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MerQueen Nerissa
12-09-2015, 11:56 PM
Hi everyone!

Earlier this year I made two partial silicone tails (neoprene & ge silicone), with the intention of testing them out for the summer and seeing how they held up. I was pretty confident in them before I tested it over the summer, and now I'm really confident in the quality/durability! The person that owns the other tail has used it all summer, and I've heard nothing but good things from her!
Anyway, so with that, I've decided to start selling them! I know there is a huge lack of mid-range tailmakers, so I'm hoping to at least kind of fill that role.
They start at $250 as a base price, and I charge a little extra for complex designs, zippers, and large extra fins. Shipping isn't included in that price, but I don't charge for it until the tail is done. I do finis foils by default, but I can do some other monofins as well!
Here are some pictures of my work:
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I'm also holding a raffle right now. There is less than a week to enter! Entries are $5, and I'm limiting the number of entries to 3. I know raffles have been a problem in the past, which is why I hesitated to post it here until now. I have it on rally up, and it's set up more like a crowdfunding campaign per their request. I also have it set up so that no money is collected until the goal is met. I've got 75% of the goal met and only 6 days left so I'm hoping the mer community can help out!
There is a more detailed post about it on my facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/purplemermaidstudios/)
And here is the link to enter (http://www.rallyup.com/b5f91f)!

Mer-Crazy
12-10-2015, 01:58 AM
Roughly how much do they weigh? These look super cool!

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Mermaid Jaffa
12-10-2015, 03:04 AM
How far from the fluke edge is the monofin? Can you line one up on the fluke so we can see how it sits inside the tail? And is the monofin removable from the tail?

Hydra1337
12-10-2015, 03:37 AM
The second one is really pretty. I just love those colors!

Do you have any threads going about how you nake your tails? I'm curious on the process.

Merdude Ricky
12-10-2015, 12:25 PM
I'm interested in buying one. How do we order from you?

AniaR
12-10-2015, 03:30 PM
congrats! so wonderful to have mid priced tails again! you really did your work. I wish you the best of luck!

MerQueen Nerissa
12-10-2015, 08:28 PM
Roughly how much do they weigh? These look super cool!

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A bit more than a fabric tail, Probably around 7-10 pounds? I do know for sure that they weigh WAY less than my silicone tail!


How far from the fluke edge is the monofin? Can you line one up on the fluke so we can see how it sits inside the tail? And is the monofin removable from the tail?
The ones I have made so far have the monofin sealed into the fluke, but I could do velcro or snaps to make it removable!
I'll take pictures of the fluke/monofin as soon as I can! (probably tomorrow)

The second one is really pretty. I just love those colors!

Do you have any threads going about how you nake your tails? I'm curious on the process.
Thanks! I haven't made any threads about mine, but I'm pretty sure there is another mer that made a ge silicone/neoprene tail on here.


I'm interested in buying one. How do we order from you?
You can PM me on here, message my on my facebook page, or email me at purplemermaidstudios@gmail.com and we can discuss design/pricing. I do payments through paypal. Thanks!


congrats! so wonderful to have mid priced tails again! you really did your work. I wish you the best of luck!

Thank you! I was really hesitant to start this because I know there have been a lot of problems with these kinds of tails in the past (mertailor, fishbutts, merberry)
I hope it goes as well as I want it to! :)

MermaidSabrina
01-12-2016, 12:30 AM
I'm sorry for posting on a dead thread,but I'm interested in a neoprene tail :3 are you still making them?

MerQueen Nerissa
01-13-2016, 02:05 PM
I'm sorry for posting on a dead thread,but I'm interested in a neoprene tail :3 are you still making them?

I am! Feel free to pm me on here, email me (purplemermaidstudios@gmail.com), or message me on my Facebook page!

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MermaidSabrina
01-14-2016, 04:35 PM
I am! Feel free to pm me on here, email me (purplemermaidstudios@gmail.com), or message me on my Facebook page!

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MerQueen Nerissa
01-14-2016, 05:13 PM
I tried going to your Facebook page and it kept showing me an error message >.<

Sorry about that! I think I typed it wrong, it should be fixed now!

MermaidSabrina
01-14-2016, 05:15 PM
Thank you!

MerQueen Nerissa
01-31-2016, 03:06 PM
I finally finished the raffle tail!
It's not perfect by any means, but I learned a lot making it and I've definitely improved since making the first one! 354713547235473

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Keiris
01-31-2016, 03:12 PM
Beautiful job!!!!

MermaidSabrina
01-31-2016, 04:04 PM
OMG THAT IS BEAUTIFUL :jawdrop:

Seraphina Suds
01-31-2016, 04:12 PM
Very pretty!!

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MerQueen Nerissa
01-31-2016, 11:58 PM
Beautiful job!!!!


OMG THAT IS BEAUTIFUL :jawdrop:


Very pretty!!

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Thanks everyone! :D

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Mermaid Jaffa
02-01-2016, 01:12 AM
I finally finished the raffle tail!
It's not perfect by any means, but I learned a lot making it and I've definitely improved since making the first one! 354713547235473

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I love this one! Its nice to finally see a tailmaker that does smaller sized flukes.

Mermaid Aika
02-01-2016, 10:54 AM
Your tails are so pretty! Can't wait to see more of your stuff!

Merenneito Nerissa
02-09-2016, 08:02 AM
These look absolutely wonderful, really lovely work :)

MermaidRaegan
02-09-2016, 11:41 AM
So gorgeous! It would b really nice to have a mid-range tail maker again. Can't wait to see more of your work :)

MerQueen Nerissa
03-06-2016, 11:52 AM
I was finally able to send off the tail and top last week! She said she wasn't quite sure how to get her feet in and has lost some weight, which explains the wrinkles, but I think it still fits pretty nicely!
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This is the next tail I'm working on, it should be done in a week or two!
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MerQueen Nerissa
03-20-2016, 01:03 PM
Here's the newest tail! It'll be headed off to North Carolina Monday. 36153
I just received payment from two other mermaids, I can't wait to start on their tails!!

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Mermaid Coralia
03-20-2016, 07:44 PM
I love those colors :swoon:

Rett
03-20-2016, 08:44 PM
Wow! Your tails look very nice! And the mer-community has been in much need of a tail-maker with your skill and prices! Keep up the excellent work!

Mermaid Mystery
03-20-2016, 09:41 PM
that is GORGEOUS!

suzanne86
03-20-2016, 10:04 PM
Wonderful!

MerQueen Nerissa
04-22-2016, 12:54 PM
Newest tail! I'll be finishing up another this weekend, using a new technique for the scales!
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MerQueen Nerissa
05-03-2016, 04:20 PM
And here's the next one!
I now offer rounded scales for an extra $50
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Mermaid Momo
05-03-2016, 04:49 PM
I just found your facebook again and reminded myself to blast it to my pod since so many new ppl are now looking for tails. Do you have any videos of a tail in action yet?

MerQueen Nerissa
05-03-2016, 05:22 PM
I just found your facebook again and reminded myself to blast it to my pod since so many new ppl are now looking for tails. Do you have any videos of a tail in action yet?

Thank you!
And no not yet, my last customer said she'd send a video once she's able to swim in the tail though :)

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MerQueen Nerissa
05-11-2016, 12:41 PM
Just finished this one up! 36839

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MermaidSasha
05-11-2016, 05:27 PM
Oh my goodness, I just saw this thread. I'm totally going to have to order tails from you. Those are amazing looking! I recently got a friend into mermaiding with me so I'm definitely going to have to tell her about you. It would be awesome to have mermaid tails that are more in my current price range lol

OrebegoneMermaid
05-12-2016, 11:35 PM
I love your tails and they are at such affordable prices. I was wondering if I sent you a design could you give me a rough price estimate so I can start saving?

MerQueen Nerissa
05-13-2016, 09:47 AM
Oh my goodness, I just saw this thread. I'm totally going to have to order tails from you. Those are amazing looking! I recently got a friend into mermaiding with me so I'm definitely going to have to tell her about you. It would be awesome to have mermaid tails that are more in my current price range lol
Thanks! And I'd love to make you a tail :)

I love your tails and they are at such affordable prices. I was wondering if I sent you a design could you give me a rough price estimate so I can start saving?
Absolutely! Feel free to send over your design. :)

MerQueen Nerissa
05-30-2016, 12:42 PM
I've posted about this on my Facebook page, but I thought I'd let you guys know as well.
Due to some quality issues in the last few tails I've made, I'm not going to be taking any orders for a while. I'm still going to finish the ones I have now, but using new techniques to hopefully fix the problems.


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MermaidSasha
05-30-2016, 12:50 PM
Sorry to hear you are having issues :( Hope the new techniques work!

Gives me more time to save up for a tail I guess xD

MerQueen Nerissa
06-11-2016, 10:30 PM
Here are the two tails I've got on order right now! I'm really close to finishing the white and blue one, and once I'm done with that I'll be starting on the green one! I'm also talking to someone about a milotic themed tail, and depending on when she can pay it off, I'll be officially taking orders again after I finish that one!
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I almost decided to quit tailmaking, but I'm feeling a lot more positive about it now, and I can't wait to see what tails I make in the future!

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aureliamermaid
06-12-2016, 08:07 AM
I should probably get to work on my top!!! Can't wait to see the finished product! [emoji1]


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MermaidSasha
06-12-2016, 09:36 AM
Wow you managed to sort out the issues fast it seems lol. That's awesome I'm glad you are not giving up ^.^

MerQueen Nerissa
06-12-2016, 10:01 AM
I should probably get to work on my top!!! Can't wait to see the finished product! [emoji1]


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I saw your top on Instagram, it looks great so far! I think it'll look great with the tail :)



Wow you managed to sort out the issues fast it seems lol. That's awesome I'm glad you are not giving up ^.^
Actually these are the tails I'm doing the new techniques on, which were ordered before I knew about the issues people were having with my tails. The problems were fairly easy to fix so I should be back in business soon!

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MermaidSasha
06-13-2016, 12:24 PM
Yay! I shall continue saving my money then xD

aureliamermaid
06-13-2016, 03:34 PM
I saw your top on Instagram, it looks great so far! I think it'll look great with the tail :)



Actually these are the tails I'm doing the new techniques on, which were ordered before I knew about the issues people were having with my tails. The problems were fairly easy to fix so I should be back in business soon!

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Thanks!! I managed to get most of it finished yesterday! Woohoo!


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MerQueen Nerissa
06-17-2016, 01:57 PM
It's just a short clip, but I finally got a video of a tail in action!

https://www.facebook.com/100008281395851/videos/1749234268695936/
I'd also like to mention that this is the first tail that had a problem, the seams of her tail ripped at the waist when she first tried it on. I'm really glad she was able to get it fixed, and I've fixed the problem with Mermaid Aurelia's tail. The culprit ended up being the clear thread I was using to sew the tails.

Hydra1337
06-17-2016, 02:09 PM
The fluke has nice flow. :)

OrebegoneMermaid
06-24-2016, 06:07 PM
I really like the second tail and would like to order one similar to it but I need to save up. So I was wondering how much that one costed so I could get an approximate amount.

aureliamermaid
06-25-2016, 06:47 PM
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Purple Mermaid Studios did a fantastic job! Took her for a test swim yesterday, and the movement of the fluke is so fluid! It's wonderful! I'm so pleased with it [emoji5]


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MermaidSasha
06-28-2016, 08:05 PM
That is freaking gorgeous!!!

aureliamermaid
06-28-2016, 08:10 PM
That is freaking gorgeous!!!

Thanks! I love it so much!!


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KateyMermaid
06-29-2016, 01:18 PM
Oooooo it's lovely! When do we get to see video of it?


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aureliamermaid
06-29-2016, 01:26 PM
Oooooo it's lovely! When do we get to see video of it?


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As soon as I can get my camera man to the pool! Haha [emoji1]


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MerQueen Nerissa
06-29-2016, 01:29 PM
I really like the second tail and would like to order one similar to it but I need to save up. So I was wondering how much that one costed so I could get an approximate amount.
The base price for my tails is $260 :) If you'd like to discuss ordering a tail, and figuring out details, feel free to send me a private message or email me at purplemermaidstudios@gmail.com

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Purple Mermaid Studios did a fantastic job! Took her for a test swim yesterday, and the movement of the fluke is so fluid! It's wonderful! I'm so pleased with it [emoji5]


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I'm so happy to hear that it works well in the water and that you like the tail! :)

Rayne Mermaid
06-29-2016, 03:10 PM
Hi hun! I cannot find you on Facebook :( the link you posted isn't working either :( I am very interested in buying a tail from you!!! :)

MerQueen Nerissa
06-29-2016, 03:15 PM
Hi hun! I cannot find you on Facebook :( the link you posted isn't working either :( I am very interested in buying a tail from you!!! :)
I just answered your PM :)
My facebook page is unpublished right now, I should be putting it back up once I'm finished with the tail I'm currently working on!

Hydra1337
06-29-2016, 03:21 PM
Oh I guess that explains why I couldn't find it either. That makes sense now.

aureliamermaid
07-01-2016, 03:49 PM
Finally got the husband to play camera man! Here are a couple videos of my new tail from Purple Mermaid Studios....I apologize for the quality since the camera is old as dirt.

https://vimeo.com/173094020

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I need to do some adjustments in the waist to minimize gapping, and the extra buoyancy will take some getting used to, but it swam great! Thanks MerQueen Nerissa!


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MermaidSasha
07-01-2016, 07:59 PM
That looks awesome!

Mermaid Alea
07-02-2016, 11:24 PM
Is the monofin in aureliamermaid's fluke extended or is it just neoprene covered in silicone past the monofin? I really love the way it looks!

aureliamermaid
07-03-2016, 07:57 AM
Is the monofin in aureliamermaid's fluke extended or is it just neoprene covered in silicone past the monofin? I really love the way it looks!

It's a finis wave with the neoprene forming the rest of the fluke shape. I love how flowy that makes it in the water!


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Mermaid Sirenia
07-06-2016, 04:09 PM
These tails are gorgeous! Wow!

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Rayne Mermaid
07-06-2016, 06:59 PM
These tails are gorgeous! Wow!

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I can't wait to get one! I love that fluke!!

Mermaid Alea
07-07-2016, 01:29 AM
It's a finis wave with the neoprene forming the rest of the fluke shape. I love how flowy that makes it in the water!

Thanks for the reply! I love how flowy it is too! :)

MermaidSasha
07-07-2016, 11:33 AM
Will you let us know when you get the facebook page back up and running? My mer friend is wanting to see pictures xD I've been talking about your tails non-stop the past few times we've gone swimming lol

MerQueen Nerissa
07-07-2016, 11:57 AM
Of course! I'm just waiting until I can get some decent pictures of the tail I just finished! :)

MermaidSasha
07-07-2016, 06:30 PM
Alright ^.^

Rayne Mermaid
07-07-2016, 07:13 PM
The fluke is a finis wave then? I'm just curious .... Since I will be ordering a tail,my first tail :) I just don't want something huge like a competitor

MerQueen Nerissa
07-07-2016, 07:29 PM
The fluke is a finis wave then? I'm just curious .... Since I will be ordering a tail,my first tail :) I just don't want something huge like a competitor

Mermaid Aurelia's fluke has a wave, but I do finis foils by default. I went with a wave for hers since she had small enough feet for it and also went with the large fluke upgrade.

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Rayne Mermaid
07-07-2016, 07:39 PM
Mermaid Aurelia's fluke has a wave, but I do finis foils by default. I went with a wave for hers since she had small enough feet for it and also went with the large fluke upgrade.

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Ok,I gotcha :) I also have sorta small feet....I'm very petite,I'm 5"1 and 102 lbs with size 6 1/2 shoe. I've been a little worried about the weight and the fit of my tail

Unlimited_Betta
07-07-2016, 08:00 PM
*gasp* sooo pretty! i love how flowy they are! :swoon: amazing work! :thumbs-up:

MerQueen Nerissa
07-08-2016, 02:53 PM
Here's the newest tail! Sorry for the crappy picture quality, I'm just really excited about this one! :)
Someday I'll have a nice camera to photograph these tails with, my phone doesn't do the best job.
Anyway, this tail is the first with extra fins! I didn't charge this customer for them, since they're the first ones, but for now on extra fins will be an extra $15 for one set, and $10 for every set after that.
I've also republished my Facebook page!
Thank you everyone for the compliments and encouragement, it really means a lot.
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I have one more tail to make after this, and then I'll be taking orders again :)

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Mermaid Aria
07-08-2016, 03:44 PM
Here's the newest tail! Sorry for the crappy picture quality, I'm just really excited about this one! :)
Someday I'll have a nice camera to photograph these tails with, my phone doesn't do the best job.
Anyway, this tail is the first with extra fins! I didn't charge this customer for them, since they're the first ones, but for now on extra fins will be an extra $15 for one set, and $10 for every set after that.
I've also republished my Facebook page!
Thank you everyone for the compliments and encouragement, it really means a lot.
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I have one more tail to make after this, and then I'll be taking orders again :)

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This one is so beautiful! Amazing work!

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Rayne Mermaid
07-08-2016, 07:13 PM
LOVE IT!! Do you do dorsal fins??

Mermaid Whisper
07-08-2016, 08:59 PM
I would SERIOUSLY love one of your tails. *waves with fin* goodbye, money! :D

MerQueen Nerissa
07-08-2016, 10:06 PM
LOVE IT!! Do you do dorsal fins??
I haven't done one yet, but if you're comfortable with me testing/doing the first one with your tail I could definitely try :)

I would SERIOUSLY love one of your tails. *waves with fin* goodbye, money! :D
Thank you! :) you can send me a pm if you'd like to work out details.


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Mermaid Whisper
07-08-2016, 11:32 PM
Well, as much as I'd love one ASAP, I simply do not have the funds! But I am certainly looking at both yours and Moongazer's tails to see which one I'll be after in a year's time. I'm saving bit by bit, and I hope I'll be able to buy a beautiful tail someday. Your work is amazing, though! I'm very impressed indeed.

TheSaltySiren
07-09-2016, 09:29 AM
I sent you a message on your Facebook, purple mermaid.

MerQueen Nerissa
08-16-2016, 03:54 PM
Just finished up this milotic tail! I'm really loving this one :)
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Hydra1337
08-16-2016, 04:02 PM
I just saw this on Facebook. It turned out really good. :)

Rayne Mermaid
08-16-2016, 04:16 PM
Just finished up this milotic tail! I'm really loving this one :)
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Third time seeing this today!! Woot! That means IM NEXT!!! I can't fluking wait to start showing off!!!

Hydra1337
08-16-2016, 04:21 PM
"Fluking". LOL

Rayne Mermaid
08-16-2016, 04:32 PM
"Fluking". LOL

Most appropriate for this type of situation! ;)

MermaidSasha
08-16-2016, 06:29 PM
Holy cow I hadn't seen the newest one! It looks amazing.

J.Nigma
08-16-2016, 07:58 PM
Just finished up this milotic tail! I'm really loving this one :)
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OMG YAAAAAAAS!!!! This is sooooooo AWESOME!

Acqua Luna
08-26-2016, 02:55 PM
It's official! My tail has been ordered! Eeeeee!!!!

I'm afraid I've been a pest asking tons of questions and being a general monster but MerQueen Nerissa has been a patient angel!


"Where the Moon kisses the waves, that's where you'll find me"
Acqua Luna

MermaidSasha
08-27-2016, 10:12 AM
Well you are spending close to 300 on a tail lol so its understandable that you'd have a lot of questions xD I know I will when I go to order from her

Acqua Luna
08-27-2016, 10:21 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160827/cc35a594cf6698a66b9bff585d1ab972.jpg

This is my inspiration for my tail; blacks, dark blues and silvery whites. I love her interpretation, I did ask for her to carry the black a little farther in two spots but that's it.

I did a get a couple of upgrades so it costs a bit more but I think in the long run I'll be happier. Damn my love of giant flowy flukes!


"Where the Moon kisses the waves, that's where you'll find me"
Acqua Luna

Hydra1337
08-27-2016, 10:25 AM
Sounds pretty. I can't wait to see it.

MermaidSasha
08-27-2016, 09:54 PM
I agree with Hydra. I bet it looks amazing

Rayne Mermaid
09-10-2016, 12:22 AM
My tail is currently in the works from Purple Mermaid Studios and Nerissa is really great about staying in touch :) She's trying a new scale technique on mine too!!! The paint wasn't quite dark enough,so we had a minor set back but no bigee...AND she's making me a dorsal which she's never done before! I really am so very happy I chose her to do my first tail!

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MermaidSasha
09-11-2016, 12:15 PM
Let us know how the dorsal turns out! I've been debating getting one when I order from her.

Rayne Mermaid
09-11-2016, 12:29 PM
I've been getting pix recently and it's looking exactly how I hoped! I'll post a pic when she finishes painting the dorsal, its looking perfect!

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MermaidSasha
09-13-2016, 09:50 AM
Awesome!

The Sunfish
09-17-2016, 01:08 PM
These are incredible! Might I ask if the fluke on the raffle tail is available for custom tails?

MerQueen Nerissa
09-17-2016, 08:39 PM
I don't mould my flukes since they're partial silicone, so I can do any fluke you'd like! :)

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The Sunfish
09-17-2016, 09:18 PM
Thanks for the response! Looks like I might be getting my pencils out, then. :)

MerQueen Nerissa
10-06-2016, 10:01 AM
Here's mermaid Akailia 's finished tail!
New techniques with this one: airbrushing, dorsal fin, smaller diamond scales, and a tattered fluke!
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Next up is acqua luna's!

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Acqua Luna
10-07-2016, 02:19 PM
Here's mermaid Akailia 's finished tail!
New techniques with this one: airbrushing, dorsal fin, smaller diamond scales, and a tattered fluke!
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Next up is acqua luna's!

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Eeeeeeeee! That's gorgeous!! those small diamond scales are breathtaking!!!

Acqua Luna
10-07-2016, 02:54 PM
Will you be offering both size scales or were these custom for Mermaid Akailia?


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MerQueen Nerissa
10-07-2016, 03:07 PM
Will you be offering both size scales or were these custom for Mermaid Akailia?


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I'm replacing my old style of diamond scales with these ones, though if anyone wanted the old style ones I could do them.

Mermaid Alea
10-07-2016, 09:11 PM
That fluke is beautiful! You are doing a wonderful job!

The Sunfish
10-10-2016, 07:16 PM
The dorsal fin looks good! Are you going to keep doing them, and if you are, do you have a price in mind? :)

MerQueen Nerissa
10-11-2016, 09:55 AM
For now, dorsal fins are only $15 extra. I'll most likely up the price in the future, but for now I'm keeping it low since I've only done one.

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Asvel
10-12-2016, 08:05 PM
I've decided to go with a fabric tail for now - combination of price and timing reasons. But my next tail will be from here, and I'm following your developments with great excitement!

MerQueen Nerissa
10-14-2016, 06:40 PM
And here's Acqua Luna's tail!
Onto the next! :)
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Acqua Luna
10-14-2016, 06:44 PM
She does amazing work you guys! I'm still hyperventilating Eeeeeeee! My tail is even better than I dreamed!

Rayne Mermaid
10-14-2016, 08:38 PM
I absolutely love it and I can't wait to see the top!! 💙💙

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Acqua Luna
11-17-2016, 03:00 PM
It's here!!!!!! Eeeeeeeee!
It's perfect! I can't wait to get it in the water.

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LouLouBelle
11-17-2016, 04:12 PM
I hope we'll get photos of it in the water - it looks gorgeous!


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MermaidSasha
11-18-2016, 08:20 PM
Looks amazing!!!!

MermaidNerenia
11-18-2016, 09:11 PM
Off topic...but I have that same bed.

Also....LOOKS AWESOME, super great color choices!!!

MerQueen Nerissa
12-24-2016, 02:49 PM
Here's the latest tail, this one took FOREVER. Hopefully I can start getting them done quicker again.
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MermaidSasha
12-28-2016, 10:52 AM
I just need to win the darn lottery so I can request a tail from you lol xD Having to wait and save up the money makes me more anxious lol.
Keep up the amazing work!!!

MerQueen Nerissa
01-21-2017, 03:15 PM
Annnd another finished tail! I love how much easier it is to blend colors now that I have an airbrush/spray gun!
I'll be finishing up another tail soon as well :)
I'm hoping I get to do a more complex design soon, I'd really like to test my skills!
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Hydra1337
01-21-2017, 03:35 PM
The Facebook pictures don't do it justice. It looks so pretty.

MerQueen Nerissa
01-22-2017, 09:53 PM
The Facebook pictures don't do it justice. It looks so pretty.

My next customer is a photographer so hopefully I can get some good photos that can do the tails justice!


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Mermaid Momo
01-23-2017, 02:29 AM
I always wondered, how large are your flukes? Can you post a picture of feet on top for size reference? I wanted to order a tail for my cousin and myself but I'm really partial to large flukes haha and I know she is too (even though I promised myself I would lay off the large flukes I just can't bring myself to)

Mermaid Whisper
01-28-2017, 01:07 PM
Just finished this one up! 36839

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This is my friend Seanna's tail! We live in the same area and went to MerMania together this year!

I'm so in love with your work and I'm going to have to save up!


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Nerdmaid Faith
01-28-2017, 03:33 PM
This is my friend Seanna's tail! We live in the same area and went to MerMania together this year!

I'm so in love with your work and I'm going to have to save up!


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I was wondering where that one was from! I saw it in pictures from mermania and fell in love with the design!

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MerQueen Nerissa
01-28-2017, 03:49 PM
I always wondered, how large are your flukes? Can you post a picture of feet on top for size reference? I wanted to order a tail for my cousin and myself but I'm really partial to large flukes haha and I know she is too (even though I promised myself I would lay off the large flukes I just can't bring myself to)

None of them are exactly the same size, but I can do that with one of the tails I currently have before I ship them out. My standard flukes are 25 inches wide, but I do have a large fluke upgrade for an additional $70 :)


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MerQueen Nerissa
01-28-2017, 03:50 PM
This is my friend Seanna's tail! We live in the same area and went to MerMania together this year!

I'm so in love with your work and I'm going to have to save up!


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I've done a lot of work with my technique since making her tail, they should be much more durable now!! But her tail is definitely one of my favorites!!
And thank you :)


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MerQueen Nerissa
01-28-2017, 03:52 PM
I was wondering where that one was from! I saw it in pictures from mermania and fell in love with the design!

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I was so happy to see one (actually three) of the tails I made at mermania! I actually designed her tail myself :)


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MerQueen Nerissa
04-03-2017, 03:27 PM
wow, this thread hasn't been updated in quite a while! College is kicking my BUTT lately, so tail output is much slower than I'd like it to be :(
Some updates: I have finished an order since last posting, I'll add a picture of it once I get on my phone.
Two orders are underway. Though, early stages since I'm so busy! I'm hoping to finish them up soon, just need to find the time!
And lastly: I am working with Mermaid Shaylee to possibly add more affordable full silicone tails to what I offer! Though this is still in the early stages and until we are on summer break not much is going to happen with this.

MerQueen Nerissa
04-03-2017, 03:29 PM
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MermaidSasha
04-03-2017, 04:10 PM
Wow this new one looks amazing! I'm still hoping to come to you with my idea for my next tail(which will be my first non-fabric tail) and seeing this just makes me that much more excited to commission you for it! Keep up the amazing tail work and I hope college is going alright for you!!

SkyeRibbon
04-20-2017, 03:26 PM
UNF im so excited for mine!!!

Mermaid Aria
04-20-2017, 03:43 PM
I'm thinking of ordering from you when I have some extra funds but just 2 quick questions for now. I have an extra Mahina merfin would I be able to ship that to you to use for the fluke? I see that you use the Wave but I have one of those and the heel straps slide off so I am not a big fan, plus I really love the Mahina's shape. Also is the monofin sealed inside or is it removable?

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Mermaid Summerlilly
04-20-2017, 05:16 PM
I was just wondering if, by any chance at all, you happen to do side fins and/or heel fins? I drew up a design a while back from a template I downloaded and was trying to decide about a tailmaker, when I found you, so I was wondering if you do decorative fins? (It's a somewhat complicated design, so I was just wondering, no pressure.) Thanks! :D

MerQueen Nerissa
04-20-2017, 05:29 PM
I'm thinking of ordering from you when I have some extra funds but just 2 quick questions for now. I have an extra Mahina merfin would I be able to ship that to you to use for the fluke? I see that you use the Wave but I have one of those and the heel straps slide off so I am not a big fan, plus I really love the Mahina's shape. Also is the monofin sealed inside or is it removable?

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I can do that :)
The monofin is sealed inside.


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MerQueen Nerissa
04-20-2017, 05:30 PM
I was just wondering if, by any chance at all, you happen to do side fins and/or heel fins? I drew up a design a while back from a template I downloaded and was trying to decide about a tailmaker, when I found you, so I was wondering if you do decorative fins? (It's a somewhat complicated design, so I was just wondering, no pressure.) Thanks! :D

I can do both side fins and heel fins :)


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Khaleesi Daenerys
04-20-2017, 08:31 PM
Ooh I've never seen this thread before. *emails to self* I'll put you on my list of lower priced tail makers to tell people about when I'm asked. People usually ask me what tail makers are on the cheaper side but do good work.

MerQueen Nerissa
05-01-2017, 11:51 AM
So, I posted this on my page, but I thought I'd post it here as well. My summer production slots are filling up quick, so if anyone was wanting a tail this summer, make sure to get a hold of me asap! :)

Mermaid Aria
05-01-2017, 11:56 AM
So, I posted this on my page, but I thought I'd post it here as well. My summer production slots are filling up quick, so if anyone was wanting a tail this summer, make sure to get a hold of me asap! :)
What do I need to place an order exactly? Just the payment or should I have inspiration photos/ tail design sketch on hand? I get paid on Friday and want to purchase then.

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MerQueen Nerissa
05-01-2017, 12:10 PM
What do I need to place an order exactly? Just the payment or should I have inspiration photos/ tail design sketch on hand? I get paid on Friday and want to purchase then.

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Just send me an email or message on my facebook page with your inspiration photos/design so we can figure out a price, and then we can move forward from there :)

Mermaid Aria
05-01-2017, 12:13 PM
Just send me an email or message on my facebook page with your inspiration photos/design so we can figure out a price, and then we can move forward from there :)
Cool! Will do as soon as I get off work!

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MerQueen Nerissa
05-03-2017, 01:01 PM
Just sent this one off yesterday!!
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/cff63e79fa661862adbfe3201ff0c4ae.jpg




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Mermaid Aria
05-05-2017, 11:18 PM
Paid for my tail today! So excited!! 😃😃😃

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MerQueen Nerissa
05-06-2017, 01:57 PM
In the next month I plan on finishing at least 5 tails. Prepare to see some of the beautiful and unique designs I've been asked to make! :)
I'M SO EXCITED

Khaleesi Daenerys
05-06-2017, 09:56 PM
In the next month I plan on finishing at least 5 tails. Prepare to see some of the beautiful and unique designs I've been asked to make! :)
I'M SO EXCITED
Five that's awesome! Can't wait to see them. :D

MerQueen Nerissa
05-25-2017, 10:46 PM
Here's two! Hoping to finish up the next three by early next week! :)

I'm currently not taking orders for a hot minute so I can catch up a bit. I've got a lot of work to do!
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MermaidSasha
05-26-2017, 09:47 AM
I'm loving the new tails! So unique.

Unlimited_Betta
05-27-2017, 03:46 PM
i LOVE the tails you're making! :D i've been watching your progress for quite some time now, and its amazing what you're doing! i hope to one day (when i can afford it) own one of your beautiful tails!

MerQueen Nerissa
06-08-2017, 04:32 PM
Aaannnd two more! I'm running a little behind schedule, but only by about a week! I can't believe how many tails I'm working on, thank you everyone for the support and kind words :)

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Mermaid Aria
06-08-2017, 04:37 PM
I still can't get over how GORGEOUS mine is! Can't wait till I get it!

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MermaidSasha
06-09-2017, 08:30 AM
AAH! I love these two new ones. Makes me extremely confident that you could tackle my tail idea no problem! Now to start saving!!

Mermaid Arietta
07-05-2017, 10:00 PM
Just ordered mine!! I'm so excited!!

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Mermaid Arietta
07-05-2017, 10:03 PM
wow, this thread hasn't been updated in quite a while! College is kicking my BUTT lately, so tail output is much slower than I'd like it to be :(
Some updates: I have finished an order since last posting, I'll add a picture of it once I get on my phone.
Two orders are underway. Though, early stages since I'm so busy! I'm hoping to finish them up soon, just need to find the time!
And lastly: I am working with Mermaid Shaylee to possibly add more affordable full silicone tails to what I offer! Though this is still in the early stages and until we are on summer break not much is going to happen with this.
If you do start to make affordable full silicone I am definately going to order one someday when I have the money! For now I just paid for my silicone/neoprene from you and I can't wait!!

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Acqua Luna
07-05-2017, 10:13 PM
Have you changed the silicone you iuse?

MerQueen Nerissa
07-05-2017, 10:30 PM
Have you changed the silicone you iuse?

Yes, I went back to ge after as soon as people started coming to me about the yellowing. No problems with the ge so far.


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MerQueen Nerissa
07-06-2017, 01:13 PM
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Here are all of the tails I've finished recently!

Also, to address acqua Luna's question, and problem, for a while I used dap silicone instead of ge, because getting the ge silicone was becoming more and more difficult, and the dap is found right at my local store. I checked the ingredients, and they were the same, and the silicone looked, smelled, and worked the same, so I didn't think there would be a problem.

But a few months ago I got a few messages both from acqua Luna and another customer about the yellowing, and was pretty sure the dap was the culprit.

After looking into it that was the only thing it could have been. I have since switched back to ge despite it being very hard to find and have had no issues.

Being a tailmaker means there will be bumps along the way, there is no way to make a perfect tail every time. This happens to be one of them and I have bettered my process for it.

Anyway, I'm working hard on my current orders and will be posting those regularly! :)


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MerQueen Nerissa
07-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Wow, tapatalk KILLED those pictures. Better quality ones can be seen on my facebook page!

MerQueen Nerissa
09-09-2017, 10:52 AM
Here are all of the tails I've made recently (minus a few, I sent some without taking any pictures)! I'm about to finish up my July/august orders, and then I'll finally be taking orders again!
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Mermaid Arietta
09-09-2017, 11:19 AM
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MerQueen Nerissa
09-09-2017, 11:20 AM
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Mermaid Kane
09-09-2017, 01:29 PM
Your tails are just getting better and better! c:

MerQueen Nerissa
09-14-2017, 12:04 PM
Here's a koi tail that I just sent out today! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170914/6f0ecae33b599b4ff14a5fc9cdf21cd9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170914/8bd60fe3151bce931280eb0c6487e1e1.jpg


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Mermaid Kane
09-14-2017, 12:44 PM
Here's a koi tail that I just sent out today! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170914/6f0ecae33b599b4ff14a5fc9cdf21cd9.jpg

Your doing so well! Keep going!

Acqua Luna
09-14-2017, 01:02 PM
That looks beautiful! Does this mean you fixed the problem with the silicone yellowing and wrinkling after a couple of months?

MerQueen Nerissa
09-14-2017, 01:03 PM
That looks beautiful! Does this mean you fixed the problem with the silicone yellowing and wrinkling after a couple of months?

Thank you! And yes I'm 99% sure I have!


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MermaidSasha
01-04-2018, 11:28 AM
I've finally ordered a tail from you and I can't wait! :) Super excited!!!!

MerQueen Nerissa
06-20-2018, 12:10 PM
So I've been a bit quiet here on mernetwork this year. I had a big unexpected change in my life that left me homeless for two months so I couldn't make tails for a while, but I'm back to it! I'm also currently working on some big expansions to Purple Mermaid Studios, including hiring my friend Mermaid Shaylee to work with me! Here are some of the tails I've done this year, and a link to my etsy listing as I'm currently taking orders for July production!

MerQueen Nerissa
06-20-2018, 12:10 PM
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MerQueen Nerissa
06-20-2018, 12:11 PM
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Mermaid Chloe-Marie
06-21-2018, 01:50 AM
They look so good! Love the fluke on the green/black one :jawdrop:

-Mermaid Amber-
06-21-2018, 07:57 AM
i like your tails and i am interested in getting one sometime soon but i don't like floppy flukes
https://pasteboard.co/HqUJ81X.png
^like this
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but then i see this pic and i want to know if the fluke of this tail is actually this stiff or if it bends where the monofin ends

MerQueen Nerissa
06-21-2018, 10:59 AM
i like your tails and i am interested in getting one sometime soon but i don't like floppy flukes
https://pasteboard.co/HqUJ81X.png
^like this
https://pasteboard.co/HqUJFHz.png
but then i see this pic and i want to know if the fluke of this tail is actually this stiff or if it bends where the monofin ends

My flukes are quite floppy due to the materials they're made of, the second picture looks less so because it has a bigger monofin and a smaller fluke. If you'd like a tail from me with a less floppy fluke I'd suggest using a mahina merfin, since that'll fill up the whole fluke shape to keep it stiff!

-Mermaid Amber-
06-21-2018, 07:03 PM
how much does a mahina monofin upgrade cost?

MerQueen Nerissa
06-21-2018, 07:05 PM
$30-40 depending on how much they cost at the time.


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TheChimera
09-07-2018, 03:33 PM
So I've just checked out your post today on your unfinished but affordable silicone tail for $800, I commented on there and seeing as I found this neoprene tail on your instagram

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180907/0a8d4cc8267eb494e69b2ec3b940b6f7.png

I'm looking for an affordable but well made tail and I've been considering a few different tail makers like tiggstails, merthology aaand swimtails as a last resort. I really like my Mahina and I would love a neoprene or hybrid tail or even a silicone made with one built in, but I'm feeling a bit lost when it comes to the pricing and the pros and cons I've got a prototype design of what I want. Could you give me a quote on a neoprene based on my design? I hope you're prepared for many many questions [emoji102]


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RiverDragonKaringan
09-11-2018, 02:31 PM
Here is a lovely imgur gallery of me in my Purple Mermaid Studios Tail! I'm the happiest River Dragon!
https://imgur.com/gallery/QD9cAzm

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MerQueen Nerissa
02-06-2019, 11:17 AM
Hi Friends! So, it's been quite a while since I've updated here on mernetwork. If you're interested in the tails we made over the summer, please hop on over to my facebook page! I post almost every tail that I make!

I've got some exciting things going on for Purple Mermaid Stuidos! Firstly, we now offer full silicone tails! I'll attach the pricing, as well as the fluke options. I've already made a few (still touching up one for one of my favorite customers/ a friend) and I'm really loving how they're turning out.

Secondly, I'm doing another raffle! As some of you may know, I started off this business with a raffle, and that really helped to spread the word about the tails I make, and really helped me solidify the methods I was new to at the time. So, I've decided to do the same with the full silicone tails! I'm doing it via gofundme, each entry is $15, and you may enter as many times as you'd like! Second runner up gets a top, and third runner up gets a headpiece, and the winner gets their own custom dragonskin tail!

And lastly, I'm working to do away with the caulking entirely! I've been wanting to make the switch to dragonskin for my partial silicone tails for a while now, but with how busy I was with the full silicone launch, I didn't have the time to think about it too much. However, I have some pretty solid ideas on how to make this work, and I'm really excited to make the switch. The GE silicone has been lowering in quality over the last year, and I don't want to put out tails that won't last. So, if anyone is interested in an at-cost partial tail from me (about $300) feel free to pm me, email me at purplemermaidstudios@gmail.com, or message me over on my facebook page!

Link to raffle: https://www.gofundme.com/help-launch-our-full-silicone-line

MerQueen Nerissa
02-06-2019, 11:24 AM
Here's the full silicone information! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/fc0bec3037a2c428e947b93e38c0ebad.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/4da90a6bb61edce32ab37e9755593f65.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/2f005b2a581596ef1d4146c68531e3d1.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/21d4876f53e51dc8854704a71ad45632.jpg

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SirenGita
02-06-2019, 02:36 PM
Ive been drooling over your fluke styles and had no idea about this amazing thread ^_^ what a great journey you've had! I love your work! Keep it up

EnviousMello
02-09-2019, 09:11 PM
Couldn't find anywhere else to leave a review of this shop, so I guess I will leave it here..

I've had an absolutely awful experience with the shop, and I'd like to warn anyone considering a tail from Purple Mermaid Studios as what you receive may not be as advertised.

I Commissioned a Mermaid Tail from Purple Mermaid Studios on September 7th 2018. I received it January 25th 2019 and it was not up to par as per their advertisements. I mailed the maker my own mono fin to be put into the tail. The Tail is currently unusable to me and I will list all the issues below:


- Sloppy work : The tail looks very rushed with globs of Silicone and seams all over it. Not all scales are even or straight.


- The fin/fluke is not centred and features a Black seam all around it which is very messy and was not brought to attention pre-purchase. It was also cut in a very jagged edge across the sides for a very unfinished look.


-The fit. I had my measurements taken twice. once by a professional seamstress and once at home to ensure it would be a perfect fit. The tail is a bit large in the waist, too tight at the knee, and wrinkles at the foot.


- The "V" shape I requested be cut into the waistline was not done.

- There is 3 separate spots of RED paint or dirt that was made into the tail (under the silicone)



- The thread on the side seams are beginning to stretch and pull out on the left side only. they are ready to snap which would make the entire tail come undone. The threads used were also not a color match and can be easily seen on the outline. (white on left, black on right)


- The shipping package was not well taped, and was busted open on top

- Seller communication. It was poor throughout, but as soon as received my tail it's been radio silence, until she answered ignoring all of the above, and saying she should have looked over her employees work before it was sent out shifting blame (which still doesn't fix anything)


I don't believe the work I received is professional or up to standard. It looks very rushed even though it had a long wait time (after the advertised 1 month production). This is not something I can use. I am now out of both a tail, and the money I paid for it.


I am extremely disappointed in this tail.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/c6BfGapJTJJT1DhS9 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/c6BfGapJTJJT1DhS9)(link to google photo album)

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