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Does a pearl shortener work well to make 18" strands look like they are 16"?

Tucs

New member
OK, so the other day I finally got my pearl shortener. I bought the same kind in two different sizes. I really like how I can now wear my 18" strands shorter, and I can adjust them according to the top I'm wearing. I got them in sterling silver and they are from Etsy. Here's a couple of comparison photos with my metallic FWs (excuse the poor quality photos, but at least you can see the length) and another one showing how I attached it today. Thanks everyone for your input!
 

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cmd2014

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Thanks! It looks like a handy thing to have, but many of the ones I have seen have maxed out at a 8 mm pearl (and I would like to use them on my Tahitian strands and larger freshwater ones too).
 

Tucs

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Thanks! It looks like a handy thing to have, but many of the ones I have seen have maxed out at a 8 mm pearl (and I would like to use them on my Tahitian strands and larger freshwater ones too).

In terms of size, I thought I would need at least a medium for that strand, but the small one -- as tiny as it is -- is almost too big for it. I would think the medium or large ones would be big enough for your Tahitians.
 

Tucs

New member
Thanks the back photo Tucs, I found my old pearl shortener and will try shortening my strands this weekend.

I also find that now I can adjust the length to the specific collar I'm wearing -- sometimes I want 16" but sometimes (as in the photo) 17", etc.
 
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