Create Colorful Jewelry with Mirage Beads and Mermaid Scales

Mark A. Carlson


If you are looking to make colourful items, below are two solutions certain to remember to: “Mirage Beads” and “Mermaid Scales”. Both equally appear in bold brilliant shades and the feasible design and style combos are (practically) limitless. I chose to make dangly earrings employing my favorite Mirage bee beads and brilliant purple Mermaid scales. Study on for instructions and inspiration…what will you make?

Colour-Switching Mirage Beads are influenced by the temper jewelry of the ’60s and ’70s. The coloration-transforming, thermo-delicate polymer beads alter coloration with little temperature changes and screen a vary of rainbow-like shades. Mirage beads are out there in many designs.

Mirage beads appear with an useful card to aid you decipher your hot and cold thoughts!

Weave Received Maille Mermaid Scales are lightweight domed teardrop-formed drops designed from powder-coated 316L steel. They are offered in three sizes and a wave of vivid and reflective colours.

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Mermaid scales are domed, the “front” convex facet currently being a powder-coated coloration and the “back” concave aspect becoming a reflective silvertone. 

Twist open the eye pin loop, then thread on a mermaid scale appeal. Finally, twist the eye pin loop closed. I utilised a single mermaid scale for every earring, displaying purple on the front and silver on the backside. You can also layer two mermaid scales again-to-back on the eye pin so that purple is obvious from each sides.  

String the beads on to the eye pin in this sample: metal fluted hogan (bicone) bead, Mirage bead, and metal fluted hogan bead. 

Mirage beads have a massive hole that is roughly 2-to-3mm in dimensions, which tends to suit 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.

Complete the eye pin stop with a wrapped loop. For the finished earring to dangle in the correct way, the wrapped loop ought to be perpendicular to the lower loop connected to the mermaid scale.

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

Thread the major loop of the beaded adornment on to the ear wire with the completed facet facing outward. With ball-conclude ear wires, you don’t typically want to twist open up the loop with just a tiny strain, the adornment will slide above the ball end and relaxation securely in the ear wire loop.

Now that you have built a single earring, repeat the measures to make the 2nd earring. To incorporate desire, I chose to flip the direction of the bee in my next earring.

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

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