View Full Version : Mermaid Raven's new tail

02-14-2012, 07:14 PM
Ok so I posted a pic in the "Show us your tails" topic but I wanted to post a little bit more about it so I thought I would just create its own topic for now.

Its Green, gold, pink and white. With iridescent green/blue/gold color change over top of the entire tail. Its kinda of like those cars that change colors when they drive by :p
It has a monofin inside but I specifically designed this tail for the tank so it has a smaller all rubber monofin so the fluke is very soft and flowy in the water makes it easier to maneuver inside the tank. the seams are down the sides but pretty well hidden as we take a very long time on them. It has 6 extra fins, Two larger pectoral fins and 4 smaller fins placed on the side of my calf's. It is silicone and fits like a dream the silicone is very stretchy so its really easy to get on and take off.

I tried to really create something unique unlike any other tail Ive seen to date so I made this tail "Bio luminescent". As you can see, in normal lighting the tail looks normal but under UV lighting (black light) it has spots down the sides that glow bright blue. Also the tips of all the extra fins and the fluke glow as well. It WAY brighter than I thought it was going to be and reacts very fast. I took a quick little video today to try and show whats it looks like. The video was taken with daylight still and you can still see the spots no problem. When its pitch black the tail itself looks purple with bright blue spots.


I'm really proud of this tail and how it turned out. I'm working on another one for someone else that I'm very excited to finish it also has a very unique and beautiful color scheme.

Much Love,
Mermaid Raven

02-14-2012, 07:29 PM

that's all i have to say about that. i am severely impressed.

02-14-2012, 07:44 PM
This is the prettiest silicone tail I have ever seen!!!! You have some serious talent Raven! I haven't wanted to invest in a silicone tail until now!!!!! <3<3<3

02-14-2012, 07:56 PM
Did something happen to the video?

love the fin shape <3

Mermaid Saphira
02-14-2012, 08:03 PM

02-14-2012, 09:04 PM
That. Is. Just. Breathtaking.

Mermaid Lorelei
02-14-2012, 09:25 PM
Your tail is gorgeous!
Unfortunately, I can't access your video.

Mermaid Saphira
02-14-2012, 09:27 PM
^ I can't see the video either :(

02-14-2012, 09:42 PM
so. freaking. awesome. AND SHE MADE MINE GLOW TOO AHHHH <3 *dies of happiness*

02-14-2012, 10:07 PM

02-14-2012, 11:15 PM
mm the video might be set as friends only

Mermaid Star
02-14-2012, 11:35 PM
I think it is. I can't see it either. Beautiful Tail Raven! It is true, it is unlike any other! Fabulous!

New York Mermaid
02-14-2012, 11:40 PM
wow raven very beautiful job on the tail and color scheme, I like the fins as well. Man if i had $2,000 i'd be all over that- trust me. But right now im working on saving for my current tail.. man if i could work out a payment plan.. oh man.. You have lot of talent there young lady :)

02-15-2012, 12:01 AM
just changed the video to public.

02-15-2012, 12:07 AM
WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL! I love it! It is gorgeous!

02-15-2012, 12:24 AM
My goodness. I am completely blown away.

Ya know, I always thought about eventually saving up for a professionally made tail but I always pictured it much later in my life and I wasn't too sure about which tail maker I would choose either.

But after seeing these, I'm going to start saving now. I hope you will continue to commission tails for people in the future. I don't want a mvd, shouse, or mertailor tail; I want one made by Mermaid Raven.

New York Mermaid
02-15-2012, 12:28 AM
wow a glowing tail.. thats awesome.

Mermaid Jewel
02-15-2012, 12:38 AM
I saw it on facebook! Simply AMAZING artistry, and I LOVE the glowing spots! I really really wish I could get a tail from you...I guess the savings I have will go to it :) The colors are gorgeous too!

02-15-2012, 01:48 AM
So so so gorgeous!! I love how realistic it looks! Reminds me a little of the Thirteenth Year. Keep it up!

Mermaid Saphira
02-15-2012, 12:43 PM
It would be so awesome to but like a blacklight around your tank somewhere and set it on a pattern so the tail would glow w/ the music or something :)

02-15-2012, 01:38 PM

02-16-2012, 02:06 AM
very nice! great idea.

02-16-2012, 04:02 AM
I heard you (raven) have a waiting list for your tails?
How does one go about getting on that list?

I (and I imagine every one else) got big boogly sparkle filled eyes at the sight of your work.

02-21-2012, 05:25 PM

18321833 1834Some pictures of this tail in action. This was the first time I got to swim in this tail and I'm extremely happy with how well it moved in the tank. exactly what I wanted <3

Princess Kae-Leah
02-21-2012, 05:33 PM
It's GORGEOUS Raven! You are soooo talented, and it's nice to see you in something different than the Splash-esque warm colors on your other tails.

02-21-2012, 06:13 PM
as I said on FB AMAZEBALLS

02-21-2012, 09:34 PM

02-21-2012, 11:49 PM
That is phenomenal!! I can't believe how detailed it is! Nice work!

02-22-2012, 12:34 AM
Raven, you are beyond talented as an artist. I don't even know if there is a word that describes your degree of expertise! I really enjoy making my own things, especially to keep finances as fair as possible with my baby and all, but I really really really would like to invest in one of your creations. If there is a waiting list, please do add me. I would be honored to own and love one of your creations :)

Your work is out of this world! <3

Mermaid Lorelei
02-22-2012, 12:36 AM
Would love to see a video of you in your new tail Raven. :>

02-22-2012, 12:58 AM
Incredible work. Ugh, there are no words, it's just beautiful!!

02-22-2012, 01:41 AM
I am a jellyfish. So, so jelly.

Mermaid Jewel
02-22-2012, 09:16 AM
Amazing! It looks quite realistic, as well as gorgeous :D

03-02-2012, 11:28 PM
That. tail. is. awesome. :drool::yay:

03-03-2012, 04:00 AM
as I said on FB AMAZEBALLS


I am a jellyfish. So, so jelly.


Psychic Tideborn
03-03-2012, 07:25 AM
I am in love with your new tail Raven! I would absolutely LOVE to have one!!! LOVE the bio-luminescence!!! VERY gorgeous.

03-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Wow.. wow! holy smokes! I agree with SireniaSolaris! :drool:
If there is a waiting list put me on it! Your tails is amazing and i would love to swim in one <3

Mermaid Jewel
03-03-2012, 12:32 PM
I just noticed, was there a blacklight over the tank? Since you can see the blue dots

03-03-2012, 08:23 PM
O_O Just amazing. Seriously amazing! I also LOVE the hip belt you have on; it looks like seaweed! Would love to own a similar one! Oh btw we used the lovely headpiece in my Little Mermaid burlesque routine last night! It looked perfect on my sexy Sea Witch's hair. ;D

Mermaid Kessandra
03-04-2012, 06:55 AM
Wow, that Tail is amazing o.O I want a Tail like that :) I dont have a Tail because im to young but i want to buy one later =) Im new in this forum to look what tails are good and to have more informations of mermaiding =)

03-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Ok,now: I put together all the replies!
Me -> *.*

03-15-2012, 05:11 PM
Oh my god!! Your tail is just WOW!!!! :D

03-15-2012, 05:32 PM
That's a great tail xD
The brightness of the colors is very great, it really makes it shine through the discoloration of the water.

It's a full silicone tail right? I've never understood how to do that o_O don't you need to livecast your legs?

05-01-2012, 07:07 PM
I think I'm a tail addict lol

After I completed my white tail I started working on my next tail, which I finally completed today with lots of help from my wonderful FiancÚ Tyler <3
I didn't really intend for it to be rainbow, I had actually planned on doing a black tail but as soon as I started painting inspiration and my lack of ability to stop adding colors hit lol.

Any who here are some pics...

I have a few other tails in the works (for other people:p ) that I'm really excited to complete, they are going to be SO lovely. Hopefully have those done very soon, please fallow my facebook etsy page for pictures of those tails.

Much Love,
Mermaid Raven <3

Sea Pearl
05-01-2012, 07:22 PM
That first tail is amazing, Raven! And I love the second one. All those colours are beautiful...I can only imagine how long that took to make.

05-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Wow. I actually just said "holy sh*t" outloud. Amazing job!!!!

Mermaid Lorelei
05-01-2012, 09:27 PM
Oh my freaking fish. That second tail is stunning!

05-01-2012, 09:40 PM
WOW...Raven that rainbow tail is so beautiful!!

New York Mermaid
05-01-2012, 09:56 PM
raven you have some talent im telling you, I guess even the artist can't control what the "canvas" decides it wants to be. I love the shades of colors, great job

05-01-2012, 10:11 PM
I have never seen a tail so amazing. This is so freaking amazing Raven. I am going to start saving for another tail from you hahaha. Maybe when I'm 27!

05-01-2012, 10:24 PM
where that mer meme with the rainbow tears haha

05-01-2012, 10:26 PM
I LOOOVE IT! I can't wait to get a tail of my own! i have no idea though what it would look like :confused: but fabulous work >.<!

05-02-2012, 12:39 AM
Fantastic Raven!

05-02-2012, 12:56 AM
Again, stunning tail and beautiful work! Now I am going, "Oh crap" because that was pretty much the painting scheme I am getting for my Thom Shouse tail (except for the orange/red tips). Now I need to rethink my paints...

Beautiful work with the mini fins too! Your tails are most impressive!

Mermaid Rillia
05-02-2012, 12:58 AM
Raven, your tails are simply STUNNING! I would in time love to own one. I'll save up for as long as i have to to own one of these.
You are an amazing artist, and you never cease to amaze me.
Keep up the amazing work! :)

05-02-2012, 02:06 PM
Seriously though, you are just creating every single color scheme that I have ever imagined in the best possible way!!! (i am not insinuating anything, by the way just that we seem to think along the same wavelength) Your tails are stunning and I cannot wait until I can actually afford one/be able to make one of the same caliber.

05-05-2012, 04:36 PM
So pretty <3 The colors are fantastic! :3

DEFINITELY going to buy one from you some day.

05-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Your tails are beyond amazing.
I really hope one day I can get one ;u; <333

Mermaid Cataleya
06-13-2016, 03:09 PM
Do you have a website in which one could order a tail ?

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Mermaid Alea
06-13-2016, 03:28 PM
Mermaid Raven is the owner of Merbella Studios: https://www.facebook.com/MerBellaStudios/

Here is a page about how to order from Merbellas:

Mermaid Cataleya
06-13-2016, 03:30 PM
Omg I love Merbella tails I was gonna get one instead of Merrowfins but it was outta my range atm :( next tail will defy be one of hers !!!!!!

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06-14-2016, 04:52 PM
this is a really old thread and Raven no longer uses the forum anymore, this was an ooold tail hehehe!