January 23, 2017
The mermaid motif is a favorite at Island Cove. She can be found in our company logo and bead assortment, plus she's the inspiration for many of our artists' designs and even a few jewelry-making classes. Island Cove is your Mermaid Destination!
Mermaid Charms & Toggles: earlier this year, Colleen and Sue restocked their selection of ocean-themed charms and clasps and of course they included pretty mermaid charms in silver, gold, bronze, and even patina'd copper! You can choose a single mermaid for a pendant, pick two for a pair of earrings, or select the "twin" or "sister mermaids" to symbolize you and your BFF. Shop the assortment of mermaid charms at the shop. There are also mermaid toggle clasps available which add a whimsical touch to your designs.
Sign up for the "Mermaid Collar" beading class: This course taught by Sue is an absolute fan favorite at Island Cove. During the 2-hour class, you'll learn to make this gorgeous necklace with dagger beads that mimic the pretty scales of a mermaid's tail. The best part - you can adapt this Mermaid Collar design to include whatever colors inspire you.
Mermaid-inspired Artwork: many of Island Cove's artists have incorporated mermaids into their work on display. A few of our recent favorites include:
If you'd love to purchase one of these pieces, give a quick call to the shop to check the availability and prices: 727-510-1657. Or drop by Island Cove - the destination for mermaid lovers in Indian Rocks Beach.
May 29, 2022
This month, Island Cove is featuring the Herringbone stitch. A geometric, versatile pattern for using different sizes and shapes of beads to create beautiful beaded jewelry!
Named after the backbone of the Herring fish, the 2 bead pattern creates a shape like a “v” similar to a chevron but not the same, and is then...
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October 31, 2021
Dominoes inspire artist Susan Sudnik, an instructor at Island Cove Beads in Indian Rocks Beach, FL, to create whimsical holiday-themed dolls.
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