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    Thanks for the laugh, BWeaves!

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    That's so Great BWeaves, I really like Alexandra, Victoria and Mary. Now I just have to decide which one is what. Thank you

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    Always love looking at your beautiful pearl photos, Carlotta, thank you for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotta View Post
    That's so Great BWeaves, I really like Alexandra, Victoria and Mary. Now I just have to decide which one is what. Thank you
    Yes, by the time I finally got to Alexandra, Victoria and Mary, those were my favorites, too. You'll have to pick which name goes with which tassel though.

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    I think that the golden akoya tassel has to be Victoria, it reminds me of queen Victoria and the victorian era. The white akoya tassel with the bird Mary, it's elegant like the crown princess of denmark. The akoya and tahitian tassel will be Alexandra, it's bit more frivolous. The tahitian keshi tassel that I have yet to make will be Isabella. Thank you Bweaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotta View Post
    I think that the golden akoya tassel has to be Victoria, it reminds me of queen Victoria and the victorian era. The white akoya tassel with the bird Mary, it's elegant like the crown princess of denmark. The akoya and tahitian tassel will be Alexandra, it's bit more frivolous. The tahitian keshi tassel that I have yet to make will be Isabella. Thank you Bweaves.
    Perfect!!!

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    I have to agree on the old world charm in the wonderful variety that you have made on those yummy tassels.

    I am a big fan of tassels, and love making them also.

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    Thank you Bernadette. I really like making tassels, it's a bit fiddly at times, but then I have a beautiful tassel when I am done. I did use up all of my vintage graduated akoyastrands, but then I didn't use them anymore. They haven't been used this much in years.

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    Whilst waiting for more tasselcaps I have been busy crafting away on other pearly project. I bought a fun caffeine molecule connector. Well I do drink a lot of espresso, as is no sugar or nothing. I combined it with some of those small white south sea pearls I bought from Pearlescence some years ago and made a tincup. Very light for hot sticky days. I made the lenght of the chain adaptable and added a little south sea charm. With my 9,4mm white south sea studs.
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    With my big green and pink tahitian studs. These studs are the only jewelry I wear if it's really hot and sticky. They are sort of baroque button, is that a things, and have enough precence to wear alone. I forgot them in the summercabin two weeks ago and missed them when we had a heatwave. I do like that circle.
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    I also dusted of some of my other lighter pieces and changed my lariat a bit. The lariat was one chain and a wirewrapped circled white south sea pearl in each end. I used to knot it but nearly dropped it once. So I added a jumpring a bit up on the chain to hold the chain together, added a clasp and a little south sea charm. Might get more use now.
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    With my 9,4 mm white south sea studs.
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    With my drop tahitian tincup and my caffeine tincup.
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    I love that tahitian tincup. The tahitian drop pearls are from Wen Pearls
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    My 46 inches long blue akoya tincup. The blue akoyas are from Pearlescence, from those 4 strands I bought.
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    My rainbow tincup, with wirewrapped briolettes and blue akoyas.
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    All summerpieces.
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    I'm slowly reading and scrolling, thinking what the heck is Charlotta up to now, a coffee molecule and voila! There it is! (Clearly I needed more coffee!) Very creative and surely a conversation piece! All your necklaces are so nicely designed and wearable!!
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    Thank you Pattye. There were all kinds of molecules, but I liked caffeine best. Was tempted by chocolate though. Testosteron not so much.

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    Fun! Where did you find the molecules?

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    Thank you linda.wald, I found them in a swedish webshop that supplies craftmaterial. I usually buys some silver findings like hatpins and such but they also carries beading glue and beading wire. I don't know if they ships internationally but here is the adress: www.hilmaspyssel.se. Sometimes it's difficult to find sterling silver findings in sweden but this webshop is really fast and I get my order directly in my mailbox. I think that I got my bead zapper from there as well, the bead zapper and I are not friends yet...

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    Well I remade other stuff as well. I don't know if you remember when I cut apart a vintage pair of silver and gemstone earrings and attatched the studpart with a topaz to some silver tahitian keshis? Those keshis I have since remade and are now used with my huggies from Pearlescence. Whilst rummaging about in my findings boxes, that needs sorting badly, I found the topaz part and rememberd those gorgeous earrings Cees recently made for Lilpearl. So I added a pair of dark tahitians to the studpart. I really like my new earrings. The tahitian pearls aren't as good as the tahitian drops in Lilpearls earrings and my topazes got some inclusions. Over all are my earrings less well made, but they are at least pretty. I have promised myself to take some goldsmithing lessons when we nolonger needs to stay 2 meters from everyone. I was thinking this autumn but maybe that's not possible. Anyway earrings.
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    Difficult to photograph...with my rikitea strand from Cees.
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    With my tassel.
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    The bottom half of those vintage earrings I long ago combined with some white freshwater keshis.
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    Those keshi and amethyst earrings are the ones that I made to go with my white freshwater keshi strand, the ones I got from Wen Pearls that were smelly. Well they don't smelly anymore and I recently remade those as well into an endless 29 inches long rope. With my blue baroque south sea studs from Pearlescence. I did not remember to photograph the keshi earrings with the rope...
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