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  • No neckshots today. I have been busy with gardening these past weekends. We remade two flower beds at the summercabin. The soil was bad and filled with roots and whatnot. So...removed all plants, most have found a new home in other parts of the garden, soil and roots removed (and that was hard), the hideous cement slabs that framed the flower beds removed and exchanged for natural big stones found in the garden. Soil and fertilizer (the natural kind) added and the beds replanted. My back hates me now and Not-husband isn't all that pain free either. I did play with some pearls this week though. After making my aqua and ice strand with aqua tahitians (Druzydesign and my leftover pile) and ice blue akoyas from Pearlescence I had a lot of pearls loose. I did arrange most of the tahitians from one of my rainbow bracelets in order to wirewrap them, but didn't because it always strains my eyes. Instead I knotted them with silvery blue akoyas from Pearlescence. It's very colorful.
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    • Lovely necklace Charlotta


      I never before thought of mixing pearls this way, except for harvest strands (and of course, these are from one farm and one species) but these "pearl mix combos" are absolutely addictive!
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      • Thank you CortezPearls. Combining those bluish akoyas with tahitians creates strands that in my opinion enhances both pearls kinds. Akoyas are a bit pastelly, or pale, for me. But they do bring out the colors in the tahitians. The first rope I reluctantly made after having put some drop tahitian next to some silvery blue akoyas was an eye opener. I love that rope now.
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        Then lots of other ones. All the akoyas are from Pearlescence. These big green tahitian drops are from cmw pearls. The other two are mostly made with leftover tahitians.
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        • Looking at those beautiful Vietnamese Akoya I am taken back to the 1990's when we began growing "Cortez Pearls" and they looked quite a bit like these. I even remember that I spoke with C. Denis George in 1994 and he saw the shell of our Rainbow Lip (Pteria sterna) and he said it was Pinctada vulgaris or "Akoya". Even being different animals they share some interesting similitudes.
          I really enjoy watching these combos...they are just Magical!
          Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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          • Thank you CortezPearls, they really are.

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            • So lovely, Charlotta! I want to reach right into the computer screen and pick these strands up for a closer look!
              Pattye


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              SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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              • Thank you Pattye. Those screens are yet to be invented. It's a pity we don't live closer. Then you could play with them (after the pandemic of course).

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                • I did make another akoya combination with those silvery blue akoyas and the ice blue ones that I had left. I also added some white south sea pearls. Maybe I should exchange those for tahitians.
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ID:	452491 I think that something darker would contrast nicely. I have also found yet another garden project for me and Not-husband...well there is this terrass made with natural big stones. Plated with two ugly christmas trees. And some weed. I made a drawings and told Not-husband that it would really be a great herb garden with an apple tree at the end. With slightly raised beds surrounded by broders (?) of smaller stones and flat stones to walk on. I already ordered the apple tree, for picking up outside the store in a week. I do not go into any store unless for food and not that often either. I have the herbs already. Oh , and Not-husband did agree...

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                  • Beautiful combination!

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                    • Thank you 86Corvettegirl

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                      • Love the icy blue and silver akoya necklace, Charlotte. It really reminds me iridescent ice. I wouldn't add anything darker, unless the light tones don't suit you.

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                        • Thank you TriciaS, I did remake it however. But instead of tahitians I added some purple beadnucleated freshwater pearls instead. The purple really brings out the blue. I haven't any photos yet but it's really pretty. Not many purple pearls, I think that I added 9 pf them.

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                          • I think we need some photos when you are ready Charlotta
                            I haven't seen a blue+purple combination yet! I'm starting to drool already!
                            Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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                            • I will. It is a great combination really. I'm not really surprised since blue and purple look great together in flower beds and in quilt especially with an addition of a darker rose color. Not that I have any deeper rose colored pearls...but it would be pretty

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                              • Oh, I'd love to see the purple and blue combination! Note: I also love the others... and the pastel blues and ssp strand would look good on a darker colored background (just a thought).

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