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  • #61
    Thank you CortezPearls. I love devilish combinations. And not following rules, unsure if the rules of pearl design still exists anymore. If so I mustn't have recieved my copy. Haha. I have come along way from perfectly round akoyas, perfectly matched and whatnot. And I suppose I am happier that way. I remember checking for marks in my loupe.
    For today I have big descisions to make....omnious...no just kidding. I have some edisons at hand and some circled deep golden south sea pearls and the leftover vintage akoyas from a 20 inches long wavestrand (the akoyas are a bit shorter, the previous strand 20). They akoyas are somewhat golden, they didn't look good with the combination I tried last (don't remember what that was). Should I make a colorful wavestrand,? A bracelet (I am thinking Fire and Ice from that poem that I don't remember the author for) or both. Or something else. Who knows? I don't. It's good I don't sell my creations. I can almost hear the conversation. "So you want an ombre south sea strand of the same size pearls", "no problems", "well it's longer than expected, it looked a bit boring so I tossed in some other pearls, that section looks like the fires from hell so I named it Lucifer, instead of Sunshine through the clouds"...

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    • #62
      I love the way your mind works on names. I kind of do the same thing: even come up with new words (got that from my dear old Opa).
      I thinke we do have the "classic rules" for strand design, which is basically: Matching & graduated sizes. But for everything else I believe pearls have finally been UNLEASHED and we can basically come up with ANYTHING (and hopefully make it interesting, exciting and beautiful!).

      There was this "poem" by George RR Martin called "A Song of Fire and Ice" I think! That's the one that came up in my head, at least. And I like this contrasting image. Might look great on a pearl strand!
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      • #63
        I did find that poem CortezPearls, it's Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. Rather apocalyptic accually. I did end up making an endless 25 inches long Fire and Ice strand. Half of it fire and the other ice. I will show it as soon as I have some photos. The ice side is less white than what one can expect. More blue and silver. That's the shadows. Once my mother did a painting with a cabin on it. Something with it was wrong but we couldn't quite say why...it did look like the cabin was covered in custard...she didn't really look. The shadows in the snow is always blue. A cold blue or grey. After that custard incident, when I was a teenager, I started to think about how things really look like.

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        • #64
          Oooh, I'm loving your beautiful spring flower bracelets combined with the golden south sea enhancer!

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          • #65
            Thank you SurfnSci. That golden south sea enhancer is a favorite of mine. Wendy helped harvest it. It does have the most amazing green overtone. When I don't add it as a centerpiece with two bracelets I mostly add it to an ombre tahitian keshi strand and wear it with other strand and sometimes on an off round freshwater pearlchain
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            • #66
              My new deep pink edison studs from Pearlescence arrived. They will look great with most of my painterly strands, at least the warmtoned ones.
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              • #67
                I also have some photos of my two Hearts Delight bracelets. The pearls are mostly from Druzydesign, Pearlescence, cmw pearls and Kongspearl.
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                • #68
                  Wow, your new pink edison studs are sooooo lovely! And they do look perfect paired with you fabulous Hearts Delight bracelets

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                  • #69
                    Thank you SurfnSci. Those earrings really are special. I wonder what other colors that I have missed when I avoided freshwater pearls. I don't like pastelles much but these aren't pale at all. In my rainbow strand there are some pretty blue edisons, I have never seen that color elsewhere. These two for example.
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                    • #70
                      Be still...my beating pearl shaped heart!
                      You know...I have been SOOO busy lately. I come here to refresh my Soul between this thread and the "Show us your Pearls in Action".
                      I just had to say Thank you for posting these.
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                      • #71
                        And I will keep posting them CortezPearls. Hopefully you get some downtime soon. During my pneumonia I rediscovered crochet. I almost finished my scarf. I am going to add some cool fabric as liner on the inside, I am thinking about adding two secret pockets for I don't know my phone the odd bracelet or whatever. Well see. I am also crocheting a small sort of rainbow octopus, the arms have different colors. I think that I will make it a piratey one with an eyepad and maybe a pearl strand (a tiny one, I have some small lavender pink off round freshwater pearls loose). I am also thinking about making some crochet cotton pads. I don't like the throw away ones, not good for the environment. This I do when it's to dark to sort pearls, it drakens around 3 in the afternoon now...I got my last order of edisons the other day but haven't even gotten to see the colors properly, since it's to dark after work....
                        I do have some photos of my newish Fire and Ice strand. This one is inspired by the Fire and Ice poem by Robert Frost. I have been thinking about that poem a lot lately whilst pondering this pandemic. However gloomy, I like the endless strand that I made. Cold icy blue, silver and the occational white pearl on one side and all the colors of fire on the other, red hot fire, fading fire, blue flame and so forth. In some of the edisons there are so many colors that they make a fire all by them self. I used pearls from Pearlescence, Druzydesign, Cees, cmw pearls and Kongspearl.
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ID:	458317 I don't have any plans for the new pearls, I think that I will just play with them until I now what to do with them.

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                        • #72
                          OOO, I love an ombre' and Fire and Ice is lovely.

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                          • #73
                            I really enjoy the combinations!
                            And funnily enough...my daughter Jessica took up on crochet during the pandemic and she made me an Octopus with a hat. This whole pandemic has allowed many to find new outlets of expression
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                            • #74
                              Thank you BWeaves and CortezPearls. I finished the pirate rainbow octopus with a pearl necklace. I show you when I have some better light.. It's really funny. I bet your daughter had fun making your octopus as well CortezPearls. I prefer crocheting to knitting, just for the simple reason that with crocheting usually only one stitch whilst knitting has lots of them. Less stitches to loose.

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                              • #75
                                She did. But since it doesn't have a pearl necklace I won't be sharing it here
                                I actually started thinking about Sheri's la_corsetiere Octos when I started picturing the crochet octopii.
                                Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
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