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Brass and funky pearls

About this design:

This necklace is 33 inches long. I attached the brass ring to the chain with spring jump rings and added a brass daisy charm inside the ring. I wired wrapped some funky pears to it. I came across a pearl book last year, that I now wish I had purchased, it stated that there are oyster farmers in China who push out the pearls before they mature. These are the what the pearls look like. I forget the exact name that was stated in the book.

Components:

Brass chain, ring, spring jump rings, daisy charm, pearls

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  1. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    If they are flat with a blob on one end they are called blister pearls; rectangular-ish and even would be biwa pearls(these are only what I have heard most sellers call them over the years).
    Interesting necklace, I love the heavy brass chain with the deep maroon of the pearl.

  2. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Though, they could also be baroque pearls.

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Love this necklace! The asymmetrical design is perfect! I think using the unique shape of the pearls was a great choice. Great job Bev!

  4. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thanks, ladies! Stingray – I think it was blister pearls. They are definitely not baroque. I have worked with a lot of baroque pearls.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I also love this necklace BevB. A substantial piece without looking heavy. Nice execution. Love those funky pearls.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    This is such a neat design. The pearls and the chain are a great match. Thanks for showing what it looks like when you wear it.

  7. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thanks, ladies!

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the design and the way you have placed the pearls. It makes their uniqueness more obvious.

    They are wild pearls and they are called blister pearls. I sold a necklace made with blister pearls to the husband of a friend. It was a gift for her for some special occasion. The next time I saw the guy he asked me if I had any more pieces of jewelry made with those deviant pearls. Before this tale was finished the pearls had morphed into perverted pearls. So you can take your pick of what to call them…. blister pearls, deviant pearls, perverted pearls or wild pearls. :D

  9. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thanks for the story LRC!

  10. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I love this lovely asymmetrical necklace.

  11. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thanks, Pam!

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The hanging pearls create an interesting focal point in the necklace especially with their rich color. I agree with the others that the heavier dual-linked brass chain works well for this design. Embellishing chain is great fun with so many options available to us.

  13. BevB
    BevB says:

    Yes it is CC.

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