22 Jun 2016 No Comments
There’s something tranquil when you can see the sky meeting the sea. A solid line that looks like it could go forever… Yin and Yang.
Candie Cooper here with a DIY mermaid necklace project I’m calling “Mermaid Sky.” It’s peaceful, yet makes a stylish splash with its sea-themed jewelry making findings and dark bead colors.
By the way, have you seen the new mermaid collections from Jesse James Beads? It’s got everything from shells to large holed pearls to charms filled with sparkle. It’s an underwater fantasy bead land if I’ve ever seen one.
Let your imagination swim through the endless possibilities that this beautiful bead collection has to offer.
I really love it if you can’t tell!For this piece, I broke out my trusty bead-board and started laying out the strands and pieces. My goal was to use some of the new Czech basic beads (the teal watery ones at the top). I peppered in a few Design Element beads to blend the bottom strand with the Czech beads. The best thing about this Design Elements pack is it has a clasp in it plus I have enough small beads to make earrings and a bracelet!
Brass Stringing Wire
A few brass spacers (optional)
It went together really easily with all the teals and brass tones.For the focal, I connected the tassel to the pendant with a jump ring. Create the pendant dangle with twisted brass wire loops. Now it’s ready to string!I strung the beads onto gold colored Beadalon wire.Gold is so big right now in jewelry. I was hesitant at first to “go there,” but I’m having fun with it! Trends keep us out of style ruts–I try to remind myself of this! Haha.All that’s left once you string the beads is to crimp the clasp in place.One more design note–I did swap the middle bead in the strand for a less “busy” one in the DE pack above the pendant. The original bead and pendant were competing against each other.Shop the Mermaid Jewelry Findings and Beads here. <3