Mermaid in the Moon Necklace Tutorial

Written by
Janet Boyington
Published on
October 1, 2021 1:01:11 AM PDT October 1, 2021 1:01:11 AM PDTst, October 1, 2021 1:01:11 AM PDT

The lovely glass bead used in this free necklace design goes by a number of names including mermaid beads and mystic aura beads. They've even been mistaken for moonstone gemstones! They are 2 half-spheres of frosted glass fused together with an AB layer in the center, providing a mystical shimmering effect.

Created by: Janet Boyington

Designer Tips

  • Cut chain in the center.
  • Cut 3"" of sterling silver wire.
  • Make a wire-wrapped loop, attached to one end of the cut chain. For step-by-step instructions on making wire-wrapped loops, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Add the beads: moon bead, ""mermaid"" bead, moon bead, in whichever configuration is pleasing.
  • Wire-wrap the second side to the other half of the chain necklace. Voila!

Suggested Supplies

  • 2 each #24-975-05 Sterling Silver Tiny Crescent Moon Bead
  • 1 strand (use 1 bead) #28-010-06-045 Fused Glass 6mm Round Bead, Matte Crystal AB
  • 1 ozt (use about 3"") #64-328 Sterling Silver Wire, Round, 22ga, Half Hard
  • 1 each #50-101-18-16 Sterling Silver Hammered Oval Cable Chain Necklace, 16"", 2.3mm


  • #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • #69-275-03 Wubbers Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #69-275-02 Wubbers Round-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers