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Mermaids pillow


About this design:

I made double ended headpins from 18 gauge copper wire, wrapped them around the marker and twined the rest of the wire.

Components:

Czech glass beads, Unicorne Beads drops and Biwa pearls all LB. Unicorne Beads coins, Kazuri coin from the stash.Raku shell focal and bead from Star Spirit. Handmade clasp and headpins.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow, Asia!! Your wire and torch work are incredible! Love the elements and the delicate balance you have created !!

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Unicorne beads! Yum!! Love this one too, ESPECIALLY the double head pins wrapped around the chain links!!! How does one make those exactly?

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gail, use a torch to make them, then wrap them around a mandrel, I use whatever I have on hand, from pens to pill containers, cross over the wire, wrap the ends around the ring that you have created.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very lovely design….the beads are stunning, and great wirework!

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love this one even more ;) :)

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a wonderful design Asia! Love all your wire work in this piece. Gorgeous!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thanks a lot girls :D

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks Asia! I wanna learn this!! Sounds like great fun, you get to make something pretty AND play with fire!

  9. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Asia, every one of the beads in this design is fabulous! Do I have to be a mermaid to wear it? I’m Pieces is that close enough? Seriously though, what a wonderful piece :)

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I love this one, too! Fab design!!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It’s absolutely stunning Asia! I’m envious of your torch skills…mainly because I don’t think its something I’ll ever do. (Scared to death of fire)

  12. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a delicate and yet substantial piece of jewelry, Asia. You have creative talents way beyond most of the rest of us – - – and clearly put much time and effort into your creations. I admire your work !

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is marvelous–so intricate. Wonderful choice of elements.

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow,Asia..I could stare at this for an hour.
    Agree with Crazybeader. Yor work is a “cut above.” I love all the interesting beads.

  15. Ams
    Ams says:

    This piece is WONDERFUL!

  16. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Another stunning design! Love it!

  17. chicky zee
    chicky zee says:

    Lovely design!

  18. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Asia. I like what you did with the wire rings.

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Another beauty Asia!

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