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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Here is my mixed tahitian and south sea strand, with the addition of two ivory vintage akoyas.
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    I accidentally made this one when I was trying to make an 7-8mm mixed strand, that one looked harsh. I tried to add some different sizes of south sea pearls. Eventually I removed the tahitians and then I had a really nice mixed south sea layout, then not-husband accidentally knocked some pearls into the dishwasher. When I arranged the pearls again I added some of the peacock tahitian pearls, I had tried arranging those with the small tahitians and left them on the beading board. Then smallest cat wacked them all onto the floor...so I rearranged them yet again. Luckliy soft floors, not stone ones. I finally knotted them and I really like them.
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    The smaller white south sea pearls, some of the circled south sea pearls and some of the bigger white south sea pearls are from Pearlescence, the deep golden south sea pearls are from Cees, the circled peacock tahitian pearls are from Druzydesign, the two drop tahitian pearls are from Pearl Paradise and Wen pearls, some of the other golden south sea pearls are from Kongspearl and some from my shrinking leftover pile. That was a long sentence.
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    The strand is 25 inches and can also be worn as a triple bracelet. I have tried it with several earrings. Peacock tahitians, white or deep golden south sea earrings work fine. Today I am wearing it with my peacock tahitian studs from Pearlescence.
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    The deep golden south sea studs from Pearlescence.
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    White south sea studs
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    I have a theory about why those other pearls didn't work out, I show you tomorrow if I can get Pearl Guide to work on my phone and not only on this +10 years tablet...

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    I think that those 7-8mm tahitians, white and deep golden south sea pearls didn't look good together because the tahitians are to cooltoned. Then they clash with the deep golden. These two gorgeous strands for example are better without the other one. Deep golden south sea strand from Cees and big multicolored tahitian strand from Pearlescence.
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    Personally I prefer silver or white gold with tahitians, except for copper, peacock and other warmish colors. Like on these aubergine tahitian studs from Oceanscove.
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    So I think that a mixed tahitian and south sea strand will probably look good with white south seas, deep golden south seas and peacock, copper or some green with some gold in it or cooler tahitians with white and lighter golden south seas like lemon colored ones, champagne or those greenish ones I managed to buy two strands of. I will have to make a combination like that some day. I did find a good use for those 7-8mm tahitians from Druzydesign. For now the strand is a bit short with a bigger circled purple tahitian as centerpiece, but I have ordered some more that will come eventually. Very pretty little pearls.
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    I will use it with my tahitian tassel.
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    I like the colors and the luster.
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    It also goes great with my rikitea strand from Cees and my big multicolored tahitian strand from Pearlescence.
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    With the additional pearls and the purple pearl removed it will probably be about 27-28 inches if I haven't calculated wrong. That's a good lenght for a tassel strand.

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    Your mixed SS & T strand looks great, Charlotta!

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    Thank you Incik Boncuk.

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    My thought are with CathyKeshi and Walter when I write this. I hope that you get a laugh Cathy about me cutting up and remaking my ombre tahitian and south sea rope yet once again. But you see, I wanted to try out those tahitian peacocks with some other pearls and the scissors were so close. I first tried to use the peacocks with the small 7-8mm tahitians from Druzydesign and make a mixed sizes strand. It didn't look good. Then I used them with my new mixed tahitian and south sea strand (and two akoyas), I love that strand. Figures, I never did like those strands before. Well I guess I changed my mind, I also did use to think that pearls over 8mm were incredibly huge. There it was my recently remade ombre rope, rudely cut apart with scissors. While I had the scissors at hand I cut some more...making space for two bronze tahitians that I forgot about last time, adding some peacock and other colorful drop tahitians, removing my bigger white south sea pearls. It's more equal in pearlsize now. No centerpiece, well there are some rather tiny tahitians, they were the only ones with aqua in them. New rope.
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    Closeups starting with white south sea pearls
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    Moving along to silver tahitians, aqua and some bluish greys
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    To some darker greys
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    To purple and peacock
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    Vibrant teal, I love that color
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    Copper
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    To green
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    Green tahitian to green south seas to white south seas
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    I really like this rope, well I liked the previous ones as well...
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    Last edited by Charlotta; 09-02-2020 at 09:13 AM.

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    Charlotta, all your necklaces are beautiful and it’s so great that you can switch them around to change the look and voila you got a new necklace every time!! How fun!!

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    Thank you Lilpearl, yes it's good that I can remake them myself. Should I let someone else restring them it would be costly and that poor person would likely go bonkers with all my remakes. Now all I do is spend a lot of tread, gimp and needles, so I had to make a big order at Pattyes estyshop.

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    Love all your changes, Charlotta, such gorgeous pearls.
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    Thank you Happy Huku.

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    Nor my carved skulls from augustus-collection or my small tahitian pearls from Druzydesign have arrived yet, but I recently got this pretty apricot carved trumpet shell scarab pendant from augustus-collection. It's so cute, the carving is amazing with hieroglyphs and everything. I don't really have any apricot or peach earrings to match so I use my deep golden south studs, either the smaller ones from Oceanscove or my bigger ones from Pearlescence, then I match the finding at least.
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    It looks really good with my deep golden south sea strand from Cees. The earrings are some gold ones with citrine and garnet I bought years ago.
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    With my rainbow strand from Pearlescence.
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    The hieroglyphs
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    With my pink queen conch shell sealife pendant that I also got from augustus-collection.
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    I really like these carved shells. The skulls I ordered should be here next week or so, some shell some semi-previous gems/stones (?). I ordered some carved beads, but they woun't arrive in a month or so. I don't know what to do with them yet, arrange them with pearls maybe, or make a bracelet.

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    Oh, very cool pendants.

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    Love the pendants !! He's got some interesting things...I've still got my little skulls.. I should probably look for them !

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    Thank you Bweaves and Katbran. I would love to see your skulls Katbran. I have been thinking about buying some for years, I don't know what I am going to do with them yet. A tincup or maybe mixed with some pearls or using them as focalpoints. The carvings I bought so far are more detailed than I thought they would be. It would be so great if I could accually carve things like this, but no.

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    My skulls are here. Very pretty. One might think that one might order skulls that have the same size, well I choose the ones I thought was prettiest, side drilled since they only had one blue azurite skull and that one was side drilled. A not so good photo.
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    I still don't know exactly what to do with them. Using them with the small tahitians makes the tahitians look dull (didn't cut anything apart yet), the jasper skull would look great with tahitians though. I have some iolites that I just got as well, might work. They also look good with my ivory akoya keshistrand, the tiny ones I bought from Pearlescence, and they look good with my golden south sea ripple rope. Maybe a skull ripple south sea rope would be cool. I would have to use wire with the keshis or the iolites. I could make a tincup but I don't think that I will do that. The yellow skull is agatized fossil coral, the green is nephrite jade, the red is red jasper, the blue is azurite, the turquoise is african turquoise jasper, the orange is apricot trumpet shell and the purple is phosphosiderite. I just don't know why I haven't ordered any carved beads before, I have been looking at them for years