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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    I changed that strand from yesterday again. It needed something more in the center. That charm bugged me as well, to small maybe. I am thinking about making something to add and remove charm with. I have a wierd looking silver finding in the shape of an 8,with one loop smaller. If I added that to a strand then I could easily add a charm with a jumpring or a small lobsterclasp. But I didn't do that today. Years ago I bought a beautiful colorful circled tahitian pendant from Druzydesign. It was wirewrapped with gold or vermeil. I really do prefer silver or white gold with tahitians, all pearls really except for golden south sea pearls or other very warmtoned colors. That pendant didn't get used that much, just because of that. I had thought about rewirewrap it with silver but today I used the pearl as a centerpiece instead. That wierd little blue green pearls got incorporated in the strand as well. The strand is now 21,5 inches and the pearls are between 7,2-12,4mm. All sizes are randomly placed sorted only after color.
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    Today I am using it with my big blue green tahitian studs from Pearlescence.
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    Those studs are also great to wear alone if it's really hot.
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    With my other tahitian and south sea rope. This one has more circled and drop pearls. My new strand is generally made of rounder pearls, even if they are a bit bumpy.
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    The rope is 38 inches long.
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    Now my hands are itching to make a strand out of those baroque tahitian bracelet from Cees that I recently bought. I bought them to make something with, but then I really like them as bracelets. I could make them bracelets again. Well see.

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    I don’t know anyone who rearranges their pearls as much as you, Charlotta! All the ombrés are very eye catching!

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    Wow, restrung already. Still looks great.

    Have you considered an enhancer for the charm? Here's some from Rio Grande.

    https://www.riogrande.com/searchresu...erOfResults=36

    I have the yellow gold one with the hook. It allows me to use any charm on it. Plus, it looks kinda cool.

    https://www.riogrande.com/product/14...le-hook/644519

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    Thank you jeg and BWeaves. I do have a thing for ombre strands. If I'm not really pleased with some creation or if I don't use it then it gets redone. Now I'm really pleased with new ombre strand and that circled pearl gets used. My favorites stay as they are. I wouldn't ever remake the rainbow strand for example. Bweaves, I have a gold and silver of those enhancers but I am afraid of loosing the pendants. Since one of the ends don't close fully. Do you find that it's safe.

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    I've found that enhancer to be very safe. The hook can be gently pressed closer together. However, it's a deep hook, and my bails sort of "snap" into it, so they're not likely to fall off at all.

    Now, I don't know if I'd hang it off the side, like you originally did your charm, but it should be fine dead center.

    If you already have that enhancer, play with it.

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    Thank you Bweaves, I will experiment some with that bail.

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    Today I made a strand out of those tahitian bracelets I bought from Cees. I bought then to have some new pearls to play with and they were both 8,5 inches so perfect for a strand really. It turned out great. Now I have a strand of really big tahitians as well as a big golden south sea strand. It's not as big as the big golden south sea strand, that one is 12-16,5mm. The big tahitian strand is 12-14,2mm. Both are 18,5 inches. That's a great lenght for pearls that big, at least for me. I added two pearls to the golden strand to get that lenght. I love the muted colorpalette as well. Not exactly pastel, more taupe colors. Pale golden brown, pistachio, pale blue grey, soft silver and greys and one pretty white pearl.
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    With the big golden south sea strand from Pearlescence.
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    With my rikitea strand from Cees and my other big, but less big tahitian strand from Pearlescence. These are so different from my new strand. They are so colorful, as most of my tahitians.
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    I love these muted colors and I found the perfect earrings for them, right there among my other earrings... Originally these soft blue grey tahitian pair had gold hooks, I bought them from Pearlsociety years ago. Well I mostly prefer tahitians with silver or white gold. So I changed them. I think that they were once studs as well
    Nowadays I use them with my huggies from Pearlescence.
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    They are rather pretty like this.
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    Wait a minuten, I did not make this one ombre... Some more photos of yesterdays ombre strand.
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    I even have a neckshot that I forgot to post yesterday.
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    Your creations (and stories) are always a delight, Charlotta! You reminded me I have pairs of huggies that are reversible 18K white gold/yellow gold and sterling silver which will be fun to dangle pearl charms from.
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    Charlotta, I second Pattyes comments! all your strands are lovely and I’d have never thought of arranging the pearls as you did in that necklace! That circle pearl is gorgeous and perfect as a center piece!!

    I’m in the jacket club now too!☺️

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    Charlotta, what an intriguing combination of pearls, they look terrific on.

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    Thank you Pattye, Lilpearl and Bernadette. The new ombre strand is very comfortable to wear. I would like to see those huggies Pattye. Such a cleaver idea. I love versatile jewelry. I have a pair of yellow gold huggies with diamonds, but I prefer my silver ones from Pearlescence. The silver ones are more comfortable and prettier I think. I have made quite a lot of pairs that I can use with the silver huggies. I also have a vermeil pair of hoops that I bought from augustus-collection. The ones that I use with my copper green tahitians from Cees. They are really secure as well. I added a tiny silikon stopper on each of them just in case. I think that I have some pairs for those as well. I see if I can fknd any photos. Otherwise I take some.
    Lilpearl, your new huggies are totally amazing. I can't wait to see them on you.
    Bernadette, I am touched that you like my creation. Especially since you are a proffesional and I just play around on my free time, learning everything I know through books and pearlguide.

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    Those gold huggies photos is nowhere to be found. They must have been wiped away when my phone stopped working in april and never reawoke. I think that I sanatized it a bit much. I have since learnt how too make safety copies on Google. I did find some other huggie photos. First the copper green tahitian earrings from Cees. I mostly use them with my rainbow strand or with my frog pendant.
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    Most pairs for my silver huggies.
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    I did forget to include these retro looking vintage akoya pair.
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    I went through my earrings and took some photos of those gold and diamond huggies. I don't have any pearls to hang from them at the moment. I have a vague memory of removing the jumprings so that I could use them with the vermeil huggies. The ones with my copper green tahitians on.
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    They were difficult to photograph so I used a garnet and citrine gold earring as support. Copper green tahitian earrings from Cees.
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    Aquamarine briolettes.
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    And then there are these something earrings. I have had them for years. I think that I bought them as golden akoyas or maybe golden south sea pearls. I didn't really trust the seller. South sea pearls they are not, to small. Could they be golden akoyas? Could they dye freshwater pearls that good maybe 8 years ago? I bought them as a drilled pair. I did examine them with a loupe when I first got them and couldn't find any color residue. Then I set them with gold caps and sort of forgot all about them. They didn't match anything at that time. Nowadays I don't care that much, things don't always has to match. With my golden akoya tassel.
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    With my medium golden south sea enhancer from Pearlsociety.
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    With my champagne south sea enhancer, also from Pearlsociety.
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    The vermeil huggies family.
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    I also remade my drop tahitian earrings today, the pearls are from Druzydesign. I really dislike shepherds hooks, so I glued on a cap and the pinpart of a hatpin on both, added jumprings and voila now I can use them with my Pearlescence huggies.
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    Now they will get more use. With my colorful drop tahitian strand, with the most colorful pearls from a strand from Pearl Paradise and one from Wen Pearls.
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    With my favorite tincup.
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    I also added jumprings to a tahitian pair from Pearlescence.
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    The silver huggies family.
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    Today I am wearing my copper green tahitians from Cees and my frog pendant from Pearlsociety. I need something light. Have to clean the house, procrastinating with pearl photos...
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    Biggest cat has taken to pearls as well. I carelessly left some leftover pearls on my beading board. She stole a circled tahitian one and then guarded it like a dragon. It got some wacks as well.
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    I took some new photos of my pendants. Sometimes they get overlooked. I forgot all four tassels...
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    I don't wear them enough. Mostly I wear strands and forget them, except for frog that is. Frog gets reglar use.
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    Pretty frog. With my mismatched south sea earrings from Pearlescence.
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    Tassels as well
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    Lovely collection.