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Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

CathyKeshi

New member
Pearl Guide folks are such inspiration, aren't they, BWeaves? I too would never have mixed pearls like I do now. That look is fabulous; rich in color and textural contrasts ... love it! Especially that ruby swan on that jacket lapel :)
 

CathyKeshi

New member
When your mailman delivers LOVE in a box ... :) Kamoka Keshi bracelet, 14K & 18K yellow gold, white/silver/palest blue Kamoka keshi pearls, grown with Love by our dear Celeste & Josh, gold work customized to fit my wrist by our dear Pattye. I'm not always the biggest fan of tin-cup styles, but this ... oh, THIS. The fit is perfect, falling down onto my hand, light as a feather, and like wearing something made of silk. Best of all, the clasp carries just enough weight to keep the bracelet from rolling around, and it's tiny companion keshi mean no pearls banging around on the bottom, at my keyboard and desk. This one is hard to take off :) Love and Hugs to Celeste, Josh and Pattye!

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jeg

Traveling Pearl
BWeaves, nice combo and your swan really goes well with that jacket!

Cathy, :p, love your new Kamoka bracelet. It’s perfect!!!
 

CathyKeshi

New member
Aw, thank you Jeg. I was done when I saw the photo Celeste posted on FB, Instagram etc. of this bracelet resting on the cup of a yellow daffodil :) I'm so lucky!
 

baby nurse

New member
Cathy! What a lovely bracelet— enjoy your new treasure!!

BWeaves, I love your mix of ropes and swan with the casual wear. Where did you get the sparkly clasps? I think you said they were ordered from PP? Originally from Stuller (just guessing)?
 

jeg

Traveling Pearl
A couple days of pearls-

A long freshwater strand doubled-
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A pearl chain wrapped with vintage Biwa keshi, and an enhancer clip holding a Myanmar SS pendant-
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BWeaves

Active member
JEG: I love both looks.

BN: The disco ball clasp on the Hanadamas was ordered special for me by PP. I asked for white gold with CZs instead of diamonds, and a screw clasp instead of a fishhook. I think PP was very hesitant about my request, but when the clasp came in, it looked amazing.

The clasp on my first akoyas is from Fire Mountain Gems. I don't know what the base metal is, but it's plated with gold and has crystals of some sort. It never tarnishes and the crystals are very sparkley. For a "faux" clasp, it's held up very well. I keep thinking of replacing it with a better quality clasp when it starts looking bad, but it looks great. It's also a screw clasp.

Both disco balls are incredibly sparkly in bright light.

For clasps I never intend to open I like the screw clasps because they just look like a bead. There's no claspy bit hanging out. For clasps I know I'll need to open and close a lot, I prefer the fishhook style or an orbit clasp.
 

CathyKeshi

New member
Thank you everyone; my photos do not begin to do justice to the translucent glow of these pearls! Josh, yes, the fit is perfection, with plenty of ease to fall down on my wrist, move around and yet stays "right side up" through a long day of shopping for hand dyed art yarns and dinner with family, and I LOVE it. I swear I can feel the tiny electric "life" tingles in those pearls. Walter says I have too much imagination ... he may be right ;)

Jeg, those necklaces look wonderful; not surprising that keshi and Myanmar pendant one is my favorite.
 

Katbran

New member
Cathy I love that bracelet !! And those Keshi are beautiful ...I can see how you were smitten !! And I love the photo with the yarn and knitting! Did you buy a trunkful ?? lol

jeg - lovely necklaces ! I find with decent plate that clasps can hold up pretty well, the screw type wouldn't have the metal bits rubbing against each other . And set with stones it can keep the metal back a bit and less rubbing on it. I've tried them from time to time when I want to see how a particular shade of gold .. say Rose Gold... works with certain pearls. Who wants to spend hundreds on a clasp to find it's not right.
 

CathyKeshi

New member
Thank you, Katbran. No, I didn't buy all the yarn today lol. That photo is the bracelet taken against a shawl I knit last year, with many colors, stripes and stitch patterns. There is however, a really SMALL bag with a couple of new skeins. And Walter got me a very nice little Anniversary present for next month ... somebody remind me to remind him to get the bag out and put a bow on it lol ...
 

jeg

Traveling Pearl
Thank you, Marianne, BWeaves, Cathy, Pattye and Katbran!! :eek: It’s so great to have pearls friends...

Marianne, ha, I didn’t think of rain with the background, but that Winnie the Pooh song was going through my head all day- “And the rain, rain, rain, came down, down down...”

Cathy, I’d love to see more of your knitting! The little peek at your shawl looks so pretty. I love the colors. Happy early anniversary!
 

Lugana

New member
jeg, you have a very unique collection. I'm especially envious (in a good way!) of your Fiji strands :) :)

BWeaves, you are very inspirational yourself! I will wear my blue akoyas with whites next week now, after seeing your photo)) thank you! :)

CathyKeshi, what a lovely bracelet! I really like the figaro links in it, gives it a different touch :)
 
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