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The Wise Mermaid's Treasure


About this design:

Another stash piece. I got the Mermaid Wisdom pendant a long time ago with an idea in mind about what to do with it...I couldn't make it work, so it sat for a long time. I finally decided to string it with pretty beads that reminded me of the beach. My only regret is I didn't have a more organic looking clasp.

Components:

GGS Mermaid Wisdom pendant, Potato pearls, keishi pearls, crystals, MOP teeth, appetite, Aquamarine, pyrite,Czech glass, pearl drops, copper spacers, toggle clasp.

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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Your patience has been rewarded in a big way with this necklace! Love the ombre effect you’ve achieved in beading. Beautiful!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow Susie…all I got to say is you have one great stash. Hmmm I actually see some shell beads that I also have…
    Very pretty Susie.

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Very pretty. Love the subtle asymmetry in the beads. It looks like some patina paint on the pendant and toggle. Right? Blue or purple?

  4. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    You achieved a magnificent balance among your elements – - it feels like a lovely, leisurely stroll along the beach ! Don’t worry about the clasp – - everyone’s eyes will focus on all the fabulous beads (and who looks at the back of your neck anyway ??)

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very beautiful!! Can you believe the Apatite bead was he first thing that grabbed my eye?
    Something about that stone! Love the addition of the pearls,as well.

  6. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    An eclectic mix that came together well. I love the colors, design– and the focal bead is superb. Great work!

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I think the clasp looks fine, it doesn’t detract from the focal and it fits both color and size wise with the rest. I really like the finished product, one of my faves!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie, I love everything about this one, colors are just fantastic :D

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful piece, Susie! Love the colors.

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you so much!

    Deb, my stash is the result of many years of bead purchases without alot of designing going on. I suppose I am a bead hoarder :)

    Julie, no patina. It’s just the way the photos turned out!

    CB, I wore a necklace the other day, and someone asked me point blank to see the clasp! I always try to be sure they are interesting, and even put them up front if possible! Thank you ever so much for the positive feedback!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Beautiful ocean colors and just perfect for the mermaid. Love it! :)

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow Susie! Just WOW! :)

  13. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    The varied beads … color and texture on the necklace is just wonderful. Nice to have a stash to pull from. Every so often we have to break down and dip into that stash! :)

  14. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Very pretty… this necklace really makes a “Splash”! ;)

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    From a fellow beadhoarder to another this is a great design, Susie :D

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Blooming Ideas: don’t you just hate it when we use up a precious member of the stash? :) Susie, your stash is a beautiful collection. :)

  17. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Becky! I still need to thin it out. I will be posting “stash designs” in the near future!

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Frida! As one beadhoarder to another! :)

  19. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Susie, I LOVE everything about this gorgeous design! 8O

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