Thank you 86Corvettegirl for the compliment on the necklace.
Loving your Kojima ripples! I was eyeing those myself! The camera shows them to be more pink than the glamour shot. Are they more multicolored in person? They are large and quite beautiful. Enjoy!
I love that dragon clasp!!!
Your new ripples are lovely but it's really hard to tell the true colors with night lighting. Can't wait for daylight shots of them.
What is it about the stringing of your new pearls that you don't like. Are they too loose?
The necklace is strung tight. But the thread is thick and white, and the knots are big and lumpy. At the clasp the knots are fuzzy because the ends stick out. The clasp is too small for the size of the pearls. I'm super sensitive to how pearls are strung, so I'm sure the average person wouldn't notice, but it bothers me. I feel that the thread needs to compliment the color of the pearls. And a larger orbit clasp will lengthen the strand just a bit for better nesting with the my other ripples, and allow me to link this strand to my other ripples to make a rope. I've ordered some Beader's Secret in Rose and Taupe from Pattye, because I'm not exactly sure which color I'll prefer, but those two were my favorites with the multicolors of this strand.
So those are the main reasons for redoing the strand myself. I need to play with color, clasps, and lengths. I've looked at the pearls under magnification and they are gorgeous. No flaws, just surface texture. I could stare at them for hours.
CB: I find that if I crop my photo, even just a little bit, it will post right side up, but if I load it uncropped, it goes sideways.
Here's the Pacific Pearls ripple strand at dawn in my car. The colors in the photo are still not as intense as I can see with my eyes.
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