- Feb 2, 2011
LisaRN do you mind sharing who you purchased those two strands from?
The baroque pearls were purchased from Northwest Designs on Etsy. I asked for them to be sent unstrung so I could check the nacre thickness. Nacre is thick without dull spots.LisaRN do you mind sharing who you purchased those two strands from?
These are really beautiful LisaRN! I just looked at the etsy shop WenPearls and they have some gorgeous options - almost overwhelming for me how many different kinds of pearls they have! How did you get started stringing your own pearls? Do you make a lot of jewelry? I would never think to do that - so I am very impressed.The baroque pearls were purchased from Northwest Designs on Etsy. I asked for them to be sent unstrung so I could check the nacre thickness. Nacre is thick without dull spots.
Second strand is from Wen Pearls on Etsy. For this strand I bought her high grade earring pearls to make the strand. I have done this to create Tahitian, South Sea and metallic freshwater necklaces from her. Here are some of my Wen Pearl necklace creations. The metallic FW is a different necklace then the one pictured in my previous post.
The wrinkly skinned baroque Tahitian strand is probably one of my favorite necklaces. My Iphone can't capture how pretty it is in real life.
Thank you @OdetteOdile - that is very nice of you to say.These are really beautiful LisaRN! I just looked at the etsy shop WenPearls and they have some gorgeous options - almost overwhelming for me how many different kinds of pearls they have! How did you get started stringing your own pearls? Do you make a lot of jewelry? I would never think to do that - so I am very impressed.
Wow - thank you for all the information! I am now intrigued with the thought of making my own pearl bracelet. I am going to try to watch the pearl stringing videos. Thank you for the tips in regards to Wen Pearls too! Your purple baroque strand is absolutely gorgeous!Thank you @OdetteOdile - that is very nice of you to say.
I got started stringing pearls after joining a popular pearl forum. The members there had posted threads with links to pearl stringing tutorials and one member has an Etsy store that sells inexpensive pearl stringing thread, gimp and needles. It is super easy to string pearls and once I got started I couldn't stop. Lol. You can also search Youtube and find a few different ways to string pearls and gemstone beads.There are also videos on how to wire wrap pearls and gemstone beads to make tin cup necklaces and earrings.
A tip for buying from Wenpearls is to buy her AAA or AAA+ grade pearls, look at the pictures closely (save the photos and enlarge them) and ask for more pictures if you are not sure. If you are buying Tahitians from her I have found that she puts more value on the roundness of the pearl vs. the luster. So make sure you are looking closely on how lustrous the pearls are. I also avoid her grey Tahitians and choose those she lists as peacock, purple, or green for the most part.
Here are is my new yummy FW purple baroque bead nucleated strand.
@Pinkmartini87 - I will try to get some for you. Li sent me some new strands that are even prettier than these. I think I will start a thread when my latest strand arrives. Here is a preview - one of the new strands which I love, love, love!!!!
wow@Pinkmartini87 - Not the greatest photo (My IPhone hates pearls) but here is the strand you asked about. This strand is the lightest purple of my newest strands.
When I compare these strands to my all nacre lavender strands there is just no comparison. The Edisons beat out the all nacre strands in regards to intensity of color. But there is something special about all nacre FW lavenders and I still love them.
Thank You! 10.5 to the largest pearl which is 13mm. On the colorful strand some of the pearls are bi-colored. One pearl is lavender on one side fading to gold, another is lavender on one side and rose on the other.wow
they are gorgeous
May i ask what size they are please?
I remember reading this 2015 blog post from Pearls of Joy.
Hi Katbran. Very interesting. Are treated Tahitians prevalent? What type of treatments are being done? Thanks!Yes, all freshwater Blacks are dyed. Colour enhancement is an issue with many pearls as they often don't disclose. I'm very careful where I buy my Tahitians and Gold South Sea as many of the less expensive ones have had treatment. In pearls as in many things, you do get what you pay for.. the good thing is though if you don't pay much then you can consider it the same as a piece of costume jewellery. I've seen plastic bead bracelets from designers that sold for 350$ so ... no harm no foul