Sterling Silver Mermaid Tail Necklace with Beach Tumbled Cobalt Sea Glass - Unique and Handmade


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Glass, Silver


Pendant height: 1.25 Inches; Pendant width: 1.5 Inches

I love mermaids! This magical talisman evokes the mystery of the sea and carefree days on the beach. It was made a bit ragged and aged. This mermaid has seen it all, done it all! And the (found by me) genuine sea glass is jewelry grade, found at one of my favorite vacation getaways in Northern California. This particular gem was once part of a cobalt bottle top. You can see the groove if you look closely.

Originally created for a beautiful slice of wave-washed teal seaglass, the piece did not fit and was tucked away until I could find another to fit the odd shape of the bezel. I cut and hammer-textured 22 gauge sterling sheet metal after creating a hole to allow the light to shine through the glass, applied the bezel and simple bail (which was challenging for me due to the thickness of the silver vs the softer and thinner fine silver bezel), and then refined the tail with cuts, files, and sandpaper, giving it more character with each additional step. Finally, I tumble polished the pendant to make it sparkle and added the chain. This can be purchased with or without the chain, and i would be happy to alter the length for you. I can also give this a shiny (tumbled) antique or matte antique finish, which will add a day or three depending on my regular job schedule.

The sterling silver chain is a great value for only $10 more. It is a long box chain that I also have available alone or with a charm holder for quite a bit more.

The second, larger "old mermaid" tail shown may also still be available.

This item will ship in 1-5 days (depending on finish and current order load) in a nice gift box complete with tag.

I have made and sold a few of these already and have a couple more I am working on (July 2019) with different colors of sea glass. This is a fun and unique gift for yourself or someone who loves the ocean!

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Meet HillCountrySilver

Cindy Preis

Cindy Preis

Auburn, California

An occasional soak in warm soapy water (yes, except for soft/porous stones like turquoise, they are safe for showering, too!) will keep your item looking new, as will daily wear, which inhibits tarnish. For orders $25+ I also include a small polishing cloth which can be used on dry pieces until it is completely black.

For shiny jewelry, I use a silver dip product for polishing. Just dip and then rinse in water. This will not remove black lettering.

If the text lightens (common inside of bracelets), fill in the letters with a Sharpie. Best hack ever! Wipe off the excess ink while it is still wet and sand off remaining residue to make the lettering pop again. I include sanding paper in every stamped bracelet order.
Exact wrist size is important for my bracelets! A 7-inch bracelet only works on a 6.75 inch wrist if it is chain. One with 1-inch beads that is 7" long may only fit a 5" wrist. So please send your exact wrist circumference if you are ordering a bracelet and want to love it a long time!


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