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  • Charlotta
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    Thank you eolian pearls. It might have been me...who bought the tahitian ministrands that is. Well I got three of them at least. They have yet to arrive. And some very colorful edisons

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  • eolian pearls
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    Beautiful beautiful creations Charlotta! I am in love with your golden and white SSP combinations!!! So so lovely!And your neckhot is so much appreciated!!!! yay!!!!

    I am a big fan of the Druzy ministrands too! There were quite a few really colorful smallers Ts in her shop lately I think you got those I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

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  • Charlotta
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    Forgot that I have used some of those pearls in other strands as well, like adding lenght to my white south sea strand from Cees and I have some in that smallest black and white strand.

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  • Charlotta
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    And here are some photos of all those south sea pearls that I bought from Druzydesign over the last 7 months, I have lost count on how many ministrands I got. Very handy those ministrands. I don't know why more sellers don't have these. I can and sometimes do buy complete strands, but I do love to design my own pieces. It's so much fun. Anyway out of all those strands I made a 20 inches long deep golden south sea strand, a 39,5 inches long mixed circled south sea rope and a 19 inches long mixed south sea strand.
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ID:	455572 Now I have to ream out some drillholes that are too small with my new dremel, I did buy real pearl drill bits as well. Hopefully I don't drill my fingers. Me and Not-husband has practiced on some ugly pearls from my leftover pile. He was better at handling the drill, I was better at accually drilling into the previous drillholes...I think that we better do this together. He is also the one who figured out how to attatch the different parts and stuff, and what to use them for...

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  • Charlotta
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    Thank you CortezPearls. They do look great together. Those two white south sea and dark tahitian strand that I have made looks like they belong together. One of them I remade a while ago and the other just recently. (without even looking at the first one). They even look great linked together.
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  • CortezPearls
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    Luscious strings Charlotta! Made for a great "breakfast" this morning!
    I love the color combinations and contrast offered by the blacks and goldens against those silky white SSPs!

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  • Charlotta
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    And the mixed sizes white south sea bracelets. These ones has carved red jasper scarab beads and are mostly made with pearls from Pearlescence
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ID:	455525 And I just recieved my leather cords in my mailbox. Thank you for the swedish seller KarinK. I don't know what to do with it yet.

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  • Charlotta
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    Both mixed strands do look good together.
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  • Charlotta
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    Then some less blurry photos of the mixed south sea strand. The pearls in this one is 8,3-10,3mm and the strand is 19 inches long. The pearls are mostly from Druzydesign with some white south sea pearls from Pearlescence.
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  • Charlotta
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    And here is the resultat. A peacock tahitian and white south sea strand. The peacocks are mostly from my leftover pile and the south sea pearls are from Pearlescence and Druzydesign. The pearls are 8-10mm and the strand is 20 inches long.
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  • Charlotta
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    Now I am arranging some white south sea pearls from Pearlescence with those abandoned peacock tahitians, maybe for a strand. I am also arranging some mixed white south sea pearls into two bracelets with carved red jasper scarabs. The red jasper is beautiful with white pearls.
    I also have a new order from Druzydesign on the way, only 3 circled cream south sea pearls this time. I ordered some ministrands of arutua tahitians and some baroque edisons. I didn't buy any purple ministrands, I bought some mixed metallic ones with mostly other colors. I don't know what to do with them really, but I like the ones that I have added from my leftover pile to my Happy bracelets. I don't always like them all in one strand, but in small dosage I do. I even like the pondslime ripple pearl that I previously sort of hated...
    I also have two jade pendants coming from Texas, one with a dragon and one that I couldn't resist with a carved landscape. I hade a hard time finding a reliable seller. Some seller had too low prices...

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  • Charlotta
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    Well that didn't happen. When I mixed those white south sea pearls with the golden south sea pearls and arranged them on the beading board they looked so pretty that didn't string it with the peacock pearls. I added them and then removed them. The reason these pearls didn't make it in my mixed circled south sea rope is that they weren't circled enough. Well they are beautiful like this. It was a bit dark when I photographed the strand so it might be a bit grainy. The pearls are mostly from Druzydesign with some white south sea pearls from Pearlescence thrown in for lenght, it's 19 inches long.
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  • Charlotta
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    I continue create Happy bracelets, well one more at least. This one is with a carved turquoise jasper skull.
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ID:	455439 I like the colors and different shapes of the pearls in these bracelets. It's like pearl samplers, like quilt samplers, almost all kinds of pearls and shapes are present. Not akoyas (not many available), sea of cortez (don't have any) or any of the natural pearls (don't have any of those either).
    I switched clasp on the blue tahitian bracelet from cmw pearls and the silver tahitian bracelet from Cees. The blue azurite skull made the silver pearls looks blue, the red jasper skull made the blue tahitians look less blue...
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ID:	455443 Then I have had some thought on combining some of those white and golden south sea pearls from Druzydesign with some peacock circled tahitians into a strand or bracelet. These ones
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ID:	455446 The inspiration is my pelosi-like strand of course.
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  • Charlotta
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    I then had some of those Druzydesign south sea pearls leftover, including that mixed south sea bracelet that I made. I remade those pearls into two bracelets with carved red jasper scarabs one golden and one white.
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ID:	455249 You can see why I didn't make a white south sea strand with those gorgeous white pearls. Some have quite a blue overtone and the other ones are warmer in tone. Nothing wrong with that but I think it's a bit obviously unmatched for a strand. I would love to have a strand with those white south sea pearls with the blue overtone though.
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  • Charlotta
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    I also recieved my latest order of circled south sea pearls from Druzydesign. I added the most circled ones to my rope and removed others. I shortened it a little bit, so it's 39,5 inches long now. I think that it's a better lenght now. That really big deep golden south sea pearl is new. I was thinking about adding it as a center pearl in my deep golden circled south sea strand, but then it would look larger and I like the wearability of the strand as it is. So into the rope it went.
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ID:	455247 ​​​​​​​I love this rope. It's so colorful and I never get tired of watching all those quirky pearls

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