Create Colorful Jewelry with Mirage Beads and Mermaid Scales


If you are wanting to make vibrant points, below are two solutions confident to make sure you: “Mirage Beads” and “Mermaid Scales”. Each come in daring bright hues and the attainable layout combinations are (pretty much) unlimited. I selected to make dangly earrings working with my favourite Mirage bee beads and vivid purple Mermaid scales. Browse on for directions and inspiration…what will you make?

Shade-Modifying Mirage Beads are influenced by the mood jewelry of the ’60s and ’70s. The coloration-transforming, thermo-sensitive polymer beads modify shade with tiny temperature improvements and exhibit a selection of rainbow-like hues. Mirage beads are available in a number of styles.

Mirage beads arrive with an instructive card to support you decipher your warm and cold thoughts!

Weave Obtained Maille Mermaid Scales are lightweight domed teardrop-shaped drops created from powder-coated 316L metal. They are available in 3 measurements and a wave of vivid and reflective shades.

You will have to have these supplies:

You will want these equipment:

OR you can get a jewellery-producing device set:

EURO Resource Glitter, Five-Piece Set

The EURO TOOL® GlitterLine™ standard jewelry resource set features 5 equipment. The set has chain-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers, bent chain-nose pliers, spherical-nose pliers, and semi-flush side cutters–and they are all stored in a helpful roll-up pouch. The comfy 4.5-inch pliers have glittery PVC grips, precision ground recommendations, and box-joint construction with double-leaf springs for comfort and ease. This kit is a Rings & Things’ “Staff Choice” and a “Best Seller”.

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

Twist open up the eye pin loop, then thread on a mermaid scale appeal. Eventually, twist the eye pin loop closed. I used a one mermaid scale per earring, exhibiting purple on the entrance and silver on the bottom. You can also layer two mermaid scales again-to-again on the eye pin so that purple is seen from equally sides.  

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

Mirage beads have a massive gap that is approximately 2-to-3mm in dimension, which tends to match sloppily on a head pin. The metal 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 close with a wrapped loop. For the concluded earring to cling in the appropriate direction, the wrapped loop should really be perpendicular to the lower loop hooked up to the mermaid scale.

Use semi-flush facet cutters to clip off the remaining eye-pin tail. For a thoroughly clean straight cut, confront the flat facet of the cutter’s jaw up coming to the wrapped coil. Then use chain-nose pliers to flatten down the lower wire conclusion.

Thread the top loop of the beaded adornment onto the ear wire with the concluded facet facing outward. With ball-conclusion ear wires, you do not ordinarily need to twist open the loop with just a very little force, the adornment will slide more than the ball conclusion and relaxation securely in the ear wire loop.

Now that you have designed one earring, repeat the methods to make the next earring. To include curiosity, I chose to flip the course of the bee in my 2nd earring.

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

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Make points!


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