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Good morning pearl queens.... Time to start a new thread I see. The coffee pot is on with a new blend from SB. Chocolate Pearl blend... Smells great. I will be around with the pot in a few minutes... Anyone for one of Crusty's freshly baked cinnamon rolls?

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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newberry1285772888.382852 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007So California

Love Crusty's cinnamon rolls {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Good morning Ezzy that coffee smells good too so I think I will have a cup.

"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind."

 -Dr. Seuss

lavenderju­nkie1285775907.39713104 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Morning ladies. The cinnamon rolls smell yummy. I notice you added a casino to the cafe....what a great way to pool all our pearl money. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

imluckylady1285780489.833636 PostsRegistered 2/8/2010

New digs today! Glad to see everyone found the cafe!! You just never know when webbie will strike!

I'm still working with PK1 on the Tahitian strand but I suspect I won't be able to get the one I really want for the great price they were asking. We'll see!

Have a great day! LL

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esmeraldag­ooch1285783384.9212196 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Yes, We got some new slots that take in coins, but pay out in pearls... I was over there this morning using my tip money. Didn't get any pearls in payouts, but I am optimistic.

They replaced the ball in the roulette wheel with a big black tahitian... Pretty{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

katie girl1285788407.383583 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008New Jersey
On 9/29/2010 esmeraldagooch said:

Yes, We got some new slots that take in coins, but pay out in pearls... I was over there this morning using my tip money. Didn't get any pearls in payouts, but I am optimistic.

They replaced the ball in the roulette wheel with a big black tahitian... Pretty{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

I am loving the new cafe/bar/casino. Sorry I missed the first pot of coffee this morning but I had to get to work. Save me a cinnamon roll for tomorrow.

We have an out of town game tonite- the first since returning from his injury. He is excited because he gets to wear his new gk jersey. It's the color of a black pearl with a diagonal green stripe.

Have fun tonite.

spoiled rotten pearl shopper and soccer nut

ladycd1285846973.6571626 PostsRegistered 2/3/2007

Goodmorning PQ's amd PK's

WOW it has been awhile since I was able to stop into the cafe for a cup of Decaf.... love the new Pearl Cafe..... alot of changes I see.

I hope everyone is well, and good to see the PQ'S still posting and enjoying their love of pearls.

Well things have changed somewhat for me since I last stopped in for a visit. I was offered a wonderful job, which I could not refuse, so needless to say I am busy, and working very hard. The wonderful thing about my new job is I work with my DH so life is good.... I am wearing all my pearls everyday, and no new pearls have been added. I have taken on a project tho, I have gone to my trusted jeweler and she has put these wonderful 14k gold magnets on each one of my strands. These magnets will never betray me, they are like opening fort knox, but no more fiddling with those nasty fish hooks. I LOVE that I did this to my strands. I wear them without worry of loosing them too. Every week I took two strands to be done, and I only have one more strand to go my lavenders. These magnets are the same size and shape of my pearls so you can not even tell from looking at them they blend in with my pearls. My golden Akoya's have a yellow gold magent etc....

My big purchase has been these devine 14k yellow gold lever back citrine earrings. OMG they were love at first site for me. IMPULSE BUY but I will get every penney' s worth of them. These are the kind of earrings I will wear the rest of my life... The citrine is Madera Citrine, with a cut I can not even explain. They were a BIG purchase, but what the heck I'm working now right{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

I truly hope you all had a wonderful summer, and a great fall ahead. Think of you all often, infact everytime I slip one of those pearl necklaces on I think of the Queens and Kings...

Hope all of you are well, the coffee is delicious, take care all.

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Wear your pearls everyday, and be touched by Pearly Greatness!

katie girl1285851445.23583 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008New Jersey
On 9/30/2010 ladycd said:

Goodmorning PQ's amd PK's

WOW it has been awhile since I was able to stop into the cafe for a cup of Decaf.... love the new Pearl Cafe..... alot of changes I see.

I hope everyone is well, and good to see the PQ'S still posting and enjoying their love of pearls.

Well things have changed somewhat for me since I last stopped in for a visit. I was offered a wonderful job, which I could not refuse, so needless to say I am busy, and working very hard. The wonderful thing about my new job is I work with my DH so life is good.... I am wearing all my pearls everyday, and no new pearls

Ladycd so nice to see you and hear that everything is going well. Working with your dh seems like a great thing but what is even better is that you get to wear your pearls all the time. I just started a new job as well but don't wear my pearls as much depending on what I will be up to each day. LOVE this new job. I spent 27 years in a negative work environment and am now in a stress free positive environment.

The new citrine earrings sound beautiful. I have one pair but it is not madera which has a richer color. Enjoy them.

ezzy great pot of coffee today and thanks for saving me a cinnamon roll. It is just perfect and made me smile all the way to my toes {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}.

last night's game was 20 miles from home and we made it on time despite traffic. It was excellent and and a nail biter. These 2 teams are competitively matched. In the end we won 5-4. We play them on our own turf this Sunday.

Have to get ready for work. Have a great day.

spoiled rotten pearl shopper and soccer nut

imluckylady1285861275.177636 PostsRegistered 2/8/2010

ladycd - Nice to hear from you! I'm glad you got a job you love working with your DH but who's the boss? Neither of you - or both?!?!??! Guess you can't gossip around the water cooler about your marriage!! Glad to hear you're wearing pearls everyday and getting magnetic clasps for them! Much, much easier than standard pearl clasps. Did you get your citrine earrings at Q? Would love to see a picture/link!!

katie girl - Congrats on you win last night! Especially an away game!

Ezzy - Love the new cafe casino - I'm headed for the slots!!

Have a great afternooon! LL

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newberry1285901729.1432852 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007So California

Pearl Queens here it is {#emotions_dlg.wub} the first look at the long awaited "souffle" enhancer.

Jeremy is putting to gether for me so it is a work in progress. The "souffle" pearl will have the raspberry point down. The necklace if the solid color ice pink that we all got this spring. So what do you guys think?

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"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind."

 -Dr. Seuss

newberry1285901867.7732852 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007So California

So sorry the picture did not cut and paste I have no clue how to get it to work. I will have to figure out how and try again. Ezzy is usually my go to picture poster girl.

"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind."

 -Dr. Seuss

esmeraldag­ooch1285927998.112196 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

http://tinyurl.com/2bzcqsw

Photo of Newberry's new souffle` enhancer.

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Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

imluckylady1285933084.583636 PostsRegistered 2/8/2010

Love the souffle' enhancer and the ice pink strand! It's a wow piece of pearl jewelry. Enjoy! LL

esmeraldag­ooch1285933240.6312196 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Here is her pearl in the second picture at the bottom. The raspberry tip is much more colorful in natural light. Beautiful Newberry, I can hardly wait to see it when it is done.

http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/freshwater-pearls/4061-souffle-pearls.html

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Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

newberry1285941094.952852 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007So California

Ezzy if I see you in December I will bring it with me!!! Thank you for posting it. I could not figure out how to do it for the life of me. You are the best PQ {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} Now I'm thinking I might need to change the clasp of the strand to a senora clasp. What do you think?

"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind."

 -Dr. Seuss

Sweet Susie1285941253.462471 PostsRegistered 5/23/2007There and Back Again

That souffle pearl is yummy! Thanks for posting the pic!

Hey, did you all see the new PP Tahitian pendant monthly deal? I'm debating...

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"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt

luvsiamese1285965293.5231049 PostsRegistered 9/12/2007NY

Hi to All the PQ’s and PK’s

Stopped by for an afternoon cup of java to pick me up! Everything looks great. Ezzy you do come up with wonderful additions.

Newberry boy that enhancer is just beautiful Love the color I think you will become a pearl designer! Thank you PQ’s for posting the pics. Dreamy and I know you must be anxious to receive it when they are done.

Sweet Susie- Haven’t been over to take a peek, as I just purchased the gem white strand and earrings for my DD wedding. Might show her them tonight. Even if she just wears the earring depending on the type dress she ends up with, it will be a gift to her. Boy I will have to borrow them as I don’t even have a gem set!

Katie Girl- Nice to hear you are working in a stress free job that you like. Hard to come by that’s for sure so congratulations on the win and the job!

Imaluckylady- do tell what Tah you are working on. I do have earrings but someday will get a pendant. PQ's have to keep dreaming

Lavenderjunkie- Are you still layering all your pearls? I see them all over now but none as fashionable as you have described in the past

Ezzy- I am so sorry but I got up very early and snuck into the pearl casino and I did hit some pearl loot. A few 7mm golden akoyas. That brought a smile to my face

Lady CD- nice you had the clasp changed as I was never good with the fishhook types but the balls and hook I can manage. Glad you bought a pair of Madeira citrine earrings. I have a Madeira ring I bought ages ago and snagged a pair of Lagos Madeira earrings from e bay at a wonderful price. Just happened to be lucky that day for sure

Boy do I miss working, and that wonderful paycheck. If this current storm out here takes down my last remaining tree I will be out of my mind! We just replanted to avoid the town fines and in the end with the clean up, permits, crew it was over 4 grand. That would have made a nice deposit on a rare strand of pearls for sure, but actually was needed to keep up with indoor projects.

Seems the knee surg was not successful. I was told up front but took the chance. One thing is the pain is no longer knife stabbing all the time so some good was done. The fix shoulder healed displaced so will never be the same. I am just looking at this as God telling me over and over nursing is done.

I will have to see what I can reinvent myself to do. I haven’t filed for SSD as I have to wait to see if DH will pass the test for the last time. Every six yrs has been horrible and at 62 you are taking it with new grads. He has never worked in OBS (edited by webbie ) and peds and as everything has changed in that world he had to study a lot. So I am holding off as 2 out of work will be the worst case scenario

Well keeping all the PQ’s and PK in my thoughts and prayers. It is nice to stop by and read all the news. Now I have no place to wear my pearls as I don’t want to damage them with the moist heat and then ice they place on my shoulder.

DD just called and invited us over to watch a movie tonight. I wonder if there will be news she wants to deliver or just misses our hanging out time we used to catch now and then. Boy her fiancée loves to clean. Think we can use him at the café so the PQ’s that have been working so hard can take a break!

Love and Blessings to all.{#emotions_dlg.wub}

Luvsiamese
"No day .....but today"- RENT
"Another brick in the road >>>>>>> Keep moving"

dargirl1285992331.2185 PostsRegistered 1/26/2008

Smile

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jaguarette1286031385.31633 PostsRegistered 10/19/2007
On 10/1/2010 Sweet Susie said:

Hey, did you all see the new PP Tahitian pendant monthly deal? I'm debating...

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Very pretty. But I already have several Tahitian pendants, so I think I'll pass on this one. I think this might be my time to finally get a metallic strand, since I'm not coveting much of anything else at the moment.

esmeraldag­ooch1286034195.68712196 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

ddcory, Nice collection of pearls. We sure have missed your posts, can you come back and chat with us?

As for the loose black diamond scratching the Tahitian? I wonder that too. I do wish they had decided on putting a different bale on the piece, I don't like seeing a post in a drilled hole.

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Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

esmeraldag­ooch1286106183.17712196 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Newberry, Do you know if the souffle`pearls will be available in strands? If they are created with pond slime, how thick can you expect the shell to be when they drill the hole and the slime is removed? I was wondering if Blair spoke about them at the Pearl Ruckus last summer.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

LKabong1286127429.30719 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Ezzy, kojimapearl has a couple of stunning souffle strands. She's got a light colored one that has had me drooling for a few weeks now.{#emotions_dlg.tt1} Type "souffle" in the search box and they will both pop up.

newberry1286141213.952852 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007So California

Hi Ezzy, I have not heard if or when the souffle's will be available. They are a new technique the Chinese are experimenting with. They are expensive and not really abundant yet. They were talked about in passing at the Ruckus with examples shown on slides. The talks were amazing between Blaire, Sea of Cortez Pearls - Douglas, Renee Newman author of the "Pearl Buying guide" to name a few. Looking forward to who talks next year. I will ask that question about nacher when I see Jeremy in late October or early November that is after he drills it next week. I have heard that when the fluid drains it is very, very smelly.

Thanks for posting about kojimapearl LKabong. I have a couple of pendent from there I love. I am going to head over there and take a peak at her "souffle" pearls.

"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind."

 -Dr. Seuss

esmeraldag­ooch1286145385.7712196 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

LKabong, Welcome to the Pearl Queen Cafe. Care for a hot cup of Chocolate pearl coffee?

Thank you for the link to the souffle` strands. I am afraid I need much more information on these pearls before I decide to dive in. Do they x-ray them like they do the Tahitians so you can tell how thick the nacre is? Do the strands tend to chip at the drill hole after worn for a while? Do they fill the center with silicone or another filler to stabilize them?

Newberry, I can hardly wait to see your finished enhancer. I would appreicate any information you can find out about them.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

esmeraldag­ooch1286193605.0912196 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Heading out again today. Hope to get some jewelry shop lookie louing in.

Forgot to tell you, while driving home last week we went though Waynesville,NC in the smokey mountains. We stopped for breakfast and had to walk by a independent jewelers on the way to the cafe. They had the front door open and pearls were placed in the case next to the door which drew me in. They had pretty pearls which were were marked with a tag Chatham. I have seen Chatham created gemstone jewelry but not pearls and was surprised and confused.

I was then going to ask the saleswoman about them for more information to find out if they were glass, created/ faux or genuine cultured but my attention got diverted. Right next to the pearls were Chatham created padparadscha. OMG so beautiful. There was a onion shaped padparadscha pendant who's orange with pink flashes I couldn't get over. I asked her to take it out of the case and was crazy about it. http://www.chatham.com/Gallery4.php?productCode=CP2715Y&catId=8&catCode=PD

This picture of the pendant doesn't do it justice. I have other created chatham gemstones but not padparadscha. I did find a vendor who sells Chatham pad gemstones to jewelers and I am considering buying some 6mm loose stones to have installed into a ring and lever back earrings I already own with like size cz's in them.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Sweet Susie1286318467.3472471 PostsRegistered 5/23/2007There and Back Again

Good evening, ladies. Today, the brown truck delivered my Luna SS pearls from PP. Wow, I'm so delighted with them (and I'm really picky). They look fab on my earrings/necklace set. They're also bigger than they looked in the pic PP sent me when I was deciding which ones to buy! I feel like a Queen in them, no kidding. I paraded around the house in them for a couple of hours this afternoon and couldn't stop looking at them, lol. I have no idea how to go about uploading an image to post here, but if I ever figure it out, I'll post a pic of them.

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt

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