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Topic: Giant Chunky Pearl Necklace with Engagement Style Diamond Charm  (Read 4915 times)
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kdritter
« on: February 10, 2004 04:05:17 PM »

My friend and I saw these necklaces in a store and were smitten by them but too broke to pay $88! We went to the bead store and bought 14mm glass pearls and bought the diamond pendants from an antique store that sold chandalier (sp?) pieces.  They came out so cute and now we're making bracelets to match! The ones in the store had charms of things like the Eiffel tower and stuff but I haven't found one I liked yet.

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2004 04:21:00 PM »

I love this necklace!  It would really dress up jeans and a t-shirt!  
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2004 05:19:36 PM »

Golly, that is one NICE necklace.  Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2004 06:08:48 PM »

That is great!  Good Job! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2004 02:58:44 PM »

Thats really cute!!  =)
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2004 04:39:35 PM »

BLING! I love it.
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artsci
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2004 10:02:00 AM »

I LOVE it too, but when buying the chandelier crystal, make sure that it is glass, or at least not LEAD crystal - this would be dangerous if worn against the skin.  
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2004 10:43:31 AM »

I LOVE it too, but when buying the chandelier crystal, make sure that it is glass, or at least not LEAD crystal - this would be dangerous if worn against the skin.  

I am sorry this doesn't make sense to me.  Apparently all crystal beads contain lead see this article: http://www.arizonabeadcompany.com/crystal_info.html

So, that being said - are the crystal chandelier pieces that dangerous?

Morgan

P.S. - I am not trying to argue, just clarify because I have several chandelier pieces I was hoping to use for jewelry
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kdritter
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2004 03:17:13 PM »

 Shocked

eek am i going to die of lead poisening? if anyone finds anything out further let me know! it was $8 at an antique store.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2004 03:23:23 PM »

I'm sure you are fine if you aren't licking it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2004 06:56:13 PM »

Oooh Nifty!! That;s so starlet-walking-down-a-long-staircase-in-a-sweeping-nightdress-to-meet-her-secret-lover type thing! I am absolutely in love, MUST trek off to my bead store Smiley And I dont think you will die, but if you wear it right against your skin you might get a slight irratation, depending on how much lead is in the crystal. Ohhh look, I sound like I know what I'm talking about.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2004 09:25:11 AM »

Cute necklace!    
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2004 05:47:03 PM »

I think that it would be fine to wear occaisionally, but lead poisoning is a real danger especially for children.  If you are the type of person who is constantly re-adjusting a necklace that wants to travel (as I am), and then touching your mouth, or corner of your eye - it would probably be safer to choose a glass "crystal."  Lead poisoning was the most likely cause of the death of Beethoven, also the madness of VanGogh and Goya were most likely the result of lead poisoning (I know, not from jewelry).  I wasn't trying to scare anyone, but if you have the choice of chandelier piece - a glass piece would be cheaper and safer.
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2004 07:20:01 PM »

i think it is too cute for words.what kind of closer or clasp did you use?
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2004 07:33:01 PM »

wonderful neacklace.   Grin

btw, doesn't crystal stemware contain lead?  I think it does...  so, if you drink out of it, it can't be that bad for you.  but I could be not thinking at the moment; I'm really really tired.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2005 09:45:27 AM »

I absolutely adore this necklace! I am defintiely going to have to find some beads and make myself a beautiful bling bling necklace like this. Maybe I'll make a whole bunch and all of my co-bridesmaids in the upcoming TWO weddings I'm in can wear them. Good idea me thinks!

AND! on the lead question. If the item has over .06% lead then there is a greater chance of having a reaction and potential illness. (http://www.cpsc.gov/BUSINFO/pblevels.pdf)

 According to the site listed above crystal must have the following percentages:
 Fine crystal must contain 6% to 10% lead oxide
Lead crystal must contain 10% to 24% lead oxide
Full lead crystal must contain 24% or more lead oxide.

So, it look like crystal could in fact be quite dangerous to wear against your skin.  Sad Fortunately rhinestones are still safe to wear, thank heavens for that!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2005 05:14:56 AM »

yes, i second the comment about the leaded crystal stemware...i haven't heard of people keeling over from drinking out of the stuff or from wearing leaded crystal jewllery.

now the real thing to watch out for is plates decorated with paint or glaze containing lead...THOSE will hurt you.
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2005 11:02:07 AM »

Great necklace!

So after all this talk about lead crystal does anyone know a good source for the cut glass crystals?
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