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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    I also got another enhancer from Bob at Pearlsociety... I actually bought a loose champagne south sea pearl and an enhancer and glued the two together. I used a new strand of tiny lustrous akoya keshis I just bought from Wendy at Pearlescence. The strand is just a tempstrand. Probably have to use soft flex beading wire on it, they are very small. Beautiful with a pendant on it.
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    This is an eggcup, needed something to hold the pearl in position.
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    With my tahitian keshis, also tiny.
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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    And some more photos while I am playing with my lightbox. My darling Rikiteas from Cees. Name:  _20190115_202123.jpg
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    My white south sea rope from Wendy at Pearlescence.
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    My ripples from Kongspearl.
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    My white freshwater keshis from Wen Pearls.
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    My greenish south sea strand, one of them, from Kongspearl.
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    Beautiful! Your goldens and the matching studs are fabulous. Could you please take a picture of your new lightbox? I am curious to see one.

    The champagne pearl and the enhancer bale that you glued on; was the pearl half drilled already for you?

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    Always a great collection here.

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    2thdktr, the champagne south sea pearl was listed as halfdrilled in the auction. Pearlsociety has some findings to, but for this enhancer I sent Bob a message and he found me on and added it to my invoice after the auction ended. Sometimes he has halfdrilled pearl, sometimes fully drilled and at times undrilled. So if you want loose pearls then read the description well before. I haven't got a pearldrill and don't know anyone near by me that has so I only buy drilled pearls or pearls that whatever company I'm buying from drilles for me. Bob halfdrilled some tahitian drops for med once, but I don't know if he does that anymore. Before buying undrilled pearls I always ask about that specific pearl. I take a picture of my foldaway lightbox tonight. It was supercheap, about 10 $ on wish. With ledlight I think. You put it in a phonecharger-thingy. Might not last for long, but I just wanted to try one before having n-h build me one.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Thank you AndrewM.

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    Charlotta - what a wonderful series of photos ! I love the little keshi 'chain' , I am a big fan of using tiny pearls in place of cord or chain. Your GSS looks great, I've never ordered anything from PS but seems like people get a good result. And of course those Riki from Cees ! Gorgeous!!

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    Thank you Katbran. I love using small pearls instead of chains.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    I finished the teeny tiny akoya keshi strand from Wendy at Pearlescence. The pearls are so small that it's a good thing that I don't work with these pearls all day, I would have gone blind. The drillholes are supersmall, only soft flex beading wire in very fine was able to pass through them. I made an extender to it as well, so I can make it 3 different lenghts. The wirewrapped tahitian pearl is for decoration and counterweight only. Love this strand, it's so lustrous.
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    Today I combined the champagne drop with my champagne studs, but I think that I will combine it with the akoya keshis and my deep gold south sea studs from Oceanscove tomorrow.
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    And for you 2thdktr, the foldable lightbox. There are attachment backgrounds as well but I have only used the white one.
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    Just curious where you got your lightbox? I like how portable it is!

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Charlotta's Avatar
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    AndrewM, I got it from wish. I haven't got a link since I didn't buy it myself. I didn't even find it myself. I just asked my not-husband to build me one,nand then he found one online to try out first.

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    I really love your teeny weeny keshi strand- perfect for pendants and layering as well.

    Thanks for the picture of the lightbox. Will try to find it online.

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    Thank you 2thdktr.
    Since I had 2 almost identical greenish south sea strands, the same lenght, I made a slightly longer strand with the pearls. It's now about 20 inches long. A better lenght for me. I also have 31 pearls left for other projects or if I want to make a rope with it. I used Pattyes Beaders secret in fog, it's a much better match for the pearls than taupe. Thank you Pattye for giving me some alternativs.
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    The little pile of green.
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    Changed the ripples again. My treadorder of Beaders secret finally arrived after being stuck in customs for 2 weeks. I used Beaders secret in rose #20. The small lavender rose pearls had to small drillholes for the tread so had to leave them out. I liked the ripples with the smaller pearls but I didn't like the heavy pearls with the beading wire. It sort of rattled. Rose was a great option though.
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    I made an extender for it as well.
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    Beautiful pictures, Charlotta! You have such a gorgeous collection with so much variety! I love the keshi necklace.