I recently ran another round of Bead Soup Swap over on Craftster. Part of the swap involves creating 1 or 2 small-to-medium crafted items for your partner. I created these mermaid earrings based on another pair of cluster style earrings on my partner's Pinterest. She also had a silver ring with two mermaids holding up a pearl on there, so I decided to combine the two. I switched the color scheme to an analogous purple, blue, teal and green set, made up of faceted fire polished glass beads, tipped with silver spacers.
After finishing them, I decided to make her a matching bookmark. It was done in the same style, and with a similar color scheme, but with larger crystal and cut glass beads, on a feather shaped bookmark.
And a shot of the bookmark at work. I love how the cluster of beads trails down the spine of the book.