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Do Pearls Sparkle?

About this design:

I think this question was posed in The Glare Beware! blingy challenge.

I don't know. Do they sparkle, or do they shine?


Large hole pearls, 1mm leather cord, pave bead, button clasp.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Bee yoo tee fulllll!! SHine/sparkle, close enough! :) I love it when I find pearls with big holes! They are too few and far between! You have a fab necklace here, Hon!!

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Sparkle or shine, this necklace would be my go-to accessory for casual or dressy. Lovely.

  3. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful. I just ordered large hole beads. Can’t wait to get started.

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Very elegant.

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    They shine and sparkle! This is a beautiful piece! Elegant, yet, casual enough to wear with jeans! I love it!

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hmmm Sparkle? Shine? Shimmer? Glow? Whatever, we love them!!! 8)

    What a gorgeous bracelet & necklace, Susie — love the colors & designs! Hugs! :D

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    They gleam. Lovely piece!

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Do pearls sparkle or shine? BOTH! :)
    This is SO cool. Love the leather cord. Gives it a funky elegant vibe.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Totally love it! I love pearls in an unexpected setting. Where on earth did you get large hole pearls? And what color is that? If you look closely into a pearl there is sparkle.

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  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this, and yes where did you find the large hole pearls, or did you enlarged the holes yourself with the bead reamer?

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I love love LOVE pearls! These I got at my local bead shop. They are such an interesting color…not grey, not silver, nor lavender, but a blend…I had a hard time deciding what color leather to use, as each color brought out a different undertone of the pearls! I have a few more strands that I got at a bead show, and a few more from the bead shop. I love pairing them with leather!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I also love your choice of using leather with the pearls — very edgy! 8)

  14. Elis Mom
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  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    Awesome design :D If they sparkle? I think I still think that they shine ;) Might be pearls that sparkle but not all I think :)

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