• Become a Pearl Insider!

    Register as a member today for exclusive access to, member only insider info, incredible contests to exotic locations, and have your questions answered by pearl experts from around the world.

    Join the community today. Just click Register at the top!

Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

SydK

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 25, 2018
Messages
463
I like the way the silver cable brings out certain colours on the swan. Also love the shape of those kojima drops.
Actually, I love it all - everyone is looking fab.
Every time anyone posts a SoC mabe (Jeg!), they zoom straight back up to the top of my wish list.
 

jeg

Traveling Pearl
Joined
Feb 26, 2015
Messages
2,031
Thanks Red, glad it was already around my neck so I didn’t have to wrestle you for it! Did you pick up something to share???? Thank you Lisa, 86C, BWeaves and SydK. SydK, I hope you will get a SOC mabe someday! And BWeaves a Kamoka tin cup- it would be perfect for your weather.

A Kojima mixed strand, with earrings I made of Tahitian keshi and Akoya keshi.
F5C682AE-754E-4BC0-8EF2-A41DFC223332.jpeg

AB118BB9-D624-4052-97F9-85D0C44F190E.jpg
 

Charlotta

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 27, 2014
Messages
3,219
Very pretty tincup and earrings jeg and that mixed rope is stunning.
You look fabulous in that tahitian and south sea rope red.
Bweaves, the Swan in gorgeous. You could really use a kamoka tincup living in Florida but I think that you don't really need a facelift.
 

86Corvettegirl

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 14, 2018
Messages
1,678
Fabulous, Jeg! I love your mixed strand with the blues & coppery luster! Your earrings are such a perfect match! You are an earring maven!!
 

lisa c

Perpetual Pearl Student
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
3,602
I love that Swan (heeheehee), I love the frogs, octopi, bugs...

I love the mixed strands, too - lots of visual pizzazz without the weight.
Except, who am I kidding, the visuals are worth everything! As far as weight, I’d say “Hurt me, hurt me!” for those glorious hues. I’ll take the strain.
 
Last edited:

jeg

Traveling Pearl
Joined
Feb 26, 2015
Messages
2,031
Thanks BWeaves, Charlotta, 86C and Lisa! I love mixed strands, too...obviously... where’s the smack head emoji?

LisaC, you are a crack up, The weight doesn’t bother me so much, but I keep it lighter when the weather warms up. Fortunately we don’t get that hot humid weather.

Thanks 86C- I am having the best time making (and wearing) earrings. I ordered an earring display rack and had to turn around and order a second. Where’s that smack head emoji, again?!
 

lisa c

Perpetual Pearl Student
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
3,602
Yesterday, simple drops that are go-tos, freshwaters that glow, I love them.
7F7429B2-DC61-4BE4-983B-BEE4A0610ABF.jpg
E2B6091E-C5E2-4608-8584-7534E8899713.jpg
I tried to put the pics side by side to get the image smaller, but just didn’t get it right. Sorry about that.
 

86Corvettegirl

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 14, 2018
Messages
1,678
Thanks 86C- I am having the best time making (and wearing) earrings. I ordered an earring display rack and had to turn around and order a second. Where’s that smack head emoji, again?!

Jeg, where on earth are you finding all these wonderful keshi pearls for you earrings? Are you finding them on your trips or are you buying from a reputable seller? I would love to know so I can begin to stock up. I'm still waiting on some pearls from Wen that I ordered almost 2 months ago.

Love your earrings, Lisa c! Simple & classic!
 

CathyKeshi

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 16, 2014
Messages
4,473
You all look SO lovely in your pearls ... all favorites of mine. Jeg, that rope is in my all time top 3 GSS ropes; the colors are luxurious and fascinating. I had it in my hands ... and gave up, as I couldn't get pricing. I'd already bought plenty and Walter was lurking lOL; it gives me great joy to see a friend wear it.

Red, I remember you gleefully taking those mixed pearl strands out of your goody bag, sitting with ice on your knee :). Just gorgeous.

I managed a cute pair of long mixed gem and pearl earrings today. No photos, I have my hands full getting Walter to the doctor and back. Today's fun was the surgeon saying "Continue on with the non-weight bearing for the next 5 weeks.". Er, YIKES, he's been t and carefully walking on that leg for a week now. Limited, careful, with plenty of support of the walker and knee scooter. Appalled looks from the surgeon, sputtering from us ... surgeon reviews computer notes ... "oh, yes I see the new doctor said this was okay." Silence for a while, tension in the air. Then "Well, see there's a controversy over this, when the screw goes all the way through your ankle to connect to plates on each side to hold it all together and ... well, carry on. But here, let me demo VERY limited weight on that leg" and you can see he doesn't want Walter to put ANY weight on it at all, but can't without making the new young partner seem stupid. SIGH. I felt much better in lovely pearl earrings :)
 

jeg

Traveling Pearl
Joined
Feb 26, 2015
Messages
2,031
Another classic, lisa c! I can see why they get a lot of wear.

CathyKeshi, yes, those goldens.:eek: I’m so glad they were still there for me! I had also spent way too much, but just could not put them back.

86C, a have a stash of random things that I’ve saved up for projects. I prefer to buy in person at local gem shows, and Hawaii has been a good source if I am there during a big show. I still have a few things from Hong Kong. Kojima and Pacific Pearls have a lot of loose strands that are not on the website, so you might inquire if you are looking for something specific. I have also purchased a lot of miscellaneous things online from Druzy. I have ordered a few freshwater pearls from China. They are reasonable but I find them kind of hit and miss.
 

lisa c

Perpetual Pearl Student
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
3,602
Cathy! Holy cow! Thanks for the update. What are you guys going to do now? What does “Carry on” mean, exactly? Do you have a brace-boot with a metal support in it? Or is it going to be back on his back?

Here are yesterday’s pearls, I’m trying out a combination.
2432C2A9-DB49-4966-9EAF-EE2FB5AB7B7A.jpg98AF6A95-AF6B-4C5A-BEC8-77CF011E59F9.jpg
Mom’s dangles, hanging off delicate Rice Krispies. Two different colors, blue-white krispies, and cream cfw or akoya, I’m not sure what they are yet.

I think they’ll hang together better if I add a loop to the dangle.
 
Last edited:

BWeaves

Well-known member
Joined
May 13, 2015
Messages
6,424
I love all the studs and the dangle earrings.

Cathy: Send Walter all our healing thoughts! And to you, too. It's not easy being a care giver.
 

86Corvettegirl

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 14, 2018
Messages
1,678
86C, a have a stash of random things that I’ve saved up for projects. I prefer to buy in person at local gem shows, and Hawaii has been a good source if I am there during a big show. I still have a few things from Hong Kong. Kojima and Pacific Pearls have a lot of loose strands that are not on the website, so you might inquire if you are looking for something specific. I have also purchased a lot of miscellaneous things online from Druzy. I have ordered a few freshwater pearls from China. They are reasonable but I find them kind of hit and miss.

Yes, I have a few Tahitian Keshi but not enough to do much with. A few blue Akoya & small light GSS; Quite a bit of mixed White FW. I'm working on a stash box. I'm waiting on the round FW 8-9mm for a wiring project I'm going to try using silver & rose gold. I finally got the corn flake keshis & turquoise beads to work on a necklace but still need to get a few clasps. Trying to find them locally. I really would prefer to see pearls IRL but, alas, no gem shows here & my travelling is limited, especially now with the new roof to pay for. I may check with Kojima to see if they have any strand that I would be interested in. Thanks for the advice!
 

jeg

Traveling Pearl
Joined
Feb 26, 2015
Messages
2,031
Looking forward to seeing your projects 86C! Hope you find some pearls you can use. That’s the nice thing about earrings- they take way fewer pearls! The gem shows have been getting a lot smaller. The number of vendors decreased a lot during the recession. I can only imagine what it will be like when we ever get out of this pandemic.

Two Kojima strands- the Seaglass Tahitian strand, and an ombré Tahitian and SS strand. Worn with earrings I made of Tahitian pearls, golden SS keshi and vintage Biwa pearls.
C19C22F9-FC0A-4A3D-B860-B974A76333B0.jpeg

A1BD9B40-4D98-48D2-9920-64102F7421CC.jpg
 

BWeaves

Well-known member
Joined
May 13, 2015
Messages
6,424
I love your SeaGlass strand, JEG. I dithered way too long on that one. I really liked it. Still do.

Very hot and rainy today. The Goddess and mismatched Tahitian studs from Kamoka. These are not my B & W studs. These are lavender and peacock, although I'm not sure if the colors show up in my photos.

IMG_8453.jpg

IMG_8454.jpg
 

Parrot Lady

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2017
Messages
369
I have so much to catch up on in this group. I’ve been distracted by coronavirus tracking and politics and haven’t done much of anything with pearls. I had to laugh at 86C being on Ban Island, I’ve been there, too. When I had to cancel all of my reservations to Paris, I thought, okay, I’ll buy a new necklace but within days my heat/air system went out and had to be replaced. A few weeks ago I finally bought one of Li Pearls pretty strands. The deep purple isn’t for me but I love this lavender/purple/gold strand. Sorry I don’t know how to turn it right side up.
 

Attachments

  • 31A47CF6-8ED3-4648-B57C-34AE69F5DD2A.jpg
    31A47CF6-8ED3-4648-B57C-34AE69F5DD2A.jpg
    51.4 KB · Views: 0

SydK

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 25, 2018
Messages
463
Oh, parrotlady, that’s a beautiful strand! Those colours are wonderful.
Jeg, the sea-glass strand is just so lovely, and I’m loving all your cute dangly earrings.
Bweaves, I really like mismatched earrings. Those look great.
I’m in my own mismatched earrings today - little black and white Tahitian keshi. Plus an old freshwater pendant that I see from the photos needs a polish, plus a vintage Akoya strand that had quite a few damaged pearls, so I lengthened with little ruby beads.
8DC519C1-707A-4D0D-BF35-8021747B19D3.jpg
775ACDD3-F7CF-4B4D-A11C-144EAA73AE60.jpg

On the topic of supplies, I’ve just received some pretty silvery white keshi from a Chinese vendor. I bought them with the intention of mixing them in with a light baroque Tahitian strand I don’t wear much to make a rope. I’m very pleased with the keshi, but now I cannot find the Tahitian strand anywhere - I had it out to compare colours with the keshi yesterday, and now it is quite gone. Hopefully it will turn up again, but in the meantime, maybe I’ll string up the keshi to wear by themselves.
 

Charlotta

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 27, 2014
Messages
3,219
Very nice earrings lica c.
Jeg, those two strands are among my favorites as well. I know I said the exact thing recently, but the seaglass strand and the ombre tahitian and south sea strand are special for sure.
Bweaves, the goddess looks stunning on you.
Very nice strand Parrot Lady. It looks metallic.
SydK, gorgeous pearls. I hope you find those tahitians soon. I recently lost my small akoya keshistrand, I found it a week later where it should be. I looked everywhere. Maybe kitten borrowed it.
 

lisa c

Perpetual Pearl Student
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
3,602
You guys look fabulous! I love your pearl and clothing wardrobes. PG is such a refreshingly lovely space.
 
Top