Bweaves - the pistachios...so jealous. I admit it. The kojima piece is one of my favorites you have, too. They go together perfectly.
86corvettegirl - I don't know if I've said this before, but my grandfather had a killer '86 Corvette too! His was black on top and silver on the bottom. Also, your SS set is really beautiful. You may have already mentioned it, but where is it from?
Charlotta - I love wen! I got some tahitians from them about 2 years ago that I'm just now working with. I was happily shocked at the quality too. Yours are almost identical in shape and size to your strand from PP. What a lucky find! And of course, you know we will want to see a neck shot when you have one
Lary007....I got them from an Aussie friend, David Norman, who wholesales & specializes in SS & Tahitians when he was in the States last month. The ring he had to size it up for me. I bought these in June, along with a pair of light golden SS dangle earrings.
One of the pearls from Wen Pearls was broken, the tip of the drop was missing. Otherwise a gorgeous pearl. So I made it into a pendant. First I had to even out the pearl with sandpaper. Then I cut of a hatpin for the bottom drillhole and glued it in place, than I glued on a pearlcup on the top.
The photos are a bit blurry but the light is horrible today. Really hot but overcast. I am going to attatch it to a chain ones it dried for some hours. Also did make an extender for my tahitian keshi strand. The stand is almost 20 inch and the extender is about 3 inch
And finally I finished my smallish freshwater strands. They are actually 3 strands I bought from Pearllunar over several months. It was cheaper to bid on them, one at a time and then the long wait for the packages to arrive. They are 2.5-3mm pearls. The drillholes are so small I had to use the SoftFlex wire in very fine. Thank you someone on the forum who gave me the idea to try that wire. I had almost given up on trying to knot those with silk. The necklaces are 19 and 30 inch and the extenders are 3 inches with the white freshwater pearl.
Thank you everone for the kind words on tahitians.
Did take some photos with the tahitians, though a bit blurry. Also took one of the new pendant/necklace
Also cat grumpy because of the heatwave or just being a cat who knows
And finally one of my favorite oldish clasps
Also enjoying a day of since I will work for 6 straight days so relaxing and making changes on jewelry.
Jeg, the Traveling Pearl is in beautiful company! Enjoy Hawaii!
Charlotta, love the fix on the broken Tahitian! Too beautiful of a pearl not to use. Great extenders on your keshi & the small FW. I have 2 100 inch 3-4mm FW strands (no clasp) that I wrap, layer or twist when it's a little cooler. Tahitians look wonderful & I love those clasps!! Where do you find them??
You Kitty looks like a sweetie!