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    Swoonworthy. I love the contrast between the Tahitians and the SSPs. Looking at beauty like this does my heart good.

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    Thank you CortezPearls and multichrome. I moved the pearls around quite a bit before I was pleased. I didn't want it to be too symmetrical. And I like that there are some difference in the pearls shapes as well.

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    With the rest of the white south sea pearls from OceansRhyme I made a mixed white and golden south sea strand. I have been wanting to make one for a while. Wendy told me that they are difficult to get right, when I asked her about it once. And she was right. The white south sea pearls sort of makes the other pearls appear lighter than they are. Many of the lighter cream, green and champagne pearls looks sort of white. I used some white south sea pearls from Pearlescence and the best pearls from the two strands of greenish golden south sea pearls that I got from Kongspearl some years ago as well. Overall those pearls are greenish, but there are some other colors as well. Even a deep golden one. It's a nice 19 inches long strand. I might replace some of the pearls some day...when I find some
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    The deep golden south sea studs from Pearlescence looks better with the strand than my white south sea studs.
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    With my deep golden south sea strand from Cees.
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    With my black and white strand.
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    Ooh, I like your cool-toned take on a mixed white and golden strand. Very wearable.
    Also glad to see that the golden strand from Cees is still intact - I always fear a bit for your strands! To my eyes, that one is perfect as it is.

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    Charlotta

    Love love love the WSS and GSS strand. I have been yearning for a strand with both white and golden mixed through out the strand. Beautiful and so versatile. Very elegant.

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    Thank you SydK and AzFlyGirl. Yep the golden strand is intact. And will probably remain so, since there are strands that I have decided that I need as a staple. That would be both my deep golden south sea strand and my white south sea strand (this one has the best luster of any white south sea pearls I have ever seen) from Cees, my rainbow strand and my blue tahitian strand (well I wear a lot of blue jeans) from Pearlescence, my ombre tahitian rope from Cees, the 2 ombre south sea strands from Pearlescence, my rikitea strand from Cees, my bigger multicolored tahitian strand (same luster and colors as the rikiteas) from Pearlescence, my tassels (not strands but whatever). Probably more. Can't remember, probably some of my mixed strands. Did forget my mixed south sea and tahitian strand (the pelosi one), my ombre blue and silver tahitian rope and my blue akoya and drop tahitian rope. I hope that everyone have a happy christmas even though we might not be able to see our loved ones. Lots of phonecalls to make today since we celebrate christmas today in sweden.

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    Before I got sick I ordered some pearls from cmw pearls. They arrived just when I was starting to get better. They had som pretty 9mm tahitian bracelet in different blue shades. I have to get some new blue pearls every year. It's a tradition, very important. Three years ago I bought my blue tahitian studs from Pearlescence, then about two years ago I bought the blue tahitian strand that matches the earrings, also from Pearlescence, last year I bought the blue Alexander Collins tahitian strand from Pearlescence, that I later remade with a silver tahitian strand from Cees into an ombre waverope. Love that rope. This year bracelets...no. Those bracelet bracelets were perfect for making an ombre rope. I knew they would be. I only did have to rearrange a few pearls. One bracelet had silver blue pearls, one blue aqua, one a slightly darker with some turquoise shades in it and the last one blue purple. I got a christmas present from them as well, a pair of pale 9mm silver and aqua tahitian pearls that I turned into a pair of studs. They are perfect for the rope and I didn't have any studs that color.
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    It's perfect with my newly made white south sea rope.
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    The earrings.
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    All the blue strands.
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    My blue strand.
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    Silver and blue waverope.
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    With my new earrings.
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    These two ropes accually nest quite well and looks great together.
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    Well done, Charlotta! Tahitians are such interesting and colorful pearls; I can never decide on a favorite, blue, teal, green, silver, or Tahitian white ~ creatively combined your way! Always a delight!
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    Thank you Pattye. I agree about the tahitians, so many beautiful colors and color combinations.

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    I also bought some blue green pearls from cmw pearls. To short to make a strand with. I first tried to add some of my leftover pearls from the pile, but they needed some contrast. And contrast they got. Whilst I was thinking about what to do with them my eyes went to my vintage akoya and deep golden waverope and strand. I love those pieces.
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    What if I made one with tahitians. I cut apart another waverope, the one with shorter waves and bigger golden south sea pearls. I used some of those south sea pearls in my new white and golden mixed south sea strand. Then I had to sort all of those akoyas. They were from a very preloved vintage double strand. The previous owner had destroyed some of the pearls with hairspray or perfume. But only in some small parts, mainly on the back and on a small part of one side. I did throw away those damaged pearls long ago. Well I like this new waverope (not enough akoyas left to make a wavestrand as well)
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    With the golden waverope.
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    And the wavestrand.
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    Charlotta - I do hope you are feeling better - two weeks is quite awhile to be that unwell. Do take it easy as some of these things linger on.
    Love all your remakes with those gorgeous Wendy pearls

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    Thank you Katbran. I have used a lot of Pearlescence pearls in my remakes. They are always gorgeous and I have bought lots of pearls from her and probably will buy many more. I have another remake with her pearls to show tomorrow.
    Here are some more photos of my new waverope. Forgot to post it with matching earrings. Funnily enough, my mismatched green tahitian studs from OceansRhyme have both colors of those blue green pearls in them, even though they are mismatched.
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    That lighter color is in those pearls as well.
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    Gorgeous, Charlotta, all of them. I adore the blue circle pearls from CMW - I bought their sister strand, the bright blue one. But mine is still a bracelet Though a few spare pearls from the bracelet are now in my small circled strand.
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    SydK, thank you. Your new bracelet is very pretty. I love bracelets, but couldn't resist making an ombre rope with them.

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    I totally forgot to post the photos of my new project with Wendy.
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    Found some more green pearls in my leftover pile. Some might not accually make it into the strand but it's a start.
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    I also have these two stretch bracelets that I made with leftover pearls, I don't like them like they are, to peacocky. Might find some green pearls in these.
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    I also have this green circled tahitian extender...
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    There are some very pretty green shades in those pearls. Would have to make a new short extender if I cut it apart.
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