When my daughter was born, my in-laws bought one of those "Add-a-Pearl" necklaces and for about 8-9 years would add one or two pearls each year. Then they told me the pearls were too expensive and they wouldn't continue it. When my daughter was born, I didn't know much about pearls and told my Grandmother to NOT buy the Mikimoto pearls she wanted to get for my daughter, because of this add-a-pearl deal. (I'm kicking myself now...) So, now I'm looking at pearl necklaces and probably going to buy one for my daughter for her 16th birthday. A year from now. Might be 18th. Not sure yet. In the meantime, what could I do with those "add-a-pearl" pearls? I don't think they're very high quality and they're VERY tiny. Should I just keep the necklace intact with the 15 pearls on it? It looks silly and I know she'll never wear it that way. I can't think of any ideas on what to do with them. Any suggestions???? Thanks!!!