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Offline naturalSelection

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Ab pearl, awesome find
« on: October 10, 2013, 02:13:00 PM »
 my girlfriend cleaned my abalone in the sink, and the next morning I went to empty the drain catcher and found a rock.. wait.. no a goddamn sweet pearl! Almost threw this guy away!

Found off the mendocino coast

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 02:19:24 PM »
Nice pearl !!!! that thing would look good on a ring.
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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 02:31:33 PM »
Yeah that's a nice one.  Congrats!  That would also make a nice pendant for the Mrs.
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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 02:51:43 PM »
That is a nice one... I am still waiting to find my first one.

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 03:01:34 PM »
Good score bro
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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 03:28:21 PM »
Yeah either ring or pendant.  I don't know how much something like that would cost, custom jewlers and all but I assume its a pretty penny.

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 03:36:15 PM »
Didn't Chaeki have one mounted?

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 03:43:10 PM »
Yes he did the Man to take it to and talk to is Mark Shimzu http://markshimizudesign.com/
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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 03:51:36 PM »
my girlfriend cleaned my abalone in the sink

Whaaaaaat?

I think that is harder to find than an abalone pearl.

Gratz on the pearl and on the Ab cleaning GF.  You are a lucky dude.

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 03:53:06 PM »
my girlfriend cleaned my abalone in the sink

Whaaaaaat?

I think that is harder to find than an abalone pearl.

Gratz on the pearl and on the Ab cleaning GF.  You are a lucky dude.

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 05:32:55 PM »
You guys talked me into it.  I just talked to the good people at Mark Shimizu, and they encouraged me to design my own pendant since I'm a 3d designer (duh!).   Hopefully Mark will be handling the fabrication since hes the ab pearl guru, Matt i gave you a shoutout..   Heres what I whipped up..

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 06:15:21 PM »
sweet design!! did you use 3DS? or vectorworks? ACAD Inventor?
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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2013, 08:04:00 PM »
Cinema 4d. However its funny you mention Vectorworks, i use that for lighting design.  you sound like an animator or 3d artist, correct?

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013, 09:41:52 PM »
Cinema 4d. However its funny you mention Vectorworks, i use that for lighting design.  you sound like an animator or 3d artist, correct?

He's more of a cartoon character if you ask me.

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Re: Ab pearl, awesome find
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 10:03:44 PM »
You guys talked me into it.  I just talked to the good people at Mark Shimizu, and they encouraged me to design my own pendant since I'm a 3d designer (duh!).   Hopefully Mark will be handling the fabrication since hes the ab pearl guru, Matt i gave you a shoutout..   Heres what I whipped up..

Mark does a GREAT job. I had earrings made from the ear bones of a couple big Vermilions I got at Shelter Cove, for my wife and daughter.
BTW, awesome find on the pearl!

 

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