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  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Pleated Copper”:
    “I buy my wire from Rio too, I've just never bought sheet from them. I'll have…” read »

  • EPBCornell
    EPBCornell on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “Oh, LRC! I think any of us that have been creating arty things for any length…” read »

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    EPBCornell on “PRETTY WOMEN”:
    “I, too, am not understanding why this is posted in a design gallery for sharing jewelry…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “This is gorgeous even though it is a second rendition. I like your idea of…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Swirly”:
    “All 3 pendants are beautifully wrapped and beautiful beads. The two "new" ones would look…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “PRETTY WOMEN”:
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    Little Round Chick on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
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    Maggies Mom on “Swirly”:
    “These are both fabulous! I so admire anyone who can work with wire.…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Swirly”:
    “Beautiful Robin. Love both pieces. The necklace colors go so well together with the stone. And…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “LRC - What a shame. I hate it when I do things like that. It was…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Swirly”:
    “Beautiful necklace Robin....great wirework!!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Swirly”:
    “Beautiful work! I really like the square wire. You have created a lovely necklace…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “I've never heard that advice before, but I can see were it would be invaluable! …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “Stingray, thanks for the compliments and comments. I'm not sure what flat-jaw welding pliers are. The…” read »

  • Stingray
    Stingray on “Celebrían”:
    “Beautiful. Those swirls on the front look like rolling waves or long hair flowing in water.…” read »

  • Stingray
    Stingray on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “This was really beautiful. I love the pleats on the curve. This looks like something a…” read »

  • Stingray
    Stingray on “Swirly”:
    “The second stone definitely looks like Leopardskin Jasper. The first stone, maybe Noreena Jasper? I love the…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Pleated Copper”:
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    Little Round Chick on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “When I wrote my "Sad Story" I figured almost anyone who works with jewelry has a…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Swirly”:
    “These wraps are gorgeous! So pretty! I love the bail on both pieces! It looks like…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Pleated Copper”:
    “Where do you get your sheet from? I've seen it on Rio but haven't bought it…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “Oh man I've so been there! I really enjoy the abstract artistry that you are doing…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Celebrían”:
    “You guys are wonderful! Thank you!…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “A Sad, Sad Tale”:
    “Congrats on your POD! I've looked at your piece up close and I don't see…” read »

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    Robin nursechick on “Swirly”:
    “FB-thx-I struggle with wiring and end up wasting a lot of wire. I can't wire…” read »

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    “Oh, what stories our scrap piles would tell if they could talk! They'd be full…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Swirly”:
    “Love the glossy pearls with the warm tones of the copper! Walking away is a…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips”:
    “This bracelet makes me smile it is such a happy piece. The way you combine…” read »

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    Catilla Designs on “The Silver Succulent Necklace Designed by Catilla”:
    “The Items are: #58735 Succulent Silver Charm #57804 Satellite Chain…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Pleated Copper”:
    “Khristin, no I didn't use the torch. The folding and shaping I did was not…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips”:
    “Very lovely and interesting! You could wear this all year, especially at the holidays with a…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips”:
    “What a wonderful way to use the vintage flower beads. They look great lined up…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips”:
    “Thanks to all for your lovely comments!!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips”:
    “I agree this is so fun and adorable. The vintage flower beads are wonderful. They really…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Celebrían”:
    “So beautiful Khristin. Your work and skill is amazing. Lucky lucky customers.…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Celebrían”:
    “Wow, what a process for getting the wire that color. and no you can't tell…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips”:
    “Adorable bracelet Jane! Its bright and cheery-I love the colorful spacers. You have a gift…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Tiptoe Thru the Tulips”:
    “This is really neat! I really like this piece. Makes me think I need to check…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Pleated Copper”:
    “This turned out really cool! I've not formed and shaped copper before but I've seen it.…” read »

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.

Components:

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.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  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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    MH says:

    WOW!!

  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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