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Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

Charlotta

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Bonsava wrote "Charlotta, I’ve also noticed a lot of pearls - especially Tahitians - feeling ‘soft’/silky to the touch. Beautiful earrings - I think they’d wear really well with your stunning Tahitian tin cups!"

I have to try that. Here in Sweden it's been so hot these last 2 months, around 25-30 C most days. Mostly I wear only earrings. Hopefully we will get some rain soon. Then I can wear my pearls again. And I love those earrings Bonsava
 

86Corvettegirl

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I have been out of town for the past few days & did not have my laptop with me. I've been catching up with all the posts & pics.
Ladies, you all have some beautiful necklaces & earrings! I am loving the layered looks! I am so envious of all you ladies who can wirewrap & string your pearls. You creations are glorious!! Just keep them coming so I can live vicariously through you!!
 

BWeaves

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little h pendant and tin-cup chain. Metalic drops on my Mom's oval diamond hoops. Little diamond heart necklace my Mom gave me around about the time Talia Shire wore one in "Rocky 2."

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It's too hot and humid to wear my beloved ropes and chokers, so I'm trying to get a bit more creative with how many pearls I can wear and not sweat all over them.

I finally found a sunscreen that doesn't melt off my skin and slime my pearls. Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk. At $36 for 5 oz, it's more than I really wanted to spend on sunscreen, but it's the first sunscreen that doesn't feel like glop on my skin, and Consumer Reports had it as their top pick.
 
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lary007

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Bonsava, love the layering!

Bweaves, I adore your hot weather ensemble. Green is my favorite!
 

86Corvettegirl

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BWeaves, I love your little h pendant & tin cup! It's gorgeous! The metallics on diamond hoops are perfect coordination!!
 

Bonsava

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Thanks newberry, Katbran, BWeaves again, Charlotta, 86C, and lary007!

Know how you feel about the heat, BWeaves; yesterday was the first time I'd tried to wear a necklace in days. Heat index has been hovering between 111-117 most days, with actual temperatures in the mid-to-high nineties. I love the pearl-and-stone (more emeralds I assume) chain on that necklace, and those earrings are stunning! Fit for a queen.
 

SunSeeker

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Thank you BW, jeg, bcm21mk, newberry, and Charlotta!

Charlotta, love your pearly grape cluster earrings, great job wire-wrapping.

BW, your reborn pearls are really lovely and todays' layered lighter necklaces are perfect together!

bonsava, glad you added layers! They look great with your hummingbird!

The weather has been really perfect the last few days in Virginia-perfect for tin cups, pendants, and lighter styles. It's the kind of weather when we say, "this is why we shovel snow in winter!"
 

jeg

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The Traveling Pearl in Vegas this week. Way too hot here!

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Charlotta

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I really love that tiny emerald tincup Bweaves, its so pretty.
That traveling pearl really goes everywhere, Jeg. I have traveling earrings, tahitian studs. Always brings those.
 

Bonsava

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Thanks, SunSeeker!

A way of finding cool water and charming backgrounds! Lovely pearl Jeg. Love the subtle variety of colors in it.
 

Bonsava

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I think this post is a bit of a cheat post. I bought a few things from the Smithsonian Store recently, including this necklace and these earrings, and was under the impression this necklace was rose quartz, aventurine, and freshwater pearls. Upon receiving it, however, I began thinking the pearls, though they looked good, were a bit suspiciously round for their price, and the weight felt a bit off. Tooth and rub-together tests all but confirmed it: imitation pearls. Ah to read more closely! But it still looks well enough to keep I think. If a mix of real and costume jewelry was good enough for Chanel, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good enough for me.

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For the sake of good form, though, here’s my SimplyAdorned4U Sea of Cortez and SoC Keshi necklace in action as well:
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BWeaves

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There's nothing wrong with imitation pearls, if they're good ones. I think we all have some faux pearls in our pearl stash. Besides, you can always restring the necklace with freshies whenever you want. The SOC is gorgeous.
 

Bonsava

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Thanks Charlotta, Pattye, BWeaves! And Pattye, I try :).

In the double strand, if you're eyeball-close to them, it's fairly obvious they are false, but when worn they are convincing. Ideally, I'd like to eventually add in freshwaters and a new clasp (I've become interested in pretty clasps that allow one to wear the necklace forward or backward for two looks), but in good time - at the moment, there's a certain lack of loose pearls, loose clasps, and - though this admittedly is something I could alter fairly easily, as a small shop near my home hosts pearl-knotting classes - knowledge of how to string.
 

86Corvettegirl

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Bonsava, your necklace is lovely. If you love it, why not wear it in good health. You can always replace the faux with FW later on. Your SOC if beautiful. It just glows!
 
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