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Lily
04-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Hey everyone! I've got my etsy shop up and running! For now I am selling hair accessories, but soon will be adding tops and tails!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/syrenstudios

http://i.imgur.com/zP3ubVv.jpg (https://www.etsy.com/shop/syrenstudios)

Here is what is currently available:

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=29167&d=1429728020 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/230849453/ornate-mermaid-pearl-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active_7)

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=29168&d=1429728030 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/230850165/ornate-mermaid-pearl-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active_6)

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=29169&d=1429728048 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/230858892/ornate-mermaid-pearl-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active_5)

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=29170&d=1429728065 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/230850807/ornate-mermaid-pearl-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active_4)

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=29171&d=1429728074 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/230851065/ornate-mermaid-pearl-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active_3)

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=29172&d=1429728083 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/230859926/classic-mermaid-pearl-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active_2)

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=29173&d=1429728091 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/230851615/classic-mermaid-pearl-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active_1)

Maethor
04-22-2015, 07:52 PM
Link for your shop? :)

Lily
04-22-2015, 08:02 PM
Oops, the banner should have been a link. Fixed!

Lily
05-13-2015, 03:58 PM
All right, I am officially opening up for tail orders! For a limited time, I'll be offering full silicone tails at a base price of $1800!

Here are the styles I'm offering so far:

Phoebe: Inspired by the betta fish, the large Phoebe fluke is flowy and delicate.

https://syrenstudios.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/phoebe.png

Nymph: The nymph is a truly classic mermaid shape, inspired by the works of John Williams Waterhouse.

https://syrenstudios.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/nymph.png

Scylla: Inspired by the movie She-Creature, the Scylla fluke is rough and mysterious.

https://syrenstudios.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/scylla.png



Pricing info can be found HERE (https://www.facebook.com/SyrenStudiosTails/app_492125257602185)

Ordering info can be found HERE (https://www.facebook.com/SyrenStudiosTails/app_824902530957440)

More photos of my work can be seen at

https://www.facebook.com/SyrenStudiosTails
http://instagram.com/SyrenStudios

as well as in my tailmaking thread: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?10062-Mermaid-Lily-s-First-Silicone-Tail (note, this shows the Phoebe fluke and fins in progress, as the others are still being sculpted)

Sherielle
05-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Your first tail is so beautiful! I can't wait to see what else you create for lucky mermaids!

Talia
05-13-2015, 05:33 PM
Why am I so poor? :cry:

There will be very happy mermaids soon. Your work is phenomenal!

Merman Arion
05-13-2015, 05:48 PM
Just my honest opinion but I kind of feel you are rushing things because you only did one tail so far and you should take more time and practice to make everything flawless. However, I'm all for new successful tailmakers so I say good luck! :clap:

I hope it will go well for you :)

Yulia
05-13-2015, 05:54 PM
Just my honest opinion but I kind of feel you are rushing things because you only did one tail so far and you should take more time and practice to make everything flawless. However, I'm all for new successful tailmakers so I say good luck! :clap:

I hope it will go well for you :)

I agree. I have personal bad experiences with tailmakers jumping the bandwagon to early.
That doesn't mean I don't like your tail or believe it's bad, It's really pretty, but one bad review means a lot in this community.

Rogue Siren
05-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Go for it, Lily! Tailmaking isn't really hard if you have special effects experience and common sense. Its just time consuming. ^_^ Your first tail was beautiful and I wish you luck! (I'm in a similar boat as you. ;) Haha.)

MermaidCelesteFL
05-13-2015, 06:26 PM
Be careful about taking on too much work at once. Your quality will divebomb if your work is rushed, and you'll have a lot of angry customers at your door. You might want to consider starting a waitlist to get fewer customers or doing some "at-cost" tails until you can find a way to make your tails in a timely manner (as well as building a portfolio of tails for future clients to ogle). Keep in mind, you are competing with the big guys that are churning out tails of similar quality a lot faster than you. Your selling point is your high quality and your low cost. Now you have to build an audience of loyal fans by making more tails and accessories.

Before I go off on another marketing rant, see this one thread (http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?10909-Entering-the-Tailmaking-Market)that I bombarded a little while ago.

Mermaid Freyja
05-13-2015, 06:34 PM
I have to agree with all the comments above, especially Celeste's comment; create a nice varied body of work to fill a portfolio. That way you and potential customers can really get an in-depth look at what you are capable of in regard to making custom tails. And how much work at a time you are able to take on.
Really truly, I'm looking forward to seeing what other amazing tails you make, and I hope to be a customer, too!!
XOXO

Rogue Siren
05-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Be careful about taking on too much work at once. Your quality will divebomb if your work is rushed, and you'll have a lot of angry customers at your door. You might want to consider starting a waitlist to get fewer customers or doing some "at-cost" tails until you can find a way to make your tails in a timely manner (as well as building a portfolio of tails for future clients to ogle). Keep in mind, you are competing with the big guys that are churning out tails of similar quality a lot faster than you. Your selling point is your high quality and your low cost. Now you have to build an audience of loyal fans by making more tails and accessories.

Before I go off on another marketing rant, see this one thread (http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?10909-Entering-the-Tailmaking-Market)that I bombarded a little while ago.

This. X3

Seatan
05-13-2015, 06:46 PM
Yes I would suggest doing an at cost tail for someone who is already a good friend. I know you're getting a lot of negative responses which sucks but we have seen even SUPER talented start to drown when they take too many orders before they get a "factory system" down, plus there WILL be issues you did not expect in your first few tails. I have yet to see a tailmaker who did not experience this, including the "big guys". And it is true--in this community it doesn't take much to get a bad rep. People invest their hearts and their money into silicone tails and they will have expectations that are very high if you charge for their tail. They will expect tails equal in quality to Raven and FinFolk and such even though they know in their logical mind that you are new to tail making. Unfortunately FX experience does not really teach you the stuff you really need to know to make tails because we use our tails much differently than special effects people would or cosplayers would. They have to last. The tails in H2O had to have their resin scales repaired regularly-they weren't built for true mers, just for TV.

Lily
05-13-2015, 07:36 PM
I appreciate everyone's concern and advice - truly, I do. But I can do this, you guys. I am a self-employed artist and no stranger to set-backs, screw-ups, hard work, and deadlines. I know how to budget time, work with clients, and push myself to bring projects to life.

I will happily do one or two at-cost tails (perhaps of those two new sculpts, if someone is interested) to prove my skills and build a portfolio, but if I can't turn tailmaking into an actual profitable business within the next 3-6 months I will have to abandon it altogether because I honestly can't go that long without income. I am taking a hiatus from other projects to see if Syren Studios can be a real business, because being a tailmaker full time is pretty much the best job I can imagine.

I can do this. Just give me a chance.

Rogue Siren
05-13-2015, 07:43 PM
I appreciate everyone's concern and advice - truly, I do. But I can do this, you guys. I am a self-employed artist and no stranger to set-backs, screw-ups, hard work, and deadlines. I know how to budget time, work with clients, and push myself to bring projects to life.

I will happily do one or two at-cost tails (perhaps of those two new sculpts, if someone is interested) to prove my skills and build a portfolio, but if I can't turn tailmaking into an actual profitable business within the next 3-6 months I will have to abandon it altogether because I honestly can't go that long without income. I am taking a hiatus from other projects to see if Syren Studios can be a real business, because being a tailmaker full time is pretty much the best job I can imagine.

I can do this. Just give me a chance.

:clap:

Maethor
05-13-2015, 07:49 PM
How much is an at cost tail, because I may have a friend who is interested then?

Lily
05-13-2015, 07:52 PM
How much is an at cost tail, because I may have a friend who is interested then?

PMing you!

Seatan
05-13-2015, 08:11 PM
I think what people really mean is that, unfortunately, it is going to be difficult to find anyone who isn't a newer mer to give you that chance at first, not because we don't believe you are absolutely capable of making an awesome career of this but rather because we have seen HORRIBLE tragedies happen where tailmakers that seemed super trustworthy and awesome took people for thousands and thousands of dollars, not because they were scammers but because they got in over their heads and decided to run. It has happened SO many times and reading the threads can bring tears to your eyes. People's entire savings were wiped out, all their mermaid dreams destroyed... We have seen some REALLY bad stuff happen in this community. There are a few people--Pearlie Mae is really the only example I can think of--who spent SO long documenting every step of their tail making journeys over multiple years (including the many, many failures that happened to them) that people are more trusting of. But her tail making process was something like two years long and she ran into tons of problems that she fixed. Problems that would have happened to a client's tail had she taken orders within just a few months. It's not you personally that people are referring to, it's just a general fear because of all the scars of what has happened before. We WANT you to succeed and we have seen other people fail badly because they moved too soon on selling tails, ruining their reputations forever. One bad review is more powerful than ten good reviews. So please, don't take any of the comments personally. We just don't want to see anymore sad happenings and want to try and protect both tailmakers and buyers. You absolutely deserve a chance... But unfortunately because of what has happened in the past it would help your business times a thousand to make a few more tails before selling them, if nothing else than for the comfort of your target niche who has been sooo badly hurt before.

Mermaid Saila
05-13-2015, 08:22 PM
Your work is absolutely gorgeous. If I hadn't already ordered my tail I would totally put my faith in you to have one of your tails. I just love, love, love the scale design and the overall look of of your tail. I know it's the only one you've made, but the fact that your first one turned out so well should be a testament to you knowing a good amount about what your doing. Sure mistakes will happen and such, but I've seen Tail-makers who have been doing this for a few years making mistakes. But alas I do not have the funds T-T. I wish you the best of luck with this and hopefully one day I can buy one of your tails (as it is my goal to own many tails form many amazing tail-makers). I look forward to seeing your work and I really want to see what the scylla fluke looks like once it's created.

SeaGlass Siren
05-13-2015, 08:24 PM
expect an email from me :D

SeaGlass Siren
05-13-2015, 08:35 PM
just sent it

Yulia
05-13-2015, 08:38 PM
What Seavanna said.

I really really hope you get over the "new tailmaker" stadium without drama, because your designs are unique to the market.
Be confident but not cocky.

I have to say too, that your ordering documents look really professional.

MermaidCelesteFL
05-13-2015, 08:38 PM
I think what people really mean is that, unfortunately, it is going to be difficult to find anyone who isn't a newer mer to give you that chance at first, not because we don't believe you are absolutely capable of making an awesome career of this but rather because we have seen HORRIBLE tragedies happen where tailmakers that seemed super trustworthy and awesome took people for thousands and thousands of dollars, not because they were scammers but because they got in over their heads and decided to run. It has happened SO many times and reading the threads can bring tears to your eyes. People's entire savings were wiped out, all their mermaid dreams destroyed... We have seen some REALLY bad stuff happen in this community. There are a few people--Pearlie Mae is really the only example I can think of--who spent SO long documenting every step of their tail making journeys over multiple years (including the many, many failures that happened to them) that people are more trusting of. But her tail making process was something like two years long and she ran into tons of problems that she fixed. Problems that would have happened to a client's tail had she taken orders within just a few months. It's not you personally that people are referring to, it's just a general fear because of all the scars of what has happened before. We WANT you to succeed and we have seen other people fail badly because they moved too soon on selling tails, ruining their reputations forever. One bad review is more powerful than ten good reviews. So please, don't take any of the comments personally. We just don't want to see anymore sad happenings and want to try and protect both tailmakers and buyers. You absolutely deserve a chance... But unfortunately because of what has happened in the past it would help your business times a thousand to make a few more tails before selling them, if nothing else than for the comfort of your target niche who has been sooo badly hurt before.

^This. I didn't mean for it to come out hurtful, just thinking from a business and marketing standpoint. Heck, (and I'd hate to use this as an example) even Jesse made a free tail for Raina to work out the kinks for potential clients before he started selling tails to customers. In the end, he took too many orders, mixed business and personal accounts, didn't follow up with customers, amongst a myriad of rookie business mistakes which led to his undoing. We don't want you to go in the same direction, for your sake and for the customers' sakes.

SeaGlass Siren
05-13-2015, 09:07 PM
ladies and gentlemers... i am officially her first custo-mer :P

Yulia
05-13-2015, 09:21 PM
ladies and gentlemers... i am officially her first custo-mer :P
Exciting! Which flukeshape did you choose?

SeaGlass Siren
05-13-2015, 09:27 PM
i chose nymph. also picked out one pair of ankle fins (the thinner ones)

it'll be easier to lift :p

Prince Calypso
05-14-2015, 12:25 AM
How long to you think you'll be taking orders?
Ive been fallowing the making of your tail and its beautiful
ive was jumping between a tail from Finfolk or to bite the bullet and see if i could make the waiting list for Merbellas
now looks like i'll have to add Syren Studios to my list

Keiris
05-14-2015, 12:35 AM
Good luck to you, Lily! Your work is so impressive you are well on your way!

Meronica
05-14-2015, 12:45 AM
This looks great. I really hope things take off for you. I'll be messaging you~


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SeaGlass Siren
05-14-2015, 08:12 AM
Oh my fishgod guyyys...

The sketch for my tail is absolute divinity. I want to share it 0-0 but I want to keep it a surpriiiiseee

SeaGlass Siren
05-14-2015, 08:48 AM
Like seriously though. I think we have a budding pro on our hands

Rinoa Opaltide
05-14-2015, 09:21 AM
Really wish I had the money to put towards a tail at all... I'm in love with your Phoebe fluke design and the video on your instragram of the tail you made looks great :) Good luck, Lily!

SeaGlass Siren
05-15-2015, 09:06 AM
Ankle fins just finished!! She's still working on the fluke. Totes excited!!

Seraphina Suds
05-15-2015, 10:45 AM
Wow, she's moving right along huh! Can't wait to see the design come to life! I would take the offer if I had the money too.

SeaGlass Siren
05-15-2015, 03:26 PM
I'll share the pic tonight when I get the chance. Lunch break on my phone

Lily
05-15-2015, 06:07 PM
How long to you think you'll be taking orders?
Ive been fallowing the making of your tail and its beautiful
ive was jumping between a tail from Finfolk or to bite the bullet and see if i could make the waiting list for Merbellas
now looks like i'll have to add Syren Studios to my list

Is it weird that the very idea I could be on a list with Finfolk and Merbellas is making so excited I'm nauseous right now?

http://i.imgur.com/H9XveSA.gif

But to answer your question, I'll be taking tail orders for at least the next 3-6 months as I figure out if I can turn it into a sustainable business.

Sherielle
05-15-2015, 06:45 PM
I messaged you

SeaGlass Siren
05-15-2015, 08:03 PM
https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10377084_10152995020903305_8763866428885342350_n.j pg?oh=e18113a6cfab2669a5e7269a5a126af1&oe=55CB553F


THIS IS MY BABY. OH MY GOD.



i feel like i just got an ultrasound.

Rinoa Opaltide
05-15-2015, 08:43 PM
AHH! Those are adorable fins! :D

Meronica
05-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Those fins are so cute! They look so delicate and freshwater-y. [emoji7]


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OceanWhisper
05-15-2015, 09:39 PM
I love those fins!! they look like little fairy wings or something :D so dainty :rollover:

Starfrit
05-15-2015, 09:53 PM
I'm pretty interested to see how this works out-- I do agree with some of the others who have said that it seems a bit early to start taking tail orders, but at the same time, you have a lot of potential and for someone who's just starting out, your work really is beautiful. I'm cautious, but I've got my fingers crossed for you!

That said, I really think that the safest route to go, in this instance, is to maybe only take orders one at a time for a while, until you've got a few customers testing your product and can work out the kinks. Then from there start considering taking on more orders once you've got the process down a bit better. Like others have mentioned, new tailmakers have ended up completely screwing themselves over by taking on too many orders, getting overwhelmed and burning themselves out and then disappearing.

Best of luck, in any case! :D The last tail you made was incredible, so I'm really excited to see how SeaGlass's tail comes out! <3

SeaGlass Siren
05-15-2015, 11:28 PM
I feel like this is my baby and lily is delivering said baby.

Prince Calypso
05-16-2015, 07:57 AM
Is it weird that the very idea I could be on a list with Finfolk and Merbellas is making so excited I'm nauseous right now?

http://i.imgur.com/H9XveSA.gif

But to answer your question, I'll be taking tail orders for at least the next 3-6 months as I figure out if I can turn it into a sustainable business.


hopefully you can make this into a lucrative business. it will give me hope for when i start making tails as well and give me a bit more time to save up the cash to place an order I've kinda already estimated out what the price of my tail might be and have the fluke and fins picked out as well as the color. to lets keep fingers crossed. I'm rooting for you!:dance:

SeaGlass Siren
05-16-2015, 10:44 AM
if anything you can always take 5 orders at a time like Raven does. Or create a wait-list. we have faith :)

SeaGlass Siren
05-20-2015, 08:42 AM
She is casting my tail today!! Eep!! Le finis competitor monofin and pigment came in as well so she's pretty much set to start!
I've also requested her to give me a sparkletastic tail as opposed to having it on just the white bits.
Because I'm all about that bling, bout that bling, and sparkle ~

Ariel Starfish
05-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Hi there! Wishing u all the best! Your first tail looked really impressive! I hope everything works out for you.

SeaGlass Siren
05-22-2015, 10:10 PM
updatish thing:

Lily has assembled le ankle fins and half of my fluke today, and she might me finished with it tonight or tomorrow. she also says she might be able to start seaming my baby together over the weekend. YAYYY! Painting may start late next week or following week.
TOTES EXCITED!!

Ashe
05-23-2015, 01:14 AM
Aw so excited for you! The fins posted earlier are so cute :)

Maethor
05-23-2015, 04:08 PM
I can't wait to see this tail!

SeaGlass Siren
05-23-2015, 06:57 PM
:yay::dance:
http://content.j-14.com/i/upload/2013/05/emma-stone-excited.gif

SeaGlass Siren
05-27-2015, 10:42 AM
OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD GUYYYYSSS !! LOOK!!


30054

the first images is before she put on the fairydust :swoon: oh my god she is gorgeousss

Seraphina Suds
05-27-2015, 10:45 AM
Wow, she works fast! It's beautiful!

SeaGlass Siren
05-27-2015, 10:51 AM
I love how vocal she is too and is constantly updating me on everything. The seams are the most tedious, so out of respect for me and so that i dont freak out about lack of communication, she forewarned me that if i dont hear back from her it's because she's freaking out about the seams quietly :P

Yulia
05-27-2015, 10:53 AM
Pretty! :swoon:
Reminds me of my colorscheme! :D

SeaGlass Siren
05-27-2015, 11:02 AM
:B THANKYOUU <3


yulia what does yours look like? :0 Is it on any of the threads?

Yulia
05-27-2015, 11:17 AM
:B THANKYOUU <3


yulia what does yours look like? :0 Is it on any of the threads?
You can check the Tigg's Tails thread or my Instagram! @MermaidYulia

SeaGlass Siren
05-27-2015, 11:45 AM
that sparkle though !!

Mermaid Freyja
05-27-2015, 02:14 PM
Looking good :D So excited for you, SeaGlass! I can't wait to see it completed.
When I saw the update to this thread I literally wiggled in my chair, haha!

SeaGlass Siren
05-27-2015, 02:38 PM
I'm quite happy with the way it's turning out :')

Varga
05-27-2015, 05:50 PM
Damn, that's sooo pretty! <3 To bad that I wont get money for a tail before autumn... I'd really consider ordering from you otherwise, or well, I will when I get my savings in order! :D

SeaGlass Siren
05-27-2015, 06:08 PM
isn't it just? imagine what it'll be like on the tail o-o

Varga
05-27-2015, 06:17 PM
I'm so jealous of you right now... D:

SeaGlass Siren
05-27-2015, 06:24 PM
http://memeorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/oh-stop-it-you-meme.jpg

SeaGlass Siren
05-30-2015, 12:48 PM
Lily just finished the seams... and profusely apologized for replying late as the seams took forever because she wanted it to be perfect. it hasn't even been a full week yet. she is effing adorable. xD

Seatan
05-30-2015, 02:12 PM
Hey Seaglass Siren your mailbox is full. Sorry for using this thread for this! Didn't mean to hijack!!!

SeaGlass Siren
05-30-2015, 10:52 PM
yikes!! let me clear it out

SeaGlass Siren
06-01-2015, 12:35 PM
Just got an email from Lily.
My tail is coming along nicely :) though i do wonder my the fluke has scales :confused:


Everything looks kind of wonky at this stage because the seams at the ankle are only done on the inside (so I have loose scale flaps to wrap around the monofin foot pockets). I did wind up having to cast an additional scale sheet so I didn't get done quite as much today as I'd planned... But it's getting there! Here's a pic of a seam and another getting positioned for fluke attachment (before attaching the newly cast scales to fill in the gap, of course). Those seams should almost vanish under paint, and all those measuring marks will be cleaned off too. :)


edit. images have been removed as per lily's request.

Mermaid Freyja
06-01-2015, 12:55 PM
Just got an email from Lily.
My tail is coming along nicely :) though i do wonder my the fluke has scales :confused:

Those will probably get trimmed up once she goes to attach the fluke. It's looking great!!

SeaGlass Siren
06-01-2015, 01:34 PM
i'm so excited i'm like shaking.

SeaGlass Siren
06-04-2015, 10:52 PM
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11109428_10153055292533305_8719521624607657424_n.j pg?oh=2316329527ceae2eb5635cc5dae393e5&oe=55F1ECD6
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11390081_10153055292538305_9133490308448068347_n.j pg?oh=9499de5f37b05f26fe13ded3a35f65eb&oe=55F2737F
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11107465_953978001314021_7507403643157086269_n.png ?oh=294eb8bf80ce0d1ef553999786e85b27&oe=55F86EE7


:swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon:: swoon::swoon: MY BABY!!!

Ashe
06-04-2015, 11:03 PM
Oh geez that looks great!

Seraphina Suds
06-04-2015, 11:10 PM
Wow!!

SeaGlass Siren
06-04-2015, 11:12 PM
It looks like a ripple of the waves upon the water~~
it looks like a shimmer of the sunlight on the seaaaaa

:sad eyes: my baby is so beautiful i might cry

EDIT: also it might be finished on monday

Ashe
06-04-2015, 11:36 PM
Aww babe you are so in love with that tail!!! <3 Makes me happy :)

Sherielle
06-05-2015, 12:38 AM
Freaking gorgeous!!

Mermaid Freyja
06-05-2015, 01:26 AM
It's so BEAUTIFUL!!!! :swoon:

Mermaid Wesley
06-05-2015, 03:08 AM
Woooowww


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SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 07:48 AM
Aww babe you are so in love with that tail!!! <3 Makes me happy :)
Like I am on cloud 9 !!

thanks guys!!
love how fast she works. I thought she was going to take 3 months at most

OceanWhisper
06-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Omfg that is STUNNING DAYUM MOTHER HUBBARD'S CUPBOARD!!!!!! That's just gorgeous I can't believe it :swoon: :swoon: :swoon:

SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 08:36 AM
Naming her Cola. And she shall be mine. And she shall be my cola

also I don't think I've ever heard someone using mother Hubbard s cupboard before XD

OceanWhisper
06-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Spur of the moment. I apologise >.< lol

OceanWhisper
06-05-2015, 08:39 AM
*I am literally still laughing at your reply*

SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 08:43 AM
I'm still laughing at yours lol

Maethor
06-05-2015, 08:44 AM
So so pretty!

SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 09:41 AM
I can't wait till it's here then I can swim in it, do some modeling, and hug it and love it and cuddle it and call it George

Mermaid Galene
06-05-2015, 11:18 AM
Wow, that tail is drop dead GORGEOUS!!

SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 12:25 PM
thankyou guyyyyyss! <3

Mermaid Freyja
06-05-2015, 12:42 PM
I can't wait till it's here then I can swim in it, do some modeling, and hug it and love it and cuddle it and call it George

Bwahaha!!
But seriously; this tail is so pretty it hurts my heart...in that awesome way of course.
You MUST post photos and video and ALL the things when you get it, SeaGlass!
xoxo

SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 12:54 PM
do ALL the things!

https://imgflip.com/s/meme/X-All-The-Y.jpg

Mermaid Freyja
06-05-2015, 12:57 PM
HAhahaha!! ^^ Still one of my favorite go-to images when I can't properly process or express crazy amounts of excitement over the internets.
:lol:

SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 01:09 PM
ALSO ALSO ALSO!!

The glitter is apparently really hard to see (see first image) so she got three shots with the glitter gun.

Mermaid Mystery
06-05-2015, 02:14 PM
i want one now, but I need to stop growing like right now. but I don't wanna be this short forever, the struggle is real. I have a design idea and everything.

SeaGlass Siren
06-05-2015, 02:19 PM
wait till you're grown. SO worth saving the money to bling out your tail.

WaterDragon
06-05-2015, 07:00 PM
i want one now, but I need to stop growing like right now. but I don't wanna be this short forever, the struggle is real. I have a design idea and everything.

Nothing's wrong with being short ;) (I'm five foot nothing) but yeah, wait until you are done growing and can get the most awesome tail known to mankind ;)

OceanWhisper
06-05-2015, 10:23 PM
I still have like four years of waiting before I can get a silicone tail :I dammit. But it give me time to save up :D

SeaGlass Siren
06-06-2015, 12:43 AM
My savings was 5 years in the making :P

Etela
06-06-2015, 10:30 PM
Would you be able to do a payment plan or is it pay in full only?

SeaGlass Siren
06-07-2015, 10:24 AM
i paid in full. it really depends on who you order from. last time i made an order from traci hines for a few accessories and she let me do partial.

Update on the tail, she will be letting the paint cure today. yay!
Bad news is my tail got caught on a loose nail, but thankfully she let me know and quickly patched it up. She'll be sending me pictures of the damage. i'm just glad she fixed it o-o.

Merman Arion
06-07-2015, 10:42 AM
Bad news is my tail got caught on a loose nail, but thankfully she let me know and quickly patched it up. She'll be sending me pictures of the damage. i'm just glad she fixed it o-o.

I'm not sure I understand that part. What does this mean? "A loose nail" ?? :confused:

SeaGlass Siren
06-07-2015, 10:45 AM
https://c3.staticflickr.com/7/6065/6057960824_5eb215686d_b.jpg

That ^ was in her house and my tail got caught on it. she quickly removed it and threw it out so nothing would happen again.

Merman Arion
06-07-2015, 10:51 AM
ooooh RIGHT!

Stupid blond me thought of a finger nail. Hence the confusion

http://replygif.net/i/894.gif

SeaGlass Siren
06-07-2015, 10:56 AM
xD i had to google up a lose finger nail. worst decision ever lol

OceanWhisper
06-07-2015, 11:00 AM
Ew ew ew ew ew ew

SeaGlass Siren
06-07-2015, 11:01 PM
Update: she sent me the pictures a few hours ago and i was at work (where wifi and internet access is non-existent)

she did mend the tail. it's visible but not so much that i'm freaking out over it. she did whatever she could in her power to fix the tail.
but she did ask me if there was anything she could to do to make right by me. aw.. <3
I didnt want to demand too much so i asked for something small would be fine.

PaolaMF
06-08-2015, 12:26 PM
beautiful

SeaGlass Siren
06-08-2015, 07:12 PM
OH MY GOD IT'S FINISHED!!

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11350533_10153062451483305_8772812488560547860_n.j pg?oh=9f56c0bf042771f5937338b3e1a66b71&oe=55F9C105

Yulia
06-08-2015, 07:19 PM
The odd feeling when you see a tail in just the colors you love and don't know if you should be very happy or a little bit sad.


IT'S SO PRETTY SEAGLASS!!!

Maethor
06-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Seaglass and Yulia, we all have similar tail colors! Triplets! :D

Merman Arion
06-08-2015, 07:48 PM
YAY!!! :cheerleader:

SeaGlass Siren
06-08-2015, 07:51 PM
Seaglass and Yulia, we all have similar tail colors! Triplets! :D
Omg yaaaas can we be triplets??????

Yulia
06-08-2015, 08:02 PM
Omg yaaaas can we be triplets??????

Yaaaaws

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/4325581/triple-high-five-o.gif

Maethor
06-08-2015, 08:10 PM
Yassss!

Ashe
06-08-2015, 08:26 PM
Ugh that flukeeeee :swoon:

SeaGlass Siren
06-08-2015, 08:37 PM
I'm gonna give her a little birthday cupcake and record it on video xD

OceanWhisper
06-08-2015, 09:46 PM
It's so amazingly pretty!!! :fallover:

SeaGlass Siren
06-08-2015, 10:24 PM
def. doing an unboxing video

Mermaid Freyja
06-08-2015, 10:34 PM
SeaGlass, it's SO PRETTY!!! Amazing job, Lily <3!
I might be the cousin of the triplets?? My hopeful tail design has a similar shade combo, but with spots and coral pink highlights.
xoxo

Maethor
06-08-2015, 10:38 PM
Haha we may be quadruplets then because that sounds similar to mine!

SeaGlass Siren
06-08-2015, 10:42 PM
SeaGlass, it's SO PRETTY!!! Amazing job, Lily <3!
I might be the cousin of the triplets?? My hopeful tail design has a similar shade combo, but with spots and coral pink highlights.
xoxo


Freyja senpai will be part of us qradruplets? :swoon:

Mermaid Mystery
06-08-2015, 11:19 PM
I decided I'll go for it when I'm 19 so I have plenty of time to save up and finalize my design

Mermaid Freyja
06-08-2015, 11:22 PM
Freyja senpai will be part of us qradruplets? :swoon:

Heehee!!! :swoon:

SeaGlass Siren
06-09-2015, 12:22 AM
I decided I'll go for it when I'm 19 so I have plenty of time to save up and finalize my design
if it makes you feel any better, i'm 24 :P

Lily
06-15-2015, 04:05 PM
Sorry I've been quiet for so long! I just figured since this is Seaglass Siren's tail, she should be the one to tell the story :) Her tail shipped last week and should be arriving to her any day now.

I also received a second order through facebook and am flipping out right now.

http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Liz-Lemon-Life-is-Happening-30-Rock.gif

SO EXCITED to work on this new tail. The customer wants it to look like Abe Sapien but in shades of wine, so this should be interesting! I don't know if she's on mernetwork...

Raayvhen
06-15-2015, 04:23 PM
if it makes you feel any better, i'm 24 :P
Yeah. I'm 23 and I've been on here since I was 19 and I just ordered my first silicone tail a couple weeks ago.

That being said, I'm a little sad I didn't see this thread before I ordered, you're making me slightly regret my decision to with Mernation.

Merman Arion
06-15-2015, 04:42 PM
Yeah. I'm 23 and I've been on here since I was 19 and I just ordered my first silicone tail a couple weeks ago.

That being said, I'm a little sad I didn't see this thread before I ordered, you're making me slightly regret my decision to with Mernation.

I'm just saying.

If the people of MerNation haven't started on your tail yet, you might have a chance to be refunded, right?

It happened for Shannon who made a deposit for a Finfolk tail but she was a bit drunk at the moment. After a discussion with the twins, she got a refund.

Raayvhen
06-15-2015, 04:46 PM
I'm just saying.

If the people of MerNation haven't started on your tail yet, you might have a chance to be refunded, right?

It happened for Shannon who made a deposit for a Finfolk tail but she was a bit drunk at the moment. After a discussion with the twins, she got a refund.
I'm pretty sure they started it this weekend. Besides I'd feel terrible because I already canceled the top I ordered from them.

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Merman Arion
06-15-2015, 04:51 PM
I'm pretty sure they started it this weekend. Besides I'd feel terrible because I already canceled the top I ordered from them.

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100% sure?

I understand your guilt feeling but remember that it's YOUR tail, YOUR DREAM.
You must be comfortable with your decision because even the slightest regret can be a huge one after. That's just my opinion though :)

Raayvhen
06-15-2015, 04:54 PM
100% sure?

I understand your guilt feeling but remember that it's YOUR tail, YOUR DREAM.
You must be comfortable with your decision because even the slightest regret can be a huge one after. That's just my opinion though :)
I'm sure I'll love it regardless, I think mernation is going to do amazing things with my design. I just know where I'll be ordering my second tail when that time comes.

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Merman Arion
06-15-2015, 05:08 PM
I'm sure I'll love it regardless, I think mernation is going to do amazing things with my design. I just know where I'll be ordering my second tail when that time comes.

Sounds like a good plan to me. I look forward to see your completed tail soon. I'm happy for you, Raayvhen :)

Raayvhen
06-15-2015, 05:12 PM
Sounds like a good plan to me. I look forward to see your completed tail soon. I'm happy for you, Raayvhen :)
I actually just got an email saying they are starting to paint tomorrow!

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SeaGlass Siren
06-15-2015, 06:06 PM
i'm glad that now at least it's in canada :P wasn't contacted to pay for customs yet...

SeaGlass Siren
06-15-2015, 11:07 PM
my tail is scheduled to arrive near the closest UPS destination at 12 am. They have specified that i needed to pay customs/taxes but not exactly sure who to contact... also i work tomorrow so most likely i will miss the package. i will need to pick it up late in the evening..

Mermaid Clara
06-15-2015, 11:22 PM
OH MY GOD IT'S FINISHED!!

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11350533_10153062451483305_8772812488560547860_n.j pg?oh=9f56c0bf042771f5937338b3e1a66b71&oe=55F9C105
It looks beautiful Seaglass! You'll look amazing in it! :)

SeaGlass Siren
06-15-2015, 11:23 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSkMElJYzCXbMC0lc6pp0oeBmw7a7vpi 09vGMr4cBw7G69wn0Toqw

SeaGlass Siren
06-16-2015, 10:21 AM
My tail is back in Illinois. why is my tail back in illinois?
It was literally one drive away since midnight. RAGGHHH UPS GIVE ME MY TAIL BACK.

Raayvhen
06-16-2015, 10:35 AM
UPS does weird shit with where they send stuff. I had a package go from Texas to New York then finally here in Washington.

SeaGlass Siren
06-16-2015, 10:39 AM
It went across the border twice :|

SeaGlass Siren
06-17-2015, 11:41 PM
the fucking delivery guy passed by my house and logged it in ta 6:40 pm that no one was home. BULL FUCKING SHIT. i WAS home. noone left me a yellow pick up slip either. "first attempt made" my ass. NO attempt was made whatsoever. i was from morning until 7 and i looked around to make sure there was no yellow slip

i called customer service and they told me to call at 8 am so they can keep the package until i pick it up and i have until friday what the fuck. first off, no. second, it should be until the next monday because the first attempt didnt happen. last i checked there should be 3 attempts and from MY end, there was none. so they better have my package there or else some bitching is gonna happen. not pleased at all.

OceanWhisper
06-17-2015, 11:54 PM
*Rageee!!!!* :anger explode::soap box:

WaterDragon
06-18-2015, 12:29 AM
Not cool at all :mad: can you complain to the post master?

Lily
06-18-2015, 03:12 AM
No way. What a douchebag! Shit like this happens to me with USPS all the time which is why I shipped your tail with UPS in the first place... Ugh. For what they charge for shipping, packages should be delivered by tiny fairies riding chocolate-scented unicorns.

SeaGlass Siren
06-18-2015, 08:44 AM
Definitely. I'm print screened the first convo I had in which they were supposed to call me at 10 am yesterday which didn't happen, which is why I was waiting for a yellow slip in the first place.
utter bs. Thankfully the husband is home today so he's gonna drive me there to pick up the package.

Mermaid Freyja
06-18-2015, 12:52 PM
No way. What a douchebag! Shit like this happens to me with USPS all the time which is why I shipped your tail with UPS in the first place... Ugh. For what they charge for shipping, packages should be delivered by tiny fairies riding chocolate-scented unicorns.

They are such A**holes! I've had many bad experiences with them regarding this same issue.
Those UPS unicorns better be bearing actual fancy chocolates by the time your tail gets to you, SeaGlass.
xoxo

SeaGlass Siren
06-18-2015, 07:03 PM
At the moment I am giving ups shit for telling me to come pick it up at 5 while I was at work. Bitch calls and the signal is shit so I ask if I can call back and she tries to hang up on me. She gives me the number to call back after I nearly cussed her out. I quickly get the number an call not even 2 minutes free I ran out of the store and no one picks up. Thankfully they let me off early and they all knew how important my tail was (yes they all know and want to see it in action)
so I get here and I'm requesting to pick it up and I have al the required docs with me. Bitch comes and he's like your package is out. Like EXQUEEZE me?? Y'all told me to pick it up by 5 and y'all are tellin me it ain't here??
clearly there is a failure to communicate.

SeaGlass Siren
06-18-2015, 07:05 PM
By the time I get there, 3 people had the exact same problem I had. Delivery man did not ring they doorbells and there was no pickup slip either. And now we stuck waiting.

Mermaid Mystery
06-18-2015, 07:17 PM
I had a ridiculous delivery guy with my tail too, but not nearly as bad as this! Grr that's so frustrating! How do they let this happen?

SeaGlass Siren
06-18-2015, 07:20 PM
This location is right in the ghetto part of Toronto. Aka jane and finch. :/

Mermaid Freyja
06-18-2015, 07:56 PM
Sweet baby Satan, WTF?! The way UPS is handling your tail makes me want to flip my desk.

http://38.media.tumblr.com/ab8a74116184cb4817205829ba8ed824/tumblr_inline_mt4xzguyWs1qew5ie.gif

SeaGlass Siren
06-18-2015, 08:20 PM
I finally have my tail!!!

edit: holy**** this box is huge. imma do a video of this.

Mermaid Mystery
06-18-2015, 10:18 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA this is so exciting

Lily
06-18-2015, 10:45 PM
Omg Omg Omg omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!

(also yeah, that was the biggest box they had lol!)

MermaidAine
06-18-2015, 10:56 PM
Anxiously awaiting...video...picture...anything [emoji12]


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Maethor
06-18-2015, 11:01 PM
Anxiously awaiting...video...picture...anything [emoji12]


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No all the things!

SeaGlass Siren
06-18-2015, 11:52 PM
there's a bit of a delay. i filmed the unboxing, i have little Cola sleeping under the window in front of the bed.
Also, there wont be pictures of me getting into the tail yet as i have yet to have the guts to go into a sex shop to buy LUBE. also... swimm will be put on hold as im in the middle of moving and the tub here is nasty as eff


BUT here she is on our queen bed. just to show you how HUGE she is.

30703

Mermaid Mystery
06-19-2015, 12:01 AM
I just have my mom do it but I'm like 12 (apparently I look 12) so

Aysun_the_Mermaid
06-19-2015, 12:02 AM
I can honestly say I have never once used lube (or anything really, other than maybe water) to get into a tail. Maybe you won't need to go to the sex shop?

However, different strokes for different... merfolks?

Maethor
06-19-2015, 12:11 AM
Watered down conditioner works really well. My best friend has used both lube and conditioner and prefers conditioner by far.

MermaidAine
06-19-2015, 02:17 AM
Yep I use cheap suave conditioner to put on my mahina fin. You can buy lube online.


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MermaidAine
06-19-2015, 02:18 AM
She is a beauty!


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Mermaid Bailey
06-19-2015, 02:42 AM
Wow! She is lovely! Congrats!

OceanWhisper
06-19-2015, 06:49 AM
<3 :swoon: pretty fishy tail :swoon:

SeaGlass Siren
06-19-2015, 09:39 AM
my video editor isnt working.

SOOO expect and unedited video soon.

SeaGlass Siren
06-19-2015, 10:01 AM
https://youtu.be/xww4h6lr47s

Rinoa Opaltide
06-19-2015, 11:13 AM
Ahhh! It's so pretty! Congratulations! And nice to see you so excited unboxing it :yay:

(Also, the word you were having trouble reading is "stalwart": your little octopus protector is strong and brave:cthulhu:)

SeaGlass Siren
06-19-2015, 11:16 AM
OH YAYY!!

OceanWhisper
06-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Pretty tail <3 lol lion king >.< and that little octopus is adorable :D

SeaGlass Siren
06-19-2015, 11:44 AM
i had to :P i promised Lily

Mermaid Freyja
06-19-2015, 12:07 PM
YAAAAAY!!!!:yay:It's so beautiful!
And I love that you know the lyrics to that particular Lion King moment, haha!!

Mermaid Cecelia
06-19-2015, 12:16 PM
So happy for you, Seaglass!!! That's an awesome looking tail :) fins crossed for more pictures!

SeaGlass Siren
06-19-2015, 03:37 PM
YAAAAAY!!!!:yay:It's so beautiful!
And I love that you know the lyrics to that particular Lion King moment, haha!!
thats because of this :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtN8_9Jc1I8

Lily
06-19-2015, 05:39 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeee!!! I'm so glad you got your baby safe and sound!

There should have been another little package in there with care instructions and a small gift. Did you find those?

SeaGlass Siren
06-19-2015, 06:48 PM
yep i found it :)

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10847897_10100158143034164_9143422271264821377_n.j pg?oh=5f32da81e76c5889a89e936e0da40528&oe=55E9CD29

Mermaid Freyja
06-19-2015, 07:04 PM
Love the necklace!! It reminds me of those cute and kitschy Bakelite ones from the 1950s. They each had themes (leaves, cherries, fish, flowers, lobsters etc.), and this is like the mermaid scale version :)

Seatan
06-19-2015, 07:07 PM
That is GORGEOUS! Okay, now I want one, LOL! NEED A PICTURE OF YOU IN IT! How does the blended waistline look?

Lily
06-19-2015, 07:49 PM
So glad that necklace made it to you safely! That particular resin can warp in the heat when it's newly cast, so I was scared it would get left in a hot truck or something during shipping and come out all twisted. Whew!:yay:

SeaGlass Siren
06-19-2015, 09:45 PM
That is GORGEOUS! Okay, now I want one, LOL! NEED A PICTURE OF YOU IN IT! How does the blended waistline look?
it looks pretty boss. not quite like raina's but i tote loves <3

Seatan
06-22-2015, 01:22 PM
So after inspecting Lily's work and comparing it to other tail makers', I am ordering a tail with the nymph fluke! This will be my first silicone tail since I sold my Finfolk. Seriously, her work is so gorgeous... The scale detailing, the fluke design, the blended waists. Way above and beyond a lot of other work I have seen in person and online. I am excited to see it in person--and to make my first swim in my new tail in the beautiful Caribbean sea!

Lily
06-22-2015, 11:57 PM
So excited to start work on your tail, Seavanna! You'll be the first with the larger Nymph side fins which are so flipping cute!

SeaGlass Siren
06-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Congrats seavanna!! Can't wait to see yours!

Mermanda
07-16-2015, 01:57 AM
Hello everyone!
As my first post ever, I'm pleased to announce that I am also one of Lily's newest customers!!! I am so flippin' excited and I can't wait to be able to share updates with you all :)
Lily, can we share your sketch yet?

Lily
07-16-2015, 02:01 AM
Sure! As long as it's got a logo on it, feel free to share!

Keiris
07-16-2015, 02:01 AM
Welcome to the waters Mermanda!

Mermanda
07-16-2015, 02:38 AM
Thank you!! I'm very excited ^_^

Mermanda
07-16-2015, 02:47 AM
Here's a sketch of my baby in the making <3 it's inspired by beta fish, and will be super iridescent and sparkly!!

OceanWhisper
07-16-2015, 05:31 AM
OuO WOOOOH pretty tail!! I can't wait to see it started-wait no, finished!! :D :D

MerMaisy
07-16-2015, 06:30 AM
That's gorgeous. I bet it will be stunning when it's real[emoji7]

Mermanda
07-16-2015, 02:18 PM
OuO WOOOOH pretty tail!! I can't wait to see it started-wait no, finished!! :D :D

Oh my goodness, I know!!! All of the above :) I'm aaaallll about the process <3

Mermanda
07-16-2015, 02:20 PM
That's gorgeous. I bet it will be stunning when it's real[emoji7]

Thank you!! Lily and I worked very closely to nail down exactly what I wanted :) She was soooo patient with me and I felt that she is just as excited as I am about this!

Seraphina Suds
07-16-2015, 02:22 PM
Wow, that is beautiful!

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Mermanda
07-16-2015, 03:11 PM
Wow, that is beautiful!

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Thank you!! Stay tuned :)

Ariel Starfish
07-16-2015, 03:27 PM
So pretty! :swoon:

Lily
07-16-2015, 04:08 PM
I am super excited to be working on Mermanda's tail. This is probably the most complex color scheme yet, so it should be fun and challenging!

This week I'll be adding some new hairpieces to my etsy store, so stay tuned for pictures.

Also, I will be taking ONE more tail order at the current base price ($1800USD) before raising my prices closer to market standard. So if you want a pretty, quality tail at a "newbie tailmaker" price, now's the time! Details on pricing and ordering can be found at http://facebook.com/SyrenStudiosTails http://orig15.deviantart.net/4651/f/2014/053/8/3/8380a8602d32a93ec0f7f835210fb802-d2wo0l1.gif

Ashe
07-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Wow, the concept is gorgeous! It will look amazing in real life :)

Mermanda
07-16-2015, 06:31 PM
Wow, the concept is gorgeous! It will look amazing in real life :)

I'm in love!!

SeaGlass Siren
07-16-2015, 09:10 PM
Proud owner of a syren studios tail to another soon to be proud owner... You'll be so happy when you get it!!

Mermanda
07-16-2015, 10:03 PM
Proud owner of a syren studios tail to another soon to be proud owner... You'll be so happy when you get it!!

I have no doubt in my mind! Have you swam in yours yet??? I'd love to see a video!

Meronica
07-17-2015, 01:23 AM
Lovely tail Mermanda! Can't wait to see it completed!


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SeaGlass Siren
07-17-2015, 10:04 AM
I have no doubt in my mind! Have you swam in yours yet??? I'd love to see a video!
I haven't no but I was able to finally slip into Cola! No video of that though because we're moving and I had to pack her up.

Mermanda
07-17-2015, 12:31 PM
I haven't no but I was able to finally slip into Cola! No video of that though because we're moving and I had to pack her up.

Aww, well, soon enough! What method did you use to get into it? The lube or conditioner method? Lol I'm curious, I've got no clue how to get into something like a full silicone tail LOL

Mermanda
07-17-2015, 12:34 PM
Lovely tail Mermanda! Can't wait to see it completed!


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Thank you!! Me neither :) and soon, since it turns out we're basically neighbors, we'll have a swim day!

SeaGlass Siren
07-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Aww, well, soon enough! What method did you use to get into it? The lube or conditioner method? Lol I'm curious, I've got no clue how to get into something like a full silicone tail LOL


I used Lube :P takes a while getting used to as my old tail i was able to slip on without using anything.

Mermanda
07-17-2015, 01:58 PM
I used Lube :P takes a while getting used to as my old tail i was able to slip on without using anything.

Haha oh that's too funny!

SeaGlass Siren
07-17-2015, 02:07 PM
well it has to go in somehow :P if it works lol!

Mermanda
07-17-2015, 02:42 PM
Haha they should put that on the bottles, "and now for Mermaid tail applications!!"

Maethor
07-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Watered down conditioner works really well too!

Mermanda
07-17-2015, 08:00 PM
Watered down conditioner works really well too!
I'll probably give that a shot first haha

Mermaid Jessica Pearl
07-26-2015, 12:58 AM
I'm interested to see the styles you offer again. The post at the beginning of this thread doesn't have them anymore.

Mermaid Freyja
07-27-2015, 07:11 PM
I was wondering the same as what Jessica Pearl noted above.
Did you remove the tail design options and pricing info? I don't see any of it on your Facebook page either. XOXO

Lily
07-27-2015, 08:19 PM
I'm interested to see the styles you offer again. The post at the beginning of this thread doesn't have them anymore.


I was wondering the same as what Jessica Pearl noted above.
Did you remove the tail design options and pricing info? I don't see any of it on your Facebook page either. XOXO

That's very weird - I didn't remove anything from the thread... I'll go put it on the front page again.

On FB, I switched it so instead of being an image you had to hunt down, styles and pricing are tabs under the banner image. I don't think you can see it on mobile but it shows up on desktop (or if you visit FB on a browser instead of the app).

Lily
07-27-2015, 08:41 PM
Mermaid Katey (who I don't think is on Mernetwork, unfortunately) just showed up in her local paper after doing an event in her tail!

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2015/07/27/1-a-tail-suits-her.html

PearlieMae
07-27-2015, 10:05 PM
I started a thread about her today! That fluke! :swoon:

Mermaid Freyja
07-27-2015, 11:38 PM
That's very weird - I didn't remove anything from the thread... I'll go put it on the front page again.

On FB, I switched it so instead of being an image you had to hunt down, styles and pricing are tabs under the banner image. I don't think you can see it on mobile but it shows up on desktop (or if you visit FB on a browser instead of the app).

I went back to your FB page and checked it out again in a few different browsers, and on different computers.
Looking at it through Firefox and it's the same in all the others; I still don't see anything in the tabs pertaining to the tail spec images and pricing. I see "Timeline, About, Photos, Likes, Videos".
Could they be in the "More" tab you can see but we can't? That's the case with my Mermaid Freyja page; I can see and access the "More" tab, but others aren't able to (which in my opinion, is a really weird setting on Facebook's part).
xoxo

Mermaid Jessica Pearl
07-28-2015, 12:14 AM
Gosh I am obessessed with your tails. If only I could afford one right now! Out of interest how much do they weigh and what fin do you use?

Lily
07-28-2015, 02:25 AM
I went back to your FB page and checked it out again in a few different browsers, and on different computers.
Looking at it through Firefox and it's the same in all the others; I still don't see anything in the tabs pertaining to the tail spec images and pricing. I see "Timeline, About, Photos, Likes, Videos".
Could they be in the "More" tab you can see but we can't? That's the case with my Mermaid Freyja page; I can see and access the "More" tab, but others aren't able to (which in my opinion, is a really weird setting on Facebook's part).
xoxo

Stupid fracking Facebook. I logged out of my account to see if I could still see those tabs, and they're gone! I don't know why they have to make it so hard to add custom content to your page, but then there are a lot of things about Facebook that don't make sense to me. I've added the info as notes, which were visible to me even when I logged out, so hopefully you should be able to see them now. Please let me know if not, so I can bang my head against something.


Gosh I am obessessed with your tails. If only I could afford one right now! Out of interest how much do they weigh and what fin do you use?

Tail weights vary a bit depending on which fluke you pick, but are between 25 and 30lbs. I use a Finis Competitor monofin in them.

Mermaid Freyja
07-28-2015, 12:22 PM
Yay!! it's working now, I can see it all in the new 'Notes' tab. Thanks Lily! xoxo
Fracking Facebook indeed.

http://mernetwork.com/index/attachment.php?attachmentid=31778&stc=1

Maristela
07-29-2015, 05:29 PM
I am trying to sort of my color scheme, but I am super excited to get a tail! As soon as I sort of exactly what I want I will send you an email.

Merenneito Nerissa
07-30-2015, 10:13 AM
I've been considering where to get a full silicone tail when I'll be ready to order one (having problems with my custom basic mertailor and trying first to earn back the money I spend on tail itself and all the fixing I have to do.....) and you absolutely jumped on top of my list.
I've been considering Merbella too but as they are having so long waiting times and of course a bit pricey tails (completely understandable though). Where do you locate? And how much do you think the tail pricing will increase after you have made those first tails? :)

Lily
09-11-2015, 02:50 PM
I know I've been super quiet lately, but this new tail is too amazing not to show you! Miss Mermanda wanted a tail that was betta meets butterfly, and after many iterations, it's finally coming together!

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11863377_1004171829627971_6339435404930699745_n.pn g?oh=45f4bcf0d4c5063e2f9913e94465d4df&oe=566C6DD8

Lily
09-11-2015, 02:51 PM
I've been considering where to get a full silicone tail when I'll be ready to order one (having problems with my custom basic mertailor and trying first to earn back the money I spend on tail itself and all the fixing I have to do.....) and you absolutely jumped on top of my list.
I've been considering Merbella too but as they are having so long waiting times and of course a bit pricey tails (completely understandable though). Where do you locate? And how much do you think the tail pricing will increase after you have made those first tails? :)

I'm in Portland, OR. New tail prices are now up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notes/syrenstudios/pricing-guide/981581268553694

Vrindavana Starfish
09-11-2015, 03:01 PM
I know I've been super quiet lately, but this new tail is too amazing not to show you! Miss Mermanda wanted a tail that was betta meets butterfly, and after many iterations, it's finally coming together!

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11863377_1004171829627971_6339435404930699745_n.pn g?oh=45f4bcf0d4c5063e2f9913e94465d4df&oe=566C6DD8
:jawdrop:

Mermanda
09-11-2015, 03:08 PM
I am seriously so in love!!!!
My Fairy Tail is coming true <3

Dancing Fish
09-11-2015, 03:22 PM
Oh. That's simply GORGEOUS!

SeaGlass Siren
09-11-2015, 06:17 PM
Oh my cheeses mother Mary Josť mermanda it's yours??? It's beautiful!!

Mermanda
09-11-2015, 06:21 PM
Oh my cheeses mother Mary Josť mermanda it's yours??? It's beautiful!!

It is it is!!! :dance:

MerFairyCelestiaPearl
09-11-2015, 07:32 PM
That is a beautiful fluke Lizzy! Can't wait for mine! [emoji173]️[emoji173]️


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Mermanda
09-11-2015, 07:46 PM
That is a beautiful fluke Lizzy! Can't wait for mine! [emoji173]️[emoji173]️


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Ooo!! You're getting one too! Have you finalized a design for yours?

MerFairyCelestiaPearl
09-11-2015, 08:05 PM
Yes I am and yes we have! We are keeping the design under wraps for now for professional reasons but should be able to debut soon!


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Vrindavana Starfish
09-11-2015, 08:22 PM
Ok my list of possible tail makers to go to for when I go silicone is growing. :)

Mermanda
09-11-2015, 08:30 PM
Yes I am and yes we have! We are keeping the design under wraps for now for professional reasons but should be able to debut soon!


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That's awesome!! Can't wait to see what you guys have come up <3

Imogen Finnly
09-12-2015, 12:34 AM
Thats an amazing tail!

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SeaGlass Siren
09-12-2015, 12:43 AM
I'm excited to see yours kailania!

Mermanda
09-18-2015, 01:08 AM
Oh my gosh people!!! It shipped!!! In 5 - 14 days I will have my dream tail!!

Lily
09-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Mind if I post a few more pictures, Mermanda?

Mermanda
09-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Mind if I post a few more pictures, Mermanda?

Please do!!

SeaGlass Siren
09-18-2015, 11:02 PM
Oh my god oh my god I'm excited and this isn't even my tail

RomanLaveau
09-19-2015, 04:26 AM
Ok soooooo I have a couple of questions, first is are you taking any commissions any time this year!? Your work thus far has been amazing. I know you've just broken into the tail business, however are you willing to try new things?! I LOVE your Scylla fluke more than life hahah and it's nothing like any other tail makers, which is great and it fits my mersona perfectly! I was going to go meet with the Mertailor but if you want to hear my ideas and see if it's plausible I would definitely buy a tail or two from you since I was about to spend 4000 on a tail from the Mertailor lol thanks so much, keep up the great work!

Lily
09-19-2015, 09:08 PM
Ok soooooo I have a couple of questions, first is are you taking any commissions any time this year!? Your work thus far has been amazing. I know you've just broken into the tail business, however are you willing to try new things?! I LOVE your Scylla fluke more than life hahah and it's nothing like any other tail makers, which is great and it fits my mersona perfectly! I was going to go meet with the Mertailor but if you want to hear my ideas and see if it's plausible I would definitely buy a tail or two from you since I was about to spend 4000 on a tail from the Mertailor lol thanks so much, keep up the great work!

I'm definitely taking commissions! Syren Studios is fully open for business. Check out the facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SyrenStudiosTails) for details and contact info and we can start discussing your ideas!

All right, got a couple more pics of Mermanda's tail!

Back
http://i.imgur.com/DI2TUox.png

Pic of the dorsal and scale plate
http://i.imgur.com/GLpdzuo.png

Front
http://i.imgur.com/B4tlWu1.png

Front detail on the fluke
http://i.imgur.com/Ub9J8v5.png

SeaGlass Siren
09-19-2015, 10:38 PM
Mermanda your tail matches your hair!!

Luna Dreamtide
09-19-2015, 11:04 PM
That look amazing Lily! Can't wait to see it in action.

Mermaid Lorelei
09-19-2015, 11:13 PM
Oh wow, your seaming has already improved so much!

Lily
09-20-2015, 12:04 AM
Oh wow, your seaming has already improved so much!

Thanks! Seaming is SO HARD, and there's so much pressure to get it right or else it won't fit properly. I've spent many a sleepless night fretting over seams, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. Each tail is an improvement on the last. I'm almost embarrassed by the seams on my own tail now!

Mermaid Lorelei
09-20-2015, 12:13 AM
Thanks! Seaming is SO HARD, and there's so much pressure to get it right or else it won't fit properly. I've spent many a sleepless night fretting over seams, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. Each tail is an improvement on the last. I'm almost embarrassed by the seams on my own tail now!
I know the feeling! I remember seaming my first tail and MAN was it taxing! So worth the effort though.

MerFairyCelestiaPearl
09-20-2015, 12:52 AM
Mermanda and Lily, that is a stunning piece! So excited
for you!!

I know she's working on mine now, and from the photos I've seen so far it's going to be just beautiful! Holy cow! So freaking excited.


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SeaGlass Siren
09-20-2015, 09:06 AM
Still loving my tail regardless of seams :P

SeaGlass Siren
09-20-2015, 09:55 AM
If lily ever offers to make tops, I will volunteer as tribute.

Mermanda
09-20-2015, 04:34 PM
Mermanda your tail matches your hair!!

Haha I know right!! Well, to be honest all the blue faded out, so now it's all purple, but still...lol

Mermanda
09-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Mermanda and Lily, that is a stunning piece! So excited
for you!!

I know she's working on mine now, and from the photos I've seen so far it's going to be just beautiful! Holy cow! So freaking excited.


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I'm so excited to see how your tail turns out!! Every one of Lilly's creations are amazing!

Mermanda
09-20-2015, 04:36 PM
If lily ever offers to make tops, I will volunteer as tribute.

Oh I know!!! She knows of my interest in such things lol

Ashe
09-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Your work is outstanding! I can definitely see you climbing up in the tailmaking ranks :)