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BWeaves

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I get on a kick and seem to wear the same thing in a row, but just a bit different.

little h pendant and tin-cup again, but this time with Mom's diamond huggies and SS drops. It's the same look as yesterday, but the cost difference between the metallic freshwater baroque drops and the perfect SS pearl drops is huge.

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I'm not sure I like having that pendant in my cleavage. The emeralds have very sharp points. All day, I couldn't imagine what was poking my boob. Doh! I think I need to wear the pendant on a shorter pearl necklace when I wear it next to my skin.
 
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Bonsava

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Thanks, PD and 86C!

The price of beauty, eh, BWeaves? Uncomfortable that would definitely be, but you look beautiful with that arrangement, and the colors in the necklace look made for that blouse. Maybe you could find some greenish Tahitian/iridescent freshwater/maybe a WSS with really strong overtones to suspend from the chain as another option in addition to wearing that pendant on a shorter strand sometimes?
 

BWeaves

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I do have quite a few options for switching it up. I just don't seem to do it. I need to channel Baby Nurse more often. She has amazing mix and match style.
 

nnguye20

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Jeg thanks to your posts, I am inspired to do "pearl traveling" in the future too!

Bonsava your pearls are beautiful! Sometimes I feel that liking imitation pearls is cheating too but my mom has a strand of imitation pearls (She didn't know it was faux when she bought it tho) and man that strand is beautiful! When she found out about the pearls she was quite disappointed tho. I am planning to make a golden south sea pearl necklace and maybe trade it with my mom's imitation strand.

BWeaves that littleH pendant looks gorgeous on you! I'm looking forward to seeing you mixing and matching it with other jewelries!
 

Pearl Dreams

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Bonsava, I have loads of Majorica imitation pearls in various colors, sizes and shapes. I collect that brand specifically. They're just fun pieces.
 

Charlotta

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Such a beautiful combination BWeaves.
I've been busy making a tiny chain of 3mm aquamarine rondells an tiny akoya pearls left over from my recent earringproject. It about 20cm now, around 8 inch I think. I am wirewrapping it with a 0,4mm silverwire. The wrapping is not perfect but it is so tiny noone will notice unless I take extreme closeups... I don't know how long it will be when I am finished, I just use up the pearl. That necklace had uncommonly many tiny pearls.
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So here I am wirewrapping away, when I don't tend to our grown children, work (a lot) or tending to 2 houses (fixer upper)...
 
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BWeaves

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That is so dainty. I love the aquas with it. Do you worry about the silver tarnishing?

I know oxidized chain is "in" but I just can't do black metal. It may have been all those years that my Mom made me polish the silver.
 

Charlotta

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Normally my silver jewelry doesn't tarnish BWeaves. I don't know why. Maybe because I always keeps then in a real jewelry box, lined with some fabric or something that supposedly stops tarnishing. Maybe because I don't sleep or shower with them. My daughters jewelry tarnish. I have had silver pendants untouched for years without them tarnishing. I think about it whenever I read that about silver though. I have some goldfilled/plated jewelry that do turn blackish, I could polish it up pretty easily though, with some old towels. Ones I used toothpaste, it did work.i could mske it in gold but I want to be better first, Also real goldwire is expensive, especially in sweden at about 78 times more expensive than silver when I check todays value(maybe the wrong word for it). If it gets to dark and I cannot find a way to clean it I could always rewire it. I don't like blackened silver either.
 

Charlotta

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I finished it. Its about 60cm (24-25inch), with an extender thats about 7cm (2.7inch). The enddrop is removable with a springring (if I want to use the chain with a small opening pendant). I choose a simple clasp thats small enough to attach to the wireringes if I want it shorter.
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Today I also received my order from Druzydesign. I have som lovely small tahitian keshis as well as drilled tahitians, a pair of keshi earrings and a tahitian pendant to play with.
 

Pearl Dreams

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I restrung several of my Tahitians with Navy Serafil from Pattye's shop (previously Teal; before that, Night; before that, Black).
I think I finally got the thread color right-- I like the way it looks in all kinds of light now.
I also switched out a few more pearls and shortened. It's great being able to do one's own stringing. :)

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Pearl Dreams

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Thanks!
The clasps are just ball clasps but they don't interconnect. Maybe someday I'll change the clasps so they can interconnect and I can wear it as a rope.
 

2thdktr

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Charlotta,
Very pretty necklace that you made! I'm wondering if the silver is rhodium plated, so it doesn't tarnish? Don't know if they do that on silver wire. Also the higher up you go in silver content, e.g., fine silver, the less it tarnishes.
 

2thdktr

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Bonsava, there are also threads with information on how to string on the Lowly Beaders Club forum here. :)

https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?19-The-Lowly-Beaders-Club

Pearl Dreams- I learn by watching and dong-- I would love to meet you for a day halfway and have you teach me how to string! I struggle with the tutorials and the YouTube videos are difficult to see. I am very interested in learning how to restring some of my pearls and try my hand at making some new things,. I appreciate your whole tutorial though.
 

Babyblue033

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I restrung several of my Tahitians with Navy Beader's Secret (previously Teal; before that, Night; before that, Black).
I think I finally got the thread color right-- I like the way it looks in all kinds of light now.
I also switched out a few more pearls and shortened. It's great being able to do one's own stringing. :)

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It looks lovely! What did you not like about the real thread? That's what I ordered for my multicolor Ts but Navy looks so good with yours.
 

Pearl Dreams

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2thdktr, I will message you.

Lisa, center pearl is 12.1mm (I replaced the original center pearl of the same size, so I know.) It graduates down to 8.4mm supposedly but I haven't actually measured the end pearls to check. I really need to buy a digital pearl gauge one of these days. Also a Dremel, to deal with the occasional stuck knot.
 
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