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lucida818

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@lucida818 I thought I had replied, but this has been a crazy week. I am so sorry for the delay. There are many tutorials on YouTube. I found one that seems pretty clear.

I recommend Pattye for supplies. You'll need a needle and appropriate thread/silk for your pearls. There are different thicknesses of thread. You'll also need gimp/french wire (superfine coiled metal to protect the thread from cutting on the clasp) and tweezers. You may also need a pearl reamer at some point. Also, a felted beading board to lay your creations in the right order. Those are easy to pick up on Amazon.


It takes practice, but it is do-able. Good luck!

Thanks so much @MMtwo for getting back, really appreciate that =)2 =)2 Will look through & practice on cheaper strand of freshie (will buy just for this purpose).
Thanks again :)
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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I like the pearl size on both strands. I think you would like #3 better than 4. While 4 is gorgeous, strand 3 is a bit smoother and IMHO more elegant which is more in line with the other strands in your collection.
 

MakingTheGrade

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I like the pearl size on both strands. I think you would like #3 better than 4. While 4 is gorgeous, strand 3 is a bit smoother and IMHO more elegant which is more in line with the other strands in your collection.

It also helps that #3 is a few hundred cheaper...
I agree that I like the sizes. There 10-14mm
 

CMN

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Does #4 have marginally better luster? I can’t see any other difference between the two to warrant the price differential particularly given that #3 seems to have better shape and is more uniform.

Can anyone else see a difference and enlighten me?
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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Does #4 have marginally better luster? I can’t see any other difference between the two to warrant the price differential particularly given that #3 seems to have better shape and is more uniform.

Can anyone else see a difference and enlighten me?

It's hard to tell but from the pictures I am guessing that strand #4 has a deeper golden color.
 

yssie

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Restrung these yesterday and really happy with how they turned out!! Loving the bubble style - so wearable ::)

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Nicer pearls are in the left strand...
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Lisa Loves Shiny

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Restrung these yesterday and really happy with how they turned out!! Loving the bubble style - so wearable ::)

81AF7C45-0C80-4744-8127-1BB4615DBF4F.jpeg
5486DFA4-26CD-461F-94A9-A0B3F05DA8A3.jpeg
831A26C7-5892-48BD-A98D-7C4D3AF5A30C.jpeg

Nicer pearls are in the left strand...
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409A371C-567E-4C58-976A-C01BD4299BB0.jpeg

The gold standard in golden SS pearls! Kitty is gorgeous too!
 

yssie

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Got a few more photos today ::) Sorry for the thread spam folks, I'm just seriously stoked about these :bigsmile: They're super cute, super easy to wear, and SO much more cost-effective than my original #GSSGrandPlan!!

32 deep gold GSS, all from the fabulous Pearl Paradise :love: (18 ) 10-12mm, (1) 9-10mm, and (13) 7-9mm. I used the same clasp on both so they can double up ::)

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lissyflo

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Got a few more photos today ::) Sorry for the thread spam folks, I'm just seriously stoked about these :bigsmile: They're super cute, super easy to wear, and SO much more cost-effective than my original #GSSGrandPlan!!

32 deep gold GSS, all from the fabulous Pearl Paradise :love: (18) 10-12mm, (1) 9-10mm, and (13) 7-9mm. I used the same clasp on both so they can double up ::)

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These look soooo good! I love your picture a bit up-thread where they’re crossed over each other - it’s really striking.
 
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