Hi everyone who had suggestions about the Keishi pearls.
I Found out the customer does not like them after all. I strung up a
few to show her how they would look. I made absolutely no comments
about them as I was interested in her reaction.
She zeroed in immediately on the conspicuous thread that crossed
over the concave part of each of the pearls. I am not talking about
just a few of the pearls, but all of them. The knots between the
pearls were no problem, but the exposed thread across each of the
pearls did bother her. (Think of a bowl, with a hole drilled through
each side. The thread goes through one hole, across the concave part
of the bowl, and out the other side. )
She and I have always worked well together, and I was relieved that
we were of the same mind about the keishi. After she expressed her
concern about them, I told her that I had the same concerns.
So, she decided that as she wants a quality piece she brought me
some other pearls that she had, which are just lovely. They are
freshwater pearls, very high luster, almost perfectly round, about
8mm in size. I have made a cloisonne clasp set in 18K gold, and she
wants a few gold beads interspersed among the pearls.
She is happy, and I am happy. Thanks to everyone who made
suggestions about this.