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  • Charlotta
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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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  • CortezPearls
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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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  • Charlotta
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    I did get a new pearly idea today. You all know how much I love my vintage akoya and south sea/tahitian strands. I do have another one with big golden south sea pearls at intervall. Well I am thinking about making a shorter, maybe 20 inches long and add some circled golden pearls instead.
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  • Charlotta
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    Thank you Marianne. I have tried. He doesn't want any pearls. Since he haven't cut his hair since february 2020 I have to put it up with an elastic band or he mostly looks like a troll. I suggested a single pearl earring to enhance his piratey look but noo. And I have said that I can cut his hair, I cut mine, but since I cannot gurantee a good result (who can), he woun't let me try. We are both feeling all right after the vaccine, some muscle soreness and tired that's all. All my gardening has given me more pain accually. There is this spot on my back that probably inflamed due to heavy digging. It will pass soon enough. My herb garden is coming along nicely and I did find some old blackened pots in the garden to plant spice mint in or else it spreads everywhere.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_20210516_105609.JPG Views:	0 Size:	408.4 KB ID:	453416 We still have to make a path and spread some grass seads. We also found a ginormous pot that we plated some leftover autumn keys in.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_20210516_105009.JPG Views:	0 Size:	799.3 KB ID:	453417 It is a very interesting garden with looks of big boulder everywhere. This is the stairs to some small cabins where the childen sleeps usually, prepandemic.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_20210516_104941.JPG Views:	0 Size:	1.06 MB ID:	453418 I I hope to have some new pearls to share soon but both my order from Pearlescence and Druzydesign went back, some custom issue or other. They are both on their merry way again. Soon to be detailed by the swedish customs. Very picky that customs.

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  • Marianne
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    That is a great story Charlotta. Maybe Not-husband needs his own man pearl

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  • Charlotta
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    Some more photos of my new blue and purple strand. The akoyas are from Pearlescence, the purple beadnucleated freshwater pearl are from that Lilpearl strand I bought last year that was to purple for me to wear on it's own. They have all kept their purple color though.
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    ​​​​Lastly a photo of my lucky strand. I only recently realised that it's lucky. Good things happens when I wear it. And I'm not supersticious.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_20210509_132717.JPG Views:	0 Size:	185.9 KB ID:	453273 Recently I had this waverope on when I did the checkup on my almost 20 years old car. In sweden they are to be checked up every 14 months and sometimes the person who does the checkup can be picky. My darling car do have it's flaws. But that day the checkup person totally fell in love with my car. The four wheel drive, the I don't know what it's called, when you change the gear to pull up boats and stuff. And the motor. My car is basically an off road car. Some parts glued and rather scratched. The plate attatched with screws. But it runs great... So you see quite lucky that strand. Yesterday I had it on again, just because it's pretty. On monday they made my age group release for getting the vaccin. Well the whole system for booking crashed of course. You are to identify with electronic id. Yesterday I found a reference to a hospital on one of those sites, called it and got my vaccin the same day. You see quite lucky indeed. Yay. I have been waiting like forever since I have pretty bad asthma and meet a lot of people at work every day. Funnily enough Not-husband will get his on thursday, even though he is older than me and booked two weeks ago. I told him that he had to wear my lucky strand. He of course said that I was bonkers. I think that it's those vintage akoyas in the strand that makes them lucky. I bought them very preloved. Someone clearly loved those and wore them all the time. Whilst putting on perfume and/or hairspray. Some pearls were very damaged. The other ones great and with great luster. I think that whomever loved that double akoya strand passed that love on. The green blue tahitians from cmw pearls are gorgeous as well, but maybe not old enough not loved for that many years to be classified as lucky pearls quite yet. I did tell Not-husband to wear them anyway. He is going to a drive in vaccination placed. Wearing a t-shirt. He doesn't want to wear a rope of pearls...some people clearly hasn't got any sense...
    And the only side effect of the vaccine as of now is very sore arm muscle. I get that with all vaccines.
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  • Charlotta
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    Thank you AngelinaS. I was very pleased with myself when I came up with the morsecode idea. Except for the wirewrapping part. Very hard on the eyes. One could do anything really. Birthday presents, making a treasure hunt for child, with the morsecode tincup as code. So many possiblities.

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  • AngelinaS
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    Oh my goodness, Charlotta these are all GORGEOUS, but I particularly love the purple and blue combo. And the morse code idea is absolutely ingenious! I love that so much!

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  • Charlotta
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    Thank you CortezPearls. And you can write anything with two different kinds of pearls. But it takes a while.

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  • CortezPearls
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    I love Freshis (Freshwater keshi)
    That tin-cup STRAND is simply GORGEOUS!

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  • Charlotta
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    Thank you CortezPearls. I like those purple pearls with lighter pearls. I first had them as a strand, but it got to be too purple for me. Most of the others are in my morsecode tincup.
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  • CortezPearls
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    Wow! Charlotta I really like the large purples placed next to the Akoyas...they really go well together...this was a combination I needed to SEE...thank you

    The aquas with Akoya are also special but my heart really goes out to the purple combo...it just packs an extra punch!

    BTW: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all !!!

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  • Charlotta
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    The purple beadnucleated pearls are placed assymetrical in the strand, I didn't like it when I first arrange them symmetrical.

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  • Charlotta
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    Finally some photos of my blue akoyas and purple beadnucleated freshwater pearl strand. I have been busy redesigning our gardens. And digging, making new flower beds, exchanging the soil and planting. Yesterday we made an herb garden. The blue akoyas are all from Pearlescence. First a photo of my latest blue akoya remakes.
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  • Charlotta
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    Thank you AngelinaS and welcome to the forum. More photos coming soon

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