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Mermaidmechanic
01-06-2015, 09:40 PM
The lion fish tail was originally greenish and white. The new blue paint is AMAZING. There are so many layers and subtleties to it, and it looks so freak-out level amazing in the water!

annika
01-06-2015, 09:51 PM
were you the one swimming with her? if so how was it!?

Mermaidmechanic
01-06-2015, 10:09 PM
Her lion fish tail is amazing. Raven's underwater abilities are as impressive as her tail-building skills. Those caves are nerve racking (Our flukes kept getting caught in the caves underwater and the current makes it difficult to dislodge them haha. Exciting though!)

AniaR
01-06-2015, 11:25 PM
started a thread for my new tail http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?9937-Mega-Rapidash&p=165944#post165944

AniaR
01-07-2015, 01:45 AM
unboxing video


http://youtu.be/OUkfKMWGxKI

polyhymnia113
01-07-2015, 02:18 AM
How exciting! I love how animated you are and how palpable your level of giddiness. :D

MermaidMichelle
01-07-2015, 02:51 AM
Those side fins hold their shape really well! Are they like what you're getting on your tail, mermaidMichelle?

Other than mine being more featherlike (angelic rather than lionfish-inspired), mine shall be similar...but even bigger! :swoon:

Also, Raina, I commented on your tail in your own thread, but I also like your mermaid-scale-style cat/jump/bodysuit and am eager to mermaid with you in person! :mermaid kiss:

Vicky Mermaid
01-09-2015, 03:13 AM
So excited! Got an email from Raven yesterday. My tail is almost finished being build. She is working on the fins now. Hmmmm can't wait! So happy!!!!

annika
01-09-2015, 03:28 PM
I feel like 100 people have asked you this but how long was your wait Raina?

Mer-Crazy
01-09-2015, 05:35 PM
So excited! Got an email from Raven yesterday. My tail is almost finished being build. She is working on the fins now. Hmmmm can't wait! So happy!!!!
When did you order Vicky?

Vicky Mermaid
01-09-2015, 06:05 PM
I ordered mine 26 may 2014. She already told me the production time would be 200 till 300 days. The longer it takes the harder it gets!

polyhymnia113
01-09-2015, 06:11 PM
So very true. The anticipation is built up even more with each update received because you know it is that much closer.

AniaR
01-09-2015, 06:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdrI8Uk4sHk

OceanWhisper
01-10-2015, 06:25 AM
Oh Raina! The new tail is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I'm so happy for you!! :D

Ariel-Starfish
01-10-2015, 09:01 AM
Sooooo... I'm almost past 100 days waiting (and trough I know it will be alot more) I'm already getting exited for my tail! Maybe becouse it's the start of the new year? ;)

Vicky Mermaid
01-10-2015, 11:17 AM
That must be it Ariel haha. And hey! Already 100 days passed!

Mer-Crazy
01-10-2015, 06:25 PM
So I've been thinking about maybe asking to add heel fins to my tail, but I'm really up in the air about it. On one hand I keep seeing all these people saying how great heel fins are etc, but at the same time I love the simple, classic look of the Koi tail and am worried another set of fins may ruin it. So I'm wondering what you guys think? My tail is basically the koi tail body but with a Merbella fluke and with my own colour design (that looks nothing like a koi). Do you think a set of heel fins would work? Or would it be overdoing the simplistic beauty of the Koi tail?

Mermaid Aprilia
01-10-2015, 08:04 PM
So I've been thinking about maybe asking to add heel fins to my tail, but I'm really up in the air about it. On one hand I keep seeing all these people saying how great heel fins are etc, but at the same time I love the simple, classic look of the Koi tail and am worried another set of fins may ruin it. So I'm wondering what you guys think? My tail is basically the koi tail body but with a Merbella fluke and with my own colour design (that looks nothing like a koi). Do you think a set of heel fins would work? Or would it be overdoing the simplistic beauty of the Koi tail?
Personally, I really like heel/ankle fins because they help hide your heels and I think they're pretty nice looking too :) As for the simplicity issue... well, it wouldn't look as simplistic anymore, but I don't think it would be completely ruined either, and you likely wouldn't see them very much from the front; only from the back and when swimming.

Mer-Crazy
01-10-2015, 08:14 PM
Raven is such a sweetie! Se said that whilst she's building my tail (which she's going to start soon!) she's going to send me pictures before she attaches the fins to see if I like them. She really is the nicest person ever!

Mermaid Aprilia
01-10-2015, 08:15 PM
I think Raina's new tail is a great example of how far Raven has come - she is an inspiration at the very least!

Felicia
01-10-2015, 08:57 PM
I personally love extra fins, they're so pretty!
On a side note I'm on day 126 and im going crazy lol

Mer-Crazy
01-10-2015, 08:59 PM
I'm on 150 :) Half way haha.

Kaila Mermaid
01-10-2015, 09:04 PM
So, remember the top Shimmygoddess was sending back? Raven has received it and sent me an invoice to buy it!! Waiting til the 15th to buy and then it's mine *excite*

Mermaid Wesley
01-10-2015, 09:57 PM
DAMMIT I TRIED TO BUY IT FROM HER. CURSE YOU.


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annika
01-11-2015, 11:49 AM
I'm on day 231 and it just gets harder with every minute but any day now right?

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 12:49 PM
Dilemma:
So i definitely have more than enough funds in my savings for a Merbella tail with all the added extras (2pair of fins+uv+glitter). subtotal comes up to $3025 before tax and shipping fees.
I DEFINITELY WANT a new tail because my silver-rosegold merberry tail died.
(Rest in alexplus pieces, Sirena... Alex to Alex, Plus to Plus. Amen.) But also because i may be picking up work as a mermaid and i cannot parade around looking like a diseased mermaid.

The issue here is if I get the tail now, I won't have enough funds to pay mortgage/bills/groceries/furniture for our new house we're getting in June.

I've also thought about just getting a basic tail, with only a few of the extras i would want (1 pair of fins and UV splatter). Total for that is $2825 so it'll only just eat up half of my savings and there's still wiggle room for shipping and tax.

Thoughts?

annika
01-11-2015, 01:05 PM
i am not in your position but if i was i would go for the performance because this is truly a once in a life time experience and you can probabaly cut back on food expenses a little and save a lot of money( when my family was going through a rough money patch we would just eat veggis and we saved so much) i know how scary it is not having enough money but with the very little knowledge i have of your situation i would say you should buy a tail. also once you purchase it you have quite a bit of time to organize the money for shipping. good luck!

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 02:03 PM
Thankyou annika!

New dilemma: Which tail to go with? :confused:

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MerEmma
01-11-2015, 02:18 PM
Both would be incredible designs! Which do you think would suit your mersona/self better? I think the first would look amazing with the angler fluke. Both would, but the first just...ah. Beautiful. :)

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 02:28 PM
...both o-o i actually had more designed but i narrowed it down to these two. i rethought the dark blue one because everyone has a blue tail.

Self, the galaxy tail. Mersona, the seaglass tail.
(looking at it again actually, i forgot to add a white underside for the seaglass tail.)

Ariel-Starfish
01-11-2015, 03:00 PM
I like both designs! :)

like I said before, i'm at my 100 days mark and should you guys want to see my design? Or should I wait a 100 days more? Lol 26525

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 03:04 PM
i want to seee <3

Mermaidmechanic
01-11-2015, 04:36 PM
Hey seaglass, if you didn't live all the way in canada (I know shipping can be rough!) I would suggest buying a basic because you could always send it back to raven for additions later... but being all the way out there, you would probably save more going all out at once. Don't leave yourself in the hole though, finances follow us for our entire life. @_@ I would start the severe saving plans now and make sure you at least have the funds for mortgage. Also, Paypal has a awesome credit system you can check out (if you haven't already!). My paypal credit limit is high enough to buy a tail outright and there is no interest for 6 months I think? Maybe longer. Anyway, maybe pay half on a paypal credit line and half with the money you have saved. Just throwing out ideas. :3

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 05:05 PM
good news is i have until this summer. once we contact the banks in february, we'll know what mortgage we have and i'll do all the calculations then.

AniaR
01-11-2015, 05:28 PM
You can get a tail without extra fins and send it back later. I did it that way for my rapidash

Yulia
01-11-2015, 05:38 PM
I thought Raven didn't make her basic tails anymore? Or are you meaning something else?

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 06:35 PM
I think she means a simpler performance tail, with less extras. I got confused for a bit too until I went back and re-read it :)

Mermaidmechanic
01-11-2015, 06:42 PM
Haha yeah thats what I meant. It slipped my mind that she had made a type of tail referred to as such. XD

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 06:43 PM
Thankyou annika!

New dilemma: Which tail to go with? :confused:

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Be aware also that the new translucent waist is a $150 upgrade.

And I'm assuming when you say tax you mean the import tax your country charges when you get it? Because Raven's prices are GST (not sure if that's the abbreviation everywhere sorry) included. And if that's the case, remember you'll have 200-300 days to save for that, so you won't need it until August at the earliest, but more likely November-ish.

Another thing, (I'm not aware of your situation so I'm going off the assumption you're just going to email and hope for the best) is the actual chance of getting an order spot with Raven. It's exceedingly difficult. I only got in because I was a previous customer. So even though you're ready you may not get a spot straight away.

Not that I'm trying to discourage you at all! I'm not. Raven is amazing and your designs are beautiful (I like the aqua/green one). I'm just trying to make sure you're well informed.

annika
01-11-2015, 06:52 PM
i wasn't aware the nude waist was extra? i had it done for nothing more.

polyhymnia113
01-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Raven mentioned somewhere it was a new upgrade for an added cost when she first announced it. I think she may have "grandfathered-in" a few tails and included it for some already on order / in production for whom it wasn't yet an option at the time they ordered and paid.

annika
01-11-2015, 07:04 PM
RAVEN JUST SENT ME AN EMAIL THAT MY TAIL IS DONE AND WILL BE SHIPPED OUT ON TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY. I also got lots of pictures but they are too big to attach. if any one knows how to fix this problem i would love to know!

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 07:19 PM
Annika that's so exciting!!! As for the pictures you'd probably have to resize them manually using some kind of picture editing software. Paint.Net is free to download and use <3

Merman Arion
01-11-2015, 07:21 PM
RAVEN JUST SENT ME AN EMAIL THAT MY TAIL IS DONE AND WILL BE SHIPPED OUT ON TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY. I also got lots of pictures but they are too big to attach. if any one knows how to fix this problem i would love to know!

Yay! :D
What are you waiting for?? I look forward to see them :clap:

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 07:35 PM
i wasn't aware the nude waist was extra? i had it done for nothing more.
yeah that's what i thought as well? o-o unless that changed recently

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 07:40 PM
I was charged for it when I ordered in August, so I'm assuming it's a paid extra now, which I think is a completely reasonable thing, since it's exclusive to Merbellas and obviously is more work than just a normal waist. I also don't think it's unreasonably priced, I had no complaints about paying extra, heck I expected it. I'd like to know if anyone ordered after me and got it and whether they had to pay or not. Maybe I'm just unlucky haha. Here's my invoice:

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annika
01-11-2015, 07:41 PM
i am waiting for my tail and here's a photo! 26534

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 07:42 PM
Be aware also that the nude waist is a $150 upgrade.

And I'm assuming when you say tax you mean the import tax your country charges when you get it? Because Raven's prices are GST (not sure if that's the abbreviation everywhere sorry) included. And if that's the case, remember you'll have 200-300 days to save for that, so you won't need it until August at the earliest, but more likely November-ish.

Another thing, (I'm not aware of your situation so I'm going off the assumption you're just going to email and hope for the best) is the actual chance of getting an order spot with Raven. It's exceedingly difficult. I only got in because I was a previous customer. So even though you're ready you may not get a spot straight away.

Not that I'm trying to discourage you at all! I'm not. Raven is amazing and your designs are beautiful (I like the aqua/green one). I'm just trying to make sure you're well informed.

Yes I do mean import tax. we had GST and PST before but they "harmonized" (aka combined) our taxes so now it's called HST.
I did have that experience where i did have a "ready to order" email sent to her with all the details so it would be easier for her, but i never got a response back so i just assumed she was occupied... :P still, i won't give up lol!! thank you for the headsup though it was much appreciated.

polyhymnia113
01-11-2015, 07:42 PM
Amazing news! !! I am so excited for you! I don't kniw how to fix the uploading large pics issue but I hope someone else does so you can post the photos super soon!! :D

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 07:44 PM
I was charged for it when I ordered in August, so I'm assuming it's a paid extra now, which I think is a completely reasonable thing, since it's exclusive to Merbellas and obviously is more work than just a normal waist. I also don't think it's unreasonably priced, I had no complaints about paying extra, heck I expected it. I'd like to know if anyone ordered after me and got it and whether they had to pay or not. Maybe I'm just unlucky haha. Here's my invoice:

26533
if it costs extra to do a blended waist i won't get it :P no biggie lol.

annika
01-11-2015, 07:46 PM
maybe its the waist transition upgrade not the nude waist

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Just having the waist painted the same as your skin tone (blended waist) is free as far as I know. But the new translucent waist (like what Raina has with Mega Rapidash) and on this tail is a $150 upgrade, just to clarify sorry >.<

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SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 07:51 PM
oh that's what it was? xD ok so i must be safe then i'll just get it coloured to my skin tone

Merman Arion
01-11-2015, 07:51 PM
Your pictures are gorgeous! I love classic mermaid tails :D

What monofin is inside?

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 07:54 PM
oh that's what it was? xD ok so i must be safe then i'll just get it coloured to my skin tone
Sorry for the confusion haha :)

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 07:58 PM
no worries :) if anything, i know what the difference is between the two now lol

annika
01-11-2015, 08:01 PM
Your pictures are gorgeous! I love classic mermaid tails :D

What monofin is inside?
thank you! i have a competitor inside

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 08:24 PM
ok so i decided to go with the galaxy tail. I won't send her an email just yet until i figure out all of the math.

Yulia
01-11-2015, 08:30 PM
ok so i decided to go with the galaxy tail. I won't send her an email just yet until i figure out all of the math.
Yay, I was going to vote for that. I think the "stars" will make the tail look awesome.

SeaGlass Siren
01-11-2015, 08:42 PM
I'm thinking it'll just be paint brush flicks or paint splatters. :P which i am totally ok with.

AniaR
01-11-2015, 09:29 PM
my review is up http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?3092-Merbella-Studios&p=167260&viewfull=1#post167260

annika
01-11-2015, 09:29 PM
how fast did every one get their tails after raven shipped them? and what shipping company did she use ( like fedex, usps, ups, etc.) thanks !

AniaR
01-11-2015, 09:43 PM
doesnt apply to me for this one, but my first one took a week, Fedex.

Yulia
01-11-2015, 09:50 PM
Yeah, but just the lighter colors I mean. Like Mermaid Selenes tail. :)

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 09:51 PM
my review is up http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?3092-Merbella-Studios&p=167260&viewfull=1#post167260
Raina just a quick question; the new amazing drainage system you keep talking about with your tail (I'm not going to ask because I know it's a secret ;)) But I was wondering if this is going to be included in ALL tails from now on, the earlier flukes like Merbellas and Angler? Or just the Calypso fluke/ flukes designed after that?

AniaR
01-11-2015, 09:55 PM
I'm not sure if she decided how she's going to offer it yet. She discussed some ideas with me but I dont think I am at liberty to say. You can always ask her directly. ;)

Mer-Crazy
01-11-2015, 09:56 PM
Thank you <3

annika
01-12-2015, 08:12 AM
is it ok for your tail to be exposed to tempters around 20 degrees farenheit for more than 8 hours?

Merley
01-12-2015, 09:03 AM
I was charged for it when I ordered in August, so I'm assuming it's a paid extra now, which I think is a completely reasonable thing, since it's exclusive to Merbellas and obviously is more work than just a normal waist. I also don't think it's unreasonably priced, I had no complaints about paying extra, heck I expected it. I'd like to know if anyone ordered after me and got it and whether they had to pay or not. Maybe I'm just unlucky haha. Here's my invoice:

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I don't know about after you, but work was started on my tail of February of last year and I was charged for the upgrade. Raven actually forgot to send me the invoice for it, but I reminded Tyler and he sent it.

AniaR
01-12-2015, 11:10 AM
I paid 3300$.

SeaGlass Siren
01-12-2015, 11:56 AM
is that with shipping fees+tax? or without?

AniaR
01-12-2015, 01:48 PM
Without. I have a company import number so custom fees would normally be 450 to Canada but with my number only 150. I didn't ship it but shipping is usually between 500-800.

MermaidMichelle
01-12-2015, 09:50 PM
The shipping fees are mildly worrisome (I have no company), but before shipping my tail cost about the same as yours, Raina. (Also, everyone should read your review; it is amazing and chock full of photos and videos!) :mermaid kiss:

SeaGlass Siren, I am glad you went with the galaxy tail, and congratulations on getting work that lets you take advantage of UV-reactive paint! :mermaid kiss:

SeaGlass Siren
01-12-2015, 09:58 PM
oh thank you michelle :) lexi was asking me about it vis msg if i was interested. she said she needed an extra mer so i want to make sure i have a fully functioning tail ;P

MermaidMichelle
01-12-2015, 11:30 PM
The advantage of living in Toronto! Lexi told me the other day that her tank is 2/3rds paid off, and I've offered my services too when I have my tail, but I obviously can't be in T.O. as regularly as you. I am very happy for you; I'm sure you'll turn out to be a great mermaid! :mermaid kiss:

SeaGlass Siren
01-12-2015, 11:41 PM
i saw! I'm andrea on fb :D the one in the wedding dress!

Merman Arion
01-13-2015, 04:24 AM
Hey guys,

Raven has re-listed two of her seaweed tops in her etsy shop. In case, some of you were interested to buy one of them :)

Link : https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerBellaStudios?ref=si_shop

Chrissy
01-13-2015, 08:18 PM
I ordered one of the seaweed tops. I am so excited!!!!

annika
01-13-2015, 08:52 PM
which style did you get? chrissy?

Felicia
01-13-2015, 09:11 PM
I want one of her stylized seaweed tops so bad, I've been contemplating adding one to my tail order

Merman Arion
01-13-2015, 09:13 PM
which style did you get? chrissy?

the best one :)

She ordered this style :

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Starfrit
01-13-2015, 11:50 PM
Random question, does anybody know if there are many more photos of the "Siren" style top floating around anywhere, as well as maybe any pictures of them from the back? It's my absolute favorite top design by her, and I'm seriously considering saving up for one since it's perfect for my mersona (assuming she's still taking orders for them whenever she opens for orders; She still has them listed on her Facebook price guide, but I haven't seen any new ones in a while). I know of like... Three versions of this top. I wanna see more! D:

Ariel-Starfish
01-14-2015, 11:56 AM
You should look trough her IG page! I know they are up somwhere!

My seaweed top is here!!!!! :yay: I'm gonna pic it up from the post office tomorrow! :D EXITED!!

Chrissy
01-14-2015, 02:51 PM
Arion I did!!! I am so stoked to have this!!!

annika
01-14-2015, 07:31 PM
I got the other top from Raven's etsy! very excited for it to come!

Merman Arion
01-14-2015, 07:47 PM
I'm wondering if Raven would accept custom orders about a belt fit for a merman :thinks:

polyhymnia113
01-14-2015, 08:35 PM
Probably so.

AniaR
01-14-2015, 09:36 PM
reposted with permission from Raven:

"So we ruined our camera recently and have to buy a new one:(
To help with camera fund I was thinking about auctioning off a new COMPLETE mermaid set. The listing would include a ooak abalone top, 3 different headdress and necklace sets as well as a custom tail and scale bra made to the winners measurements but would be one of my original designs. Winner would receive sketches and the design tailored to their mer needs of course. Also included, a new fluke and custom sculptures for the fins. I'm calling the set "Moon Koi" I will post some teaser photos next♥
Thoughts?♥"

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10457556_10205711015954303_1235848783580659321_n.j pg?oh=89438f8b1af91532e5ae433ca4421d06&oe=55289C75


She's wanting to know if people might be interested in this sort of thing??

Starfrit
01-14-2015, 09:43 PM
D: D: D: D: D: WHY AM I ALWAYS SO POOOOORRRRRRR

http://i.imgur.com/2cQ7Vh6.gif

annika
01-14-2015, 09:47 PM
I would love to, but I am dry on money. btw iI sent you a private message Raina if you could respond that would be great thanks!

Mer-Crazy
01-14-2015, 09:47 PM
I would be so interested if I had the funds and didn't already have a tail on the way :( I would love to see the design though. I think it would be good if she did post it, just so that way people can get an idea of what the tail will look like, even if it was just colours. Based off that though I'm assuming a lot of dark blues, purples and whites. However it is all Raven's choice of course. I'd live to see the design, but I also respect if it's reserved for the winner of the auction.

MerEmma
01-14-2015, 09:51 PM
WOW, what an incredible opportunity of an auction! Sounds BEAUTIFUL, wowza. What a steal. That should be able to get them a really nice new camera if all works out and she goes through with it.

annika
01-14-2015, 09:52 PM
maybe she should list it on ebay, like the dragon tail.

Felicia
01-14-2015, 10:08 PM
Sounds like an amazing opportunity for someone

Mermaidmechanic
01-14-2015, 10:43 PM
I LOVE Raven's designs. She seems to design the tail you always wanted but never knew you did until you see it. I can't wait to see her concept, im sure its breath taking.

Mermaid Sirenia
01-14-2015, 10:56 PM
I hope she does it! That would be awesome! I might (not positive but might) have the money to bid in the auction, I hope so but if not this is a great opportunity for other mers!

AniaR
01-14-2015, 11:03 PM
btw iI sent you a private message Raina if you could respond that would be great thanks! sorry I dont have time to respond with advice for emails like that, but you can check out my website www.makemeamermaid.com is has all of my resources condensed into one site :) good luck. I also have loads and loads of things posted here in the profssional mermaid section.


maybe she should list it on ebay, like the dragon tail.

I believe they'll have some sort of public bidding. Not sure if it'll be ebay they found it tricky last time. But I'll be sure to post more details as I know!

annika
01-14-2015, 11:38 PM
Thanks Raina!

MermaidMichelle
01-14-2015, 11:48 PM
Mo​on Koi; it sounds as romantic as my choice of colours made the name hard to read! ;) Raven is such a magnificent artist! :mermaid kiss:

I've already ordered/paid for my one-and-only dream tail and am even more appreciative of Raven knowing that she is giving me a free translucent waist despite being in such need of camera funds! I encourage every mermaid here to do their best to become the Mermaid Moon Princess! :pearl:



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Mermaid Wesley
01-15-2015, 12:23 AM
o.o i wish i had 12x the monies i have

Mermaid Kassandra
01-15-2015, 02:32 AM
I never looked at this thread until now!

Girls this is absolutely fintastic and you all have amazing tails our concept tails that are taking my breath away!

More Raina you're tail is wow!!!

I'm dreaming about a tail like yours from I don't know when!

I would definitely buy this tail I'm mad about koy fish (when I saw raven first koy tail I wanted just die for one like that) more that top is so amazingly beautiful!

I hope auction won't be like the last one here I have a company to support so not all the funds I have can be used!


I would love to be part of the Merbellas family ❤

I just can't stay in my scales for this!!!

Merman Arion
01-15-2015, 04:58 AM
I just emailed Raven at merbellastudios@gmail.com

That's the right email for orders, right? :thinks:

Mermaid Kassandra
01-15-2015, 07:04 AM
Merman Arion yes it is I've checked at the beginning of the thread.



Guys do you know if Raven accepts payments plans for the auction?

AniaR
01-15-2015, 10:35 AM
They don't typically. I'll post the auction if it happens. This was a feeler post

Sherielle
01-15-2015, 10:45 AM
Hellz yes I'm interested!!!!!

Mermaid Kassandra
01-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Thank you very much indeed Raina!

Ariel-Starfish
01-15-2015, 12:20 PM
I would love that set, but like others here I already ordered a tail and I'm out of money. :p

Seaweed top came in! :D AMAZINGLY HAPPY AAAAAARGH!!! :yay:
Picspam:

http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/LaraCroftFanneke22/Mermaiding/85153ED6-4A12-4D87-BE88-FFF0A1593022_zpscmwm6xnf.jpg (http://s670.photobucket.com/user/LaraCroftFanneke22/media/Mermaiding/85153ED6-4A12-4D87-BE88-FFF0A1593022_zpscmwm6xnf.jpg.html)

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PearlieMae
01-15-2015, 12:41 PM
That must be some camera. :D

Chrissy
01-15-2015, 01:48 PM
Girl you make me want my top so badly!!!! I can't wait to get mine!!!

MermaidMichelle
01-15-2015, 03:43 PM
Ariel you look both sweet and sophisticated as a mermaid in glasses! :mermaid kiss: That top is magnificent; the rubber/silicone actually looks like specially-treated seaweed, and it looks from the bra band that it has a bit of extra support!

Mermaid Kassandra
01-15-2015, 03:49 PM
Oh my god!!! Ariel you look so stunning in your top!!!!

Mermaid Kelda
01-15-2015, 05:08 PM
AUGH I can't wait to see the moon koi tail if it does end up happening! Those accessories look breathtaking! And, new fluke! This is all too much, I need to lie down.

Seraphina Suds
01-15-2015, 06:13 PM
That possible auction is breaking my heart! Everything looks so fantastic! If I didn't have such terrible credit from student loans I wound seriously consider taking out a personal loan so I could bid on the set [emoji14]

Mermaidmechanic
01-15-2015, 08:06 PM
I have to refrain myself from bidding... unless I sell my mertailor tail off. Hmm... now I'm totally considering selling my mertailor tail and replacing it with another Raven tail. >_>

annika
01-15-2015, 08:22 PM
lookin' very good ariel!

AniaR
01-15-2015, 10:35 PM
do it mechanic. do it. I am hoping to visit Raven in the spring and we could have a sexy merbellas tails party! lol

Mermaidmechanic
01-15-2015, 10:53 PM
Haha woooo! Sexay tails club! XD Truth be told, I've been considering selling my mertailor off for a while now. @_@

Starfrit
01-15-2015, 11:07 PM
Yeah, seeing all of the pictures Raven has posted on FB of the tops and headpieces that'll be in the auction has me... Heartbroken and kind of depressed, honestly. They're so beautiful... ;w; Can I win the lottery now please?

AniaR
01-15-2015, 11:11 PM
tax returns are always how I've afforded tails. lol combined with savings. that's how I does it!

annika
01-15-2015, 11:45 PM
Raven said my tail would be ready to ship last Tuesday but she hasn't contacted me since Sunday and she hadn't answered my email about it and I'm freaking out because I'm so close and I really want her to ship it but I don't want to be rude or sound really needy but I really need her to ship it soon because I'm close to an excitement based panic attack! Thoughts?

AniaR
01-15-2015, 11:50 PM
I know it's been cold so she may have thought it would be ready but it could be slow curing. that's what had happened with mine. cold weather = slow cure

MermaidMichelle
01-16-2015, 12:34 AM
Just give it time; we will all be well-rewarded! I'm still holding out for Raven to perfect the dragon scales for my outfit and she is being wonderful about it! She recently sent me an email telling me of her gratitude for being able to approach it at her own pace as a work of art and calling me her "peach"! That is wonderful also because it makes me feel like Princess Peach, which is an excellent mental state for me! :mermaid kiss: to everyone!

MerEmma
01-16-2015, 12:52 AM
Cooooold and wet in Florida this week for sure. Brr! 54 today. Felt great after dancing and sweating for two hours though. :P

You're rocking that top, Ariel! ;O

Vicky Mermaid
01-16-2015, 08:24 AM
Just a little longer Annika. Hope you recieve it very very soon!!!! And Ariel you absolutely rock this top!!!

annika
01-17-2015, 12:36 AM
Does Raven still send scale hearts? I think those are sooo cute!

AniaR
01-17-2015, 12:48 AM
Yup

polyhymnia113
01-17-2015, 01:17 AM
Definitely. I asked her because I plan to give mine to my mom and wanted to request and pay for one if she didn't still do it. Was thrilled to hear in a reply that she does still include the heart. :D it's so adorable.

Mermaid Syaira
01-17-2015, 04:22 PM
So freaking happy right now, woke up this morning to see a reply from Tyler about me ordering my tail!!!!

Arella
01-17-2015, 05:19 PM
That top looks great :)

Mer-Crazy
01-17-2015, 06:51 PM
Hey everyone just thought I'd post this quickly, I messaged Raven and Tyler with my question about the new drainage system in the tails and Tyler responded this morning saying it will be in EVERY tail produced from now on so I thought I'd give you all a heads up :)

polyhymnia113
01-17-2015, 06:54 PM
Did he happen to say from what point forward? Is it in all tails after Raina's? Just curious. I ordered after Raina but still a while ago so I wasn't sure if mine would have the super awesome new drainage or not.

Mer-Crazy
01-17-2015, 07:01 PM
I have no clue honestly they just said "The drainage system is now on every tail" I'm safe because mine still hasn't been started, so I know I will have it and I ordered in July. I guess it depends on when yours was started. It'd be best to ask her yourself, since yeah your spot was a tricky one because it was being constructed just as Raina's was being finished.

polyhymnia113
01-17-2015, 07:01 PM
Thanks. :)

Felicia
01-17-2015, 07:44 PM
I have no clue honestly they just said "The drainage system is now on every tail" I'm safe because mine still hasn't been started, so I know I will have it and I ordered in July. I guess it depends on when yours was started. It'd be best to ask her yourself, since yeah your spot was a tricky one because it was being constructed just as Raina's was being finished.

Yay! With all of the excitement about the drainage system on Rainas tail ive been dying to know if my tail would have it too

annika
01-18-2015, 09:56 AM
When did you order Felicia?

Felicia
01-18-2015, 10:25 AM
When did you order Felicia?

The beginning of September 2014

Mermaid Sirenia
01-18-2015, 11:09 AM
I've decided to save up for a merbella tail!! I already have a little over 1,000 saved up 😀 I love my finfolk tail to death but I want a tail from merbellastudios too!

annika
01-18-2015, 11:12 AM
good for you sirenia!

Mermaid Nessie
01-18-2015, 12:13 PM
I started saving for mine too! But with having to pay for school and eventually my car, it's going to take a while to save all of the money.

SeaGlass Siren
01-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Haha woooo! Sexay tails club! XD Truth be told, I've been considering selling my mertailor off for a while now. @_@


what size is it? how much are you putting it up for? CAN I HAS BUY??

Mermaidmechanic
01-18-2015, 07:39 PM
Haha I'll probably be posting my mertailor tail up; i'll be posting sizes when I do. I want in on that new merbella auction. Has anyone else seen her concept art yet? Its so pretty!

Mer-Crazy
01-18-2015, 07:54 PM
I wanna see the concept art! :'(

annika
01-18-2015, 09:03 PM
where did you see it?

Moongazer
01-18-2015, 09:09 PM
Concept art? Oh my. It must be on her personal page or in that group raina was mentioning thats only for previous/trusted customers.

AniaR
01-18-2015, 09:59 PM
Its on her ig

annika
01-18-2015, 10:08 PM
I can't find it? Can you post it here.

Mermaidmechanic
01-18-2015, 11:07 PM
Okay, so Raven says shes not sure its final, but here is her current concept art.
**Edited to include Raven's descriptors**

"I wanted to keep the colors more subtle because the fluke is going to be pretty huge.
Very iridescent, and very flowing.
The crescent moon like pattern will be a little more organic"


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Mermaid Romy
01-18-2015, 11:08 PM
Oh my god. My bank account is ready!

Yulia
01-18-2015, 11:12 PM
Oh my god

Would be a good time to win the lottery about now

shimmygoddess
01-18-2015, 11:32 PM
cannot wait until we hear more details about how she is going to do this contest!!!

MerEmma
01-18-2015, 11:44 PM
Looks absolutely beautiful! Her other flukes are already massive though, tough to imagine one even bigger :P

Felicia
01-19-2015, 12:08 AM
That fluke is amazing! I was just saying how I was gunna save up for a new car but I don't know about that now lol

AniaR
01-19-2015, 12:29 AM
so beautiful. Lunar Koi set! <3

Seraphina Suds
01-19-2015, 12:35 AM
Too perfect @_@ do you think she'd accept my soul as payment? ;~;

Felicia
01-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Too perfect @_@ do you think she'd accept my soul as payment? ;~;

^this

Mermaid Kelda
01-19-2015, 09:11 AM
hnnggg :rollover:

Chrissy
01-19-2015, 09:42 AM
I totally can't wait for the auction now. That is a stunning design

SeaGlass Siren
01-19-2015, 09:58 AM
damn this is an auction?? Count me in.

Mermaid Ciela
01-19-2015, 10:37 AM
Oh man, time to start mega-saving...


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Sherielle
01-19-2015, 11:06 AM
Problem with auctions is that since Raven's tails are so in demand, the price will skyrocket in the bidding. This tail is amazing, but I just know it will not be anywhere near the price range I could afford. But if Raven get's proper compensation for a tail, I think that would be awesome.

MermaidMyrthe
01-19-2015, 12:39 PM
OMG I am literally crying tears of joy! That design is so amazing!:rollover:

AniaR
01-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Raven plans on spoiling the winner

MermaidMyrthe
01-19-2015, 12:41 PM
Oh my god is this a contest? CAN YOU WIN THIS GOD OF TAILS?!! PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A CONTEST!:swoon:

Ariel-Starfish
01-19-2015, 12:41 PM
I started saving for mine too! But with having to pay for school and eventually my car, it's going to take a while to save all of the money.


I'm selling my basic tail soon - when my order gets closer. If u are intrested, feel free to pm me ^^

Sherielle
01-19-2015, 12:46 PM
Raven plans on spoiling the winner
I'm not saying that whatever the price, it isn't worth it, cause it totally is. I would die for a merbellas tail. I just can't afford one. :cry:

Ariel-Starfish
01-19-2015, 12:47 PM
WoW that tail looks amazing! And HUGE!! I got such awsome news today - I'm able to get a custom headdress to my order! W00T!! I'm so happy!!! I always wanted one made by Raven :hail:

AniaR
01-19-2015, 12:52 PM
I'm just saying lol. She announced shell be spoiling the winner

Aziara
01-19-2015, 01:16 PM
OMG, that design is amazing! Too bad it isn't a raffle, there's no way I can afford to even bid on an auction. :crying::cry: Oh well, I do look forward to seeing this design come to life for one lucky mer!

Starfrit
01-19-2015, 01:24 PM
I'm fully expecting this auction to get REALLY high. I mean, her seadragon auction brought in... What, $6,000? Not including shipping? And that was a premade tail with set measurements, one top and one hairpiece, I think? (Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, my memory's a wreck!)

This auction is, so far, a custom-tailored tail, brand new unique fluke shape (OOAK?), three tops and headdresses.

If the winning bid is less than $7,000/$8,000 I'll be pretty shocked, honestly.

Pretty bummed that I can't afford to bid, but I'm REALLY excited to see how much she makes on this. It's all going to look incredible, and for Raven's work? Definitely worth it, if you ask me!

Sherielle
01-19-2015, 01:26 PM
God I want to see what she comes up with for this tail. Just the drawing alone makes me weak in the knees.

Mermaid Sirenia
01-19-2015, 01:52 PM
Oh my god is this a contest? CAN YOU WIN THIS GOD OF TAILS?!! PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A CONTEST!:swoon:
No its an auction

SeaGlass Siren
01-19-2015, 01:55 PM
with the sudden influx of tails being put on sale, i am wondering if i should back away from purchasing the tail i want and just buy a used tail. hm..

Ariel-Starfish
01-19-2015, 02:17 PM
MY TAIL IS UP FOR GRABS:

http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?10045-Selling-my-Merbella-Studios-tail

Mermaidmechanic
01-19-2015, 04:21 PM
I'm fully expecting this auction to get REALLY high. I mean, her seadragon auction brought in... What, $6,000? Not including shipping? And that was a premade tail with set measurements, one top and one hairpiece, I think? (Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, my memory's a wreck!)

This auction is, so far, a custom-tailored tail, brand new unique fluke shape (OOAK?), three tops and headdresses.

If the winning bid is less than $7,000/$8,000 I'll be pretty shocked, honestly.

Pretty bummed that I can't afford to bid, but I'm REALLY excited to see how much she makes on this. It's all going to look incredible, and for Raven's work? Definitely worth it, if you ask me!

Yes, the final bid was $6,000.00. It included a hair piece, necklace, ring, scale bracers, scale heart, tail, top, earrings, and photoshoot. I didn't pay shipping because I live a few hours away; we met at a pre-arranged destination for picture time! I love my seadragon and I agree... what ever price she fetches on her tail will be totally worth it. I know of no other tail maker that can put together a full set quite like Raven can. I think this tail will climb to a much higher price since it hasn't actually been made yet (measurements and such) and because of all the custom work. I don't think it'll climb past $8,000.00, but if it hits that point, Raven deserves every penny of it. I hope this auction goes as well as (or better than!) the last one did!

MermaidBonnie
01-19-2015, 04:45 PM
Wow that tail looks amazing [emoji3]


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polyhymnia113
01-19-2015, 05:00 PM
The moon koi tail sketch! Speechless!

Moongazer
01-19-2015, 05:19 PM
Will need to wait a year or two before I can even think of bidding on something like this, but just knowing she is thinking about doing these makes me hopeful for more in the future!

AniaR
01-19-2015, 06:48 PM
I bet it'll have blended waist and new drainage!!!! It is the best!! ( but I'll be sad I am no longer unique with my waist hahaha. Better enjoy it while it lasts)

annika
01-19-2015, 06:52 PM
I emailed Raven about the drainage in my tail and she said that i have a modified version of Rania's. also my top, tail, and extra goodies are shipping tomorrow!

Merman Arion
01-19-2015, 06:55 PM
All this makes me want to purchase a tail from Raven as well but I think I will wait for 2016 :)

Just a thought.

MermaidMichelle
01-20-2015, 01:42 AM
Too perfect @_@ do you think she'd accept my soul as payment? ;~;

You kids today; back in my day we sold our voice to get the chance of having a soul, and the sea witches were happy to have them! You dang young fish just don't appreciate souls anymore.... :soap box::shame:

That is not to say that, if any mermaid tail were worth someone's soul, the Lunar Koi wouldn't be a fine candidate! Raven can really draw, and that fluke feels almost like a bridal veil (suddenly my koi fluke doesn't seem quite as big anymore, but hopefully it won't be too far from that size...maybe...lol)! In fact, considering Raven's promise to "spoil" the winner, I hope she is fussed over like a mer-bride or mer-princess! :mermaid kiss:

Felicia
01-20-2015, 01:51 AM
You kids today; back in my day we sold our voice to get the chance of having a soul, and the sea witches were happy to have them! You dang young fish just don't appreciate souls anymore.... :soap box::shame:


ill be honest here..... I choked on my coconut water and it almost shot out my nose when I read this lol

MermaidMichelle
01-20-2015, 06:48 PM
Hrmph; well at least you young fish appreciate a bit of proper humour now and then. Merci beaucoup! :mermaid kiss:

polyhymnia113
01-20-2015, 08:23 PM
Just got a photo update from Raven of my constructed tail awaiting paint. It is in black and white but I'm still astounded and amazed how beautiful it is. Since it isn't yet done, the photo isn't watermarked, and Raven agreed to do something special for my tail she's not previously made available I don't want to reveal it until it is entirely finished. I am super excited! Can't wait to share it with y'all!

Vicky Mermaid
01-21-2015, 03:16 AM
Ohh wauw that is so cool! I am also waiting for that update! So excited for you!

Ariel-Starfish
01-22-2015, 01:05 PM
For the mers waiting on their tails... When did u order? I'm trying to make some sorth of list in my head who is where etc and can keep track of everything :D I know... I have nothing else to do at the moment xD lol my order was made mid october. :)

polyhymnia113
01-22-2015, 01:54 PM
For the mers waiting on their tails... When did u order? I'm trying to make some sorth of list in my head who is where etc and can keep track of everything :D I know... I have nothing else to do at the moment xD lol my order was made mid october. :)
Mine was 4/10/14. It is a little tricky trying to figure out your place in production. It doesn't appear to be strictly linear; simpler tails ordered later may be completed sooner (which makes perfect sense, but can be confusing when you are trying to figure out your timeline).

Mer-Crazy
01-22-2015, 02:07 PM
For the mers waiting on their tails... When did u order? I'm trying to make some sorth of list in my head who is where etc and can keep track of everything :D I know... I have nothing else to do at the moment xD lol my order was made mid october. :)
Early August :) mines going to begin construction soon hopefully

annika
01-22-2015, 03:44 PM
I ordered June first, I got an email today that my tail is being shipped today or tommarrow!!!! Yah so excited!!!!!

Felicia
01-22-2015, 03:45 PM
September 2014 for mine

MermaidMichelle
01-22-2015, 08:43 PM
Can we get a February 8th, 2014 for me? ;)

The fact is that polyhymnia is quite right; mine apparently is a very special tail and thus I am happy to wait as Raven is doing her best (which is, needless to say, amazing) with the molding en ce moment! :pearl:

Vicky Mermaid
01-23-2015, 02:47 AM
Yup that is true. I ordered and payed mine 26 may. And Raven told me 2 weeks ago that it was almost finished being build. As soon it is ready for primer and paint she would send me picture updates. I'm checking my email several times a day. The longer it takes... The harder it gets!

Ariel-Starfish
01-23-2015, 02:32 PM
thanks everyone! :) So I'm thinking it takes about (roughly /and how detailed the design is) 8 months to 'wait' for a tail. Do you have any tips on making the wait less hard? i'm checking my countdown almost every day xD lol haha

Mermaidmechanic
01-23-2015, 05:13 PM
Start gathering mer-cessories and putting together full outfits for your mersona! :D

Kaila Mermaid
01-23-2015, 06:32 PM
Shimmygoddess's ex-top is paid in full and I'm currently awaiting it ^_^. Will my order fall in behind custom orders and be sent accordingly? Or will mine be shipped sooner since it was already complete when I bought it?

Mer-Crazy
01-23-2015, 07:08 PM
thanks everyone! :) So I'm thinking it takes about (roughly /and how detailed the design is) 8 months to 'wait' for a tail. Do you have any tips on making the wait less hard? i'm checking my countdown almost every day xD lol haha
I actually try not to think about it as much as possible. STOP checking your countdown and your email and all that jazz and occupy your mind with other things until you find the tail needs your attention again e.g you think of a question to ask Raven etc. You'll find the time passes more quickly when you're not actively waiting for it.

AniaR
01-23-2015, 07:10 PM
ditto. I tried not to think about it at all I even forgot a few times. It helped a lot ;)

annika
01-23-2015, 11:24 PM
i was pretty fine until about day 175 then i really started focusing more and more on it and by day 220 it was all i could think about all the time. but i agree with mermaid mechanic i made tons of accessories while i waited!

MermaidMichelle
01-24-2015, 12:49 AM
I agree with Selene and Raina; I was on a serious mermaid kick (no pun intended) from my receiving The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition up until March 29th of 2014, but then it left me as I poured my efforts into Why God Doesn't Hate You's thrilling and somewhat-dangerous campaign.

One doesn't need to stop being a mermaid in the meantime, of course. As the regulars know I had a lot of fun here on Mernetwork during that time and made some wonderful new fishy friends! :mermaid kiss:

Vicky Mermaid
01-24-2015, 08:01 AM
I'm thinking About where to swim and when. Thinking about new photoshoots. Hmmm cant wait!!!

Ariel-Starfish
01-24-2015, 02:00 PM
Thanks for all the advice everyone! :mermaid kiss: I'll try and do my best not to think of it and try of doing all sorts of other stuff. :3

Green Tea Mermaid
01-25-2015, 12:11 AM
@Ariel Starfish I ordered my tail July 10th.

I'll admit it's hard to wait too. Raven made me two tops which are going to match my tail. The tops have been done since last June as they were ordered before my tail. Raven is holding onto them,so she can use them as a color reference. I find when I am thinking a lot about my tail I'll look at the pictures of my gorgeous tops, as well as the concept art from Raven of my tail, and try to remember all good things are worth waiting for. =)

Aurellia Gyldenscale
01-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Question time and first post! woo!

So I saved up the money to invest in purchasing my first silicone tail from Merbella's. I reached my goal in early December and e-mailed them to see if there was a spot open. By some miracle, they just had one open up and I snagged it. Awesome. Discussed what type I wanted, fluke, colors, etc and paid the paypal invoice. I asked that she create the design from my chosen colors and she agreed to help me in that area. I was notified that I would shortly be receiving design sketches.

Fast forward to now (about a month later) and no design sketches yet. I'm fine if she's just busy...completely understandable. But I was wondering how long it took others to get design sketches? I don't want to poke and prod her and risk pissing them off if its really normal for sketches to take a month or longer. The only update I've had so far was when I was accidentally sent an image of a different customer's fluke design mid-January(its gorgeous btw, whoever is getting is going to *love* it). They messaged me back to let me know the mix up (no big deal) and said sketches were still coming. Nothing since then.

I was hoping to get it around august so I'd have a few days in the sun with it before the winter. I didn't factor in that designing it might take extra time.

Thoughts?

<3

Green Tea Mermaid
01-27-2015, 01:22 PM
Hi Osheatunes sketches can take a while from Raven. After you see your sketch you'll see why. Raven is quite the artist and her art talent is not limited to tails. Her sketches are well thought out and gorgeous!! Waiting for your sketches also should not affect your wait time which could be up to 300 days as she is working on many other costumers tails too and your tail could take a while before it's started, so plenty of time to work out all the design details. =)

polyhymnia113
01-27-2015, 01:57 PM
First thing I'd recommend is to let go of any expectations of when you will recieve your tail; it will only drive you batty. I am in month 10 of production time and my tail was just begun being painted last week so I am not likely to have it until month 11, possibly longer. Though I do know some mers on the network have recieved their tails within roughly 7 months, they were simpler in design and that short of a wait is definitely not the norm. As far as sketches I got my first basic concept one fairly quickly upon ordering, within a week or so, but then I heard nothing at all (and yes I had emailed a flurry of questions) for a few months. I got a finalized sketch with detail changes I'd mentioned via emails about three months in. While you can certainly email them any questions or details for your tail while you wait, you won't hear much of anything back until they begin work on your tail. In the 10 months my tail has been on order I have heard from Raven roughly five times. Once to get measurements and clarify some details / send a sketch. Once to check my shoes size and let me know the tail has begun being constructed, once to let me know it was complete and she was working to cast and place the extra fins and would email me with pics before attaching them to ensure I liked it (oddly, this email never came though I love how she ended up attaching them so no biggie there), finally I most recently received a direct photo message via instagram from Raven of a black and white image of my completed tail awaiting paint.
Don't stress. You'll hear from her when she has news for you. Until then, work on accessories and other parts of your mer-life and do your best not to count days until your "due date".

AniaR
01-27-2015, 02:03 PM
I know she's put people whose tails are due as the priority. She had some rough time with curing thanks to weather and now it's better so she's just plowing through trying to get them done. I'm sure you'll see sketches soon :D and they'll make you excited!

annika
01-27-2015, 02:14 PM
i ordered my tail in june and had it shipped last week( I'm expecting it within the week) but i have to agree with polyhymia113 don't expect anything for a LONG time after you order. i was horrible about this and had to really force myself not to email raven every week. i was very lucky with my waiting time being so short ( 8 months) but my design was fairly simple and i had no extra fins and such. Raven was also really sweet and made me a top in three days. Three days!!! after i ordered one she said she would finish it really fast and ship it with my tail. i have a total of 5 email back and fourth with her as well as about 6 instagram direct message photos! good luck with the wait!

Aurellia Gyldenscale
01-27-2015, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the quick responses all! I'll cool my jets haha. Does anyone know how much she is charging for the blended to clear/smooth waistline? For anyone curious, I've included my colors and inspiration photos. I think I'm going to get a monofin to practice my in water work so this summer won't be a complete waste. :)

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MerEmma
01-27-2015, 02:37 PM
WOW, I can't wait to see a tail with that color scheme. Absolutely beautiful--I know it'll be worth the wait. Seriously, just, ahhh, great color choices. What fluke did you choose?

Aurellia Gyldenscale
01-27-2015, 02:56 PM
I went with the merbella fluke and scales

AniaR
01-27-2015, 03:06 PM
oh you'll be so happy :D

Mer-Crazy
01-27-2015, 03:44 PM
I received my sketches about 2 and a half months after the 'we're able to take your order' email, but it was only a month after the 'invoice' email because I was still uncertain about what I wanted my tail to look like. Still am slightly haha. And even now I only have the sketch of the front half. I don't doubt the back exists I just haven't seen it haha. That being said Raven has stepped up her customer service amazingly with me this time. Aside from one or two missed emails she's constantly gotten back to me quickly with the dozen or so emails I've sent her since the initial 'ready to order faze'. Hope that helps :)

polyhymnia113
01-27-2015, 03:47 PM
Osheatunes, that color scheme is gorgeous.

Kishiko
01-28-2015, 09:15 PM
What's the usual waiting time for tops??

Mermaid Sirenia
01-29-2015, 02:54 PM
What's the usual waiting time for tops??
Not sure what it is for everyone else but I ordered mine in october and got it in december:)

annika
01-29-2015, 09:19 PM
heaven is real.27080

annika
01-29-2015, 09:19 PM
27081

annika
01-29-2015, 09:20 PM
27082

polyhymnia113
01-29-2015, 09:20 PM
Congrats! It's beautiful! So excited for you!

Sherielle
01-29-2015, 09:34 PM
It's so pretty, Annika!

Mermaid Sirenia
01-29-2015, 09:48 PM
Annika that tail suits you perfectly!

Yulia
01-30-2015, 12:57 PM
AHMAGAWD THE DOTS <3
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d3/fb/86/d3fb865a80510d3dcf716dec2cbea257.jpg

AniaR
01-30-2015, 01:31 PM
Yaaaay

Ariel-Starfish
01-30-2015, 01:47 PM
yay!!! So happy for you!!

Seraphina Suds
01-30-2015, 02:07 PM
Love the spots and stripes! Congrats!

Vicky Mermaid
01-30-2015, 04:50 PM
Wauw Annika your tail is Beautifull!

Aurellia Gyldenscale
01-30-2015, 05:23 PM
Lovely tail!!

polyhymnia113
01-30-2015, 11:13 PM
The link doesn't work for me. Says "invalid parameters". :(

annika
01-30-2015, 11:15 PM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7jp1a2ix9bkc1c/20150130_183931.mp4?dl=0
here is me swimming for the first time

Mermaid Nessie
01-31-2015, 12:05 AM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7jp1a2ix9bkc1c/20150130_183931.mp4?dl=0
here is me swimming for the first time

You look awesome Annika :)

MermaidMichelle
01-31-2015, 12:06 AM
Wow; annika you are such a natural that you look like a real dolphin/porpoise in that beautiful tail, and "Heaven is real" is a wonderful affirmation! :mermaid kiss:

AniaR
01-31-2015, 12:27 AM
DAT motion!

OceanWhisper
01-31-2015, 02:41 AM
lovely tail!! and that motion is so realistic :D congrats!

Vicky Mermaid
01-31-2015, 03:13 AM
Wauw!!!! You are such a natural!

Merman Arion
01-31-2015, 04:46 AM
Amazing! You are fast! :clap:

How is the fit?

annika
01-31-2015, 10:17 AM
Thank you for all the kind words everyone! And the fit is perfect! Just the right kind of tightness❤️

Starfrit
01-31-2015, 03:00 PM
Oh my god the premade top that Raven's selling... It's exactly my size, and in my tail's colors... And, naturally, I'm dirt broke for another week.

I could actually cry right now. FML. :(

Merman Arion
01-31-2015, 03:28 PM
Girl, I feel your pain :(

So far, I sent to Raven two emails for accessories. I hope I will get a response someday...
I fell in love with the merman necklace she made for someone. I have to get one too!

Kaila Mermaid
01-31-2015, 04:40 PM
I hope she got the PayPal... I haven't heard back yet, though she's most likely just busy

Lily
01-31-2015, 09:03 PM
Another image of that amazing moon mermaid set just got posted to Instagram!

http://photos-d.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10946254_1526998994231243_250153736_n.jpg

There are no words to describe how badly I want this! Just gotta win a couple lotteries first...

annika
02-01-2015, 05:05 PM
is there a thread for tail storage? if not i could really use some ideas from you mers!

Mer-Crazy
02-01-2015, 05:09 PM
is there a thread for tail storage? if not i could really use some ideas from you mers!
http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?3108-%E2%98%86-Tail-Care-and-Maintenance-The-Official-Thread-%E2%98%86&p=39592#post39592
http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?9930-How-do-you-store-a-tail&highlight=store
http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?3476-Help!-Latex-tail-storage-in-a-teeny-apartment&highlight=storing (http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?4071-How-to-properly-store-a-tail&highlight=store)

AniaR
02-01-2015, 06:42 PM
If you have a competitor it's super hard, especially since Raven's fluke's extend well past the monofin. And the entire thing is stiff. I dont think people fully appreciate how tricky it can be. I was never able to find something I could buy to fit it, so I had a local mermaid friend Sephina (who is also on here) make me a custom one :)

annika
02-01-2015, 06:53 PM
thank you so much guys i decided on a towel arc screwed into my loft bed with the tail hanging fluke up!

Yulia
02-02-2015, 04:52 PM
Oooh wow, you're such a great swimmer! Love the speed. :jawdrop:

Vicky Mermaid
02-04-2015, 06:44 PM
For the mers who own a merbella's tail with competitor monofin in it: what monofin size do you have? Last 2 days i've had nightmares About the monofin being to small. And if so, are there any tips to make a proper fit?

Mermaid Kelda
02-04-2015, 07:08 PM
What's your foot size Vicky? I don't have a Merbellas, but I do have a Finfolk with a competitor. I got the smallest size available (medium) and it's just right for my size 5 1/2 feet... with a thick pair of neoprene boots on ;D

Mer-Crazy
02-04-2015, 08:19 PM
I'm a 8-9 AU with wide feet and I fit a medium too haha, it's a great fit for just my feet but I'm getting a large because it's just a little bit tight with neoprene socks on. If unsure I'd say always go a size bigger, check the finis website and they have a sizing chart which I've found to be pretty accurate. If you're at the bottom of a size stay in that size but if you're at the end or even in the middle I'd say go up because you can always wear a few pairs of neoprene socks (I believe that's what Iona does because her monofin is very big for her) but if it's too small then there isn't a whole lot you can do asside from messaging raven and seeing if it's possible to get the whole fluke or monofin replaced

AniaR
02-05-2015, 12:59 AM
Just tell her your foot size

Vicky Mermaid
02-05-2015, 02:45 AM
I told her my size. In EU my size is 43. I find it very difficult to find the exact size in US because every website is telling me something else. I believe she put in the Large size monofin