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Into Mermaid Waters


About this design:

I just got these gorgeous Czech glass beads from LB and had to make an ocean themed piece! I know this knotted design is nothing new, as I posted a couple last summer, but I added a twist with one of my knotted leather links using one of LB's awesome large hole pearls that happens match perfectly with the Czech glass.

Components:

Czech beach glass picasso rondelles, Teal large hole pearl, Rustic Charms sterling silver link, TerraCast starfish, GreenGirl mermaid button, natural gray leather and gray C-lon cord all from LB.

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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very nice and I do love Green Girl buttons.

  2. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Gorgeous!

  3. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Beautiful bracelet – one of my favorite colors; something I would gladly wear!

  4. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all! You’re so sweet!!!!

  5. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Very tropical and summery (I don’t know if that is actually a word?)

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Totally gorgeous – - and I love your pearl addition to the “clasp” !

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Angela, this is soooo beautiful, perfect elements for the dreamy, beachy theme!!! :D

  8. Dropalotta Beads
    Dropalotta Beads says:

    That’s an attractive and neat technique for using beads with a small hole in a leather and button bracelet. I like the knotted C-lon cord with the rondelles – great choices.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    If there are mermaids…they would be wearing this :) I love the way you did the pearl and clasp. That pearl is perfect for the rondelles! Gorgeous, Angela!

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    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    This is sooooo pretty!! Love the juxtapose of organic versus glitzy. Your leather knot pulls it all together :) literally and figuratively :) I looked up the tutorial on how to make one but yours looks different (round cord, wrapped with cord not wire) . Do you mind sharing your technique? Anyway, love your latest creation. It is a fantastic reminder of the cool, watery underworld on these hot summer days.

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful, Angela! The color is so refreshing and cool looking! I noticed your button hole doesn’t look limp, how come?? It looks really cool! I also second the leather link question! I’ve also tried to do something similar and couldn’t find anything on the all knowing google! :-)

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Very nautical! Great color, great design! :)

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool !!! It’s not a difficult design but your choices knock it out of the park!!! :) LOVE it!

  14. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all so very much! Gail and Eve, the kind of knot I used is an adjustable sliding/slip knot that I left a loop on the end before tightening it up so I can use it as a link. I make the knot really tight and then glue it up inside with hypo cement because I don’t want it to slide. There are several youtube video tutorials out there. Here’s a link to one I found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea0uMEPnZe4
    Hope this helps! :)

  15. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Agree about the leather link — it does add an edge, and is so neatly done! Clever idea!

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    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Thanks, Angela, for the advice and link. Can’t wait to try it.

  17. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love the color, and the leather link adds a great touch. I’d wear this every day!

  18. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Just beautiful Angela….another striking design!

  19. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing the link too!

  20. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh yes.I agree about the leather and “crystal” combination. It’s really cool. Love love love the charms as well.

  21. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    I’m so in love with this bracelet, the colors are remind me of the tropical beaches.(not that I’ve been to a lot)Just gorgeous.!!!!

    :D

  22. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks Angela! No wonder Google was confused, never would have thought of that. Great idea!

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