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  1. linda.wald

    Can I extract this pearl?

    Me too! And it will come just in time for my birthday...
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Thank you, BWeaves and A Breaker! Yes, I definitely like the idea of pearls and turquoise! My reamer is, well, OK. I have a hand set and an electric one. If you have a Dremel or similar tool you can probably get reaming tips for it.
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    My latest project: a pair of turquoise necklaces, one for me and one for my cousin who loves turquoise!
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Its finally finished:
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    Pearls by the Bay 2024

    I got my ticket and reservations! Is anyone else staying at the Panama Hotel, in San Rafael?
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    Didn't realize what I had.. and still dont know.

    The diamonds look like rose cuts, set closed back, so yes, probably silver over gold. They wouldn't set the diamonds in yellow gold since it makes them appear yellow. Also, emeralds almost always have inclusions. It is a gorgeous bracelet!
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Here are the beads, with the bit that I've done. The reamer is diamond dust covered, and I doubt its effectiveness with diamond beads.
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Hello! It is fun to look around and get interesting ideas. No, Victorians wouldn't mix pearls with much of anything, they were such a rarity. I am very glad now that they are much more plentiful (thanks to the cultured pearl industry), so we can enjoy doing lots of things with them! To me...
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Hello, A Breaker! I used to use wire and crimp beads, but I like the look of the Serafil and gimp better. The size of the hole in the beads determines the weight of the Serafil, and the color can go from blending in to bright contrast. The necklace I started this thread with was on silk, but I...
  10. linda.wald

    A visit to Takahashi Pearl Company

    Oh wow! Thank you for letting us come too!
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Thank you, Cathy and Douglas! They are incredible in strong light or sunlight.
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Whew, it's been over a year! I've been following PG spasmodically. I recently got some Ethiopian opal beads, which I put together with some labradorite. They are really hard to photograph, they change so much with the light. I made a necklace and bracelet, and plan on earrings.
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    Help Identifying Pearls Please

    Lovely clasp! Does it have any markings on it?
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    Mississippi Pearls?

    What a lovely necklace! And yes, I would wear it with a t-shirt or a ball gown, or anything in between.
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    How Do You Store Your Pearls? Show Us!

    I like to go to thrift stores for clothing, since I find some neat things there. Not so much in the way of pearls there, though...
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    Pearl Farm visit in the Philippines

    Oh wow oh wow oh WOW. Which translates to I want to come, too!
  17. linda.wald

    Can you help identify this clasp

    It is a very common sort of clasp. I found this one in just a few minutes online:
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    It was kind of amazing, but I am very glad we are home and healthy now! It will be a very long time before I will be able to talk my husband into traveling... But here is some lovely tiger eye that I found:
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    Linda's Lowly Beading Adventures

    Thank you, Happy Huku! I've been lazy about posting lately. We went on a trip to Canada, my daughter promptly caught Covid, and we quarantined for 5 days in an Ottawa hotel room. What a trip! Then we came home, and my husband caught it, so more quarantining. I can tell you, it is much nicer to...