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Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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@Daisys and Diamonds what kinda of pearls do you still have on your wish list? and what lengths?

Everything !!!! :mrgreen2: (i mean one day i want a Wilma Flintstone !)

I need to concentrate on my restringing projects so all the strands i have are wearable so i plan to get more accurate calipers and then buy a mixed freshwater by the inch strand from PP

Then get some cheapie Swarovski crystal faux pearls to work out sizing
them id like to get creatine and make a tin cup necklace inspired by @MakingTheGrade
I want to make one incorporating rose quartz but will likely go with the left over strawberry quartz if i go that route with my Whitby jet rework

Then i want to make an ombre strand using freshwater white/cream to pink/ peach

Then i really want a pearl ring and some more comfortable earings - dangles probably but id like a big mabe pair too

My list is endless and im influenced by everyone who posts in the pearl threads
 

MMtwo

Ideal_Rock
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Everything !!!! :mrgreen2: (i mean one day i want a Wilma Flintstone !)

I need to concentrate on my restringing projects so all the strands i have are wearable so i plan to get more accurate calipers and then buy a mixed freshwater by the inch strand from PP

Then get some cheapie Swarovski crystal faux pearls to work out sizing
them id like to get creatine and make a tin cup necklace inspired by @MakingTheGrade
I want to make one incorporating rose quartz but will likely go with the left over strawberry quartz if i go that route with my Whitby jet rework

Then i want to make an ombre strand using freshwater white/cream to pink/ peach

Then i really want a pearl ring and some more comfortable earings - dangles probably but id like a big mabe pair too

My list is endless and im influenced by everyone who posts in the pearl threads

I love your enthusiasm! Yes, you have so much to do! Neat projects lined up! Love the freshwater ombre idea. MTG's ombre strand has found its way into our hearts! We all have that bug!

I love it!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I love your enthusiasm! Yes, you have so much to do! Neat projects lined up! Love the freshwater ombre idea. MTG's ombre strand has found its way into our hearts! We all have that bug!

I love it!

I didn't even know what an ombre strand was till someone (maybe MTG?) started talking about them last year
i had to google
 

MakingTheGrade

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Nothing high end but fun to wear
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My rings, earrings and pendants
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I have bunch of pearls for beading projects. Part of my "when I retire" supplies. I made this lariat from inexpensive fresh water pears...so fun to wear and play with.
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These are awesome! Is that a Stackers box?
 

lilmosun

Brilliant_Rock
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Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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MakingTheGrade

Super_Ideal_Rock
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pearlsngems

Brilliant_Rock
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@Daisys and Diamonds,

I just learned yesterday that Swarovski is going to stop making all their loose crystal components (beads, pearls, pendants, flatbacks etc.) in March this year. I remember you like the Swarovski pearls. If you want to stock up, don't wait too long.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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@Daisys and Diamonds,

I just learned yesterday that Swarovski is going to stop making all their loose crystal components (beads, pearls, pendants, flatbacks etc.) in March this year. I remember you like the Swarovski pearls. If you want to stock up, don't wait too long.

Oh noooooo:(2
Add this to the long line of reasons why my life sux right now :(2
And the even longer list of outstanding bills :(2
Why would they do this when i see pearls mentioned so much in jewlery fashion articles ????

Thanks for the head's up

Im still mad at Swarovski for using substandard glue in my Christmas decorations
They have become a huge rip off
Hopefully someone else out there makes a cheap and cheerful but still nice faux pearl for my experimentation with design
 

Bluemuse

Shiny_Rock
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I’ve been meaning to get over here and post my pearl collection. It is modest by most standards. I am in awe of many of your collections and never tire of seeing all the luscious strands and creative pieces that you all come up with. I am finally able to appreciate the variety and quality of pearls available because of this forum. This really has been a winter for pearls for some reason.


I took this photo a few weeks ago for fun because the decoupage art piece seemed to call out for something dramatic. So..... pearls, of course. Perfect timing for this thread!
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Now for my full collection...
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It includes:

9mm blue baroque akoya, 18 in
8mm white baroque akoya, 18 in
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13mm Tahitian circle strand, 18 in
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A group of 3 - 6mm delicate pink, silver and cream freshwater strands, 18 in


9-9.5 mm freshwater rounds, 18 in
This is my most special pearl piece.
It was the strand I bought for my wedding in 2019 from Caleb Meyer Studios. They were handpicked by the pearl buyer there and have an 18kt gold hand forged clasp.
CEB8FA15-6189-47BB-B166-D6A5B7F67817.jpeg
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7mm silver round, 16 in. Don’t know what type. Bought via an estate sale from a friend. They are quite lustrous and of a good quality I think.
I just had them restrung.
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8mm , 30 in strand of cultured pearls. Don’t know type, but they are a nice quality.
I like that they’re versatile. I can wrap 2xs around, leave them long and plain, or long and gathered with a pin midway.
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Golden SS and Tahitian pendants.
CF4425B9-F3E8-4504-878B-4273C869E839.jpeg

An antique blister pearl ring in 14kt gold.
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A mix of earrings and a couple of bracelets.
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C2C270E8-B1C7-4FCC-A503-E3506D2C4040.jpeg

The 4 drop earrings are handmade with FW pearls in 18 Kt gold.
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My most warn pieces are my Tahitian dangle earrings, Golden SS pearl drop pendant and Tahitian bangle on neoprene with 18kt gold fastener from Linneys in Australia.

On my wish list is a Tahitian multicolor strand.

Hope to see more of your inspiring collections!
 

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Pinkmartini87

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 10, 2017
Messages
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I’ve been meaning to get over here and post my pearl collection. It is modest by most standards. I am in awe of many of your collections and never tire of seeing all the luscious strands and creative pieces that you all come up with. I am finally able to appreciate the variety and quality of pearls available because of this forum. This really has been a winter for pearls for some reason.


I took this photo a few weeks ago for fun because the decoupage art piece seemed to call out for something dramatic. So..... pearls, of course. Perfect timing for this thread!
302DD873-1A03-49C4-9599-ACCA3931E726.jpeg

Now for my full collection...
A9DB5FFB-29A3-4E9E-A501-F9789B9AEA3D.jpeg

It includes:

9mm blue baroque akoya, 18 in
8mm white baroque akoya, 18 in
C5357F3B-6EED-44ED-86D7-6A885DBD62A2.jpeg

13mm Tahitian circle strand, 18 in
35552A6A-D162-4272-8E2F-DD096DB9801E.jpeg 35552A6A-D162-4272-8E2F-DD096DB9801E.jpeg

A group of 3 - 6mm delicate pink, silver and cream freshwater strands, 18 in


9-9.5 mm freshwater rounds, 18 in
This is my most special pearl piece.
It was the strand I bought for my wedding in 2019 from Caleb Meyer Studios. They were handpicked by the pearl buyer there and have an 18kt gold hand forged clasp.
CEB8FA15-6189-47BB-B166-D6A5B7F67817.jpeg
FEFF14F7-56BB-4ABF-83F4-09D211814EF4.jpeg


7mm silver round, 16 in. Don’t know what type. Bought via an estate sale from a friend. They are quite lustrous and of a good quality I think.
I just had them restrung.
FEFF14F7-56BB-4ABF-83F4-09D211814EF4.jpeg

8mm , 30 in strand of cultured pearls. Don’t know type, but they are a nice quality.
I like that they’re versatile. I can wrap 2xs around, leave them long and plain, or long and gathered with a pin midway.
15C43B4C-C432-4F18-B4E5-CA1F6D912E59.jpeg

Golden SS and Tahitian pendants.
CF4425B9-F3E8-4504-878B-4273C869E839.jpeg

An antique blister pearl ring in 14kt gold.
81A49647-E1A7-4417-A13B-6C204159B397.jpeg

A mix of earrings and a couple of bracelets.
EB1B0C3B-8201-455A-88DA-E183A9DFA305.jpeg
C2C270E8-B1C7-4FCC-A503-E3506D2C4040.jpeg

The 4 drop earrings are handmade with FW pearls in 18 Kt gold.
07F935B2-AA0C-4468-B757-F8C679BCED3B.jpeg

My most warn pieces are my Tahitian dangle earrings, Golden SS pearl drop pendant and Tahitian bangle on neoprene with 18kt gold fastener from Linneys in Australia.

On my wish list is a Tahitian multicolor strand.

Hope to see more of your inspiring collections!
Gorgeous collection, but also, stunning wedding dress! So elegant! Stands out from most dresses I see nowadays.
 

Bluemuse

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 5, 2020
Messages
367
Gorgeous collection, but also, stunning wedding dress! So elegant! Stands out from most dresses I see nowadays.

Thank you, @Pinkmartini87 ! So kind of you! I was happy to have found something that felt just right. I thought it could be a good perspective shot. I did a lot of pearl shopping around my wedding trying to figure stuff out. I’ve since added some things along the way to my collection.
Oy, with the duplicate photos. Oh well.
Thanks again:)
 

MjK1

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 29, 2021
Messages
282
It was an inexpensive jewelry box from Amazon. I bought it specifically for my pearl strands...keeps them organized without storing in plastic bags (as pearls need moisture).

I just looked and it's a little more than I paid but still not too bad.


I have three similar boxes, different layouts and colours to organize my jewelry. Got them on Amazon (or was it ebay?) I am thinking ebay because they were cheaper than that. I paid around $20 each. They are pretty good quality and work well...
 

Bluemuse

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 5, 2020
Messages
367
Yes, this from me too! I love the neckline on your dress @Bluemuse -very chic and flattering.

Thanks so much, @lissyflo ! I was happy to find a dress that felt so lightweight and easy to wear, yet very bridal. I liked the simple modern lines. WD shopping was a little daunting. Happy ending though:)
 
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