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  • Thank you Katbran. Well I wear pearls everyday, but some do get more use than the others. The pearls are rarely new, I rearrange a lot. In the sunset rope I used ripple pearls from a strand from Kongspearl I only used one time (because I didn't like them, to big), rose lavender small freshwaters from Pearllunar that I made to use as a long chain. However I usually use my ivory long and short strand for that, so I didn't use that one either. I have a smaller rose lavender strand left. I also bought some peach, apricot and copper off round freshwater strands from Pearllunar maybe 5-6 years ago. That color alone don't go so well with my complexion, so I use them whenever I want some peachy orange tones in a strand. And the greenish south sea pearls from Kongspearl, I bought two strands one was suppose to be champagne, I use in everything (not really but in rather many strands). So for making the sunset rope I took apart 4 strands, so I don't have that many. Living a month away from pearl other than from Pearlescence, those usually arrive in a week or two, don't make pearlbuying something that I do for creating something from sn idea. Usually I look at what I have first and then decide if I use it enough to let it stay as is. Some pearls I wouldn't dream of rearranging, like my rainbow strand, the rikiteas, the blue tahitians, my big multicolor tahitian strand, my white south sea strand, my silver tahitians and my new golden south sea strand. Those ones I treasure just the way they are.

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    • Some better photos of my creations. First the goldeny strand made with greenish golden south sea pearls from Kongspearl, tiny ivory freshwater and pale peach freshwater pearls from Pearllunar. The bracelet makes the piece rather versatile. It adds lenght to the strand if I want to.
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      • Then the sunset rope made with huge freshwater ripples from Kongspearl, rose lavender freshwaters from Pearlunar, metallic peachy copper freshwaters from Pearlunar and some greenish golden south sea pearls from Kongspearl. I love these colors together.
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        • And when I add some of my other mixed rope creations. Golden rope made of baroque light golden south sea pearls and a vintage double akoya strand.
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          And my blue akoyas from Pearlescence and greenish golden south sea pearls from Kongspearl. Such pretty colors.
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          And what to we have then? Well a big pile of rather colorful pearls.
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          The blue and greenish one look especially good with the sunset rope.
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          I have used those greenish golden south sea pearls quite a lot.
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          It's in all these strands, vintage graduated akoyas and some greenish south sea pearls, goldeny rope, sunset rope and blue and green rope. I have used those pearls in the longer sampler strand as well.
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          • I see now that there is a shortage of a purply rope. Some blue akoyas and purple edisons or ming pearls or whatever Wendy can find in Hongkong in february. Unless I have some other more pressing design ideas that is.

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            • I also see that I forgot to post what earrings that I think goes well with my four colorful ropes. I think that either my green south sea studs from Pearlescence or my champagne south sea studs from Tahitipearldesigner goes well with these ropes. First the sunset rope. Pink freshwater earrings, like my drops from Pearllunar would go well with this strand, but I forgot to bring them with me.
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              Goldeny rope.
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              Blue and green rope.
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              Light golden rope.
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              The pink freshwater huggies. These might go with all of these ropes as well.
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              • I have other ropes of my creations as well that I forgot to include yesterday. My black and white strand and bracelet, with white south sea pearls from Pearlescence and baroque tahitians from Cees.
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                With my other ropes.
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                It looks like I am making a ropey rainbow, haha. Missing some colors though. Then I also have my wavestrand and waverope made of a vintage double strand of akoyas and my former good deep golden south sea strand from Cees. I love these strands. The waves are so, I don't know, pleasing somehow. Especially when worn, cannot stop running my fingers along it. I would like to make more wave ropes, in other colors. But I don't have any graduated akoyas left, and none in other colors. Would be cool with purple akoyas. I remember Wendy posted some purple akoyas on her Instagram after she visited a farm in Vietnam. How cool would that be.
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                The studs are 7,5mm deep golden south sea studs from Oceanscove.
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                Those pink freshwater drops from Pearllunar are rather colorchanging as well. It's a pity his account on ebay haven't had any activity or item the last 6 months or so. I have bought lots of pearls from him in the past.
                Last edited by Charlotta; 01-05-2020, 09:23 AM.

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                • I was looking through my rather many, thousands really, pearl photos on my phone and found some photos of my light golden baroque south sea strand. Suddenly I miss it. I rearranged those pearls. I think that they are only in two strands, don't remember really. Maybe I can knot it back together. Now it looks like this.
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                  It use to look like this... I remade it because I didn't use it that much. It's pretty though.
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                  Sigh, I might have to try to rerearrange this one. Also I had a horrible night. There is a mouse problem at the summercabin, well not were the cats are of course, they lurk in the attic and under the kitchen sink. Yesterday we bought some new traps, and now we have caught 5 of them. The darling cats discovered how to open the doors to the kitchen sink cabinet during the night even though it was locked with two kitchen utensils. They then took traps, dead mice and sort of played with them. Not-husband hopped in and out of bed all night puttning the mice and traps outside, blocking the cabinet door with a chair and so forth. He was afraid the cats would hurt themselfs on the other traps, he also didn't want chewed pieces of mice in the bed. At 7 this morning I gave up, the darling cats also played a lot with their toys and had an over all grand night. This is a two pot espresso morning...

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                  • Couldn't resist remaking the circled light golden south sea strand, I did find all of the 31 pearls and I think that I got them in the right order. I had to cut apart 2 strands though, the light golden south sea and vintage akoya rope and my new sampler strand. It will be at least two weeks before I get any decent photos, so some windowsill photos.
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                    I also merged the goldeny rope and the now leftover vintage akoyas. Whilst arranging the pile of graduated akoyas and the greenish golden south sea pearls I suddenly got an urge to make another wavestrand, sort of anyway. So I arranged the akoyas between the south sea pearls so that they form a wave pattern. I am rather pleased with the new greenish wavestrand. It had been easier had I not put all of the akoyas in a pile...
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                    The two newish strands together.
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                    I must admit I have totally lost track of my own pearly creations. I think that I am all pleased with them and then inspiration strikes. Yesterday I reknotted the sampler strand, added some greenish golden south sea pearls instead of the circled ones, removed some pearls so that it's now 20 inches long.
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                    One might think that I was done rearranging pearls, well one is wrong. I sort of got inspired to remake that green akoya and white south sea strand that I made last summer and then rearranged again. Such a pretty combination. And I rather wonder how that single purple edison pearls would look with my silver blue akoyas...
                    I am also waiting for the clock to turn 15, that's when the postoffice reopens and I can go get my new golden south sea ripples, yay

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                    • My new golden south sea ripples are beautiful, but the lack of decent light makes every attempt at capturing their crinkly gloriness a failure. I have tried and even the portable lightbox cannot make the pearls look like they do in real life. The hardship of winter and no light. It will be at least a week until I can take proper photos. I I have so many projects to show you. The ones I showed you yesterday I have to rephoto, the light bleached out the colors. So both the circled light golden south sea strand and the greenish wavestrand turned out really well. Then I did make a silver blue akoya strand with one center purple edison. That one is really pretty as well and also layers well. Then I did rearrange my green akoyas, the photos from August last year looked so pretty. Here are the strand in August.
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                      I did change it up a bit, since it needed something in August or I wouldn't have remade it after that. So I used a pattern of two green akoya pearls, a smaller white south sea pearl and one bigger baroque white south sea pearl. It looks really pretty now, sadly the photos of it aren't that great. Now I have pearls in little piles on beading boards on a kitchen counter. A bunch of small white south sea pearls, two sizes of really small ivory freshwater pearls, the rest of the huge freshwater ripples, metallic peach, copper and apricot off round freshwaters, small rose lavender freshwater pearls and that strand of really dark tahitians. For remaking the circled light golden south sea strand I had to cut apart two strands, and then the cutting continued... But it was fun, except for the lack of light...

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                      • Here is one of the crappy photos of the green akoyas and white south sea strand. Yep, the same pearls, but somehow the lightbox makes them slightly blurry or rather less sharp.
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                        The bigger south sea pearls makes it more interesting I think.
                        And one of the circled light golden south sea pearls.
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                        The greenish wavestrand.
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                        And one of my new golden south sea ripples.
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                        The golden pearls on all three strands are rather different, but they look like the same color here.
                        Last edited by Charlotta; 01-09-2020, 08:01 PM.

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                        • Charlotta, the luster looks magnificent, even if the color in the photos doesn't please you. I can sympathize; we are having many gray, rainy days; I much prefer using natural light.
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                          SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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                          • Thank you Pattye. There is only light here for some hours each day. I long for lighter days. Can't wait for spring, and daffodils.

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                            • Your golden ripples are gorgeous, Charlotta. They will go very nicely with daffodils!

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                              • Thank you Marianne, the ripples will go nicely with daffodil, such happy flowers.

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