This past week has been an up and down rollercoaster of emotions. I can’t believe all the things that have happened this past week. There’s so much to share both good and bad, but today I’ll be sharing something amazing that happened for women of color. Hallee Bailey was cast as Ariel in the upcoming live action remake of the Little Mermaid. And I’ve been super excited ever since, and while all of the internet doesn’t share in my excitement, I’m looking forward to seeing Halle shine on the screen.
Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid. The film is directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will feature beloved songs from the animated classic by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).
“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” says Marshall.
Production is anticipated to begin in early 2020.
Halle Bailey as Ariel for the live-action of Little Mermaid is the best casting! she has the perfect voice for a Disney Princess. pic.twitter.com/XK9Wjb9nmr— c (@chuuzus) July 3, 2019
Halle Bailey can sing, for anyone wondering if the new Ariel can perform any of the classic songs and the any of the new additions. She has an amazing voice so that’s not something you have to worry about. And while I could get into the whole debate about why she’s a great choice. I won’t. I won’t give energy to negativity by even addressing thing else about her casting.
To celebrate the announcement I wanted to make a cute Ariel Inspired Bracelet and ended up making both a necklace and a bracelet.
- Turquoise Seed Beads
- Gold Bugle Beads
- 6MM Round Red Czech Beads
- 8MM Pony Czech Beads
- 10MM Purple Crackle Beads
- 10MM Turquoise Crackle Beads
- 8MM Red Crackle Beads
- 8MM Mint Green Pearl Glass Beads
- 12 MM Green Crackle Beads
- Starfish Charm
- Shell Charm
- Toggle and Clasp (for necklace closure)
- 2MM Crimp Beads
- 4MM Crimp Covers
- Memory Wire
- Bead Stringing Wire
- Memory Wire Cutter
- Wire Cutters
- Round Nose Pliers
- Crimp Pliers
- To make the bracelet, start by cutting the memory wire. Choose the amount of coils you want for your bracelet. I used about three and a half in mines. You can choose more or less.
- Use your round nose pliers to form at loop at one end of the memory wire. This will stop the beads from moving when you're adding them to your bracelet.
- Add the beads to the memory wire in any design you choose. I suggest starting with smaller beads on the end and add larger, heavier beads i the middle of the bracelet.
- Once you have strung all your beads close the other end of the bracelet by creating a loop with your round nose pliers. Before completely closing the loop add your starfish and shell charm to the loop and close.
- To make the necklace cut off about 30" inches of your beading wire. You can cut it shorter if you're making a shorter necklace.
- Start with securing the clasp to your wire. Start by placing the crimp bead on the wire, slide on the clasp on the wire and fold the wire over and through the crimp bead again. Pull to secure the clamp and use the crimp pliers to crimp the bead and secure the clasp.
- String the beads in any pattern you chose. I used the glass pearl beads on my necklace. For spacers I used some small crackle beads, Czech beads, and Chinese crystal beads.
To make this project more affordable and kid friendly swap out the beads for acrylic or wood beads when designing your jewelry. Use stretch cord which you can purchase from Walmart for about $2.88 for 30 FT of stretch cord. You won't use a lot of beads for these projects so often if you're buying a string you can make at least two or three bracelets.
Necklaces take much more breads so one strand will make one long necklace or two shorter necklaces.
Make the bracelet and necklace yours by creating your own designs and not sticking to the pattern I used. These are projects that require you to stick to a specific pattern. Just have fun creating.
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