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Luna Dreamtide
11-23-2015, 12:52 AM
It seems people can't find too much info on Kariel's tails so I thought I would gather what I could find into the one place.

Basic silicone tails:
What do you get for a $2,900. basic tail?

Choice of current Scale Sheet design: Malia scale, Harmony scale, Melody scale


Choice fluke shape design: The Butterfly Fluke. The Kimberly Fluke
Choice of blended colors: Up to 3 colors.
Metallic spray top coat.
Finis Shooter monofin
Made to size - Plus size buyers email for quote

Extras:


Glow in the Dark or UV black light reactive options: $50+ Price varies on whether you want a few places painted or the entire tail. This will be determined with Mermaid Kariel during the design portion of your tail production.
Individual silicone scales: (As seen on Mermaid Malia's tail) $500 upgrade.
Silicone tops are priced at: $300 & up.
Sequin and Shell embellished tops:$350 and up.
Custom fluke design: $1000. Price will be dependent on: How complicated your sculpture is. It's measurements and How long it will take to sculpt. Mermaid Kariel will only create a custom tail if she finds artistically desirable.
Glitter: starts at $50
Fins: start at $150 a pair and go up to $500 for larger or light up fins
Markings and patterns: $100+ depending on design





Found: http://www.mermaidkariel.com/store1.html#!/The-basic-full-silicone-Tail-Of-Art/p/51459334/category=3414239

Luna Dreamtide
11-23-2015, 12:59 AM
Her info on the ordering process:


Once the basic Tail of Art is paid in full we will move forward in the tail design process.

Make and send your Duct Tape Cast, using our guidance and visual diagrams.

Communicate your tail desires and inspirations to Mermaid Kariel. This can be done over email or Skype.

Kariel will then create and share her art renderings/concept sketches of your tail. Ensuring she fully understands your tail wants and needs.

Then sign off on your tail design, upgrades, and color theme that were established during the concept sessions.

Payments for any upgrades chosen, and estimated shipping fees will be paid at this step. Before production may start.

Tail production begins: You will receive an updated bi-weekly tail progress report over the next 30 days of production.

Tail will be weighed and tested in the water for quality assurance.

Tail will packed and shipped along with any accessories chosen. You will receive a tracking number so that you may locate your shipment en route.

We will contact you the day your tail is meant to arrive to ensure you are completely satisfied with your Tail of Art.

*We hope that you will join our team of Mermaids on a Reading Mission. Where you may gain experience, knowledge and share a beautiful message to our world. More information on The Mermaid On a Mission Program is coming soon.

Mer-Crazy
11-23-2015, 02:01 AM
I personally don't agree with the whole 'plus size pays more' deal. I understand from a business point of view yes it takes more materials but I can also see how it may offend more curvy mers. Also the definition of 'plus size' is a very vague description. I mean I don't consider myself plus size but on the model scale I would be. Who decides where the 'plus size' line is drawn? There isn't really a set definition as far as I know.

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Luna Dreamtide
11-23-2015, 02:29 AM
I personally don't agree with the whole 'plus size pays more' deal. I understand from a business point of view yes it takes more materials but I can also see how it may offend more curvy mers. Also the definition of 'plus size' is a very vague description. I mean I don't consider myself plus size but on the model scale I would be. Who decides where the 'plus size' line is drawn? There isn't really a set definition as far as I know.

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I agree. It could definitely offend it put off buyers.

I found und this that she said when asked about it:
'Plus sizes may have to go with the individul scale option depending on size. Email me with your measurements and I can let you know. I tried to make my scale sheets to fit some plus sizes as I would like to give everyone an equal price, howver the larger I make a scale sheet the more expensive it is on the back side of my business.'

So I guess I understand why she does it but I do agree with what you said MerCrazy.

Coradion
11-23-2015, 02:57 AM
I agree. It could definitely offend it put off buyers.

I found und this that she said when asked about it:
'Plus sizes may have to go with the individul scale option depending on size. Email me with your measurements and I can let you know. I tried to make my scale sheets to fit some plus sizes as I would like to give everyone an equal price, howver the larger I make a scale sheet the more expensive it is on the back side of my business.'

So I guess I understand why she does it but I do agree with what you said MerCrazy.


If you've seen Kariel's tails in person it makes sense. Even her scale mold tails are seamless. You can try and find the seams and they're just not there. The individual scale tail she made for Mermaid Malia was hugely labor intensive and Malia is fit and averagely proportioned. Her scale mold tail she made for Harmony was perfect when I saw it. Like there is no seam line at all. Bigger tails take more materials and more work. Painting especially if you're super careful can take forever, if you think about it in terms of hours of labor it makes sense to charge more. It's the same way he larger fins cost more if you want a custom one.

Merman Arion
11-23-2015, 03:07 AM
If you've seen Kariel's tails in person it makes sense. Even her scale mold tails are seamless. You can try and find the seams and they're just not there. The individual scale tail she made for Mermaid Malia was hugely labor intensive and Malia is fit and averagely proportioned. Her scale mold tail she made for Harmony was perfect when I saw it. Like there is no seam line at all. Bigger tails take more materials and more work. Painting especially if you're super careful can take forever, if you think about it in terms of hours of labor it makes sense to charge more. It's the same way he larger fins cost more if you want a custom one.

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Luna Dreamtide
11-23-2015, 04:23 AM
http://33.media.tumblr.com/512af2bed7d73247c6b5ef467256d8e8/tumblr_niodwgKp1u1tq4of6o1_500.gif
Ditto. You're very right. Her seams - or lack there of shows skill I can only dream of, I think. So yeah. Good point :)

badkidbebe
12-03-2015, 01:00 PM
Thank you for the information! Her tails are looking soooo pretty!!!!! I'm such a sucker for shimmer and glitter!


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Mermaid Alea
01-08-2016, 01:46 AM
I found a Tail of Art unboxing video by Mermaid Marinna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDzvxXNt57Q

Merley
01-08-2016, 02:09 AM
Wow, that tail is gorgeous. O.O

Luna Dreamtide
01-08-2016, 05:13 AM
I meant to link that when I found it too! Thanks for that :) it's such a gorgeous tail!! And the top too!

Mermaid Alea
01-09-2016, 12:09 AM
Have you found any other Tail of Art unboxing videos? I am so tempted to have a Kariel Tail of Art... I just wish there were more swim videos, photos, and reviews of her tails.

Mermaid Evolet
01-09-2016, 02:45 AM
Mermaid Carmen Mina is a friend of mine and she will get her Tail of Art by February. I'm sure she will post some videos and pictures! ;-)

Luna Dreamtide
01-09-2016, 03:21 AM
Have you found any other Tail of Art unboxing videos? I am so tempted to have a Kariel Tail of Art... I just wish there were more swim videos, photos, and reviews of her tails.
There's one of Kariel's channel for a second hand hybrid Tail of Art, and as for swimming Kariel has quite a number of them but maybe not in the silicone ones yet...

MermaidBonnie
03-29-2016, 06:28 PM
I just got my Kariel tail last week. This is my 8th tail overall. It is by far superior to all my other tails. Her customer service makes sure you have no questions bc she has a Google doc that shows you your tail at each phase so you can see how far your tail has come 24/7. She also has followed up with me a lot after I've received my tail in case I needed extra support. I got my tail 3 months after ordering it and both mine and my daughter's tails are absolutely perfect! I have an unboxing video on FB. I'm not sure how to share it on here but if you can see it please take a look!

Calizaire
03-29-2016, 07:50 PM
I just got my Kariel tail last week. This is my 8th tail overall. It is by far superior to all my other tails. Her customer service makes sure you have no questions bc she has a Google doc that shows you your tail at each phase so you can see how far your tail has come 24/7. She also has followed up with me a lot after I've received my tail in case I needed extra support. I got my tail 3 months after ordering it and both mine and my daughter's tails are absolutely perfect! I have an unboxing video on FB. I'm not sure how to share it on here but if you can see it please take a look!

YAY! I saw that video the other day on Kariel's Facebook. I was grinning watching it because you look so happy! That little tail of your daughter's is just absolutely adorable too! Congrats!

Mermaid Alea
03-30-2016, 12:13 AM
I just got my Kariel tail last week. This is my 8th tail overall. It is by far superior to all my other tails. Her customer service makes sure you have no questions bc she has a Google doc that shows you your tail at each phase so you can see how far your tail has come 24/7. She also has followed up with me a lot after I've received my tail in case I needed extra support. I got my tail 3 months after ordering it and both mine and my daughter's tails are absolutely perfect! I have an unboxing video on FB. I'm not sure how to share it on here but if you can see it please take a look!

Here is a link to the video: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidKarielsWorld/posts/1325471627469362

I love your video!
Have you had your first swim in the tail yet?
I noticed in your video the tail looks like it has a good thickness to it. Also, it looks incredibly beautiful!

You should write a review for the tail since Kariel is still a new tailmaker and there isn't a lot of info from customers about their Tail of Art. I personally love Kariel's tails and am tempted to get one in the future but I wouldn't buy one until I was certain there was enough positive customer feedback and testing of her tails for me to be comfortable getting one versus getting one from a tailmaker who has been making silicone tails longer.

Spindrift
03-30-2016, 02:37 AM
She'll be done with mine within the next two weeks :)

Mermaid Harmony
03-30-2016, 03:43 AM
I had an awesome unboxing video, then video got lost on my husbands phone when we moved. And then I had to wait till I swam in it a bunch to do a review, but then I moved, so one of these days I'll sit down and write it, now that I've had time to be in it. :-) but man I love my tail, it's so pretty. 36285

Luna Dreamtide
03-30-2016, 08:11 AM
She'll be done with mine within the next two weeks :)
How exciting!!
I love your tail Harmony! It's one of my favourites and I love that fluke of Kariel's...

MermaidBonnie
04-02-2016, 08:43 AM
I am so glad that you could see the video. Thank you for the compliments. Isn't that video hilarious? We had just gotten off the boat after mermaiding in the ocean and my mom kept asking a million questions about the tail and kept talking while I was trying to give my review LOL. I tried to give a review on here but it would not allow me. I can say that with this tail you cannot go wrong. The seams are nonexistent. It swims very very well. Perfect neutral buoyancy! I am used to having to adjust things because my body shape is a little odd but this Tail fit me perfectly. Kariel gave me the best customer service ever. As you may know I have worked a lot with Eric and I am still waiting on my tail from Raven that I ordered in 2014 (not complaining bc she is busy). I'm used to writing emails and Not hearing from the maker for weeks or a month and have learned a lot about patience during this process, but with Kariel I was happily surprised to get responses within a day at the most. Also as I mentioned having that Google document really helps because you can see exactly what's being done to your tail in real time. I actually ordered some other products from a different tail maker that I needed for that trip and I'm still waiting on those. This really does seem to be the rule with tailmakers that you will not get things on time, but with Kariel I did! I can tell you my friends who had finfolk tails which are also marvelously beautiful and well-made were extremely taken with my tail from Kariel. we did an actual side-by-side comparison in person but I am going to keep those details private because I love both tail makers. I actually want to order another tail from her ASAP because it is seriously the best.

AniaR
04-02-2016, 10:19 AM
I tried to give a review on here but it would not allow me.

It's not that it wont *allow* you, the review system has always been set up that you *submit* a review and when a mod confirms that it's true (Because mertailor was caught making fake accounts and leaving fake reviews) then they approve it for posting. All reviews go into a queue until Iona or Nate have time to approve them.

You can submit a review by going here: http://mernetwork.com/index/productforums.php?do=write_review&productid=36

I think it would be great if more people would submit some reviews for Kariel.

Mermaid Tami
08-30-2016, 12:52 PM
I have my tail of art on order!


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Mermaid Tami
09-21-2016, 05:50 PM
She only take about 3 months! She is such a joy to work with! She communicates with you then entire time!


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Mermaid Evolet
09-22-2016, 01:11 AM
@mermaid tami when do you get yours? Im so excited for all the new tails she is making ^_^

Fifi Tigg
09-22-2016, 02:14 AM
https://instagram.com/p/BKmY9Cog7VE/
Im so excited for my mer-sister Nixie! Her tail is beautiful and mine isn't far behind! :D

Mermaid Evolet
09-22-2016, 07:02 AM
Weeee thats great! Is it the pink one, or the rainbow in the back?
I LOVE BOTH haha lol :-p

Fifi Tigg
09-22-2016, 08:10 PM
Weeee thats great! Is it the pink one, or the rainbow in the back?
I LOVE BOTH haha lol :-p

It's the beautiful pink one :D

Mermaid Tami
09-23-2016, 12:12 PM
@mermaid tami when do you get yours? Im so excited for all the new tails she is making ^_^

I should get it towards the end of January!


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Mermaid Tami
09-23-2016, 12:14 PM
It's the beautiful pink one :D

Beautiful!!! I saw that one on her Instagram!!! Make sure to post tons of photos!!


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Fifi Tigg
09-28-2016, 07:45 AM
https://instagram.com/p/BK5eNWMgHRE/

Mermaid Evolet
09-28-2016, 09:03 AM
I just cant wait to see some underwater pictures with that amazing tail. <3

Fifi Tigg
09-29-2016, 08:38 PM
https://youtu.be/Vliavm9wQvU

Here's a video of Kariel test swimming a rainbow tail and my friend Mermaid Nixie's tail :D

Mermaid Alea
09-29-2016, 11:14 PM
What a video! :drool:

Those tails are fabulous and I love those stripes on your friend's tail.

Mermaid Tami
09-30-2016, 09:50 AM
Amazing!!!


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Fifi Tigg
10-03-2016, 06:11 AM
Kariel video called me this morning saying she will start painting my tail this week!!!
So excited!
Not long now!!!! :yay:

Mermaid Tami
10-03-2016, 08:03 PM
Kariel video called me this morning saying she will start painting my tail this week!!!
So excited!
Not long now!!!! :yay:

Omg!!! I'm so excited for you!!!


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Fifi Tigg
10-19-2016, 05:30 AM
https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14463296_10155207477779119_938396824932279142_n.jp g?oh=344364e59669e92c37630917b7e6e695&oe=588FA758

Look at my beautiful tail!!!!!!! :swoon:

LouLouBelle
10-19-2016, 05:45 AM
https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14463296_10155207477779119_938396824932279142_n.jp g?oh=344364e59669e92c37630917b7e6e695&oe=588FA758

Look at my beautiful tail!!!!!!! :swoon:

Your tail is just stunning! I love that colour scheme. It'll look amazing in the water!


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Mermaid Evolet
10-19-2016, 07:38 AM
@fifi tigg your tail is my favourit so far. Kariel did an AMAZING job! I cant wait to see some "tail in action" pictures. ;-) and maybe some videos? ^_^

Also did you do an unboxing video?

PearlieMae
10-19-2016, 09:07 AM
It's beautiful!!! Congratulations! :mermaid kiss:

Fifi Tigg
10-19-2016, 09:07 AM
@fifi tigg your tail is my favourit so far. Kariel did an AMAZING job! I cant wait to see some "tail in action" pictures. ;-) and maybe some videos? ^_^

Also did you do an unboxing video?

i pick my tail up next week ��

Mermaid Alea
10-19-2016, 01:50 PM
Woah what a tail! I guess the weather is starting to get nice and warm your way so you will have plenty of time to swim in that beauty!

Mermaid Tami
10-20-2016, 03:17 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I love seeing all the pictures!!!! I can't freaking wait till mine gets here!!!!


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Haleymermaid
10-27-2016, 05:07 PM
I got my Tail of Art!https://youtu.be/RUime1k9NS4

Fifi Tigg
10-29-2016, 10:43 PM
https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14883443_10155236416779119_8834994893576068658_o.j pg

Me in my new Tail of Art :swoon:

Mermaid Tami
11-22-2016, 09:50 AM
Kariel is now listed under the tail maker section! Let's give her some great reviews! I'm tail is almost done so I'll leave on as soon as I get to test it!


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Mermaid Tami
12-12-2016, 09:06 PM
My tail might be shipping this week!!


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Mermaid_Izzy
12-12-2016, 09:27 PM
https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14883443_10155236416779119_8834994893576068658_o.j pg

Me in my new Tail of Art :swoon:

I love this tail so much...[emoji7][emoji7][emoji7]


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Fifi Tigg
12-14-2016, 05:18 AM
https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15304564_10155365082084119_7355838589989755826_o.j pg?oh=0f17bebd9f9dd07f819d63660a3552a1&oe=58F37DE6

Thank you Mermaid Izzy xx

PearlieMae
12-14-2016, 08:54 AM
Beautiful, Fifi! You look amazing!

Fifi Tigg
12-14-2016, 06:29 PM
Beautiful, Fifi! You look amazing!
Thanks xoxo

The Harlem Mermaid
12-15-2016, 01:43 AM
Stunning

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Mermaid Tami
12-23-2016, 12:56 PM
Today is the day!!! Kariel is testing my tail!!!!!


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Mermaid Tami
01-08-2017, 11:14 AM
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Here is my water color!!! My tail will be here Tuesday!!!!


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Mermaid Aria
01-08-2017, 12:48 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/7c2f9fef56b1ed678d58b03df6c11a76.jpg
Here is my water color!!! My tail will be here Tuesday!!!!


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That ones yours!?! I saw this on her Instagram and was like this design is so pretty! Can't wait to see the real thing! Post lots of pics/video please! I wanna live vicariously through them lol!

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Mermaid Tami
01-08-2017, 03:20 PM
That ones yours!?! I saw this on her Instagram and was like this design is so pretty! Can't wait to see the real thing! Post lots of pics/video please! I wanna live vicariously through them lol!

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I will! I'm going to do an unboxing video!


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Mermaid Tami
01-09-2017, 07:46 PM
I'll hopefully have my unboxing video up by tomorrow!!
https://vimeo.com/198769640


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Mermaid_Izzy
01-09-2017, 07:51 PM
It's so gorgeous Mermaid Tami, even prettier than the watercolor!


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Mermaid Tami
01-09-2017, 07:56 PM
Thank you! I'm seriously in love with it!


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Mermaid Aria
01-09-2017, 07:57 PM
I'll hopefully have my unboxing video up by tomorrow!!
https://vimeo.com/198769640


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It's soo pretty!! You look amazing in it! Cannot wait for the video!

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Mermaid Tami
01-09-2017, 09:50 PM
It's soo pretty!! You look amazing in it! Cannot wait for the video!

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Thank you!


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Mermaid Tami
01-11-2017, 02:18 PM
Here is the link to my unboxing video!
https://youtu.be/yi_HsuybgKA


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