Color Inspiration - Mermaid's Treasure
by Nancy Chase
The Tin Shed antique shop on the Florida coast panhandle boasts "The Most Comprehensive Maritime Collection East of the Mississippi!" Nautical antiques, collectibles, and gifts. The Tin Shed treasures include ships' wheels, glass fishing floats, portholes, propellers, diving helmets, wooden and metal buoys, sea chests, compasses, lanterns, nautical charts, signal flags. So much to see.
This pretty mermaid caught my eye as I was walking into the shop. Her light lavender hair, bright expression, and folk art wood carving inspired my chunky bracelet. Sometimes it's not what's in the picture frame that evokes creativity. I think of mermaids as wearing pearls, jewels of the sea after all.
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I designed this two strand bracelet starting with a light amethyst rough cut stone. Aquamarine has a green/grey/dusty shade that reminds me of watery tones. Pink quartz looks from the pink bicycle in the back of the photo. Adding light topaz chunky rough cut stones offer a carefree, unique bracelet.

Wrapped in wire, the rough cut stones are a bit heavy, yet balanced on the wrist. The stones dangle threaded through with head pin wire - small pearls and silver accents. Wire wrapped headpins attach to silver chain, and freshwater pearls. A snail shaped clasp finishes the nautical theme.

Dive deep into an ocean of treasures, you may be inspired by a mermaid!
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Materials

Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
S8-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $2.76
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Sterling Silver Cable Chain 3.5mm - 10 Feet
C8-121U
  • Lesson Quantity: 17.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $49.00
  • Gold Club Price: $36.75
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Pliers
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $32.95
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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  • Price: $16.97
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design