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Old 11-12-2019, 03:07 PM   #101
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This thread is getting long. So long I'm going to have to stop shopping. I already have four sets. I completed set four today, by adding a partner to my Red Gulch or Red Buzzard or whatever that bracelet was called. That stone is also called Picasso Jasper, which is much easier to remember. And now it has a partner with similar beads but made out of African Turquoise Jasper.

   
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:05 PM   #102
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andrew: This thread is getting long. So long I'm going to have to stop shopping.
LOL!!! Don't stop shopping...just start a new thread...'-}}


They all sound very cool looking...




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Old 11-13-2019, 08:34 PM   #103
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The last two I got worked out better than I imagined. I bought one at a time and the first one I took off 30 minutes after putting it on. It did nothing for me. But I decided to go ahead and get the partner to see what happened. Worked out great!

And despite what I said I can't stop shopping. There's still one on the way and it might need partners. Or not. It might work with some I already have.

Also, I've come to realize Nialahya has a store, and it's not far from me. Except I can't go because I'm too sick. But if I'm ever able to go, I should probably suspend my buy-all rule.

   
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:30 AM   #104
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Yes, but the PRESSING question ...

Have you worked out how to measure your wrist size????

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Old 11-14-2019, 08:24 PM   #106
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Well, yes. That was covered in my first post when I shared a link for how to do this. I made that post in case anyone here wanted to measure a wrist. But somehow the topic drifted to bracelets. Might be my fault.

   
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Are there any plans to make this the longest thread in the history of the DTP Forum? It must be in the top ten by now!

   
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:37 PM   #108
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Yours, Terrie's, Mine, Bo's ...

And Bo, it may already BE the longest thread in our history.

   
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And unless I post another link to a bracelet, this might be the thread's end. And I'm out of "maybe" bracelets, although I have a couple interesting ones that I don't want to buy.

But before the thread dies, I'll mention a different issue that I mentioned before but never mentioned how I solved it. And that is how do deal with those pesky lobster clamps. I searched youtube but none of them worked for me, including opening a paper clip, grasping one end with finger of the bracelet hand and hooking the ring of the bracelet with the other end. My hands are too big and so the paper clip is not long enough.

Here's what I did. I got a jumbo paper clip. But it was still pretty awkward and the jumboness of the wire kept getting in the way when I tried hook the ring with the lobster clasp. Soooo, here's what I did.

1. I draped the bracelet over my wrist with the ring end toward me.
2. I opened a small paper clip just enough that I could hang from the ring
3. I attached the jumbo paper clip to the smaller one

The weight of the jumbo clip was enough that it kept the ring end from moving around too much. This made it much easier for the lobster clasp to hook it.

Oh, btw, I got my camera to work by buying Panasonic batteries of the right type. The indicator says the batteries are almost dead, but I have not bothered trying to charge it. But the camera works.

I tried taking photos of my right wrist while holding the camera in my left hand and reaching my finger over the button on the right end of the camera. That's why I don't have photos good enough to post.

   
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Me again. Even though I don't think the attached photo a good way to represent the way the beads look, here it is. It is not good in that these are 6 mm beads, and on my wrist at normal viewing distance the color detail looks more like a texture. But I think the pattern on the Picasso Jasper (top) is interesting.

I also attached the "before" image to demonstrate a way to bring out a dark photo. I used equalize followed by a routine levels adjustment. Usually this method doesn't work.

BTW, it looks like the focus was on the lower part of the beads. The rest looks out of focus. But I have an excuse. I'm not a photographer.
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