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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Today akoya keshistrand from Pearlescence, mismatched tahitian studs from Oceanscove and a new victorian silver locket with grapes on it from Vintageatmums on etsy. I love this locket.
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    The locket is accually quit shiny, it looks a bit strange in the photo.

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    Lovely pieces ! I Find Silver hard to photograph as you often get the black reflection. I took a photo of ball studs once and they looked black!
    Beautiful studs and the little Akoya are so sweet... and that locket is gorgeous!!

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    How lovely, Charlotta! The grapes touch my heart ~ my family farm grew grapes, for both juice and wine. The keshi chain is lovely and so useful.
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    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Thank you Katbran and Pattye. I was surprised about how difficult it was to photograph silver.

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Last weekend I restrung 3 of my ropes. I wanted to have them endless, without clasps. I had to refresh my memory since I haven't done this in years. Pearldreams tread was a big help. I restrung my white and grey tahitian and south sea strand with Beaders secret in fog.
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    Then I restrung my white south sea rope from Pearlescence and my drop tahitian rope from PearlParadise and Wen Pearls. I used Beaders secret in ivory and forest on those 2.
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    Now I really need more Beaders secret in ivory since I finished my second one, but swedish customs have it as hostage for now...

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Today I made a tincup out of some of my remaining greenish south sea pearls from Kongspearl. I put the middle pearl on a lobsterclasp so that I can exchange it.
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    With my alligator Thomas Sabo charm.
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    I then made a bunch of pearlcharms with lobsterclasps. This one is a tahitian pearl, the biggest one from the baroque tahitians I bought from Cees.
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    With the charms I made and the alligator.
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    And without alligator.
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    With my greenish strand.
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    The alligator charm is a favorite of mine. I often wear it on a silver chain, especially in the summer when it's sometimes to hot to wear strands.

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    Oh how wonderful!

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    I love those green ssps, esp the tin cup! I bought an entire spool of Ivory BS from Pattye a few years ago and use it often, for things other than pearls!

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    Wow you have been a busy bee !! They all look wonderful and the pale green SS are gorgeous !

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Thank you lisa c, amti and Katbran. I am thinking of buying a big spool of Beaders secret in ivory, since I'm always out of it. I have also finished one in taupe and almost one of fog, forest and navy so those are also on stuck in custom. They will be released, I have paid the taxes on them, but sometimes the custom together with the swedish postal service holds the for a week after taxes being paid. They aren't really fast. Ordered needles to, I always manage to break them.
    I love my new tincup. It's great when it's to hot to wear strands, even though I wear them all year around.

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    These are all so very lovely!!!

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    Thank you Marianne. My eyes and hands don't like me today, as always when I wirewrap for hours. I always tell myself that I will stop after an hour, then I end up finishing the whole necklace and some more. Also forgot about lunch and a very late dinner as well. Not-husband was also busy renovating a room upstairs so he didn't even notice about lunch. We are making a library in one of the rooms upstairs, since we both love books. Since the children moved away from home we don't really use the upstairs rooms. Not-husband had of course proffesional help from kitten...She help me to with the greenish pearls. I arranged them, she hit them with her paw. I told her that she was a bad kitten, she hit them again. Then she had to go help not-husband... He was trilled of course since he had broken up the floor...

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    Love the kitten stories, Charlotta, in addition to the pearl adventures, of course.

    I should let you know that, thanks to you, I have taken to calling our daughter's partner my not-son-in-law. People laugh, because it isn't a term they have heard before, but they also immediately understand their relationship. Thank you.

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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Red, thats so funny. I call him my not-husband because we aren't married. I have been married tvice before and he one time. I don't feel thats something we have to do. And in sweden usually not frowned upon. Calling him partner seems wierd, don't know why so not-husband it is.

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    Such lovely pieces!
    "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too."-Vincent Van Gogh