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Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

baby nurse

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Wow, Pearl Dreams-- those are gorgeous!! Such amazing teals and silvers, pinks, greens. Where did you get those?

Weather here is super sunny and pearl friendly as well:cool:
 

Pearl Dreams

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Thank you! This strand was sold originally by PP a few years back, but I got them secondhand and swapped out 3 pearls I didn't care for, rearranging the necklace as a whole. The replacement pearls were from druzydesign.

It's funny, in my living room the strand as a whole goes much bluer.
 

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CathyKeshi

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Wow, it's a BONUS pearl day here today! PearlDreams that Tahitian strand is just beautiful! BabyNurse, what a glorious color combination between the pearls, the top and the sweater!! Douglas, where are you ... we need to talk; I don't think you're allowed to have a "throw away bucket" anymore LOL :)
 

BWeaves

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Of course he's allowed to have a throw away bucket. It's over here, at my house, (wink wink nudge nudge).
 

ckrickett

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Wearing my Faux Harvest strand today. I have the bracelet attached to it for added length.

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sorry for the weird blur around the middle, the only angle I could get a good image of gave an unwanted show, so I tried to hide it the best I could
 

kelluvpearls

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Babynurse you also look good in peach, I have a serious case of envy! PearlDreams I like how you can see colour variations in your strand, beautiful necklace. Ckrickett great design on the faux harvest strand.
 

la_corsetiere

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Baby Nurse, Pearl Dreams, glorious glowing colors against your skin! And Ckrickett, what makes your gorgeous necklace a "faux" harvest strand? Must have missed something...or is "harvest strand" somebody's proprietary term? Super pretty, anyway, and I love the way you can make it longer by adding the bracelet.

Just to clarify, my SOC were by no means "throw-away" pearls - I actually spent a small fortune on them, which is why I wanted each and every pearl to show. But they are a lower grade than Douglas now allows into the marketplace.

Here is a shot of how I rigged up the cascade - I used a couple Green Girl pewter findings and metal beads I happened to have in my archives, soft flex beading cable, crimp beads, and satin ribbon to tie in a bow at the back of my neck. A more symmetrical effect could be achieved using the ring part of two toggle clasps. I do like the versatility, and it's super comfortable to wear. I have noticed a number of pearl necklaces in 18th and 19th century paintings tied with ribbon at the back of the neck - a very easy sort of non-clasp...

Ack, sideways again! Feel free to fix, Lisa C...
 

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BAS

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Those pearls are divine!!! The colors make my mouth water. Literally.
 

ckrickett

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If I am correct, a true harvest strand is made up of various pearls from one harvest.
This strand was using pearls I had collected from various vendors over the course of a year, so it mimics a harvest strand without coming from one harvest,
 

Katbran

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To be honest ...that's what most of them are ckrickett. They are a design to show the wide variety of shapes and colours and sizes that come from a pearl harvest. I'm sure most of the ones that you've seen, other than those from a single farm that sells direct, will be from a stock of pearls that perhaps didn't match up to any strands . At least that's what I was told by a large pearl vendor. You did it the way I do ckrickett...collect things from all over and put it together. This one is a temp strand that I'm still fiddling with ... but the pearls are from many sellers. IMG_0710.jpg Forgive the photo..I just left the computer, grabbed the strand and ran into the front room with the iPad.
 

baby nurse

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Ckrickett, your harvest strand is one of the prettiest I've seen. You have a lot of lovely pieces but this is my favorite!

Katbran, yours is gorgeous as well!
 

ckrickett

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Katbran, no joke I JUST finished laying out a strand similar to that! (like finished this sucker 45 minutes ago) I am waiting on some findings to try and make a tassle for it! then I will restring it better.
I LOVE yours, how long is that?

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