for the late reply- work has been busy. I usually just wear safety glasses, put the pearl on a brick or outside on cement and hit it with a metal hammer. I have noticed that really good pearls have hard nacre and the hammer might even bounce back. Usually this happens with metallic...
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    New Lavender Purple Baroque Strand

    Very pretty Charlotta! So.......with a recent strand I bought I knew there were a couple of pearls I knew I was not going to like so I asked Li to replace them. She sent me extra pearls to replace them. I took one pearl off the strand that I wanted to replace and smashed it. I honestly can't...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    A mix of freshwater and saltwater strands today. It was snowing when I woke up this morning so a sweater seemed cozy.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    More freshies. The color is hard to define in this strand. A few feet away from a window.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Jeg the color of the rainbow pearls are lovely and they look amazing with the keshi pearls. I love the garden pic- you look so pretty. AZFlyGirl- I can see why you have pep in your step when you are wearing a sundress and beautiful Tahitians. Just another double strand look today. I bought a...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    AZFlyGirl your Newberry strand and Tahitians are beautiful and satisfy my eye candy cravings today. Sydk- Your circle Tahitian pendant is beautiful and classic. Today I am wearing FWs again. Feels so good to get outside in the sunshine and putter around a bit with DH.
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    New Lavender Purple Baroque Strand

    Thank You AZFlyGirl, Bweaves and Amti. :) Too well. I bought 5 strands of pearls. :eek: I fell in love with this strand (outdoor shade picture) and got a little carried away.
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Beautiful ring Red. I am sure the brotchen was wonderful. I am not doing much today. Wearing purple Edisons.
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    Gemandpearlover's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Indoors they are more coppery- outdoors they are more peach/orange. I would say they are about what I expected- maybe the luster a touch better. Outdoor light:
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