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Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

BAS

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Purranha -- simply stunning! Neck shots, please!

Pearl Dreams -- just lovely! I can see why it's one of your husband's favorites!
 

Red

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Today I wore a new-to-me strand of circled baroque silver Tahitians I purchased from pkinnew. They were originally from Pearl Paradise, and were chosen by our own newberry. Earrings are Sea of Cortez baroques from Agustus that I wired up myself and hung from 14kt yellow gold hoops. These pearls are on the short list for a future upgrade by a real jeweler.

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As for my new Tahitian and tourmaline rope, I put the rondelles on a temp wire of 7 Strand Beadalon in Satin Silver Size XS (.012" or 0.30 mm), which is colored nylon coated stainless steel. I was checking out the composition before taking it in for professional stringing. When I arrived at the jeweler, they said it looked fine, and only charged me to attach the clasp.
 
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CathyKeshi

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Everyone's looking wonderful in their pearls this week!

Kelluvpearls, that blue tourmaline and "blues" Tahitian necklace is divine!!!
 

funky_pearl

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hi everyone! i haven?t been posting much at all but still love looking at everyone's beautiful pearls when i can :) today i'm wearing my lavender metallic pearl pendant. i've been reaching for pendants a lot lately and love the metallic sheen it has!

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BAS

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Loving the metallics! funky_pearl -- it looks like a glossy bosc pear!
 

funky_pearl

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thanks ckrickett and bas, you know it does kinda look like a little metallic pear now that you mention it, lol!
 

kelluvpearls

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Thank you BWeaves, JP, Ckrickett, Pattye, Tucs, Purranha and Cathy!
Ckrickett, you'll love the blue mix from Jac, I had a look at his listing he only has 9 and 10mm available now, hopefully he can restock with more blues!
Purranha and Pattye I used softgflex fine gauge wire. It is usually ok for most gem beads but these ones have tiny tiny drill holes. It is supposed to be a present but I'm afraid it might be too short even with the extender chain, I might have to make her something else instead.
Tucs, funky_pearl, Pearl Dreams and Red love your SUYPIA photos.
 

Pearl Dreams

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... I used softgflex fine gauge wire. It is usually ok for most gem beads but these ones have tiny tiny drill holes. It is supposed to be a present but I'm afraid it might be too short even with the extender chain, I might have to make her something else instead.
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Soft Flex fine gauge wire is 0.014 inch diameter-- is this what you used? Because there is a thinner wire.

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(by Softflex) very fine gauge wire is 0.010 inch diameter-- I used this in some beads with teeney tiny drill holes, and it was very flexible, and strong enough.
 

Red

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Yesterday I wore my green Rikitea Tahitian drop rope from last year's August sale at Pearl Paradise. Today, I wore my new Tahitian and tourmaline rope. Tahitians from PP, tourmaline from T Lee, and design and stringing by yours truly.

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kelluvpearls

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Soft Flex fine gauge wire is 0.014 inch diameter-- is this what you used? Because there is a thinner wire.

Soft Touch
(by Softflex) very fine gauge wire is 0.010 inch diameter-- I used this in some beads with teeney tiny drill holes, and it was very flexible, and strong enough.

Yes I used the 0.014 inch version, I'll purchase the thinner thread and give it a go, thanks for tip PearlDreams!
 

Pearl Dreams

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kelluvpearls,
Be aware that you might need smaller crimp beads for the thinner gauge wire. Test your crimp beads with a bit of the thinner wire before stringing the actual necklace.
 

CathyKeshi

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And I have a Rio Grande account ... THANKS ... you are all awesome!

Red, both ropes are beautiful on you, but my favorite is your own design ... just turned out fabulous!!!
 

funky_pearl

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i LOVE that Tahitian rope red! today i'm wearing a white ss drop with some of my charms on a longer chain :)
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