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Mermaid's Tears Earrings

About this design:

These Czech glass mermaids are great for creating a simple & unique pair of earrings, but I wanted to add another element to make them stand out a bit. I love how they look layered in front of the crystal chain- it makes them all the more eye-catching!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Czech Glass Mermaid
  • Gold Earwires
  • Gold Headpins
  • Czech Glass Large Hole Rondelle
  • Gold 22 or 24 Gauge Wire
  • Crystal Chain
  • Seed Bead Chain
  • 6/0 Seed Beads

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Make a bead link with a small piece of gold wire. There should be a purple 6/0 seed bead on each end, three 6/0 seed beads in the center, with alternating colors of the bead chain in between each seed bead and on the ends. Curve the link into a u-shape.
Step 2:
Make a bead charm with the mermaid bead and a headpin. Slide the charm onto a 7" piece of wire.
Step 3:
Slide the wire through each end of the bead link from step 1, so the mermaid is hanging in the center.
Step 4:
Slide a large hole rondelle onto both pieces of wire.
Step 5:
Twist both pieces of wire together and make a loop at the top of the rondelle with round nose pliers. Slide onto the earwire.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So fun – love how you crafted the beads to hang behind her. Eye catching for sure.

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    Amand M says:

    LOVE this design!!!

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    Cute and fun!

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