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    Thank you Lilpearl.

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    I remade that green akoya and circled tahitian strand last week and added those champagney golden south sea ripple pearls from the bracelet. Both the green akoyas and the south sea pearls are from Pearlescence. I do like the strand more now. This is the before photo
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    And then with the champagne pearls
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    It's a bit more warmtoned than my blue akoya (Pearlescence) and drop tahitian rope.
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    Always love looking your thread, Charlotta, there's always something new and beautiful happening!
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    Thank you Happy Huka. I am just in the process of creating yet another strand. I bought an 9,1-9,5mm ice blue akoyas from Pearlescence that just arrived. Much bigger than my other akoyas. Pretty and shiny. I have tried some tahitians, pale golden south sea pearls, purple beadnucleated freshwaters. The purple pearls looks great with them, but then purple isn't my favorite color, unless it's in a rainbow arrangement. Now I am thinking about using a red jasper carved skull as a centerpiece. I could add two red jasper scarab beads as well but I probably woun't. The red looks very pretty with the pale blue and unlike the purple pearls very fresh looking. Blue and red is two colors I love together, like blue jeans and a red sweater. I might string that up later. And since I got my purple pearls out of the fishing gear box that is my leftover pile I might also do a stretch bracelet out of them with a purple phosphosiderite carved skull to hide the knot.
    By the way I did also buy two pairs if earrings from Pearlescence, a beautiful pair of sage green 8,4mm tahitian studs and a really cleaver pair of dangly shepherd hooks earrings. Wendy made those shepherd hooks herself and instread of that round blob at front she added tiny white freshwater pearls. Beautiful green Robert Wan pearls are hanging from the hooks. I could change the hanging pearls for other ones if I wanted some variety, but probably woun't since the combination of those white freshwaters and the silvery green tahitians are so stunning.
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    They are quite different the silver blue akoyas and the green ones when I put them next to each other.
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    I also did mix those peacock circled with the golden south sea ripple pearls from Pearlescence.
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    They reminds me of my black and white south sea and tahitian strand, but I kind of prefer the black and white one.
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    It's not that the peacock and golden strand isn't pretty but well I still don't think that the golden pearls are the right combination for them.

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    I really wasn't happy with that peacock tahitian strand with the golden south sea pearls from Pearlescence. So I gave up on them and made 2 stretch bracelets out of them, with carved red jasper scarab beads. I also remade the golden ripple bracelet again. It's to cold for photos so those have to wait.
    Remember that ice blue akoya strand that I bought from Pearlescence. Well I made a necklace out of them with a carved red jasper skull as a centerpiece. It was pretty and all, and the akoyas quite large for akoyas, 9,1-9,5mm, but lacking something. So today I made 2 stretch bracelets out of them, each with a carved red jasper skull. They are perfect now and I can stare at them all the time.

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    Charlotta I always love seeing your beautiful collections reworked and reimagined!
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    Thank you JerseyPearl. It's so fun playing with pearls. And sometimes I end up with something that I couldn't even have imagined and use all the time. Like when the cats knocked over my beading board twice and not-husband accidentally knocked some of them into the dishwasher. Those were retrieved, except for one small south sea pearl that I found months later. That retrieved pearl looks good as new, even though I had used the dishwasher many times with the pearl in it, and those dishwasher tablets are pretty harsh. After examening tha pearl I promptly dropped it and still haven't retrieved it from under the dishwasher (it's an old house, not easily done. Probably more small pearls under it). Anyway after having rearranged those pearls several times I ended up with my pelosi-like strand that I love. My precious.
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    Well I might as well post some photos from the kitchen window sill at home, without the benefit of the outdoors room at the summercabin. It's suppose to be cold all february, to cold to stay at the summercabin at least. Today it's really cold, a mist and what appears to be sunshine above the mist. Some of the photos are very bright because of it. First my two new ice blue akoya bracelet from Pearlescence with red jasper skulls to hide the knot. They are much prettier in real life.
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    If I can I always makes two stretch bracelets. I like to wear them together above my fitbits clock on my left arm. They don't bang into stuff as much on that arm I've noticed. I also made a purple beadnucleated freshwater bracelet with a carved purple phosphosiderite skull.
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    Then those peacock tahitian bracelet with carved red jasper scarab beads. I have given up on those pearls. Pretty as bracelets though.
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    My new Pearlescence earrings. Somewhat bright photos but the studs have a lovely sage green color, not a hint of pink (yay) and the shepherds hooks earrings are a pretty silvery green.
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    Then I did buy three bracelets from cmw pearls. I like buying those 7,5-8 inches strands. Perfect for bracelets or for my own remakes. I accually have 8 inches of circled golden south sea pearls coming from Druzydesign as well some day...from when the postal service of sweden wakes up from their hibernation. I have been missing my deep golden south sea bracelet since I cut it up last summer. Anyway I bought a blue circled tahitian drop strand, a green to golden green tahitian circled strand and a tahitian rainbow strand. I saw that rainbow strand on Instagram and was fortunate enough to buy it as soon as they posted it on their site. Apparantly they post their new pearls when I have my breakfast break at work. It's not the same as my rainbow strand, that one is my holy grail strand, but very pretty. Of course as you know I love everything rainbow or ombre. When I tried making stretch bracelets out of them the stretch cord broken twice. It was not meant to be so I knotted them with clasps instead. I don't want to be wearing knotted bracelets to work so I linked them together and wore them with my ombre blue and silver waverope (Pearlescence and Cees) and my green and pink tahitian studs from Pearlescence one day and my blue akoya and drop tahitian rope with my new sage green tahitian studs from Pearlescence another day. Now I have linked the rainbow one and the golden green one together with an 4 inches long tahitian extender and added a green banded tahitian enhancer a la eolian pearls. I love this combination, so colorful.
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    They look better if you squint, the photos that is.
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    Also the dark version
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    The blue bracelet, perfect with all my blue tahitian strands.
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    I didn't add this bracelet to the blue ombre rope, the pearls are a little bigger, close to 10mm.

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    Oh Charlotta I have already swooned at your bracelets/ necklace creation and now I am swooning at ice akoyas!!! I have been admiting these ar Pearlescence site for quite some time, I am happy to be able to see these again :-) All your new additions are fantastic, lucky about that breakfast break time :-)
    Oh and the blues!!!!Real blue... so so pretty!!!!

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    Thank you eolian pearls. I only bought one ice blue akoya strand. There is another one left... I agree about the breakfast break time, probably later in Hongkong, but in the middle of the night for us.

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    Your ever evolving pearls amaze me!

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    Thank you 86Corvettegirl, yep they aren't gathering any dust haha.

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    Since there are so much snow I thought that I would photograph my bracelet strand on a bransch for you. Well there were some wind so they are blurry. A giant forsythia.
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    And a blurry closeup.
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    A lot of snow
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    Yesterday I picked up this vintage peridot cluster gold ring that I bought some weeks ago. It's beautiful and so green. With my bracelet strand on the window sill. I miss my outdoors room.
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bracelet necklace!!!! Under any conditions! And the peridot ring is beautiful too!