Extremely basic stringing question

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Pearlescence wrote
on Nov 27, 2011 10:57 AM

Six months seems a bit rapid unless you never take the necklace off! I always tell customers to look at the necklace for fraying or stretching and that is when ...

cynically of course using silk every time brings in more work! Although i usually do our own stuff free or cheaply



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fmsommers wrote
on Nov 28, 2011 7:21 AM

Yes, I know it's rapid. Far too rapid, in my opinion, however, this advice from GIA  (Gemological Institute of America) does illustrate the problem with silk.

And, that's why I don't use it on anything but the most expensive pearls and why I always discuss the choice with clients.

I, too, do client work cheaply and/or for free AND because I rarely use silk, I don't have to do much of it! (Or at least I very rarely need to re-do my own work.)


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fmsommers wrote
on Nov 28, 2011 9:42 AM

By the way, this discussion prompted me to write an article about french wire you may have some interest in. It's on the website under articles and resources. http://fsommers.com

Regards and thanks for a thoughtful discussion-


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