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  • So I have a night strand and a sunset strand, well and a lots of strands really. I wonder what a day strand would look like then. What colors to choose. Probably some green for trees and maybe a tad blue for the sky. I don't want it to be like a box of crayons though. Not that I mind crayon colors, but I sort of have that with my Happy bracelets.
    Any ideas?
    Last edited by Charlotta; 08-24-2021, 12:52 PM.

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    • I like the idea. I would have blues and whites mixed for the sky, greens for grass and trees, grays for streets? Or maybe tiny colorful keshi or freshi for birds and flowers?
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      • Yes, that's a good idea CortezPearls. Smallish colorful ones

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        • I recieved my other tahitian order from Druzydesign that I ordered roughly the same time as those colorful edisons. So more arutua tahitians and some silvery tahitian keshis. I haven't accually decided what to do with them all just yet. I could make a multicolored tahitian strand with the arutua, but I already have my rikitea strand from Cees. So I made a tahitian stretch bracelet with the colors that I like most. I used the roundish ones.
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          The keshi have been put aside for now. I was playing some with them and those oval pearls but I didn't love that. Then I have a bunch of darker tahitians. I knotted them up with my leftover pearls to a 18 inches long strand. It's also a tempstrand...
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          • We are all weird in one way or another...it just allows us to be more creative I think!
            Would love to see more Edisons in your creative expressions
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            • Thank you CortezPearls. You will see more edisons...as soon as they arrive. I might have found a solution for carved beads as well since I can't get those skulls anymore. I really like carved beads in bracelets where they act as lock for the knot and adds some color. The skulls at least don't work all that well in for example a necklace, they flip around to much and always ends up upside down. So I have been looking really hard for something else and found this cute jadeit pig.
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                • Super busy this week. We had the smallest cat spayed and she is unhappily walking around with what appears to be an upturned see through lampshade, a collar? Couldn't find the proper word. Also a lot of hours at work. But today I could finally test the jadeit pig in a bracelet. I used some of my latest tahitians from Druzydesign together with the small tahitians that I have had for a while. Too cute that pig.
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ID:	456441 A carved pixiu jadeit pair. The pig is more aqua colored, these are more pale green. Don't know how to use them. The drillholes are to small for leather cord. Maybe I could use them in a strand or something. I do have that strand with green akoyas and green drop tahitians. I have to see how they look together. I also have that green tahitian and green gemstone tincup. That might also work. I don't like the look of jade next to silver or gold. It's strange I know and not logical at all...I did try to add some jumprings...didn't look good...
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                  • Maybe combining these ones?
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                    • Very pretty, and I love that unique jadeite carved pig bead!

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                      • Interested is seeing how the pig-heads and bracelets will end up looking.
                        The colors will certainly match up...but I truly can't see them in my head until you get to do it.
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                        • Thank you SurfnSci and CortezPearls. The colors looks great together in the morning light but like you CortezPearls I cannot decide if it going to look great or just messy before I knot them together. I tried using all those carved skulls in a rope of pale golden south sea pearls once, at intervalls. It did look really fun on the beading board. Knotted however it looked like some kids necklace made out of plastic beads or something. Hopefully I have time to try it later today. I have realised that I prefer the gemstones carved if I am to mix them with pearls. I do have some round nefrite beads, some cloudy tourmalines and some other gemstones, those never work. Don't know why that is really,

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                          • Well the carved jadeit pixiu beads looks beautiful with those pearls, however the flip around and makes the strand looks distorted when worn. Maybe I remake it into a double wrap bracelet. For some reason bracelets are more forgiving.

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                            • Originally posted by Charlotta View Post
                              So I have a night strand and a sunset strand, well and a lots of strands really. I wonder what a day strand would look like then. What colors to choose. Probably some green for trees and maybe a tad blue for the sky. I don't want it to be like a box of crayons though. Not that I mind crayon colors, but I sort of have that with my Happy bracelets.
                              Any ideas?
                              Like the idea of a day strand but hard for me to visualise. The days here are usually sunny and bright with bold colours of blue. But I could visualise a 'dawn to day' strand with the colours of sunrise and softness of early morning.
                              Happy Huku
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                              • Thank you Happy Huku. I have been thinking about a sunrise strand as well. Dark at the back and then lighter in front. Maybe golden in front for the sun. I haven't gotten any further with the day strand either.
                                I did tire of those jadeit pixiu, they will not play nicely even in a bracelet...I do not know how they were intended to be used. Cute but wobbly. So keeping in a painterly impressionistic spirit, like the Sunset and night rope, I made two spring flower bracelets instead. I show you next weekend hopefully. With leftover pearls. Not-husband cannot "read" them...I told him, daffodils, tulips, crocuses, scillas, pale green leaves and of course the ever present ever greens...he is lacking in imagination. Like an impressionistic painting I said, without the paint....and so forth...
                                I am planning a spring green strand or rope as well, with my green akoyas and green drop tahitian strand as a base.
                                I know it's almost autumn but when I get an idea....Probably because I planted a lot of bulbs recently.

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