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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Thank you Bweaves, it really is gorgeous. I notised that bead several months ago and forgot all about it. Then suddenly I remembed it and wierdly enough it was still there. I have some carved abalone shell earrings that I bought from augustus-collection last year so I check there ebay store occationally. The earrings.
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    With my rainbow strand from Pearlescence.
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    Then I tried it on the pale golden, ivory and white mixed rope that I made with leftover pearls recently.
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    My pink and white iridescence rope.
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    I tried it on my lavender rose freshwater rope, that I recently remade again but I didn't like the colors together. The overtones clashed a bit.
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    It looked gorgeous with Isabella.
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    And with my new baroque tahitian bracelet from Cees.
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    Charlotta, your collection is a feast to the eyes! And those abalone earrings are beautiful!!

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    Thank you Lilpearl. The earrings are really pretty. I also bought a pair of carved monstera leaf for my daughter, that’s one of her favorite plants. They are gorgeous as well, don't have a photo of them though.

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    Lovely! On my screen, it looks like it matches the lavender rose pearl rope, but the colors may be off on my screen.

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    I see I need to haunt Augustus Collection more often! That bead is incredible, Charlotta, and the earrings are lovely too. Such a treat to see all the ombres; I'm very fond of anything "ombre".
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    Thank you Bweaves and CathyKeshi. The lavender rose rope look better with the carved bead in photos, in real life, especially outside they don't look so good together. CathyKeshi, augustus-collection has some amazing pieces. I am tempted by the skulls for a tincup maybe. A whole strand of skulls might be a bit much, there are so many colors though.

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    That is a very cool bead. Congratulations on your innovative solution to the problem of the large drill hole - what a great idea.

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    You have a beautiful collection Charlotta! And love your new earrings!

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    Thank you SydK and azra. Living far away from findings does tend to make at least me creative. I could take it to a silversmith, but then we are still to avoid unnecessary shopping and such. So that has to wait, I have some gemstones to take there when this pandemic cools down.
    Yesterday I tried to make stretcha bracelets, Wendy told me how to make the knots, but I have since reknotted them with a clasp. I have to have pearls to make them bigger if I am to remove the clasp. I also don't have a drill, the hiding of the knot is therefore difficult. The knotting part went well at least. I did brake a reamer when trying...on a not so good pearl. I also jabbed myself in a finger. Today I cannot see where so no worries. At least the bracelet got reknotted, they do needs to be reknotted more often than necklaces, at least for me. I take some new photos of them when it's lighter. It's raining heavily today. For today I am going to try to make something out of that ombre pink sapphire strand. Yesterday I put it next to a small strand of lavender rose freshwaters, not the rope that I just remade, this is another one.
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    Then I accidentally put my dark tahitian bracelet, with pearls from Wen Pearls, next to the sapphires and they look really pretty together. I don't use that bracelet anyway. I prefer the two tahitian ones I bought from Cees.
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    I should have a whole strand of those near black tahitians from Wen Pearls. Did I use the rest for another project? I don't remembed, I have to go through my jewelry box later. It could make a nice rope with the sapphires and maybe some small lavender rose freshwater pearls.

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    Today I am wearing my ombre tahitian and south sea rope and bracelet, with my champagne south sea studs from Tahitipearldesigner. I really like that rope, many colors, shapes and sizes. There are some blemishes on the pearls but it doesn't matter. I am accually pleased that I could find some transition colors in my leftover pile.
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    I didn't think about making a bracelet until after I made the rope so I had to comb through the leftover pile again, finding smaller pearls that didn't quite suited the rope sizewise. The ombre rope is also a kind of waverope with three different bigger focal points, a big medium golden south sea pearl, some big white south sea pearls and some bigger peacock tahitians.
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    I made it endless because I never wears my ropes doubled anyway. Just because I said that I will probably buy or make that I will wear doubled all the time. Just you wait.
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    Some closeups.
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    It also looks great with Isabella, but I am not wearing her yet today.
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    I made a strand out of those sapphires. Layout.
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    I didn't like the small lavender rose pearls with it when I tried it on the wire. So it's just made with sapphires and really dark tahitians. I did find the rest of the dark tahitians. I made an extender with those.
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    With my sealife pendant from augustus-collection and smokey pink tahitian studs from Pearlescence.
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    With the neon blue apatite and baroque tahitian strand I recently made, those tahitians are from Cees.
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    Both strands has extenders and removable little charms that I made. I like to add something interesting on the back of the strands when I don't use my usual clasp.
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    New strand looks also great with my peacock tahitian studs from Pearlescence and my peacock tahitian and white south sea bracelet (tahitians from Druzydesign).
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    That bracelet is one of four that I reknotted yesterday. The other ones as promised.
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    The white circled one and the deep golden one I made from those 4 strands I bought from Pearlescence this spring.
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    I should have bought more of those peacock circled pearls from Druzydesign, but I only did buy 10 of them. And it was 3 years ago...but they are stunning.
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    The other ones are in my ombre tahitian and south sea rope.

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    Charlotta, I LOVE your new additions and revisions!

    Agustus has lovely and interesting carvings and offerings.
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    WOWZA! Amazing. Beautiful.

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    Thank you Pattye and Bweaves. Often I don't order outside of europe because shipping takes so much time but I am really glad that I did this time. Sometimes I have no choice, I just ordered more softflex from california. They had some cute iolite strands so I ordered 2 of them as well. I asked my swedish supplier of glue and that caffeine molecule thingy to please stock some softflex beading wire in very fine and they will, after summer. Fine is to big for my tassels and for tiny gemstones. I did buy some softflex in fine to try, maybe if I make a ginormous tassel. Maybe with those huge freshwater ripples that I don't like. I could use one of those thick ropes not-husband uses for the boat as a necklace, haha.

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    As you can see by the previous layout of pearls, there are some really dark tahitians and some greenish golden south sea pearls on it. Last night when I waited for not-husband to get dressed for an evening walk, my hands arranged those pearls in an ombre fashion, breaking up the dark tahitians with some big silver ones leftover from a strand from Cees (from when I made the blue and silver ombre waverope) and put all greenish golden pearls on one side. Then it got to dark to see the colors. Today I moved the south sea pearls to the other side and added a blue green wirewrapped charm next to the bluest pearl. Still to shorts...so I cut up my poor tahitian extender once again. Then I added the one tiny blue Collins tahitian pearl from Pearlescence that I hade leftover from making my blue and silver ombre waverope. Perfect...that is...the pearls are not graduated...just arranged by colors and shades...the color graduation is at times abrupt...the charm isn't centered and the pearls are uneven with the occational blemishes...and I love it. Fun and not one bit formal. The charm stays off center so that's good. First layout.
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    I took a lot of these. Then went to another room to check the colors, back to the layout and move some pearls, another photo...
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    I had help by biggest cat of course.
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    Smaller cat wasn't allowed to help. Yesterday she ate a tiny lavender rose pearl and today she was busy breaking into a new bag of dried bonito flakes that I just got in the mailbox (I am learning how to do real ramen). Bad kitten, she ate some of that as well.
    I had to make a new extender, but having used up most of my leftover pile of pearls (except for pink and peach ones and those quarantined huge ripples) I made an 5,5 inches circled silver and aqua tahitian extender. The pearls are small and don't really match my tahitians but they woun't show anyway. They are just to add some lenght to my 18-19inches strands when I want them a bit longer.
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    They are cute those pearls.
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    With my big multicolored tahitian strand from Pearlescence.
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