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Mermaid's Tears Earrings

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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!

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 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

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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