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iyaasgilang

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i need help to identify what was i found a few days ago,is it real baroque pearl?,i found at the beach at my home place.thank you so much and best regards. IMG_20190120_094813.jpg IMG_20190120_095120.jpg IMG_20190120_095641.jpg IMG_20190120_110432.jpg IMG_20190120_110518.jpg IMG_20190120_110537.jpg IMG_20190120_110614.jpg
 

pearlsngems

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iyaasgilang, those are pieces of shell. It looks like they may have been smoothed and worn down by the water. They are not pearls.
 

justpeachy

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Here's the new addition, my lil' peacock Tahitian (:

I used purple leather cord instead of my usual antiqued brown leather and the bracelet has quickly became a staple in my wardrobe. Making them is a lot of fun and I love how they look!

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i am obsessed! did you put it on the cord yourself? or would you mind sharing where you got it? i'd love a similar one
 

737lizakg

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First post on the pearl side of PS, bought these for a friend. But iveI not seen anything similar posted here yet so thought I would share. Very casual pearls threaded with a thin 18k band so that you can spin the pearls around. Fun way to dress down pearls. I got her the more affordable pearls, as the Tahitians were lovely but twice the price. I live in an expensive city:cry2:
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737lizakg

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@lilmosun I cant find the Etsy vendor who made your earrings, could you please provide a link, is that allowed? (Because I love them! )
 

lilmosun

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Gloria27

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Aw, thank you!
I think this might be my first and last DIY, I almost failed at bending that wire nicely. I'll leave it to the professionals next time, this was more like an experiment done with improper tools and just enough materials for two tries.
 

stracci2000

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It's gorgeous!
Good job on the wire wrapping.
It can be hard to get a neat, uniform wrap, especially up against a pearl without scratching it. You did great!
 

Gloria27

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It's gorgeous!
Good job on the wire wrapping.
It can be hard to get a neat, uniform wrap, especially up against a pearl without scratching it. You did great!
Thanks! It is a miracleI've actually managed to do this :lol:

No specific tools were used, just grabbed the smallest pliers from the garage, all the work was done on my lap or on my glass desk, in front of my PC...:whistle:
Created the end loops using a metal rod (I first tried a bamboo skewer but it was too soft), and wrapped against it. It was difficult not having anything attached to a fixed point like a vice or something.
I had two 14k gold beads to place last, next to the outer pearls but I managed to crush one (they were paper thin) when I wrapped the wire so I ditched them and started again. Pearls did not get scratched because I worked with the full lenght of the wire (1 foot piece) and cut it when I was done wrapping.

I have a crystal point that I might try to wire wrap one day, but I will definitely first attempt this using copper wire.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Aw, thank you!
I think this might be my first and last DIY, I almost failed at bending that wire nicely. I'll leave it to the professionals next time, this was more like an experiment done with improper tools and just enough materials for two tries.
shuuuuuush
don't tell anyone outside of PS
they look absolutely lovelly
 

LisaRN

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Oh dear, from other commentators on a separate post about these same “pearls” it seems like I may have bought glass beads instead! :cry2:

Is there a way I can ask the forum to remove my prior post as so not to confuse others?
Hi Pinkmartini. Love your radiant smile btw. To ask the moderator to remove the post just hit the "report concern" button and ask them to remove the post.
 

Unobuck19

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Hello!
Im looking to buy hanadama pearls from Pure Pearls Has anyone worked with them recently?
Or who would you recommend.
Im looking for some simple pearl studs and necklace. for now lol
Thanks!
 

cmd2014

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Hello!
Im looking to buy hanadama pearls from Pure Pearls Has anyone worked with them recently?
Or who would you recommend.
Im looking for some simple pearl studs and necklace. for now lol
Thanks!
I bought Tahitians from Pure Pearls a few years ago, and was very happy with both the quality of what I received and the service. I haven't purchased anything recently, but they have an excellent return policy, so you wouldn't be at much risk in taking advantage of the sale they have going on right now and seeing whether you are pleased with the purchase, as it would not be an issue to return them.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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i know nothing about pearls except you have to take care of them and they like to be worn
would some lovelly knowledgeable person like to tell me what males the different colours on natural pearls (that arnt artificially dyed)
i mean i know a NZ paua (abalone) pearl is blue because the shell is blue
but im talking about tradional pearl colours -
like what makes a pearl cream and not white or golden ?
thank you
 

lucida818

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i know nothing about pearls except you have to take care of them and they like to be worn
would some lovelly knowledgeable person like to tell me what males the different colours on natural pearls (that arnt artificially dyed)
i mean i know a NZ paua (abalone) pearl is blue because the shell is blue
but im talking about tradional pearl colours -
like what makes a pearl cream and not white or golden ?
thank you
In general, gold lipped oysters (Pinctada Maxima) produce gold pearls, white lipped oysters produce white pearls & black lipped oysters (Pinctada Margaritifera) produce black ones. Is this what you mean?
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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In general, gold lipped oysters (Pinctada Maxima) produce gold pearls, white lipped oysters produce white pearls & black lipped oysters (Pinctada Margaritifera) produce black ones. Is this what you mean?
that's good enough for me
thank you lucida818 =)2
i had a feeling it would be pretty simple
 
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