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  • Oh God Charlotta...I simply LOVE those mixed strands...the Akoya + Tahitians is simply outstanding, the large circlé SSP bracelet is really nice with its strong orient and great luster...the Akoya + Golden SSPs is beautiful...what a great way to start my Sunday
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    • Thank you CortezPearls. I really love them as well.
      No time like the present...or something. I did make an 20 inches long golden akoya and circled golden south sea wavestrand. And I really like it. The circled south sea pearls are from Druzydesign and the vintage akoyas were part of a triple strand that I got from an online antique shop, I made a tassel out of them as well. The photos are a bit dark, it started to rain heavily and didn't wanted to stop.
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ID:	453428 And I have enough of those akoyas left to make another wavestrand. I am thinking about combining them with these green tahitians from cmw pearls. There is a lot of warmish colors in that bracelet. In this photo I only added two of the cut apart strands of akoyas. I have four.
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      • I love the photos of your garden! Good luck with your hairy troll
        Last edited by Marianne; 05-18-2021, 09:24 AM.

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        • Thank you Marianne. Hehe, the hairy troll is doing just fine. The hair is long enough so that he finally can put it up with an elastic band by himself.

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          • Here's the other wavestrand. First I made it to long and shortened it to 19 inches. Golden vintage graduated akoyas and warmtoned green tahitians from @cmw_pearls
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ID:	453582 With three pearls further up. Those golden south sea pearls are from Druzydesign. My shorter wavestrands. They all have vintage akoyas in different shades. Thise small deep golden south sea pearls are from Cees.
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ID:	453586 I was considering using green akoyas for my new strand, but didn't, party because I haven't got any loose ones and partly because they are more mint green.
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            • Lovely strands! I'm mesmerized...and indeed: those creamier/golden Akoyas do make a striking contrast with the "mintier" green Tahitians. Beautiful!
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              • Thank you CortezPearls. I love making those wavestrands with vintage akoyas. I'm all out of vintage akoyas now. It's difficult finding those very graduated strands today. It's also difficult to find them at the prices I payed. I haven't looked for vintage akoyas for years. Two of my previous suppliers, antique stores online, have retired since. And ebay is a snarly mess. Cannot complain though, I have lots of of wavestrands. Yesterday I got some pretty photos of my ombre ombre strand and of Dark Blob, both mainly made with bigger roundish tahitians from Pearlescence and smaller roundish tahitians from Druzydesign. Dark Blob, with pearls leftover from making the ombre ombre strand has some other roundish tahitians thrown in as well. These strands do have some marks but the color and the luster is just stunning.
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                • Two of my photos of ombre ombre strand didn't show. It's also declared spam. Help @CortezPearls.
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                  • OMG those wavestrands are out of this world Charlotta!!!! Such a great combination of colors and the luster on all of these....Wow!!! I know I am the one who always asks for neckshots but really!!!! We need to see these beauties in action!!!! Of course no pressure at all :-))) You did an amazing job of creating these, beautiful beautiful, beautiful!!!!

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                    • Thank you eolian pearls. I am quite pleased with them myself. I will try to take some neckshots some day. Today it's dreary and rainy and quite dark.

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                      • Originally posted by Charlotta View Post
                        Two of my photos of ombre ombre strand didn't show. It's also declared spam. Help @CortezPearls.
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                        I saw that...it's making me crazy sometimes...or all of the time
                        Sometimes the system does not approve some posts (mine included BTW!) and other times it allows spammers to post directly! Another one of Life's Unsolved Tech Mysteries I guess!

                        But, here I am again and the post should have been approved
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                        • Thank you CortezPearls. I probably should read the post thoroughly before posting so that I don't have to edit it more than once. To many edits and it's declared spam.

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                          • Exactly Charlotta...and I do that a lot too! Mea culpa!
                            Or you have to wait a couple of hours in between edits too.
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                            • Today my Druzydesign order finally arrived after their lenghty travel back and forth. Ironicly, our packages are the only things that travels the world nowadays. So a strand lenght, but loose, of circled south sea pearls for me to play with. First I had thought about making it a mixed strand, but half of them are white. I also had some leftover white south sea pearls and two golden south sea pearls to add to the pile. I had some happy me time arranging those pearls with a the help of my cat Kycklingen (the chicken) who really wanted to play with those pearls and generally flop about on the table. In the end I made an ombre strand, real surprise there, but I made it white at the front of the strand and deeper golden at the back, transitioning it through cream and greenish golden. It's sort of graduated but with some size difference thrown in. Because I can....I cannot show you all the strand just yet, but I think that it's really pretty. I have also got an update on my Pearlescence order that also went back, the customs have finally cleared it after making a prolonged examination for 6 days...it might arrive with in a forthnight....I have almost forgotten what I ordered, just kidding. I have three earrings coming and two enhancers. One deep golden south sea enhancer that Wendy harvested in indonesia I think and one really pale blue south sea fireball enhancer. That would be my first fireball pearl. Then there are a pair of blue moon (crecent) south sea studs, white south sea keshi studs and a sideways drilled pair of tahitian studs. I think that I made this order in late match...the swedish postal service strikes again...

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                              • Oh yes! Postal Service Blues are here to stay!
                                Hope your pearls arrive soon!
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