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Golden SS for a crazy cat lady

MakingTheGrade

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Edit: oops! Meant to post this in Pearls! Will report to be moved. Sorry!


So I’ve been bitten by the pearl bug thanks to @molinePDG and @yssie

I decided I wanted to try to find a pearl that matched Shales eyes because I love my rescued fur fiend. I couldn’t quite find what I wanted in the colored gem world so I decided to look in pearls.

I asked Pearl paradise if they had any SS that were a deep and almost orange color along their gold SS pearls and they sent me this card. I decided on option B, a 9.7mm AAA grade SS

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MakingTheGrade

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Those were the vendor photos. Here are mine
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I threw it into a bracelet real quick just to wear it for now.
I think ultimately I’ll put it in the middle of my little gemmie necklace but I’m waiting for some findings to come in.

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jaysonsmom

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Beautiful gold pearl! I have never seen any that color before, and it is a great match for Shales eyes!
 

MMtwo

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:) You have a swan neck and made for pearls. I love the choker on you. The necklace it's self is excellent on you. ALso, the pearls are absolutely stunning.

However, Shale bring in a rather stiff competition with the honey orange eyes and ginger and white coloring.

Who wore it better?
LOL
 

yssie

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Shale is usually an inimitable model but girl, those pearls with that Christmas cozy red dress - fur ain’t gonna beat that :bigsmile:

That gold is just so pretty on you :love:
 

missy

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Pearlicious all of it. And Shale looks so gorgeous. Those eyes. Swoon! Golden delicious. Both the pearls and Shale’s eyes. ❤
 

MakingTheGrade

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So this GSS has gone a few iterations. It went from the above to a mixed strand with gold beads:
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And then this arrangement with the beads to lengthen it so i could layer it with my “never taking it off” bow
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But decided ultimately that while I like the gold beads with GSS color wise, the size is just too awkward and the variation made the strand always lay funny so I gathered up all my akoya and made a classic bubble strand
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MakingTheGrade

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The color of the gold beads looked great with the GSS but make the necklace looked pinched instead of bubble due to the way I had to string the beads (they have 3.5 mm holes so I need to flank them with tiny 3mm pearls to string them).

I think this looks much smoother and now I have a “classic” strand that still has a bit of a twist in the bubble style and GSS accent.

Shale is always a better model than me
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