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  1. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Apr 20, 2019
    Found a nice 14mm peacock at gem sale today.
    Drilled through, just waiting for a chain!
    It's so hard to photograph. It reflects everything!
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  2. marymm
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    by marymm » Apr 20, 2019
    Beautiful! What kind of chain are you getting? Snake is classic...
     
  3. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Apr 20, 2019
    I cannot find my snake chain. It's around here somewhere........:eek2:
    Another alternative is to run a wire though and create 2 tiny loops on either side of the pearl, then cut a link chain in half, and attach to the cut ends. I'll post here again when get it done.
    I bought 10 gems from a local seller today, and I'm experiencing a bit of anxiety trying to decide what to do with each one and which project to start first!. So exited!
     
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  4. marymm
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    by marymm » Apr 20, 2019
    I like the link-chain idea; please post pics if you go forward with that.

    And I totally know what you mean about loose gems and which project to start first ... I usually go with whichever project I know for sure I've nailed in terms of design and vendor (and can afford, lol).
     
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  5. Garnetgirl
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    by Garnetgirl » Apr 20, 2019
    It's gorgeous. Such beautiful colours. =)
     
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  6. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 20, 2019
    Ooh, I love it! Can't wait to see your finished product!
     
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  7. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Apr 20, 2019
    Such amazing luster. I can even see your fingernails reflected back from the pearl.
     
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  8. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Apr 20, 2019
    Yeah, my hand and cellphone in the shot!
    I complained to my DH, who is a photographer, about not being able to capture the true lustre of the pearl. His response, as usual is
    "It's a phone, not a camera."
     
  9. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Apr 21, 2019
    So I found my snake chain.
    I had to widen the hole a tiny bit to accommodate the chain.
    I cut off the clasp to string the pearl on, then I soldered it back on. I like it!
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  10. marymm
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    by marymm » Apr 21, 2019
    Looks marvelous! Love the drape and the lustre!
     
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  11. elizat
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    by elizat » Apr 23, 2019
    That looks really pretty!
     
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  12. cmd2014
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    by cmd2014 » Apr 23, 2019
    Fantastic!!!
     
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  13. Begonia
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    by Begonia » Apr 26, 2019
    I like what you’ve done with the pearl! I have a large Tahitian too, and when I wanted to switch it up, put it on a long blackened silver chain and instead of a clasp, wired it together with 3 small black pearls (long enough to slip over head). Then you can see it and play with it.
     
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  14. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Apr 29, 2019
    So gorgeous and I love how elegant the necklace is. The Tahitian has a mighty presence while the necklace appears sleek and modern. Well done. :appl:
     
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  15. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » May 2, 2019
    I've been wearing this necklace almost everyday.
    It goes with everything! The phone cant quite capture the pink/green tones.
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  16. lambskin
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    by lambskin » May 3, 2019
    I love it! The setting is 'all about the pearl' and it really makes that beautiful pearl be the star it is.
     
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