Mermaid's Wand Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Veronica Greenwood

Designer Tips

  • Using the 26-gauge wire, make a large wrapped loop, attach the acetate stick and finish wrapping (see Jewelry Basics).
  • Add one bead cap, one pearl and one apatite bead (optional: use a 3mm light turquoise crystal instead of the apatite) and finish with a wrapped loop. Instead of trimming the tail close, continue the wrap over the next bead.
  • Using chain-nose pliers open the ear wire and attach your loop.
  • Repeat for other earring.

Suggested Supplies

  • 2 each #88-440-002-903 Acetate Stick Drop Charm, 39x3mm - Mermaid
  • 1 strand (use 2 beads) #20-636-09-151 Freshwater Pearl Beads, Faceted Potato, 6mm - Pink
  • 1 strand (use 2 beads) #21-903-576 Mixed Apatite 3mm Faceted Rondelle Gemstone Beads - Special Purchase
    Optional: use a 3mm light blue crystal rondelle or bicone instead.
  • 1 10-pack (use 2 pieces) #43-139-13-AB TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Bead Caps, Scalloped 4mm
  • 1 spool (use a few inches) #46-406-30 Artistic Wire Copper Jewelry Wire, 26ga, 90ft - Antique Brass
  • 1 pair #34-042-0-AB TierraCast Niobium Earring Hooks w/ Round and Heishi Beads, Raw/ Gold-Fill/ Antique Brass


  • Basic jewelry-making tools
Feb 22nd 2023 Veronica Greenwood

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