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    Thank you Lilpearl. Today I made my mixed sizes tahitian rope even longer. It's now 56,5 inches and I made it endless so that I don't have to think about the clasp.

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    My small tahitian keshi strands finally arrived after being somewhere with the swedish postal service for a month. I ordered two strands from Druzydesign to make a rope/chain to use mainly with my tahitian keshi tassel. The keshis are about 3-7mm,very difficult to measure these ones. Since most were in the silvery range of color, from white to almost black I made it an endless ombre rope. The tassel is an enhancer so I don't need a clasp. Without a clasp I can twirl it around however I want to. The tassel is slightly ombre as well. The rope is about 33 inches long and I knotted it with serafil in mist. The photos aren't the greatest. I show you why.
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    It's one of the windows in the outdoor room at the summercabin. We were there checking it out. The sun was shining as well, and that makes the photos a bit glass-looking I think. New tasselchain.
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    It's prettier in real life. The photos of my mixed sizes tahitian rope, the 56,5 inches long don't look so good either. This is how they are arranged.
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    More photos when there are no sun and also no frost...
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    Oh, Charlotta now you have a keshi rope too!!! And an ombre oneat that !!! Wow, very very pretty, I love the irregular funky keshi shapes, they make a very special necklace.
    And of course the 56:5 inch rope is simply amazing! And the window photo is so dreamy...

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    Way to go, another beautiful series of photographs! Thank you so much.

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    Those are very good photos and very nice pearl jewelry
    Love the keshi and mixed tahitians
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    Thank you eolian pearls, lisa c and CortezPearls. I really like those keshis as well. And I only had to remove two, those are more golden, I might use them for earrings or something. Yesterday I made another rope, well I was going to make a bracelet...I missed my deep golden circled south sea bracelet, but I like the two ombre strands to much to remake them. However I did have that giant 14-16mm circled medium golden south sea strand that I bought from Pearlescence last spring. I did make a bracelet, but the pearls were just to big. Then I played around with some of those greenish golden south sea pearls from Kongspearl that I had in my leftover pile. It is big! 33 inches long and the pearls are between 9,8-16,6mm. Not-husband didn't approve, he doesn't like big pearls (not that I listen...). But I kind of like it. It's like one of those giant gold chains, but pearls. Me and the cats might have to go into the music industry now.
    Then I made another rope with those green akoyas from Pearlescence. They haven't found their right place yet since I removed the white south sea pearls, to make yet another rope. This time I combined them with some favorite circled tahitians and some of those golden south sea ripples pearls from Pearlescence (the champagney ones). I haven't decided about this one yet.
    Today it has been snowing and raining, the weather cannot make up it's mind, so no pretty frost patterns.

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    My latest ropemaking efforts. A giant golden and greenish golden south sea rope, the biggest pearl is 16,6mm and many of the other pearls not far from it. The rope is 33 inches and heavy, I was wearing it yesterday and couldn't believe how lustrous it was. It's not as lustrous as my white south sea strand from Cees, but then nothing is. I did get some photos on the window sill at home, that window sill needs repainting but then the window needs some attention as well since it's close to 90 years old. I try getting better photos this weekend.
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    It's pretty much made out of this strand from Pearlescence and all of my leftover greenish golden south sea pearls from Kongspearl.
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    Since I took all of the white south sea pearls from this strand.
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    I liked that strand but didn't use it all that much anymore. After making this white south sea rope the green akoyas from Pearlescence was all left out.
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    I tried combining them with some pretty pastelly circled tahitians.
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    But it still wasn't right. Last weekend I combined those pearls with some champagney south sea ripple pearls from Pearlescence and I think that I added some more circled tahitians as well. Now it's a 32 inches long rope and the pearls are between 7-10,5mm. It looks so small next to the golden rope. Most things does.
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    Since I removed all of the darkest pearls, to use in my black and white strand
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    And most pastel and blue circled pearls from that circled multicolored tahitian rope that I made a while ago. I basically removed all my favorites, I was left with mostly peacock pearls, not a favorite of mine. Probably because they look brown and muddy when worn in some lights. Silver, grey and blue always looks good. I made a 20 inches long strand and a bracelet but I haven't worn them at all. Then I remembed when I realised that peacock pearls looks great with the golden south sea ripple pearls.
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    So I am thinking about sacrificing a bracelet...and combining them with the peacocks. Might work.
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    Last edited by Charlotta; 01-20-2021 at 10:38 AM.

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    Charlotta you’re so talented! I wish I could learn how to string like you do! I will need a one on one to learn...maybe some day...
    Your new Keshi rope is lovely and your Tahitian is very pretty! It’s so fun that you can change the length and pattern of your necklaces!
    I will not know what to wear on a daily basis!
    I have many pieces but I usually take a set of pearl jewelry (I’m always wearing pearls) and stick with it sometimes for months at a time, so when I get to change it feels like I’m wearing a brand new set of jewelry lol! I do love to layer!

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    Thank you Lilpearl. I did the same thing initially, and wore the pieces like they were originally made. I started buying pearls that wasn't already strung and somewhere at some point I decided that it didn't matter if someone once combined those exact pearls into a strand, bracelet or whatever. It didn't matter that I lost control over those early pearls and didn't know where I got them. I could have fun with them and if something turned out to be really ugly, then I just cut it apart again. It was more difficult to cut apart those vintage akoyas, that I had gotten so many of. One of the first ones I remade was my first tassel. I had intended to make the tassel out of tiny off round metallic freshwaters, but the drillholes were to small. I got really upset by that, especially since I live 1-2 months away from most deliveries. Even express shipping takes forever sometimes. I wanted to make a tassel so bad that I got out all of my pearls to see what would work. I took the one with the prettiest akoyas. After that I could pretty much remake anything. Except for some holy grail pearls like my rainbow strand. Sometimes remakes looks horrible and then sometimes they become new favorites quite unexpected.

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    I have some better photos of my new huge golden south sea rope. The really big medium golden south sea pearls are from Pearlescence and the greenish ones from Kongspearl. Funnily enough I thought that those green pearls would be champagne. I still haven't gotten any champagne south sea strand.
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    What do you mean about them being huge you might ask. Well this is the rope next to my wavestrand. The biggest pearls in this wavestrand is 8mm.
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    With my deep golden south sea strand from Cees
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    And with my newly made mixed golden and white south sea strand. This one is made with white south sea pearls from Pearlescence and OceansRhyme, the golden south sea pearls are from Kongspearl.
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    Really nice pics! And lovely strands...I specially loved your combo of the golden and mixed strand...it is perfect for a book on pearls
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your beautiful jewelry.
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    I think your whole kit is wonderful. Your eye for design is pure pleasure for me

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    Thank you CortezPearls and lisa c. If you write the book CortezPearls, you can borrow the photo. Or Wendy could borrow it if she writes another one. I have preordered a copy of her new book, can't wait to read it. I love pearl books.
    Lisa c, I have more remakes coming up soon.

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    I also has some new photos of my really long tahitian rope (Cees and Druzydesign) and of my ombre tahitian keshi rope from Druzydesign.
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    The colors are amazing.
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    These two big pearls are probably my favorites.
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    Keshi rope and tassel.
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    Some amazing pearls in this rope with very quirky shapes.
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    And one of my white south sea rope (mainly Pearlescence)
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    Love that south sea rope.

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    Beautiful necklaces Charlotta!!