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    Charlotta, what a collection! What a marvelous Thread! You captured some intense color there, donít sell yourself short.

    I hope everyone recovers soon, what a year, right? Geez.
    Last edited by lisa c; 10-21-2020 at 11:42 PM.

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    Thank you eolian pearls and lisa c. I agree it's been quite a year.

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    I’m nothing less than enchanted with your collection, and your tinkering with the designs.

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    Thank you lisa c, that's very nice of you. You are making me blush though. Today I finally got some decent pearl light. Yay. Multicolored circled tahitian rope. The pearls are about 9-11mm and the rope is 36 inches.
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    With Isabella
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    With my mismatched tahitian studs from Oceanscove
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    With my mismatched green tahitian studs from OceansRhyme
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    I have been using these with my aubergine tahitian studs from Oceanscove as well, but forgot to photograph them. There are some very pretty colors in this rope.

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    I also got some new photos of my mixed cooltoned south sea and tahitian strand. I still prefer the first more warmtoned one but I really like the new one as well. Maybe it needs some quirky shapes? For referens first the warmtoned one. The pearls in this one are from Pearlescence, Cees, Druzydesign and my leftover pile.
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    Both of them.
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    New strand, the pearls are from Druzydesign and my leftover pile.
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    Maybe a really big tahitian pearl somewhere off center.
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    It looks great with my 7-8mm multicolored tahitian strand from Druzydesign.
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    And with my blue tahitian strand from Pearlescence.
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    With anything cooltoned really, like my tahitian drop pearls and blue akoya rope (akoyas are from Pearlescence and the frop tahitians from Pearl Paradise and from Wen Pearls)
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    Very pretty. I like the combination of the cool toned one with the big blue strand.

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    Thank you SydK, that blue tahitian strand is one of my favorites. So pretty.

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    Some stretch bracelets. I have quite the collection now. First some 8-9mm circled tahitians. Blue and aqua pearls with a blue azurite skull.
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    Love these colors.
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    Greenish tahitians with a carved african turquoise jasper skull.
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    Peacock tahitians an a lilac phosphosiderite skull.
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    All three.
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    Then my three golden south sea ripple bracelets. The south sea pearls are from Pearlescence. One agatized fossil coral skull and two carved indonesian orange yellow calcite jade beads.
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    All three.
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    Ombre tahitian and south sea rope are no more. I took all of the circled pearls to add to the three strands of circled pearls that I bought. I used many of the remaining pearls in these two bracelets. They might be my favorite ones. Ombre green to silver tahitian through south sea bracelet and a silver drop tahitian bracelet. Most of the drop tahitians are from Cees. Both with carved red jasper, one skull and one scarab.
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    I still have a nephrite jade skull and a red jasper skull. The apricot trumpet shell skull and beads are currently in a peachy rope. But I don't really like it.
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    It's not my color really, the carved beads are amazing. I could make stretch bracelets out of them I suppose. It's easier to wear colors not quite suited to ones complexion as bracelets.

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    I have made another transformer necklace. The first on is this lariat looking one. Not a real lariat, since the shorter "pendant" chain is attatched to the normal chain with some kind of hitch knot.
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    I can add whichever huggie pearl I want to the lobsterclasps. Like this baroque white south sea pearl and a purple edison pearl. The edison pearl is from Pearlescence.
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    Then I made a tassel like pendant. The "pendant" is attatched with a jumpring to the chain and is made up out of 5 different lenghts of silver chain, each with a lobsterclasp at the end. I am thinking about adding a bigger lobsterclasp so that the pendant is fully removable. As with the other transformer necklace I can change the pearls easily.
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    OOOO, love the transformer tassels.

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    Such great carved beads, Carlotta, really add interest, no matter whether bracelet or necklace. Those peachy pearls have great luster, too!
    The lariats are awesome with their colorful tassels!
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    Thank you Bweaves and Pattye. I really like that transformer tassel as well.

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    Some combinations that I have been wearing lately. Yesterday I combined my ombre tahitian rope from Cees with my mismatched green tahitian studs from OceansRhyme .
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    Then I wore my new circled tahitian rope and my peacock tahitian studs from Pearlescence.
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    I added my transformer tassel on of the days
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    I combined my white south sea strand from Cees, my two of my stretch bracelets and my mismatched tahitian studs from Oceanscove one day.
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    I love combining those earrings with that strand.
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    I did use my frog pendant from Pearlsociety with my copper green tahitians earrings from Cees with two stretch bracelets one day.
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    And my 7-8mm tahitian strand from Druzydesign with my Isabella tassel and the mismatched tahitian studs from Oceanscove.
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    And the drop tahitian and blue akoya rope with the same mismatched tahitian studs from Oceanscove. Very useful those studs.
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    That rope is one of my favorites.
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    I did wear my ombre south sea strand from Pearlescence with my mismatched south sea earrings from Pearlescence one day.
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    It's such a beautiful combination.
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    The rikiteas from Cees with my green and pink tahitian studs from Pearlescence.
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    There were more but I don't really remembed them all. Today I am wearing my rainbow strand from Pearlescence with my deep golden south sea studs from Pearlescence. I miss when Wendy finds me pearls in Hongkong and the photos she sends me to choose from. Darn pandemic. I do want a rainbow bracelet. I should not complain. I am not sick (except for the asthma) and I have a job that I like and I love spending time with not-husband (don't see anyone else except for work) and the cats find all mice that wanders in for me (...always at night...)
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    Love that strand.
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    I have been making more stretch bracelets, no photos of them yet. Another tahitian and red jasper skull bracelet, another golden south sea bracelet with a carved nephrite jade skull and then I remade a nibung palm wood bracelet with a carved red jasper scarab from augustus-collection. It was perfectly fine that palm wood bracelet, except for it being to big. Well, does one measure the inside of a bracelet? I measure mine like I would a strand. It's fine now, luckily it's easy to make stretch bracelets. Next time I will buy a smaller one.
    I have some more photos of my transformer necklaces. They do look great with tahitian ropes and are so fun changing.
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    With my circled tahitian rope and peacock tahitian studs from Pearlescence.
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    Then I was admiring my ombre tahitian rope from Cees this weekend. It's truly amazing. So many colors. With my mismatched tahitian studs from Oceanscove
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    With my mismatched green tahitian studs from OceansRhyme
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    And with aubergine tahitian studs from Oceanscove
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    So versatile
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    I would imagine this being difficult to make. If I hadn't one already I would try. I mean where to start. When I make ombre strands they sort of just happen, usually with a lot less colors.
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    Breathtaking really. I have been thinking about what to make next. Usually I just stumble upon projects, I wake up with an idea or see some color combination in nature that I want to recreate. Right now I have a green tahitian strand on my wishlist. Lots of different green tones and maybe a white or cream tahitian to lighten it up. I don't really have to make it myself, but I haven't found it yet either. Then I also want a mixed south sea strand, I know again. Well I made ombre strands out of all those circled south sea pearls...and then I added the peacock tahitians to the south sea layout and made the mixed strand. It would be lovely to pick the pearls out myself, but that woun't happen anytime soon. One can dream. Zoompearlpicking, that would be fun.

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    I want to HUG this thread! I love it all.....