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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisa c View Post
    Do you visualize these combinations in your head, or buy strands you love willy-nilly, and then lay them together until you get a “that’s it!” moment?
    I do the latter! I see a strand I can't resist, and wait until I find what I want to put with them. Although, sometimes I have ideas ahead of time, like the pyrites and amethysts, but the purple and gold is a no brainer. And I have a few strands that are waiting for their moment. My first strand for the new year is akoya keshi and blue topaz. I bought them thinking they would go together, and tried out some other ideas just in case, but these came out:
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    Happy New Year!

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    OOOOOH, COOOL!!! I like it. Very edgy. Ice Queen.

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    Lovely combination, Linda! I'm "buy what I love & design it later" type also, lol! Great shape and luster on the keshi!
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    Those spiky akoya keshi are gorgeous!

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Lovely new strand Linda. I bet you got a headache putting all those tiny akoyas with their tiny drillholes on wire. I have a strand of those that I still am not pleased with, dreading remaking those. Beautiful pearls but those drillholes...

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    Both the akoya keshi and today's sample (amethyst and citrine) were done on 10# power pro. That is almost the smallest thread I have, and the drill holes were tiny. I ruined several fine needles in the process of the last month or 2!
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    Perpetual Pearl Student Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert lisa c's Avatar
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    I’ve wow, oh wow, oh wow, that citrine! Sunshine!

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Charlotta's Avatar
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    Those citrines are so pretty.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    Here is something I hadn't seen before: lavender moonstone, strung with regular moonstone:
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    Oh WOW Linda how beautiful! I had no idea about levander moonstone either, a very pretty color!

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    Pretty moonstones Linda.wald.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    Thank you! And now Desert Rose Jasper:
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    Once upon a Cortez Pearl... Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CortezPearls's Avatar
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    I'm all in for the organic looking desert rose jasper
    I actually have some of these rocks and I never knew they could look like this when worked...wow!
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    Jaspers are so interesting and beautiful; so pleasant to touch, too, a "worry bead" to reduce stress! Do you wear this doubled, Linda? Great job on the knotting and design of alternating size beads.

    Many jaspers from around the US, too! Where does this Desert Rose jasper originate?
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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member linda.wald's Avatar
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    Thank you, Douglas and Pattye! The desert rose jasper was listed as coming from Mexico. It is a fascinating stone. I'm adding a close up picture, to see the marvelous patterns:
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    I used the #20 beaders secret in rose, but now I'm second guessing that.

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