Create Colorful Jewelry with Mirage Beads and Mermaid Scales


If you are hunting to make vibrant matters, here are two merchandise certain to be sure to: “Mirage Beads” and “Mermaid Scales”. Both occur in bold bright colours and the achievable design combinations are (almost) limitless. I chose to make dangly earrings employing my preferred Mirage bee beads and dazzling purple Mermaid scales. Read through on for recommendations and inspiration…what will you make?

Shade-Shifting Mirage Beads are impressed by the temper jewellery of the ’60s and ’70s. The shade-altering, thermo-delicate polymer beads modify shade with smaller temperature variations and display screen a variety of rainbow-like hues. Mirage beads are readily available in quite a few styles.

Mirage beads arrive with an instructive card to support you decipher your hot and chilly feelings!

Weave Bought Maille Mermaid Scales are lightweight domed teardrop-formed drops made from powder-coated 316L metal. They are obtainable in three sizes and a wave of vivid and reflective shades.

You will have to have these provides:

You will require these equipment:

OR you can get a jewellery-making tool set:

EURO Device Glitter, 5-Piece Established

The EURO TOOL® GlitterLine™ essential jewelry software established features 5 resources. The established has chain-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers, bent chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, and semi-flush facet cutters–and they are all saved in a handy roll-up pouch. The snug 4.5-inch pliers have glittery PVC grips, precision floor recommendations, and box-joint design with double-leaf springs for ease and comfort. This kit is a Rings & Things’ “Staff Choice” and a “Best Seller”.

Mermaid scales are domed, the “front” convex side staying a powder-coated shade and the “back” concave side staying a reflective silvertone. 

Twist open up the eye pin loop, then thread on a mermaid scale appeal. Finally, twist the eye pin loop closed. I made use of a solitary mermaid scale for every earring, exhibiting purple on the entrance and silver on the bottom. You can also layer two mermaid scales back again-to-back on the eye pin so that purple is visible from equally sides.  

String the beads onto the eye pin in this pattern: metallic fluted hogan (bicone) bead, Mirage bead, and steel fluted hogan bead. 

Mirage beads have a huge gap that is somewhere around 2-to-3mm in measurement, which tends to in shape sloppily on a head pin. The steel fluted hogan beads nestle down into the bead holes and act as bead aligners, centering the Mirage bead snuggly on the head pin.

Finish the eye pin end with a wrapped loop. For the completed earring to hang in the suitable way, the wrapped loop should be perpendicular to the decrease loop attached to the mermaid scale.

Use semi-flush facet cutters to clip off the remaining eye-pin tail. For a clear straight minimize, experience the flat side of the cutter’s jaw subsequent to the wrapped coil. Then use chain-nose pliers to flatten down the reduce wire close.

Thread the major loop of the beaded adornment on to the ear wire with the finished facet dealing with outward. With ball-close ear wires, you really do not typically will need to twist open the loop with just a minor force, the adornment will slide more than the ball stop and relaxation securely in the ear wire loop.

Now that you have produced 1 earring, repeat the methods to make the 2nd earring. To incorporate interest, I selected to flip the direction of the bee in my second earring.

“Lavender Honey” Earrings by Rings & Factors Designer Mollie Valente.

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