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BWeaves

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JEG: Love your tin-cup. I can't believe you just said, "Oh, these old random pearls I had laying around the house. I just whipped up a necklace." It's gorgeous.

And speaking of gorgeous. Here's my birthday present to myself. My birthday isn't for a few weeks yet, but Sarah at Kojima has been looking out for me. There was an long ombre' tin-cup on the Kojima website right before Tuscon, and I missed out on it. So Sarah said she was working on another one. I saw it in the photos someone posted from Pearls By The Bay, and I asked if anyone had snapped it up. Nobody had. It's MINE.

It's 44" long, and the pearls are HUGE. And because it has no clasp, I can wear any of the colors in front and it completely changes the look of the necklace. Plus, it's long enough to easily double.

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BWeaves

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I know I said I liked tin-cups because there were lightweight, but this new necklace is heavy. I really wasn't expecting the pearls to be so big. But they are sooooo shiny and lustrous.
 

CortezPearls

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I've decided what I really love about tin-cups.

1. They are lighter weight on my neck than a full strand of pearls.

2. They really show off the pearls.

3. Living in hot, sweaty Florida, the tin-cups are easy to wash and dry. I don't have to worry about the knots getting wet or dirty.

4. I never have to restring them.
Totally practical and beautiful. Great combo!
 

jeg

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Thank you, Jeremy, SurfnSci and BWeaves! Bweaves, that’s a fantastic new strand! Such a nice variety of color and size.

Tahitians on white gold slides from the Tahiti Pearl Market, and two bracelets I knotted with tiny Tahitians from Collins Pearls. The tinies are 5-7mm.
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SurfnSci

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Those pearls are so gorgeous, @jeg, and I love everything about your look today, from the pearls to your outfit :D I just *adore* those tiny Collins T's!
 

BWeaves

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JEG, love the pearls, but I thought your dress looked like the print was stylized pearls. I love it.
 

jeg

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Thanks so much, Jeremy, SurfnSci and BWeaves! You know my pearl choices well, Jeremy! I do love the colorful T’s. Thank you, SurfnSci. The bracelet pearls are from the latest harvest. I have more 5-7mm tinies to play with and I’m thinking next I’ll make a 21’ strand so I can also wrap it 3 times as a bracelet. BWeaves, I recently realized I have a lot of polka dotted clothes!

Welcome Lily Blanche Jewellery! That’s a cool free form pendant!

Another pic of the 2 bracelets made with 5-7mm tiny T’s from Collin’s Pearls.
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BWeaves

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Hi Lily Blanche:

Pretty pearl. For some reason, it reminds me of a seahorse. I'd like to see it with a more interesting bail. I had a pearl mounted with a single twisted wire once and it broke the first time I wore it. Also, I just think an interesting bail turns a piece of jewelry from "here's a dangle" to "here's a necklace."
 
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jeg

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Thanks Jeremy! I don‘t often do wrist shots, and I am a big fan of ALL of Hisano’s tiny pearls!!!

BWeaves, I have been casually looking for some huggies, but they are something I need to shop for in person in order to assure the right fit. Love your classic Miki’s!

A scattered custom Tahitian tin cup from PP, with a tahitian pendant from Kamoka. The latest strand I knotted with 6-7mm tinies from Collin’s Pearls. It’s around 21”, and worn wrapped three times around the wrist.
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BWeaves

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I love your Scattered Tin-Cup, JEG. I especially love that the orbit clasps on both ends open, so you can make it a Y necklace or hang a pendant off the end. The tiny Tahitians are gorgeous.

JEG: I particularly like these Miki Huggies because the post goes straight through, and the lever back is solid and thick. You could wear them back to front and not notice a difference. I liked this style so much I bought it in both white gold and yellow gold. Some of the other similar styles that Miki has with diamonds have a thinner curved center post, which I don't like.
 
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