Beadwork

Mermaid’s Scales

THE GINKGO LEAF BEADS in this pretty bracelet lock together to form a fish-scale pattern that resembles a shimmery mermaid’s tail.

TECHNIQUES

Two-needle peyote stitch

Square stitch

Netting

PROJECT LEVEL

MATERIALS

6 g full Labrador size 11° seed beads (A)

1 g bright purple-lined aqua size 11° seed beads (B)

58 polychrome blueberry 7.5mm 2-hole Ginko beads (C)

1 silver-plated 9×21mm 3-strand slide clasp

Low-vis green 8 lb Nanofil fishing line

TOOLS

Scissors

2 size 12 beading needles

FINISHED SIZE

7 ¼"

Use two-needle peyote stitch to form the band:

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