- Mar 2, 2009
I love, love, love the liquidy-looking lustre on your bracelet! Colors are beautiful! What size are the pearls, they look huge on you! A good thing, IMO.
These circles were describe as top luster and I do think the luster is better than their aaa ones in my medley strands
These look AMAZING. Totally wearable trio!! And the new CMW pearls, they look exactly like what I’d expect compared to the vendor pic - very honest seller!!
We need pics of the necklaces on!!
Haha I totally get agonizing over which pearl to remove. The current lineup is colourful and balanced, it’s a hard choice... But you *have* to keep is the gold opposite the clasp. Cause I want you to keep that one.
The pearls are beautiful!
It does seem the loops of gimp are larger than necessary. If you restring and make smaller, snugger gimp loops you may not even need to remove a pearl.
What size gimp did you use? I find that using a narrower diameter gimp (and a better metal) allows me to make smaller, neater loops. With white metal clasps I use 0.8mm sterling silver gimp from Fire Mountain Gems -- https://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h202132fd. It looks like it's on backorder right now.
With a yellow gold clasp I use their 0.8mm vermeil gimp (i.e. gold plated over sterling silver)-- https://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h202129fd -- also on backorder.
I used to buy base metal gimp (gold tone or silver tone) but I found it to be stiffer, and the coils didn't overlap as well. That made for large loops.
If buying non-precious metal look for Fine, not Medium, gimp.