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Treasures of the Earth and Sea

About this design:

Another piece that took awhile to make, this one features a lot of wrapped components, including an undrilled pale turquoise piece of genuine beach glass, an undrilled geode slice, and a Mother of Pearl Pendant. I really wanted it to have an eclectic, mermaid-made vibe to it. Hope you like it!


Solid Copper round wire in 12, 20, 22, and 24 gauge; Solid Copper square wire in 21 gauge; Solid Copper JumpRings, Solid Copper Cones and Clasp; Mother of Pearl Flower Pendant; 2 Gaea Ceramic Faceted Beads; Small Mint/Pistachio colored Freshwater Pearls; 2 Mother of Pearl Rounds; Faceted Teal Chalcedony Rondelles; Undrilled Geode Slice; Undrilled Palest Turquoise Beach Glass Piece; Lapis Rectangle bead; 2 Patterned Copper Soldered rings; Sari Silk in Blue/Turquoise/Teal.

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    You achieved your goal! Love the subtle shading of the elements you chose and the piece of beach glass is phenomenal! The geode was an excellent addition. It reminds me of the pieces of a mussel shells you find on the beach.

  2. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Wonderful work! Your wire-work is very pretty. I also love all the different shapes and textures of the beads. I love it!

  3. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Now this is what the earrings need – PERFECT

  4. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    Loving all your wirework and complexity!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty piece….the beachglass is awesome!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Any mermaid would be proud to claim this design! Love it! And your ear rings are perfect for the mermaids or any one who wears the set! :D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    WOW! I AM impressed! What wonderful wire work! Has to go into faves… I seem to have a weak spot for wire…

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful and your wire work is impressive :D

  9. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Your wire work is fantastic!! I love the everything about this piece. Very cool!!!.

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