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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.


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:


  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. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily 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

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    deleted 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
    Hope this helps! :)

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    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!

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    Beadaholic1 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.!!!!


  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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