• Mermaids's Locket
    Mermaids's Locket

    Mermaid's Locket

    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Myuki seed beads (glass)
    • selection of Swarovski crystals
    • cultivated freshwater pearls
    • selection of contemporary & vintage glass beads,
    • sterling silver findings
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    Mermaid's Locket

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    "See the world in green and blue
    See China right in front of you
    See the canyons broken by cloud
    See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
    See the Bedouin fires at night
    See the oil fields at first light
    And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
    After the flood all the colors came out
    ..."
    U2
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    Mermaid's Juju

    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Japanese and Czech seed beads (glass)
    • selection of Swarovski crystals
    • cultivated freshwater pearls
    • contemporary & vintage glass beads
    • sterling silver findings


    "I think I was enchanted
    When first a sombre Girl -
    I read that Foreign Lady -
    The Dark - felt beautiful -

    And whether it was noon at night -
    Or only Heaven -- at Noon -
    For very Lunacy of Light
    I had not power to tell -

    The Bees - became as Butterflies -
    The Butterflies - as Swans -
    Approached -- and spurned the narrow Grass -
    ..."

    Emily Dickinson
  • Net of Jewels
    Net of Jewels


    Net of Jewels


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Japanese and Czech seed beads (glass)
    • selection of Swarovski crystals
    • cultivated freshwater pearls
    • selection of contemporary & vintage glass beads
    • sterling silver findings
  • Net of Jewels
    Net of Jewels

    Net of Jewels

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    Who would be
    A mermaid fair,
    Singing alone,
    Combing her hair
    Under the sea,
    In a golden curl
    With a comb of pearl,
    On a throne?
    I would be a mermaid fair;
    I would sing to myself the whole of the day;
    With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair;
    And still as I comb I would sing and say,
    "Who is it loves me? who loves not me?"

    Lord Alfred Tennyson

  • Net of Jewels
    Net of Jewels


    Net of Jewels

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  • Water Drops
    Water Drops

    Water drops


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Japanese and Czech seed beads (glass and duracoat silver-plated glass
    • sterling silver findings-


    " And I looked up and there they were:
    Millions of tiny teardrops
    just sort of hanging there
    And I didn't know whether to laugh or cry
    And I said to myself:
    What next big sky?"

    Laurie Anderson
  • Curly Lock
    Curly Lock

    Curly Lock


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • sterling silver
    • greek leather cord


    "I must be a mermaid, Rango.
    I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living."

    Anaïs Nin
  • Link-a-Link
    Link-a-Link

    Link-a-Link


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • sterling silver beads and findings


    All things by immortal power,
    Near and Far
    Hiddenly
    To each other linked are,
    That thou canst not stir a flower
    Without troubling of a star.

    Francis Thompson

  • Glimpse
    Glimpse

    Glimpse


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Japanese and Czech seed beads (glass)
    • cultivated freshwater pearls
    • selection of Swarovski crystals, contemporary & vintage glass beads
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    Glimpse

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    I know an island sitting;
    Centered in the ocean expansionary;
    Foamy clouds the water carries,
    And sand sprinkled by the midnight fairies.

    I know an island sitting;
    Far beneath the starry navy.
    Here I will stay, forever maybe,
    Here, blanketed by the restless sea.

    I know an island sitting;
    Perfumed with a honey and nectar breeze;
    Which races through the branches of arched palm trees.
    I know an island sitting.

    Brooklyn Joy
  • Tides that Bind
    Tides that Bind

    Tides that Bind


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Japanese and Czech seed beads (glass)
    • cultivated freshwater pearls
    • selection of Swarovski crystals
    • sterling silver findings


    "The universe is uncaused, like a net of jewels in which each is only the reflection of all the others, in a fantastic interrelated harmony without end"

    Ramesh Balsekar
  • Magic Planks
    Magic Planks

    Magic Planks

    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Japanese and Czech seed beads (glass)
    • cultivated freshwater pearls
    • selection of Swarovski crystals
    • contemporary & vintage glass beads
    • sterling silver findings

    A soft Sea washed around the House
    A Sea of Summer Air
    And rose and fell the magic Planks
    That sailed without a care --
    For Captain was the Butterfly
    For Helmsman was the Bee
    And an entire universe
    For the delighted crew.

    Emily Dickinson

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    Magic Planks

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  • Moon Flower
    Moon Flower

    Moon Flower

    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • turquoise gem cabochon and bead
    • Venetian glass beads
    • sterling silver beads and findings
    • greek leather cord


    There is nothing you can see that is not a flower;
    there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.

    Basho

  • The Well
    The Well

    The Well

    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell cabochon and button
    • Miyuki seed beads (glass)

    “What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Lumen
    Lumen

    Lumen


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Miyuki seed beads (glass)
    • silk ribbon



    An oyster opens his mouth
    to swallow one drop.
    Now there’s a pearl.

    Rumi

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    Mermaid's Ring (RF1)


    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Miyuki seed beads (glass)

    Stepping into a fairy ring
    Every fairy began to sing
    Presented with a ring of gold
    A fairy story, I was told.

    Heather Burns
  • The Spring Day
    The Spring Day

    The Spring Day

    Materials Used:
    • abalone shell
    • Miyuki seed beads (glass)
    • freshwater pearls
    • Swarovski crystals
    • selection of contemporary and vintage glass beads
    • sterling silver beads and pin



    The spring day
    Lingers
    In the pools.

    Kobayashi Issa

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