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MakingTheGrade

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Sooooo turns out that while I like the look of the asymmetrical chain, it was a bit too heavy and swingy and annoying to wear.

Decided to restring the akoyas with some 24k gold beads and black spinel beads and some 5mm seed pearls I got from wen pearls (they’re mediocre but in the back so you can’t really see them). Made a choker which so far I’m finding much comfier.

As for the long chain, I think I’ll just make it a simple tin cup with 7-8
Circle Tahitians and call it a day!

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Daisys and Diamonds

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Sooooo turns out that while I like the look of the asymmetrical chain, it was a bit too heavy and swingy and annoying to wear.

Decided to restring the akoyas with some 24k gold beads and black spinel beads and some 5mm seed pearls I got from wen pearls (they’re mediocre but in the back so you can’t really see them). Made a choker which so far I’m finding much comfier.

As for the long chain, I think I’ll just make it a simple tin cup with 7-8
Circle Tahitians and call it a day!

4C40AB24-DFF6-4199-84BF-6D72D0A615C4.jpeg B780B726-9610-4C87-BAB8-0085F6687A8B.jpeg D5341439-E032-4B23-A999-179FEF010D91.jpeg 6AB2EE19-E130-4598-BA80-6038022847A2.jpeg 89753994-D65F-4B44-86DA-449440EEFDF8.jpeg F12A7493-4E0F-4DB8-98C5-ECA44813E9B3.jpeg

after the pandemic i want a job where you work
just to see what you made last night, every day :appl:
 

MakingTheGrade

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Haha I had a day of all meetings that didn’t really relate to me so I turned off camera and did this...


For anyone curious about the wen seed pearls, I ordered the 5-5.5mm.
They are ok. Some are great and some are meh, not very uniform in luster or drilling or sizes.

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Daisys and Diamonds

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Haha I had a day of all meetings that didn’t really relate to me so I turned off camera and did this...


For anyone curious about the wen seed pearls, I ordered the 5-5.5mm.
They are ok. Some are great and some are meh, not very uniform in luster or drilling or sizes.

2CD74613-0A95-483A-BC30-756E1F605FE9.jpeg
they look a nice size, good for future reference thank you

i think i took a look at that place the other day
the price looked ok (i have no idea what is good and what isnt - sometimes it just converts to NZ$$ to a price that is just too scary)

do you buy like 500 at a time?
 

lucky7355

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Sooooo turns out that while I like the look of the asymmetrical chain, it was a bit too heavy and swingy and annoying to wear.

Decided to restring the akoyas with some 24k gold beads and black spinel beads and some 5mm seed pearls I got from wen pearls (they’re mediocre but in the back so you can’t really see them). Made a choker which so far I’m finding much comfier.

As for the long chain, I think I’ll just make it a simple tin cup with 7-8
Circle Tahitians and call it a day!

4C40AB24-DFF6-4199-84BF-6D72D0A615C4.jpeg B780B726-9610-4C87-BAB8-0085F6687A8B.jpeg D5341439-E032-4B23-A999-179FEF010D91.jpeg 6AB2EE19-E130-4598-BA80-6038022847A2.jpeg 89753994-D65F-4B44-86DA-449440EEFDF8.jpeg F12A7493-4E0F-4DB8-98C5-ECA44813E9B3.jpeg

This is a really fun look too! I love the pendant as a brooch as well.
 

lucky7355

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Thanks! I actually wear it more often as a brooch at work since I have to wear an ID lanyard.

Just for completion, here’s the chain now with just circles. Hopefully the
Final form but who knows. I’m so all over!
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Oh I love the double strand look like this with the choker length and and long chain. ❤️
 

MakingTheGrade

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Thanks! I debated between using Tahitians instead of gold beads since the gold beads have giaaaaaant holes (they were originally made to be on a woven bracelet) which is why they’re flanked by spinel beads. But I think I like the look of the gold beads more. And I didn’t want to seem too matchy match haha
 

MakingTheGrade

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they look a nice size, good for future reference thank you

i think i took a look at that place the other day
the price looked ok (i have no idea what is good and what isnt - sometimes it just converts to NZ$$ to a price that is just too scary)

do you buy like 500 at a time?

You can actually by them in pretty small amounts if you want! I got 20 but you can go as low as units of 5.
 

lucky7355

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It's so versatile! Event the cat looks good. I just love the green MOP motif you chose to go with. :kiss2: It just plays off the natural characteristic of the pearl and the rose gold ties it all together. If you ever get bored of it, just let me know. :lol-2:
 

MakingTheGrade

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It's so versatile! Event the cat looks good. I just love the green MOP motif you chose to go with. :kiss2: It just plays off the natural characteristic of the pearl and the rose gold ties it all together. If you ever get bored of it, just let me know. :lol-2:

Maybe if I ever find a 4ct fancy gray diamond to upgrade to...hehe
 

oceanblue

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What size did you have the holes drilled to make the circle pearl bracelet? You have inspired me to have go at making my own creations in 2021!
 
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