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Mermaid Cuff

About this design:

A bracelet for a young woman who is a free spirit, a writer of fiction and fantasy. I wanted to create the swirling water of a mermaid's world for her to wear on her arm... and dream.


A beautiful button set the color tones. It has more iridescence than can be captured. The beads are 6mm rounds from darkest navy to pale transparent blue. Various blues in the same range in Superduos. The greens are metallic #11 and #8 seeds beads in 6 different shades. I dumped all the beads onto my pad and picked what seemed right to get the hombre effect...dark to light.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely, Susana – This bracelet is so fun and creative I’m sure it will cause some great and lively dreams. Looks just like swirling water.

  2. kye
    kye says:

    Wow! This is fantastic! Your interpretation of water is so beautiful and mesmerizing. Well done!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Woweee! This interpretation of water is magical. I feel like I can jump into the deep blue sea looking at it, even though I know I can’t at the moment it does feed the dream.

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I’m always impressed with freehand designs like this, probably because I can’t do them. It takes a real artistic eye to visualize the end result. This is very beautiful. You have a real talent.

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    A Wehnke says:

    I am totally in awe! I would love to do freeform, but I never know how to start? Did you do RAW or netting? I have always wanted to do a pearl one like this, but I never knew what base to use. This is super special and beautiful and I hope you know a person to give it to or sell it for lots of money!!

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  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto to all of the above comments. Excellent design and use of color.

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