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Daisys and Diamonds

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This is me with no neck and no chin
I had to give my original piercing a break
ive had them pierced for over 25 years but they did not enjoy wearing screw backs
I just love these dangles that came via some PSer pear peeps
i wanted to put Andrew's studs in too but my ears needed a day off
the gold top pair are from Gary many years ago
I told them id like them for my birthday and he wrote me a check
As i was just going to work i realizes my gold necklase and pendants are too dressy so i wore mum's tiger eye my sister rejected

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Ann

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The length is kind of inbetween right now, I'm going add in the rest of the loose pearls and see if 27" sits better on me.

This is today's wrist stack. Still need to remove one pearl from each bracelet because they keep sliding all over my forearm and the clacking makes me anxious.

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Looking thru all the beautiful pics here! I have a question that has been bugging me, but it looks like this picture just answered it. I'm assuming it's safe to stack pearls? What about stacking a pearl bracelet against a gold bracelet?
 

ForteKitty

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Looking thru all the beautiful pics here! I have a question that has been bugging me, but it looks like this picture just answered it. I'm assuming it's safe to stack pearls? What about stacking a pearl bracelet against a gold bracelet?

I am still paranoid! Walked around with my arm parallel to the floor and there was minimal clacking... then promptly removed one after the pictures. It's supposed to be fine to stack pearls together, but I can't get past the paranoia. Definitely wouldn't stack with gold though.
 

ForteKitty

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Speaking of paranoid, I just put this together. I bought two bracelet strands and harvested the most metallic coppery pink/mauve/purples into a single strand. (no pics, had to re-string because it was too long) These are the leftovers, mixed with some gold filled/vermeil beads and a vermeil magnetic clasp. I'm too lazy to deal with real clasps. When open, it looks most ombre. Think I need to mix up the gold beads a bit more because they tend to line up next to each other when worn even though they aren't placed symmetrically.

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yssie

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Looking thru all the beautiful pics here! I have a question that has been bugging me, but it looks like this picture just answered it. I'm assuming it's safe to stack pearls? What about stacking a pearl bracelet against a gold bracelet?
I am still paranoid! Walked around with my arm parallel to the floor and there was minimal clacking... then promptly removed one after the pictures. It's supposed to be fine to stack pearls together, but I can't get past the paranoia. Definitely wouldn't stack with gold though.
:lol:

I feel like it’s one of those things that technically, yeah, not stacking is better than stacking, but the damage you do is sooooo minimal compared to how much you might enjoy wearing them together...

I mostly only use flat gold ball clasps without a ton of texture, though. I do worry about gold filigree or non-burnished diamonds rubbing nacre all day long - that seems much more damaging! My two GSS strands are the only two that have textured clasps and I won’t wear them with other valuable pearls.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Speaking of paranoid, I just put this together. I bought two bracelet strands and harvested the most metallic coppery pink/mauve/purples into a single strand. (no pics, had to re-string because it was too long) These are the leftovers, mixed with some gold filled/vermeil beads and a vermeil magnetic clasp. I'm too lazy to deal with real clasps. When open, it looks most ombre. Think I need to mix up the gold beads a bit more because they tend to line up next to each other when worn even though they aren't placed symmetrically.

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That's a rather lovelly creation especially from left overs !
I must say i like the ombre
Do they fit as a choker ?

One day im going to change everything i own to a magnetic clasp !
I only have one on a fabulous fashion type pendent of a stone i can't remember
it is a joy to wear !!!!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Hmmmmm its only just 5.30 here
If its this dark why didn't the stupid flash work !
Anyway i was all dressed up with nowhere to go
we were going off to the shops to buy a new microwave but it was awfully bright for Gary's eyes so we stayed home

Now only grandma's brooch is left of my finery
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MakingTheGrade

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My baroque pear strand. The clasp is an ebony ball that is removable and can be changed for a baroque pear clasp for an ‘endless’ look.

This size looks great on you! Can I ask how big the pearls are?
 

MakingTheGrade

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I agree! I find baroques very natural and elegant. Would love to own a long strand with big baroques or Tahitians.

Yes! You absolutely should.
I found it hard to find a commercial medley strand I liked so ended up buying separate bracelets and necklaces and combining them (it’s what my cat is wearing in my avatar). Super fun to wear and I get a lot of complements on it since it’s unusual. You would rock a long Tahitian strand.
 

Acinom

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Yes! You absolutely should.
I found it hard to find a commercial medley strand I liked so ended up buying separate bracelets and necklaces and combining them (it’s what my cat is wearing in my avatar). Super fun to wear and I get a lot of complements on it since it’s unusual. You would rock a long Tahitian strand.

That looks great on your cat
What a super luxurious strand. Do you have a thread for that piece? Would love to see more pics
 

MakingTheGrade

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That looks great on your cat
What a super luxurious strand. Do you have a thread for that piece? Would love to see more pics


It was a super fun project and I’m happy with my 3 piece set that lets me wear them in different ways and lengths. It’s a very impactful look at a fraction of what I’d spend on anything diamond haha.
 

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Wearing my Tahitian pearl strand today. I have 3 pearl strands in total: the white South Sea pearls, the white Baroque strand and the Thahitian pearls.
I am sooooo inspired by the harvest strand that @MakingTheGrade created and I love the combo with blue Akoya’s. Perhaps I will have a shopping spree next year
 

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Wearing my Tahitian pearl strand today. I have 3 pearl strands in total: the white South Sea pearls, the white Baroque strand and the Thahitian pearls.
I am sooooo inspired by the harvest strand that @MakingTheGrade created and I love the combo with blue Akoya’s. Perhaps I will have a shopping spree next year

I actually have some blue akoya extras I can list on LT if you’re interested. I’m too lazy to generally list things these days but can if it’s helpful
 

Acinom

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I actually have some blue akoya extras I can list on LT if you’re interested. I’m too lazy to generally list things these days but can if it’s helpful

Oooh, sounds very tempting. This was actually intended as a long term project, but would love to see your loose pearls and pricing
 

MakingTheGrade

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Sure, here’s a link to the thread when I got the strand.

Doing the math it comes out to 22$/pearl
 

Acinom

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Sure, here’s a link to the thread when I got the strand.

Doing the math it comes out to 22$/pearl

Loooove these! Looking forward to see these on LT❤️
How many loose blue pearls in total?
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Wearing my Tahitian pearl strand today. I have 3 pearl strands in total: the white South Sea pearls, the white Baroque strand and the Thahitian pearls.
I am sooooo inspired by the harvest strand that @MakingTheGrade created and I love the combo with blue Akoya’s. Perhaps I will have a shopping spree next year

Oh those are lovelly
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