- Nov 1, 2007
I love those colours. I wish I could wear pearl strands or necklaces but they just look so alien on me. Your strand is gorgeous though.
This was the day I learned that my feet actually sweat.
It was a high end wedding. I could feel the women judging me, looking at my pearls and ever so slightly nodding in approval.
Congrats on your new job. You definitely deserve those goldens.
SparklieBug, I am hoping the color is close to the earrings. I do love the strand Andrew has up on Instagram *drool-worthy*, but I am not able to come close to those in my budget right now. This strand reminds me of your beautiful dark gold baroque strand from Cees.Congrats all 'round, @MMtwo!!! The color of the strand is gorgeous! They look so beautiful and I'm thinking they'll match the color of your beautiful studs, too.
How long is the strand? What sort of clasp will you choose?! What color thread? So many questions. So thrilled for you!
Congratulations! And I think it's a great idea to string them yourself.
SparklieBug, I am hoping the color is close to the earrings. I do love the strand Andrew has up on Instagram *drool-worthy*, but I am not able to come close to those in my budget right now. This strand reminds me of your beautiful dark gold baroque strand from Cees.
I sent a message to Pattye on Etsy for her input on thread color and size. That clasp....I don't know! I may do a matte 14k ball clasp. I may make that 18k if it comes and needs the extra gold. I have also been looking at the double oval clasps. Those are a wee bit more expensive though.
I'm open to thoughts on the clasp!
Her pearls are so amazing. Love her GSS!@baby nurse posted her GSS on another thread:
Pics or it didn't happen ;-) Oops, crazy long delay in responding but I finally got a ear photo. These have quickly become one of my favorite earrings of all time. I usually now rotate between my diamond studs, my gold south sea pearl dangly earrings, and this pair. I am so tempted by all the...www.pricescope.com
Do you find the magnet feels safe and secure? Your Moline pearls - they are just so beautiful! Have you decided on your clasp yet?On my Cees strand I used Pattye's "Gold" serafil and it's a great match. I didn't want the thread to distract from the pearls color-wise. Unlike others, I actually like noticeable knots, LOL! On some of my pearls I've had to "double" knot (pass the thread through the knot twice) because the holes were large. Those are noticeable.
I used a strong gold-colored magnetic clasp for the Cees strand, and am awaiting some clasps to arrive to decide what to use for the Moline GSS strand. In the meantime, I vewwwy (voice of Elmer Fudd) carefully wear the Moline GSSs around the house with the temp clasp.
@MMtwo so pretty. I was tempted by those but they are too small for me. I am sure they will look fabulous on you.
Re clasps @yssie posted the vendor of the gold open filigree clasp she used on her GSS bracelet. It was reasonably priced for its unique design - (edit: maybe a bit expensive on rechecking the price again (has gold gone up?)). This is what I was thinking as a clasp when I get a GSS strand. I will see if I can find the link.
Good idea. I considered that option. This clasp was pretty inexpensive. I would have bought the intertwined gold ovals but would have cost almost half the necklace price.I’ve actually been using gold filled clasps for casual strands given gold prices. Wen and some overseas sellers often have simple gold ball clasps that are pretty affordable.