Copper Prong-Set Green Lake Superior Mermaid's Tear Necklace.

Pauline's Jewelry Box - Mary Nelson

Copper Prong-Set Green Lake Superior Mermaid's Tear Necklace.

Regular price $40.00

I got the Mermaid's Tear (aka beach glass) from my niece who collects them along the Lake Superior shore.  I prong-set it on copper that I textured with vintage lace & patinated with liver of sulfur.  Folklore suggests that sea glass pieces are the tears shed by mermaids in response to Neptune's jealous wrath when they fall in love with a sailor.  For the necklace chain, I used copper Marquis chain & aventurine gemstone beads.  The necklace is 15.75” long (excluding the pendant which measures just under 2”), but can be worn shorter.