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.