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Recent content by Incik Boncuk

  1. Incik Boncuk

    Stuff I Made

    And just because I found it interesting, here's a photo of the same strand that I took with the flash accidentally on! I think it's interesting how different the colors of the individual pearls look here. In natural light and to the naked eye, they all look pretty much the same color.
  2. Incik Boncuk

    Stuff I Made

    Here's a new necklace I made the other day. I ordered these pearls from Wen a couple weeks ago - "7 - 10mm Genuine South Sea Pearl Natural Golden Color." In reality, they are barely golden - more of a cream color, which I like and is better for my skin tone. I really like the variety of...
  3. Incik Boncuk

    PP Vault Sale Loot

    I ended up double-dipping :-D I got another email from PP saying new items had been added to the sale so I took a look and just could not resist this akoya and silver Tahitian tin cup necklace: I was never very interested in the tin cup style - until I started seeing so many great examples...
  4. Incik Boncuk

    PP Vault Sale Loot

    Happy mail today! I jumped on this strand when I saw it in the sale the other day. Listed as 8.4 - 11.6mm mixed drop baroque South Sea pearl necklace. I believe this may be one of the strands featured in PP's Instagram stories yesterday too. I took a photo in two different lightings to show...
  5. Incik Boncuk

    Stuff I Made

    Lastly, once I realized I was in for a long wait for the order from China, I ordered one strand from Rio Grande to see how the quality was there. This strand is 11.5 - 13mm ringed white and grey FWP. When I got them I was underwhelmed. And I remain underwhelmed. To be fair, they were listed...
  6. Incik Boncuk

    Stuff I Made

    The last 2 strands I got from Wen I made into one long necklace. These are 7mm golden rainbow rice FWP. I love this necklace! The colors change so much depending on the light. I was able to use every single pearl from the 2 strands. I wish I'd gotten more of these!
  7. Incik Boncuk

    Stuff I Made

    The next one I made was a strand of 11 - 12mm white rice FWP. I had to leave 2 of the pearls from the strand out as they were very dull. But otherwise these were nice, although this size is a little large for my small frame. I wanted to try out this larger size in an inexpensive version to...
  8. Incik Boncuk

    Stuff I Made

    Just before everything shut down (here in the US) I placed my first order from Wen. Not having purchased from her before, I didn't buy a whole lot. She shipped quickly, and then . . . they sat. Who knows where? Last week, seven weeks later, I finally received the package. I spent a couple...
  9. Incik Boncuk

    Stuff I Made

    I woke up this morning and felt like I needed to make a new pair of earrings. Because I only have eleventy million pairs already. :D These are FWP drops I bought for the purpose of remaking - they were just the pearl on the hook. I dug out some ombre tourmaline beads I had and made them into...
  10. Incik Boncuk

    Endless SSP+T

    I spent a very nice hour today knotting an ombre strand of baroque SSP+T into a 35"-ish endless rope. I have done knotting in the past with silk. After reading so much about it, I ordered Beader's Secret from Pattye the other day. FOUR minutes later, I got a shipping notification, and two...
  11. Incik Boncuk

    Some of my pearls . . .

    I'm going through old photos today . . . Here's a piece I made several years ago when I was doing metal smithing. Sterling silver with a FWP.
  12. Incik Boncuk

    Some of my pearls . . .

    So here are the bracelet and earrings. I have worn the bracelet a couple times, although not in many years. But I have never worn the earrings - the posts are so thick that I can't even put them on. If this set strikes my fancy one day, I may have them converted into a drop style. But at the...
  13. Incik Boncuk

    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Wearing today: Tahitian "Honey" pendant, recently purchased from PP Super simple button pearl ring purchased in Turkey this summer - assuming it's a FWP. This was before I really fell down this rabbit hole, so it never occurred to me to ask about the pearl itself - I just loved the simplicity...
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