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    Thank you Bweaves. I have to remind me to use my pendants more and not only wear my strands.

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    I have finally knotted that strand of dyed akoyas I got from Pearlescence last year. I tried it once before but they didn't go well with the silver clasp. This time I knotted it with a gold clasp and unsed beaders secret in plum. Much better. The pearls reminds me of autumn, with lots of aubergine, rust and some teal and green as well. I don't know how they manage to dye these pearls, there are lots of different colors. And I cannot see any trace of them being dyed, but they are. Here they are with my aubergine tahitian studs from Oceanscove. They look so similar. I didn't think that they would.
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    With my golden south sea enhancer from Pearlsociety. There has to be some golden leaves for autumn as well.
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    The dyed akoyas are 7-7,5mm and the aubergine tahitian studs are 8mm.
    I tried to use beaders secret in plum on one of my freshwater ripples strand, but that didn't work like I had hoped.
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    I am remaking them tomorrow with rose maybe.
    Yesterday I was wearing my tahitian tassel Isabella and my mismatched tahitian studs from Oceanscove. I love that tassel, and it does not look muddy in normal light, or indoor lighting like my ripples.
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    Today I am wearing my deep golden south sea strand from Cees and my deep golden south sea studs from Pearlescence.
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    When I was a child, the light at the side of the roads were often yellow. I hated that light because it took away all colors turning them brown. I have always been intriged by colors. That why I have a problem with the ripples I think, they turn brown unless the light is really optimal.
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    I think your ripple pearls are beautiful (not muddy at all) and will look lovely with rose thread.

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    Thank you Marianne. I hope that rose will be better. Last night when I was watching them next to the purple freshwater strand, they looked like they had some golden overtones. I might try gold as well.
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    I have been trying to cool those ripples down a bit. On my freshwater drop ripples of yesterday I finally used aqua and that accually works well.
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    Then when I was still in stringing mood I knotted the rounder bigger mauvey green freshwater ripples with lilac.
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    The drop ripples have sharper luster and stronger colors.
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    I can connect them to make a rope, but it is rather heavy.
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    Then I cut apart my purple freshwater strand and my white freshwater keshi strand.
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    I'm not finished with the layout yet.
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    I am almost all out of sea pearls in my leftover pile as you can tell...
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    Love the restrings. Love aqua Beaders secret.

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    You were on a knotting binge! All the re-strings look great. I can’t believe how closely the dyed akoyas Match your Tahitian studs.

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    Thank you Bweaves and Parrot Lady. Beaders secret in aqua is a favorite of mine as well, aqua color in general accually. I have used aqua with my green akoya and white south sea rope and with silver tahitians before I made it an ombre waverope with the tiny blue tahitians. I haven't ever put those aubergine tahitian studs together with those dyed akoyas, not that I can remembed anyway. Could have fooled me. Especially since those dyed akoyas shift in color, they sort of look undyed. Sneaky little pearls.

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    Last night when I was about to eat dinner I suddenly got the idea to write my name in morsecode...with pearls. The purple beadnucleated freshwater pearls as long tone(?) and the white keshis as short tone(?), the ones I just put on the beading board. Well I don't accually know the morsecode, so I Googled it. When Not-husband say down to eat I was happily rearranging pearls. "What are you doing" he said. "I write my name in morsecode", I said...and so forth. Today I wirewrapped it, with links between the letters, otherwise it would be hard to read it.
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    I also made a removable pendant with a big lobsterclasp, so that I can change it up a bit. One purple pearl would be T. Imagine the things I can write. The secret codes. Ok so I read a lot of mystery books when I grew up. I also wanted to be a pirate or at least find a buried treasure...
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    Did I mention, it's also pretty...
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    I did also order 7 carved skulls from augustus-collection today. In purple, blue, turquoise, green, yellow, orange and red. Sort of rainbow colors. Very piratey of me...the skulls not the rainbow...

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    .. / .-.. --- ...- . / .. -


    I love it!!!!!

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    I enjoy your creations so much, Charlotta! Love the Morse Code necklace. A very creative way to use up a few bits.

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    What fun the Morse code is! And the plum thread is great with the dyed Akoya, which are such an unusual colour.
    I have had sitting in my Etsy cart for a few days some Beaders Secret thread in Persian Turquoise from Bernadette’s shop, which looks like it will be a slightly brighter version of aqua. Also a couple of other colours a shade brighter than my usual favourites (candy for rose etc). I wasn’t sure if I really needed them, but seeing how the aqua thread has lifted those ripples, I’m going to order today, and use the brighter colours to re-knot a few strands I don’t wear much to see if the thread lifts the colour of the pearls/makes the strands more fun..

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    Thank you Bweaves, Red and SydK. The morse code necklace was so fun to make. SydK, some new tread might accually make the strands more wearable for you. I know that using the wrong tread has big impact at least. I tried plum with those drop ripples and it looked like the tread had gotten dirty. I once used gold with my vintage akoyas and golden south sea wavestrand (the one with the shorter waves) and it didn't look good. I had to reknot it with ivory. The right tread can enhance the pearls and make them even prettier. Sometimes it's just hard to know which tread to use. I hesitated about aqua with the ripples first and almost used gold first. I did a little test. The first one is with gold.
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    The second with aqua.
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    What fun, Charlotta! As always, thank you for the terrific photos and excellent examples. Even with small knots, thread color makes a subtle difference, especially with very shiny pearls which can pick up and reflect color around the drill holes.
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    My general feeling is that gold thread looks great with gold pearls. But otherwise it looks like the thread is old or dirty. I like the aqua because it always looks fresh, and it brings out the blues and greens in the nacre.