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The story of mermaids begins in Assyria with Atargatis and moves through Greek mythology with the Nereids, who were offspring of Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea, and Doris, granddaughter of earth and sky. Amphitrite was one of these Nereids, and she married Poseidon, the son of Titans Cronos and Rhea, and bore Triton, who eventually inherited the sea. Mermaids are often depicted as beautiful and treacherous, luring men to their doom. Scottish and Irish folklore talk of women with shape-changing power who inter-marry but leave the husbands that walk in on them bathing. Melusine is a European fresh-water spirit often shown with wings or two tales, like in the Starbucks logo, who was the daughter of a fairy and a king. Like husbands in tales from the northern islands, the king tragically walked in on his wife while bathing so she took Melusine and her two sisters to Avalon, never to return. Mermaid wisdom channels the sea, imagination and elusive transformative power, and this is reflected in the Green Girl Studios pewter pendant of a magical mermaid. The pendant rests between beautiful blue handcrafted lampwork glass beads by artisans of Unicorne Beads. This 17" necklace combines land and sea - wood and glass - with a fluid silver-plate fishtail chain and sterling silver toggle.

Cost: $66.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 17"

Materials:

  • Green Girl Studios mermaid pewter pendant
  • Unicorne Beads lampwork glass teardrops
  • wood beads
  • silver-plate fishtail chain
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • satin cord

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be kinked or broken through hard jerks or severed through prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or kinking cord. Clean with warm soapy washcloth and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials and cord are robust against tugs and pulls. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 17" necklace pairs best with higher necklines and thin material, like shells or t-shirts.