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Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

Andrew M

New member
Some truly exciting news! :)

Now that the special project from the Akoya thread has finished, I've managed to finagle a way to keep the lovely strand "in the family," so to speak :)

So, here's Mom taking some world-grade Akoya pearls out for a spin:

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Charlotta

New member
AndrewM, the akoya strand has an amazing luster, it's totally amazing. And it's great that you could keep it in the family.
 

Charlotta

New member
I didn't only buy one amazing big tahitian strand from Pearlescence I also bought something special from Cees. Since I made the two wavestrands out of my good golden south sea strand I have been wanting a new golden south sea strand. So I asked Cees if he had any ni e golden south sea strand, maybe not as small as the previous (8mm) and did he ever. Cees found this wonderful Cogent strand with deep golden pearls. And they aren't the slightest orangey , they are in fact a bit cooltoned which I love. The pearls are 10-13mm and the strand is 18inches long. I knotted it with Beaders secret in gold. I didn't have any earrings that exactly match the color but my copper green tahitian earrings, a bit darker, or my deep golden south sea studs from Oceanscove, slightly more warmtoned do just fine. First worn, with a fluffy sweater because it's cold here.
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With the copper green tahitian earrings from Cees.
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With my deep golden south sea studs from Oceanscove.
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jeg

Traveling Pearl
Andrew M, that is one crazy strand of Akoya!

Enjoy your new strand, Charlotta! You certainly have added some beautiful new pieces this year.

Thanks, everyone! BWeaves, it’s old. It’s a lined sweater and if I am remembering correctly it’s from Sundance.
 

Gemandpearlover

New member
Andrew- your mother's Akoya strand is surreal- it is just that beautiful. So glad you were able to keep that special Akoya necklace in the family.

Charlotta- the beautiful goldens look great with your skin tone and they look so luxurious. They must feel amazing to wear.
 

Gemandpearlover

New member
This is one of my first stringing attempts. A 9mm FW rope from Kongs. The pearls were described as mirror luster, ivory. They color shift quite a bit. In different lighting they change from ivory pink, to gold, to silvery lilac.

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Charlotta

New member
Thank you Gemandpearllover and Katbran, they really do feel luxurious. I hope that I get some better photo light this weekend so that I can show you how gorgeous they really are.
Gemandpearllover, that’s a pretty rope. After my first stringings of vintage akoyas I did knot a 100+" rope of maybe 6-7 mm freshwaters. It was 100" before knotting. On silk, it took a while.
 

jeg

Traveling Pearl
Gemandpearlover, that’s an ambitious first attempt! You must’ve perfected your technique by the end, and I like your choice of color shifting pearls.

Wearing a Tahitian strand from PP and an ombré strand from Kojima-
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