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  • I'm trying a different triple combination today. Tahitian Keshi Ombre' Tin-Cup and large ripples from Kojima. Pistachio akoyas from PP. And black and white Tahitian studs from Kamoka.

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    And, new coin pearl and ruby ring from Kojima. I'm calling it the Flying Saucer. UPDATE: Per Andrew, I've renamed the ring Lily Pad.

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    Last edited by BWeaves; 12-04-2018, 12:34 AM.

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    • Bonsava, lovely pearls!

      BW, I really like the new necklace combination. The new ring is great!

      I've branched out from my Tahitian obsession. I made my first purchase from Kojima and bought a rope of white freshwater keshi pearls:

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      In a moment of better light for a picture while in the box:
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      • Wonderful combination, BW. They all blend together beautifully. Lily Pad looks gorgeous!

        Annie, your white keshi rope is so lustrous! You'll be able to wear that in so many different combos & styles.

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        • Thank you 86Corvettegirl for the compliment on the necklace.

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          • Annie, your keshis look gorgeous. Very versatile.

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            • BWeaves -
              Loving your Kojima ripples! I was eyeing those myself! The camera shows them to be more pink than the glamour shot. Are they more multicolored in person? They are large and quite beautiful. Enjoy!

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              • The ripples in my photo from yesterday are my old Kojima ripples from 2 Ruckuses ago. They are mostly pink with a bit of metallic green or copper in certain light. The new ripple necklace is from Pacific Pearls (Kojima's sister site) and it's supposed to arrive today, so I haven't seen it in person yet. I hope it is very colorful, like the glamour shots. I'll definitely shoot some comparison photos.

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                • There be dragons and rice krispies. I usually wear him facing downwards. This is the first time I've worn him facing upwards. It's hard to get a good shot of his head.

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                  And Lily Pad and Mom's freshwater bracelet.

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                  • Originally posted by Bcm21mk View Post
                    BWeaves -
                    Loving your Kojima ripples! I was eyeing those myself! The camera shows them to be more pink than the glamour shot. Are they more multicolored in person? They are large and quite beautiful. Enjoy!
                    I just received the Pacific Pearls ripples, comparied with my current Kojima ripples. Unfortunately the lighting is very bad tonight. I really need to compare these in daylight.

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                    New pearls (my baby pic for color comparison) I swear they looked better than this photo shows. They do not look like pondslime in real life. The dress I'm wearing is blue, because when I was little blue was for girls.

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                    I'm not happy with the way the new pearls are strung, so I'll have to restring them if I decide to keep them.
                    Last edited by BWeaves; 12-04-2018, 11:50 PM.

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                    • I LOVE the dragon!

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                      • I love that dragon clasp!!!
                        Your new ripples are lovely but it's really hard to tell the true colors with night lighting. Can't wait for daylight shots of them.
                        What is it about the stringing of your new pearls that you don't like. Are they too loose?

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                        • Such a cute babypicture BWeaves. I think your new ripplestrand will be great ones you've redone it. Love the combination of ripples, tincup and the pistachio akoyas. Very lovely ring.
                          Annie, those keshis looks great, the luster is so good.
                          I bought some goodies from the recent sales to. Since living in sweden postage takes TIME, also there is customfees and delayes. Anyway. This gorgeous pair of aubergine studs arrived from Oceanscove, 8 mm. Beautiful luster, the light in Sweden this time of year, not so much.
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                          Also bought a pair of 11 mm champagne south sea studs from TahitiPearldesigner on etsy. Just beautiful.
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                          • Originally posted by 86Corvettegirl View Post
                            I love that dragon clasp!!!
                            Your new ripples are lovely but it's really hard to tell the true colors with night lighting. Can't wait for daylight shots of them.
                            What is it about the stringing of your new pearls that you don't like. Are they too loose?
                            The necklace is strung tight. But the thread is thick and white, and the knots are big and lumpy. At the clasp the knots are fuzzy because the ends stick out. The clasp is too small for the size of the pearls. I'm super sensitive to how pearls are strung, so I'm sure the average person wouldn't notice, but it bothers me. I feel that the thread needs to compliment the color of the pearls. And a larger orbit clasp will lengthen the strand just a bit for better nesting with the my other ripples, and allow me to link this strand to my other ripples to make a rope. I've ordered some Beader's Secret in Rose and Taupe from Pattye, because I'm not exactly sure which color I'll prefer, but those two were my favorites with the multicolors of this strand.

                            So those are the main reasons for redoing the strand myself. I need to play with color, clasps, and lengths. I've looked at the pearls under magnification and they are gorgeous. No flaws, just surface texture. I could stare at them for hours.

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                            • My mismatched tahitians from Oceanscove came today, they waited for the sun to go down so the picture is taken under the kitchenlight. They are so beautiful that I just had to put them on at once. They are 8.2 and 8.4mm.
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                              • My supposed natural antique pendant. Pics don’t do it justice

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