Friday, December 20, 2013

Handmade Trove: Mermaid Bead by Beadfreaky

Mermaid Ornament with Ceramic Bead by BeadfreakyMermaid ornaments have been slowly swimming into my life since Mermaiden Creations drew my name for a Solstice Swap three years ago. Next Christmas, I am determined to display them properly on a purely pirate-themed tree. That means I must find more treasure to string upon branches.

I didn't have to search far with my spyglass for the first. Christine of Beadfreaky sent me a marvelous mermaid bead, handpainted with a waterproof denim glaze. All of her ceramic beads are high-fired for durability.

I strung her stoneware bead from wire and embellished it with a seashell charm and beads that remind me of fish net. I've made many Christmas ornaments for gifts, but this is the first I've ever designed for myself. Now I'm flipping my fin for more!

Disclaimer: I received this free bead as a thank you gift for hosting a jewelry giveaway. If you think your handmade creations would harmonize with my whimsical ramblings, learn how to sponsor a giveaway here.


  1. Sweet! Sometimes we need to make our own memories...I'm glad you done something for yourself! I will looking to see more of your whimsical ornaments in the future! Happy Holidays!

  2. Its gorgeous and I am so happy to see your link. ♥ . Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your sweet blog

  3. What a beautiful ornament! I love all the elements you put together to make it fun and original!


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