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Lisa Loves Shiny

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In an interesting turn of events ....here i was thinking im just not into pearl bracelets but i really wanted to admite the lovelly lavender in my new necklase that came from the very lovelly and generouse @Lisa Loves Shiny

However i am too clumsy so its probably a one off look
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I think it looks lovely on your wrist and a great idea to have fun with your pearls.
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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Blue Tahitians, 8-10mm and very glow-y. They can glow like “miracle” beads. :bigsmile:

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The best word to describe this gorgeous strand is "luscious."

Wearing keshi pendant on some ancient Rice Krispie pearls along with purple pecan earrings. Also wearing Pat McGrath “Fuchsia Perfect” blitz trance lipstick cuz I love sparkle LOL 324E166C-E1F9-428C-8003-03DA723C1E1E.jpeg
I love this look so much! Not only strikingly beautiful, but it really exemplifies how Chinese FW pearl shapes started, and where we are at today.

Today- I am wearing a Tahitian strand that I re-worked today. I added one baroque pearl onto the strand to make the graduation a bit more harmonious.

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The best word to describe this gorgeous strand is "luscious."


I love this look so much! Not only strikingly beautiful, but it really exemplifies how Chinese FW pearl shapes started, and where we are at today.

Today- I am wearing a Tahitian strand that I re-worked today. I added one baroque pearl onto the strand to make the graduation a bit more harmonious.

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This necklace is so gorgeous!
Are you using silicone bumpers? Or are those knots?
I am restringing some pearls, and I'm not sure if I like the bumpers or not. I have not seen any firsthand.
 

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This necklace is so gorgeous!
Are you using silicone bumpers? Or are those knots?
I am restringing some pearls, and I'm not sure if I like the bumpers or not. I have not seen any firsthand.

Thank you Stracci2000! This strand is a combo. The first eight pearls on each side are knotted, and the rest of the strand has bead bumpers. I love bead bumpers and have 3 strands with them. The issue I run into is that they can be hard to find in the silver color I like. I think they look very good with pearls and I like that I run less risk in getting a knot stuck in a pearl when I take apart a strand to rework it.
 
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Thank you Stracci2000! This strand is a combo. The first eight pearls on each side are knotted, and the rest of the strand has bead bumpers. I love bead bumpers and have 3 strands with them. The issue I run into is that they can be hard to find in the silver color I like. I think they look very good with pearls and I like that I run less risk in getting a knot stuck in a pearl when take apart a strand to rework it.

Thanks for the info on the bumpers.
I find it challenging to find the right cord thickness to get the right size knot.
I guess I have to buy all the sizes of string that I can find, take it all home, and experiment.
It is hard to tell, while standing in the craft store, what size is correct.
 

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Thanks for the info on the bumpers.
I find it challenging to find the right cord thickness to get the right size knot.
I guess I have to buy all the sizes of string that I can find, take it all home, and experiment.
It is hard to tell, while standing in the craft store, what size is correct.

May I suggest you enlist the help and purchase your thread from Pattye on Etsy. She is where I get my pearl thread and will always lead you in the right direction when it comes to purchasing the right thread size and any question you have on knotting.


 

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May I suggest you enlist the help and purchase your thread from Pattye on Etsy. She is where I get my pearl thread and will always lead you in the right direction when it comes to purchasing the right thread size and any question you have on knotting.



I abolutely will! Thanks for the tip.
I see that she has green!!! I have nephrite beads that need restringing, and I was having real trouble finding green cord!
 

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I abolutely will! Thanks for the tip.
I see that she has green!!! I have nephrite beads that need restringing, and I was having real trouble finding green cord!

I actually strung the strand you liked using the color leaf. My go to for Tahitians is leaf, plum, burgundy or royal blue. For blue and natural color Akoyas I choose mist, sky or stone. For pastel FW's you can never go wrong with lilac, violet or pink. The pink thread is actually a muted rose which is stunning with any peach, pink or lavender FW pearls.

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I actually strung the strand you liked using the color leaf. My go to for Tahitians is leaf, plum, burgundy or royal blue. For blue and natural color Akoyas I choose mist, sky or stone. For pastel FW's you can never go wrong with lilac, violet or pink. The pink thread is actually a muted rose which is stunning with any peach, pink or lavender FW pearls.

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I am just now realizing that I am surrounded by bead stores in my town. Why didn't I think of this sooner?
I know all about the jewelry supply shops, where I buy my silver supplies.
But I just found at least 6 bead supply shops in the vicinity, and one that I drive by all the time. So maybe I'll pop in and see what I can find.
 
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