Having lost heart at the opening of the first box of pearls, I plodded on.....the second box appeared to have some pearls sorted and a few strings of pearls threaded on cotton. These pearls would have to be rethreaded onto silk thread and a clasp added. Nothing yet to indicate that I could start a viable business with this factory clearance find.
More of the boxes first opened.....
The pearls are perfect individually but there were not sufficient pearls of any one colour or size that could be sold as a jewellery range. Good quality that could used in making earrings but I felt that complete strings of pearls in quantity would be needed for me to turn this into a business venture.
Plod on. Box 8 produced what look like a promise of paydirt. Care had gone into wrapping these pearls in protective tissue and brown paper.
Unwrapping the first packet, what a pleasure, perfect condition, perfectly graduated and all the same colour.
Every box after this contained a range of pearls.....pearls matching in colour, graduation size and length. There were 29 different variations of strings of pearls numbering from 30 to 600 strings per range.
I fell in love.