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Aisling
03-24-2016, 02:16 PM
you have a competitor in there?

Edited to update:
Yes, yes I do.
getting it over my heels is the true "end game."

Also! That blended waist struggle is real.

Felicia
03-24-2016, 02:52 PM
That fluke is huge! I seriously love your tail, it's so unique!

AniaR
03-24-2016, 03:35 PM
Yeah i think you can hold it up because of the competitor. put a foil it'll flop over lol.

Aisling
03-24-2016, 03:47 PM
That fluke is huge! I seriously love your tail, it's so unique!

Awww thank you! Yours is suupperr beautiful, too!



Yeah i think you can hold it up because of the competitor. put a foil it'll flop over lol.

I would hands down, can say with absolute certainty that I would absolutely not want a foil in this fluke.

Mermaid Coralia
03-24-2016, 04:13 PM
Omg i love that top. I saw it was sold already and my heart broke until I saw it wouldn't fit me anyway lol.

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Mermaid Crystal Shimmer
03-24-2016, 04:36 PM
THIS TOP WILL BE MINE *HYPE*
Can't wait to wear it. It's my second Merbella top <3
(now I still want a starfish top from Siren Allure, but that'll have to wait now)

I have a serious mer-top obsession XD

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Mer-Crazy
03-24-2016, 06:45 PM
THAT SECOND TOP IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!


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Rett
03-24-2016, 07:19 PM
Those tops are so gorgeous! The detail Raven includes is amazing! :swoon: *pouts because I'm a merman who doesn't need a mermaid top* :cry::p

Felicia, did you ever get that video done? I cant wait to see it!

Vrindavana Starfish
03-24-2016, 07:46 PM
Those tops are so beautiful you could just wear them. Without a tail. Like, with blue jeans. Or is that crazy? I'd do it.

AniaR
03-24-2016, 11:09 PM
This one already sold, but hey, eye candy

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Saren
03-24-2016, 11:32 PM
I just noticed two of the mercave items haven't listed as sold. I emailed Tyler to see if they still have them! Fins crossed!

Felicia
03-25-2016, 12:45 AM
Those tops are so gorgeous! The detail Raven includes is amazing! :swoon: *puts because im a merman who cant wear mermaid tops :p*

Felicia, did you ever get that video done? I cant wait to see it!

Yep! A link to it is posted a few posts up

Rett
03-25-2016, 01:05 PM
Ahhh! How did I miss it!?! Your tail is so gorgeous! :swoon:

Felicia
03-25-2016, 02:02 PM
Ahhh! How did I miss it!?! Your tail is so gorgeous! :swoon:

Thanks! I wish it was warm enough to swim already, I'm going nuts waiting!

Ariel-Starfish
03-25-2016, 03:25 PM
THIS TOP WILL BE MINE *HYPE*
Can't wait to wear it. It's my second Merbella top <3
(now I still want a starfish top from Siren Allure, but that'll have to wait now)

I have a serious mer-top obsession XD

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Omg u got it? That's great! I looooove the colors :swoon: If it was one cup size bigger I would snatch it asap! Haha

sabreprime
03-25-2016, 05:01 PM
I'm really excited about getting a production slot for Merbella Studios. Everything I've heard and seen makes me certain that I made the right decision for my first tail. The tail I put in an order for will have the Lunar Koi fluke and rounded scales. I wanted to know a few things from Merbella merfolk. How is swimming in the Lunar Koi tail? I'm a strong swimmer with monofin experience, and I'm definitely going to be taking it slow while I get used to using my tail, but I'd love to hear from folks who have had a chance to do some Lunar Koi fluke swimming. What did you find, if anything, challenging about it? I also have concerns about cleaning relating to the scales. I'm a huge proponent of natural cleaners - baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils are the heavy lifters in my home when it comes to keeping things clean. Obviously, there are mold concerns when cleaning a silicone tail. Is it more challenging to keep textured scales clean? I really dig the Merbella scales and the newer textured scales that Raven used on her latest rainbow-y, personal tail, but it feels like it might be more challenging to get into all the little grooves. As I've never owned and cleaned a mermaid tail before, that may not be the case, though. Also, tea tree oil is an essential oil rock star with serious anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, but it can be highly caustic if you're not careful about diluting it. For those who own Merbella tails, what has been your experience in keeping them clean and mold-free? Does anyone use essential oils (diluted, of course) as a part of their cleaning regimen, and have you found it to be harmful to the silicone?

Rett
03-26-2016, 10:21 PM
Congrats Sabreprime! Your tail sounds like it will be amazing! I don't believe much scrubbing is involved in cleaning the exterior of a silicone tail (I could be wrong though since I don't own one). I think most people just soaks theirs after a swim in a baking soda bath, wipe the inside out (either with more baking soda or I think I've even heard that one mer uses Lysol wipes), and then dry.

And Felicia, the moment the water is warmer we expect a swimming video ;)

Mermaid Coralia
03-26-2016, 10:25 PM
I know Raina uses a thick bristled brush , like a body brush for in the shower, to scrub her tail. It's gentle but gets all the sand out

Felicia
03-26-2016, 10:45 PM
And Felicia, the moment the water is warmer we expect a swimming video ;)

Well we are in the high 60s all next week.... So maybe you'll get one soon!

PearlieMae
03-26-2016, 11:27 PM
Dragonskin (platinum cure silicone) is prosthetic grade, and can technically be boiled, so hot water and soap is not going to harm it. Neither is alcohol, disinfectant wipes, or other cleaners. With tails that are painted, that is, most of them, you do want to clean the exterior gently, but the inside can be vigorously scrubbed. I use a body pouf and Dawn dish soap, because it's a great degreaser for getting out any lube. Just make sure that everything is rinsed well, and probably most importantly, dried thoroughly.

Tea tree oil could be fine, but I think it's really unnecessary.

Loralei
03-27-2016, 04:12 AM
That was me that requested the lunar koi in the air! I am so enchanted by it.

I want to see it swimming in the water. I seen a small few seconds of Raina in the pool with Raven in "Jade". But it was floating around. That and thr very end of her interview with Tyler.

Everything about it has me like whooaaa.



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Sitre Seer Moroaica
03-28-2016, 06:49 PM
Any new updates on tails or contact from Raven yet?
I'm curious to see who's next in line for the best day ever :P

Little_Orca
03-29-2016, 01:49 AM
Nothing yet on my end. I don't think she's even started it yet. I am going to hit 415 days tomorrow (or now for those who are three hours ahead of me.)

Mer-Crazy
03-29-2016, 05:28 AM
Mine only got started on the 10th of Feb, so I won't have anything to report for a while :)

Mermaid Marius
03-29-2016, 12:01 PM
I would love to just watch Raven work. I feel like with the ambiance of her studio and the attention she puts into her work, it would be like watching a sorceress do magic.

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Hydra1337
03-29-2016, 12:12 PM
I would love to just watch Raven work. I feel like with the ambiance of her studio and the attention she puts into her work, it would be like watching a sorceress do magic.

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Seconded.

Mermaid Summerlilly
03-29-2016, 12:18 PM
Have you already owned a fabric tail to start? They're the best starter tails, as the fabric keeps your legs bound, not just the monofin. Also congrats on getting a production slot!!!! The merbella tails are amazing. (or so I've heard, I'm still saving haha.) Good luck on your silicone tail!!!! I'm so excited for you! :swoon::mermaid kiss:

AniaR
03-30-2016, 01:20 PM
I'm really excited about getting a production slot for Merbella Studios. Everything I've heard and seen makes me certain that I made the right decision for my first tail. The tail I put in an order for will have the Lunar Koi fluke and rounded scales. I wanted to know a few things from Merbella merfolk. How is swimming in the Lunar Koi tail? I'm a strong swimmer with monofin experience, and I'm definitely going to be taking it slow while I get used to using my tail, but I'd love to hear from folks who have had a chance to do some Lunar Koi fluke swimming. What did you find, if anything, challenging about it? I also have concerns about cleaning relating to the scales. I'm a huge proponent of natural cleaners - baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils are the heavy lifters in my home when it comes to keeping things clean. Obviously, there are mold concerns when cleaning a silicone tail. Is it more challenging to keep textured scales clean? I really dig the Merbella scales and the newer textured scales that Raven used on her latest rainbow-y, personal tail, but it feels like it might be more challenging to get into all the little grooves. As I've never owned and cleaned a mermaid tail before, that may not be the case, though. Also, tea tree oil is an essential oil rock star with serious anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, but it can be highly caustic if you're not careful about diluting it. For those who own Merbella tails, what has been your experience in keeping them clean and mold-free? Does anyone use essential oils (diluted, of course) as a part of their cleaning regimen, and have you found it to be harmful to the silicone?

I have found the only thing that keeps my tails mold free long term without damaging, is regular rinsing, wiping out with a lysol wipe, and making sure to put fans inside them to thoroughly dry them. I've got 5. including the first one she ever made

Sitre Seer Moroaica
03-30-2016, 04:51 PM
I GOT MY SKETCH TODAY!!!!!!!!!

Apparently it was done a good while ago (not sure exactly how long) and they thought they sent it but didnt haha see I told ya I felt forgotten :P
Anyways everything looks great and my tail will go out with the next batch Tyler say. OMFG I'M SCREAMING RIGHT NOW :D

Mer-Crazy
03-30-2016, 04:53 PM
I GOT MY SKETCH TODAY!!!!!!!!!

Apparently it was done a good while ago (not sure exactly how long) and they thought they sent it but didnt haha see I told ya I felt forgotten :P
Anyways everything looks great and my tail will go out with the next batch Tyler say. OMFG I'M SCREAMING RIGHT NOW :D

When's the next batch going out? Or do you mean getting started with the next batch?

Sitre Seer Moroaica
03-30-2016, 04:55 PM
This is what he wrote me in the email:

"Your tail is set to be completed with the next batch of tails. Raven sketched out your design but it doesn’t look like we ever sent it to you."

Felicia
03-30-2016, 04:56 PM
I GOT MY SKETCH TODAY!!!!!!!!!

Apparently it was done a good while ago (not sure exactly how long) and they thought they sent it but didnt haha see I told ya I felt forgotten :P
Anyways everything looks great and my tail will go out with the next batch Tyler say. OMFG I'M SCREAMING RIGHT NOW :D
Yay!!!!

Mer-Crazy
03-30-2016, 04:59 PM
This is what he wrote me in the email:

"Your tail is set to be completed with the next batch of tails. Raven sketched out your design but it doesn’t look like we ever sent it to you."

Did you give Raven creative Liberty? I'm sorry I am excited for you I promise I just thought they didn't usually start without approval of a design. So either the next batch is a whole off, they started without design approval, or its gonna get pumped out!

Again I promise I'm excited ^_^ I'm just also a little confused haha.

Sitre Seer Moroaica
03-30-2016, 05:02 PM
You're totally fine!

I had a sketch made out 2 years prior to getting the spot so it may have been started without approval but that's all good because the sketched Tyler gave me looked great and if she were to go her own way out of accident I'm sure it would look even better then my sketch :P

Mer-Crazy
03-30-2016, 05:06 PM
Okay, confusion gone. Excitement incoming:

EEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHH!


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Little_Orca
03-31-2016, 12:02 AM
Congrats. :)

Sitre Seer Moroaica
03-31-2016, 03:41 PM
Thank you! :D
Y'all have no idea how thrilling this is. I dont know if some of you remember Mermaid Parties/Finbutts that was located here in Colorado (gosh 2012 seems so long ago now o.o) but after working for her, her and my ex friend fucked up my tail so bad I couldn't wear it anymore and NOW after all these years of working hard for the money, coming up with ideas for it and now so close to getting it as got me in a daze :'3

Little_Orca
03-31-2016, 10:23 PM
I hope I get a sketch soon, too. My other wedding planning hinges on when I will get my tail.

Sitre Seer Moroaica
04-01-2016, 02:54 PM
Little Orca, I hope you get yours as well!
I'm sure that must be tough having to waiting on wedding details due to one specific one. Congrats on getting married though! <3

LouLouBelle
04-01-2016, 06:33 PM
Came across this today:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160401/dbc30e8be804809708c176c38e2a4134.jpg

Anyone else think it looks familiar?? Cheaper and tackier, admittedly, but still...

I commented that it reminded me of Raven's tail and posted a photo of the original, and it's now been removed (unsurprisingly). She evidently knows exactly what she's doing...


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Felicia
04-01-2016, 08:06 PM
Yeah... She rips off everyone, shes been mentioned in this thread a few times because of it :/

LouLouBelle
04-01-2016, 08:33 PM
A few of us have posted on the photos now, and I can see why she just deleted my first comment. She's useless at trying to defend herself!! [emoji23]


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Mer-Crazy
04-01-2016, 08:48 PM
It's just too bad the woman never had an original idea in her life. Her sculpting and painting skills aren't that bad.

LouLouBelle
04-01-2016, 08:58 PM
She's obviously realised how awful she is at defending herself. She's deleted all the comments and blocked us from commenting further. Shame - I was finding that quite entertaining!


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Felicia
04-01-2016, 09:09 PM
It's just too bad the woman never had an original idea in her life. Her sculpting and painting skills aren't that bad.

Right!! She could be a decent tail maker but she refuses to make her own work... Is quite sad really

Princess Pearl
04-01-2016, 09:16 PM
In this particular instance I wouldn't say it's copying- it's Mantis Shrimp coloured, yes, but the fluke and fins are very different and those were the things that really made the Merbella's version stand out.

It's different enough that'd I'd put it under "inspired by" rather than full on "copycat."

LouLouBelle
04-01-2016, 09:19 PM
Mer-Crazy and Felicia - I couldn't agree more, and I did point that out to her before she blocked me. It's sad and also frustrating that someone with such a gift would completely waste it like that.

She told me it was just lion fish inspired... She didn't seem to realise it looked like a Mantis Shrimp.

Oh well... I'm gonna stop now as I feel I'm hijacking the thread with this...

I love Raven's work and could spend hours just looking at photos of her tails. I'm so excited for everyone who is lucky enough to have a MerBella tail on the way! The tails just seem to keep getting better - I can't wait to see the next batch! [emoji4]


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Felicia
04-01-2016, 09:54 PM
36325Its a copy of this tail

AniaR
04-01-2016, 09:59 PM
all she does is copy. oh well for her. she'll always be known as the copier

Mer-Crazy
04-01-2016, 10:33 PM
In this particular instance I wouldn't say it's copying- it's Mantis Shrimp coloured, yes, but the fluke and fins are very different and those were the things that really made the Merbella's version stand out.

It's different enough that'd I'd put it under "inspired by" rather than full on "copycat."

That's because you're looking at the wrong tail. It's a full out copy of Ravens lion fish tail. Not the mantis shrimp.

LouLouBelle
04-01-2016, 10:48 PM
I thought it looked lion fish patterned and mantis shrimp coloured... Might just be me! I'm the first to admit I'm not an expert on marine fish! Either way, the original tail is gorgeous.


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MermaidBonnie
04-03-2016, 10:41 AM
I just wanted to join in on the anticipation, excitement, and fun! I ordered and paid in full for my Merbella tail in October 2014 and can't cant wait to get it! We've collaborated on a design, and I heard about a month ago my fluke was already built. I got an email a week ago saying the same about the sketch, that they thought they sent it but didn't. They must be swamped! I loved that video of her that Tyler did. I'm hoping to have mine for another adventure in my home state of Florida this May. I've known Raven since the Yuku days and am so blessed and honored to have a tail made by her. Our tails will be worth the wait! I can't wait to share my pix with yall once I get them. I can't wait to see your pix too!!!!!

Luna Dreamtide
04-03-2016, 10:51 AM
I just wanted to join in on the anticipation, excitement, and fun! I ordered and paid in full for my Merbella tail in October 2014 and can't cant wait to get it! We've collaborated on a design, and I heard about a month ago my fluke was already built. I got an email a week ago saying the same about the sketch, that they thought they sent it but didn't. They must be swamped! I loved that video of her that Tyler did. I'm hoping to have mine for another adventure in my home state of Florida this May. I've known Raven since the Yuku days and am so blessed and honored to have a tail made by her. Our tails will be worth the wait! I can't wait to share my pix with yall once I get them. I can't wait to see your pix too!!!!!
Are you having a custom fluke design made?

Mermaid Rillia
04-03-2016, 12:28 PM
Still saving up....gahhhh! Must...Save...Faster!!! :crying: :money:

Meshy
04-03-2016, 04:18 PM
I got my design emailed to me last night, thought I'd share it here!

http://i.imgur.com/WILf7bU.jpg

AniaR
04-03-2016, 04:46 PM
Oh so you're the treefrog I've heard so much about! very cool.

Meshy
04-03-2016, 05:19 PM
That's me!! I can't wait! Dream tail, here I come! The wait is going to be the worst part, what she drew up was a billion times better than what I could've come up with, but at least my drawing from a friend helped!

Princess Pearl
04-03-2016, 06:03 PM
That's because you're looking at the wrong tail. It's a full out copy of Ravens lion fish tail. Not the mantis shrimp.
Oh, yeah. That's WAY closer. I retract my previous statement!

Kait
04-03-2016, 06:59 PM
Oh Meshy how cool! I love how unique it is, will be so bright :D

Vrindavana Starfish
04-03-2016, 07:58 PM
I got my design emailed to me last night, thought I'd share it here!

http://i.imgur.com/WILf7bU.jpg

:jawdrop: oh day-um! That is amazing!

I had a dream last night that I got a Marbella's tail. I didn't get a concept sketch, it was just a random tail, and it was still awesome. But, the dorsal fin was neoprene. Dreams are weird.

Felicia
04-03-2016, 08:32 PM
I got my design emailed to me last night, thought I'd share it here!

http://i.imgur.com/WILf7bU.jpg

I saw this and was like "omg a murloc tail!!!" But its a tree frog... Dont mind me being a nerd..

Vrindavana Starfish
04-03-2016, 09:13 PM
I saw this and was like "omg a murlock tail!!!" But its a tree frog... Dont mind me being a nerd..
No, I think you're right. That's totally a merlock!

Luna Dreamtide
04-03-2016, 09:38 PM
I got my design emailed to me last night, thought I'd share it here!

http://i.imgur.com/WILf7bU.jpg
Wow that looks incredible! That's such a cool concept.

Mermaid Mystery
04-04-2016, 12:05 AM
I LOVE the tree frog concept! I work with a lot of pretty frogs but that tail takes the cake!

Meshy
04-04-2016, 12:14 AM
Red-eyed tree frogs are my favorite! I used to do classroom presentations with my reptile zoo... most kids loved the frogs the best. I have a drawing a 12 year old did hanging in my hallway. Not only was it worthy of framing, but people ask where they can get one.... it's a one and only!

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LouLouBelle
04-04-2016, 03:48 AM
That tree frog tail is going to be insanely amazing!!!


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Vicky Mermaid
04-05-2016, 05:59 AM
Wauw i LOVE the design!!!

PetLoverSpy
04-05-2016, 01:33 PM
Meshy that's absolutely gorgeous!!

Little_Orca
04-05-2016, 04:05 PM
I feel so left out. :/ People who ordered after or at the same time have sketches and updates, I've only gotten a "we're busy and not started the sketch yet." message.

Deep breath, being patient... :(

Little_Orca
04-05-2016, 04:06 PM
And I'm not doubting that she is busy. I completely believe it, I just still am expressing my feelings.

AniaR
04-05-2016, 04:07 PM
you're allowed to do that. <3

frozenbutterflywings
04-05-2016, 04:08 PM
Today is my 1 year mark


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Little_Orca
04-05-2016, 04:36 PM
you're allowed to do that. <3

<3

Ariel-Starfish
04-06-2016, 04:04 AM
I'm so exited for u all out there! Knowing I had alot of trouble keeping it together myself when waiting on my tail.

❤️❤️❤️


Here is a video of me swimming at my mermzid party! (Best seen on pc, mobile won't work)


https://youtu.be/Yg5LHtmtiaU

The Water Phoenix
04-06-2016, 06:27 AM
I'm so exited for u all out there! Knowing I had alot of trouble keeping it together myself when waiting on my tail.

❤️❤️❤️


Here is a video of me swimming at my mermzid party! (Best seen on pc, mobile won't work)


https://youtu.be/Yg5LHtmtiaU Wonderful Ariel! :)

Kait
04-06-2016, 07:26 AM
Yaaaaay Ariel you look great :)


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Mermaid Lily_Pad
04-09-2016, 08:55 AM
I think someone beat you to the frog tail in a very epic way.

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u439/MermaidLilyPad/image_zpsykfjbhdt.jpeg

Mer-Crazy
04-09-2016, 09:04 AM
o.O I want... like five of those. Who did that?

Luna Dreamtide
04-09-2016, 09:14 AM
o.O I want... like five of those. Who did that?
It was Moo Prosthetics I think. It was shared on the MerNetwork Facebook page.

Merenneito Nerissa
04-09-2016, 10:00 AM
Yes it is, Moo Prostethics. In youtube there's also some videos of the guy who designs them, you can find those videos by name Thai merman. His real name is Farahsunamun, I don't remember his last name. He has instagram also, have been following that quite some time since he puts there videos of his creations as well as swimming vids :) He has at least two lionfish tails there, all his tails are just super amazing.

AniaR
04-09-2016, 11:03 AM
Moo is a friend of mine. He makes these tails for a Thai mini series. He calls this a dragon mermaid tail, not a frog one. Farahsunamun Thephasdin but he also goes by Vasit Suchitta . (I think he's has issues in the past with fans of the TV series tracking his FB down so he's changed his FB name a few times)

I'd rather if we're gonna post about his stuff we put it in his thread. (http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?8062-Moo-s-Mermaids-finally-here&highlight=asian+tail+maker) Basically a look you were trying to be original but someone beat you to it, I don't think is a great thing to say to someone either.

Mermaid Lily_Pad
04-09-2016, 11:50 PM
It's more along the lines of, "they have the same eyes" then anything. Moos tails I don't think could ever be copied, the details are crazy intricate. I can't imagine what it would look like in the water, or how heavy it is, and your right, it's closer to dragon then tree frog.

Mermaid Rillia
04-10-2016, 07:43 PM
This may have been asked before or there may be a thread I missed in my search, But at risk of sounding like a total codfish.... Are there any pictures anywhere where I could compare how big the Merbella flukes are? Like to see how much bigger the calypso is to the angler, and the new koi fluke to the Merbella, and so on? any pics or a link to a thread would be so helpful.

Felicia
04-10-2016, 09:04 PM
I didn't know how it compares to the other but the angler fluke is 27 inches wide and I believe its her smallest

Mermaid_Sarina
04-11-2016, 02:03 AM
I got my design emailed to me last night, thought I'd share it here!

http://i.imgur.com/WILf7bU.jpg


Meshy your tail design is bloody amazing!!!!!

Mermaid Rillia
04-11-2016, 01:47 PM
I didn't know how it compares to the other but the angler fluke is 27 inches wide and I believe its her smallest


Thanks Felicia. That helps put the size in perspective. :)

Toxotes
04-12-2016, 05:13 PM
Call me crazy, but that tail design reminds me of a murloc from WoW.

Echidna
04-12-2016, 05:28 PM
Call me crazy, but that tail design reminds me of a murloc from WoW.

well, murlocs are frog-fish people, so ;) and very colourful.

but my first thought was that it looks like an octopus. At least until you notice the fins.

Mermaid Meko
04-12-2016, 07:01 PM
Just showed my brother in law that design and without missing a beat he says "Hey, that looks like a Murloc!".....lol.

Which it totally does.

Doesn't make it any less AWESOME though! :) I cant wait to see further photos of the progress on that piece!

Loralei
04-15-2016, 03:14 AM
I come here everything, and I want to say I love you girls. <3 You all have the best energy. #TeamMerbella

AniaR
04-15-2016, 09:54 AM
I didn't know how it compares to the other but the angler fluke is 27 inches wide and I believe its her smallest

yes it is! unless she makes you a franken tail. i think my franken tail is the smallest fluke but it's not a standard option

LouLouBelle
04-17-2016, 01:08 PM
I've got to ask... Where did the name 'franken tail' come from?? All I can think of is Frankenstein!

(If that one's your usual tail, it's gorgeous. Raven really is a gifted artist!)


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Merman Arion
04-17-2016, 01:15 PM
I've got to ask... Where did the name 'franken tail' come from?? All I can think of is Frankenstein!

(If that one's your usual tail, it's gorgeous. Raven really is a gifted artist!)

You already answered your own question :)

Franken is from Frankenstein because it's a mermaid tail froms craps Raven had left in her studio

LouLouBelle
04-17-2016, 01:27 PM
Ah, that makes sense! Thanks. I couldn't for the life of me see how any of Raven's tails could be compared to Frankenstein!! (And... I take it you meant 'scraps'? Lol!)


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AniaR
04-17-2016, 01:29 PM
You already answered your own question :)

Franken is from Frankenstein because it's a mermaid tail froms craps Raven had left in her studio

Scraps arion. Scraps. LOL

Merman Arion
04-17-2016, 01:59 PM
Scraps arion. Scraps. LOL

OMG !!! I didn't...

https://media.giphy.com/media/eP1fobjusSbu/giphy.gif

PearlieMae
04-17-2016, 03:29 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mermaid Summerlilly
04-17-2016, 06:07 PM
Hahahahaha :lol: :lol:

Mermaid Freyja
04-17-2016, 06:30 PM
^^^Arion wins for the best typo. Ever.
:lol:

Merfin_Aurora_Oceania
04-17-2016, 07:23 PM
Replied without quote

Merfin_Aurora_Oceania
04-17-2016, 07:26 PM
That's a dragon mermaid design, its beautiful :)


I think someone beat you to the frog tail in a very epic way.

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u439/MermaidLilyPad/image_zpsykfjbhdt.jpeg

Green Tea Mermaid
04-19-2016, 02:46 PM
Just an update from my end. I received my tail a few days ago. I did an unboxing video, but I still need to edit it. I hope to have it up soon.

Mer-Crazy
04-19-2016, 06:26 PM
Ahhhhh Green Tea that's so exciting!!!!!


Also I just checked my days: 613. I totally missed my 600th day haha.

Luna Dreamtide
04-19-2016, 06:33 PM
Ohmygosh Green Tea that's so exciting! I can't wait to see!

Hydra1337
04-19-2016, 06:54 PM
I can't wait to see it either.

Kait
04-19-2016, 07:17 PM
Yaaaaay!!! Can't wait to see it Green Tea :yay:

Green Tea Mermaid
04-20-2016, 03:19 PM
Finally finished editing. Here's my unboxing video...https://youtu.be/hcO92RHfCvQ

Merman Arion
04-20-2016, 03:30 PM
Finally finished editing. Here's my unboxing video...https://youtu.be/hcO92RHfCvQ

OMG THIS is definitely my FAVORITE mermaid tail made by Raven :swoon:

https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7ZeHqK4bCqCCAvv2/giphy.gif

Sitre Seer Moroaica
04-20-2016, 03:39 PM
Lovely tail Green Tea! *.*

Green Tea Mermaid
04-20-2016, 04:14 PM
Thank you Arion and Sitre. I am so over the moon. I can't wait to try it out! Hopefully I'll get a chance this week.

Hydra1337
04-20-2016, 04:22 PM
It looks amazing! :D
Also, you have a lovely floor. Lol

Felicia
04-20-2016, 05:21 PM
It's absolutely beautiful! Congrats!

Mermaid Clara
04-20-2016, 05:27 PM
Finally finished editing. Here's my unboxing video...https://youtu.be/hcO92RHfCvQ

Beautiful tail!

Green Tea Mermaid
04-20-2016, 05:37 PM
:D
Also, you have a lovely floor. Lol

Hahaha I'm glad you think so. You sure got a good look at it. My camera skills need some work.

Hydra1337
04-20-2016, 06:01 PM
Hahaha I'm glad you think so. You sure got a good look at it. My camera skills need some work.

For real though your tail is just as gorgeous as your little helper. She was adorable. :)

Green Tea Mermaid
04-20-2016, 06:09 PM
For real though your tail is just as gorgeous as your little helper. She was adorable. :)

Aww...Thank you.

And thank you Felicia and Kelly.

Madison MerFaerie
04-20-2016, 06:15 PM
GORGEOUS!

Mermaid Mystery
04-20-2016, 08:08 PM
It's absolutely gorgeous! Also, you have cute pups!

Luna Dreamtide
04-20-2016, 08:14 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous! Your little helper is so cute too!
I love those rounded fins - not maybe people do that and they are so cute! The colours are beautiful and I agree that starfish top is amazing!

Kait
04-20-2016, 08:16 PM
OMG SO GORGEOUS :D can't wait to see a swimming video

Green Tea Mermaid
04-20-2016, 08:24 PM
Leina I love my rounded fins. When Raven sent the sketch it was one of the few changes I made. I drew them out and Raven agreed to make them. I am so glad she did because they came out so cute!

I hope to have a swimming video up sometime between this week and next week depending on the weather.

Felicia
04-22-2016, 04:00 AM
36580
I was getting ready for a photo shoot at the beach, which of course got some attention, and I met this adorable young mermaid lover �� she was so sweet and her mum sent me this picture today��

Mermaid Marius
04-22-2016, 10:29 AM
Felicia, your blended waist always blows my mind. It just looks so damn real! 😍😍😍

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Felicia
04-22-2016, 03:31 PM
Felicia, your blended waist always blows my mind. It just looks so damn real! 😍😍😍
Right!! I love the waist so much! I was shocked how real this looked so I even asked the woman who took the photo is she has shopped it at all and she said no

Kait
04-23-2016, 07:59 AM
Gorgeous Felicia, loving the blended waist to [emoji4]


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Ariel-Starfish
04-25-2016, 05:41 AM
Oooh yay a new unboxing video! ❤️

Grean tea mermaid , your tail is simple and very elegant wich I love! Loving the colors aswel! ��

Ariel-Starfish
04-25-2016, 05:42 AM
36580
I was getting ready for a photo shoot at the beach, which of course got some attention, and I met this adorable young mermaid lover �� she was so sweet and her mum sent me this picture today��


So adorable€ :D

sabreprime
04-30-2016, 03:09 PM
I just got my first sketch for my tail from Raven! It's absolutely beautiful; my gorgeous sunset-colored baby. I want to ask her before I post the picture anywhere, but even so, considering some of the things I've heard about people stealing her designs, I don't know if it would be the wisest decision just yet. I gave her creative control, just letting her know what I wanted for fins, fluke, and scale type as well as a color palette to work with. What she came up with is way better than anything I could ever dream up myself. To anyone who is thinking of working with Merbella Studios, I say go for it. In spite of their reputation for having challenges with communication, they have been, far and away, more responsive to me than any other studio I was speaking with when considering who to commission for my tail. Total class act. I cannot wait to continue this process with them.

Little_Orca
04-30-2016, 03:38 PM
grats prime.

KayNS
05-10-2016, 11:28 AM
Wow Felicia! Your tail is stunning! That blended waist is phenomenal! Totally looks photoshopped!

Felicia
05-10-2016, 12:14 PM
Wow Felicia! Your tail is stunning! That blended waist is phenomenal! Totally looks photoshopped!
Thanks so much:)

Mermaid Summerlilly
05-11-2016, 12:35 PM
But like good photoshop. :P

AniaR
05-12-2016, 02:06 PM
Quoted form Raven:

Hi everyone!
We have been extremely swamped lately and we sincerely apologize for the silence. It's Summer time and things always get the busiest for us this time of year. We have been traveling a lot the last two months for work and haven't had a moment to catch up on emails and updates. I understand everyone is getting anxious but I promise we are working on getting back to everyone now, please be patient with us! heart emoticon
Also, we have received several order inquiri...es that we have not been able to accept just yet. If you have been emailing with no response (over the last few months) we are just not able to accept the order right now while we catch up and focus on all the deadlines currently scheduled. We will have a few pre made sets up for sale over the next couple months and of course, returning Merbella clients are always a priority but we are taking less custom orders this year.
Im excited about the projects we've been working on and will share when I can:)
Check out this stunning photo of Santana Cosplay (https://www.facebook.com/SantanaCosplay/) in her new Merbella! She has a few other beautiful mermaid photos on her page please check her out and show her some love







https://www.facebook.com/SantanaCosplay/photos/a.1006610812751216.1073741868.429500627128907/1014286668650297/?type=3&theater

PearlieMae
05-12-2016, 02:48 PM
I can't believe you didn't employ "Quoth The Raven..." :doh:

AniaR
05-12-2016, 04:20 PM
oh man, missed opportunity. (fun story, her mom really loves poe and that's where her name came from)

SeaGlass Siren
05-12-2016, 08:31 PM
"Never more"

Luna Dreamtide
05-13-2016, 04:13 AM
That new tail is so pretty!

Imogen Finnly
05-16-2016, 08:29 PM
"Never more"
SO GOOD!!!!

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Mermaid Alea
05-20-2016, 02:03 AM
Merbellas has a pre-made size 34C top up for sale right now:
https://www.facebook.com/MerBellaStudios/posts/1092090347513711

It is so ornate looking! Too bad I am so small chested. :$

Mermaid Aria
05-20-2016, 08:02 PM
Merbellas has a pre-made size 34C top up for sale right now:
https://www.facebook.com/MerBellaStudios/posts/1092090347513711

It is so ornate looking! Too bad I am so small chested. :$
I know! That's what inspired the other thread I made.

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Mermaid Alea
05-20-2016, 08:07 PM
I figured that is why you made that thread! :p

Little_Orca
05-21-2016, 06:03 AM
I am now on day 468 since I have ordered my tail and I still do not have a sketch or any update from Raven or Tyler. I've also had to postpone my wedding for another year as I will not have time to set anything up this season. I've send Raven a message and I hope to hear something soon. Needless to say, I'm quite sad.

Hydra1337
05-21-2016, 08:28 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that, Little Orca. :(

frozenbutterflywings
05-22-2016, 03:06 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160522/7e3d1ce29aeba19ea7d1cfad7df8c478.jpg
This tail is gorgeous! Congrats to the mer who is receiving this beauty! [emoji7]


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Sitre Seer Moroaica
05-22-2016, 05:05 PM
I'm so sorry Little Orca!
I certainly hope you receive a reply. :(

But I do love that new tail!

Kait
05-22-2016, 09:08 PM
Hang in there Little Orca, really sorry to hear that :(



This tail is gorgeous! Congrats to the mer who is receiving this beauty! [emoji7]

Totally agree, that pink is going to look gorgeous in the water!

lynsea
05-22-2016, 11:59 PM
Wait till you see what she has next... color changing scales!

Mer-Crazy
05-23-2016, 12:17 AM
Yeah she started working on those because of me. I asked for them in my tail (I was trying to keep it a secret but since she's posted a video anyway) the ones shown are not my tail by the way, I'm assuming a personal tail experiment maybe or something like that.


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PearlieMae
05-23-2016, 01:41 AM
What video?

Mer-Crazy
05-23-2016, 01:41 AM
On her personal page.


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frozenbutterflywings
05-23-2016, 01:55 PM
Speaking of color changing scales she just posted a video of it on her merbella page lol


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Kait
05-23-2016, 08:37 PM
Speaking of color changing scales she just posted a video of it on her merbella page lol


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I just saw it to! SOOOOO COOL! :yay:You must be so excited Mer-Crazy!!

Mer-Crazy
05-23-2016, 10:49 PM
I really am! It's come so far from the first video she showed me where she was experimenting with the technique it's amazing!

AniaR
05-23-2016, 11:24 PM
it's so crazy! all the colour change things I've seen so far consist of needing to use cold or heat but this doesnt appear to. I know Raven frequently experiments with new materials and tries things before they hit market so I wonder if this is one of her concoctions? I clearly havent been able to pin her down to ask haha

Mer-Crazy
05-23-2016, 11:47 PM
Well I've seen the technique in both a mer tailor tail and a lot of pearlie's scales before.


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Theobromine
05-24-2016, 12:02 AM
Those scales are gorgeous! I know Pearlie has been using those pigments for a long time now. Hers were the first I've ever seen with them. Just fyi. I know what they are but I can't tell :p

Luna Dreamtide
05-24-2016, 12:39 AM
it's so crazy! all the colour change things I've seen so far consist of needing to use cold or heat but this doesnt appear to. I know Raven frequently experiments with new materials and tries things before they hit market so I wonder if this is one of her concoctions? I clearly havent been able to pin her down to ask haha
This wouldn't need temperature change because it's just a duochrome pigment - so it reflects different colours from different angles rather than actually changing from one colour to another.

Elodea the Mermaid
05-24-2016, 01:19 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160522/7e3d1ce29aeba19ea7d1cfad7df8c478.jpg
This tail is gorgeous! Congrats to the mer who is receiving this beauty! [emoji7]


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This one belongs to Mermaid Luckie, our owner at The Sacramento Mermaids ^.^

Mermaid Alea
05-24-2016, 02:46 AM
I want it. :eye twitch:

I am so glad to see Raven's color changing is different from the others I have been seeing. Her method is more of what I was hoping to see in a color changing tail. This is all very exciting I had better start swimming more and saving up money!

Luna Dreamtide
05-24-2016, 04:54 AM
I want it. :eye twitch:

I am so glad to see Raven's color changing is different from the others I have been seeing. Her method is more of what I was hoping to see in a color changing tail. This is all very exciting I had better start swimming more and saving up money!
Yeah I agree - it's really pretty and a bit more like real iridescent scales.

Mermaid Kassandra
05-24-2016, 06:11 AM
I know those pigments!



I'm using the same for my new tail in green, gold and red. They're not real colors as they show only when the light hits them but they are really lovely :)



Also Nim freshwater used them for her tail (which she never finished)

LouLouBelle
05-24-2016, 06:45 AM
That does look gorgeous. ❤️

It looks like the same type of pigment Pearlie uses. I think I know what it is! (If not, I have some very similar pigments that give the same effect!)

I've never seen a tail that changes colour depending on temperature, but that would absolutely rock! A tail that changes colour if you're going from warm dry land into cooler water would be amazing. I'd love to see that!

Also, I love that pink tail. I don't often do pink, but that vibrant deep pink is stunning, and the black really sets it off beautifully. Raven definitely goes beyond 'tail maker' and is a true 'tail artist'. I love her work.


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AniaR
05-24-2016, 02:08 PM
Those scales are gorgeous! I know Pearlie has been using those pigments for a long time now. Hers were the first I've ever seen with them. Just fyi. I know what they are but I can't tell :p

yes you made that abundantly clear with your comments on facebook.

Nowhere did raven claim to be the first, I saw Fifi experimenting with the same thing months ago as well. Mike van Daal did it 6 years ago.

i think it's really sad the amount of snark that came out of Raven posting a quick behind the scenes video of working on a tail. And how quick people are to jump to assign their own meaning to a fairly innocent post. left me really disappointed in a lot of people. Glad the comments were removed both from her Merbella's page, and Pearlie's initial post. (context for people who didn't see, a few snarky comments were made on Pearlie's posting about her technique, in reply to raven, which then carried over to some not so nice comments being left on raven's video, all of it 100% unnecessary)

PearlieMae
05-24-2016, 04:48 PM
Let's just drop it, okay?

Mermaid Alea
05-26-2016, 07:43 PM
I saw in the Facebook comments under the video of the iridescent tail that Raven said
"This tail MIGHT be one of the pre-made sets to be listed here."

That would be sooo awesome! :)

Little_Orca
05-28-2016, 02:16 AM
For those who follow me on FB, I did get my sketches from Raven. She sent me a few of them and I picked my most favorite of the group. No work on production yet, but it is nice to have a small picture in my phone to help me keep going. Things have been hard, and the last two weeks have sucked for health: massive infection, concussion, then I got in a car accident last night. Having this little picture of a tail is the light in the darkness that I needed.

I can't share it, since I dont have permission to, and I think it might be more fun for it to be a surprise for everyone later.

Luna Dreamtide
05-28-2016, 02:28 AM
That's great that you have that at least :) All the best with getting better.

Ariel-Starfish
05-28-2016, 02:53 PM
For those who follow me on FB, I did get my sketches from Raven. She sent me a few of them and I picked my most favorite of the group. No work on production yet, but it is nice to have a small picture in my phone to help me keep going. Things have been hard, and the last two weeks have sucked for health: massive infection, concussion, then I got in a car accident last night. Having this little picture of a tail is the light in the darkness that I needed.

I can't share it, since I dont have permission to, and I think it might be more fun for it to be a surprise for everyone later.


Hugs!! :hug:

LouLouBelle
05-28-2016, 05:35 PM
Little Orca - I hope you're ok!

Great news that you've got your sketch, though. I'm sure your tail will be worth the wait. [emoji4]


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Seraphina Suds
06-01-2016, 01:51 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/fb2419a194b5926a3e24019a5b3080a5.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160601/7b308732a2b74fd6f19fbfc1624403be.jpg

Ariel-Starfish
06-02-2016, 12:37 PM
I've seen the pictures erlier today - still need to get hold of a comic from them!

I have one big question about this tail: It has a very simple colorscemr-design and I always thought Raven did not do that?! :thinks:

Mermaid Aria
06-02-2016, 07:24 PM
I found the kindle version of the book for 99 cents on Amazons so I got it. Its a cute story so far, though I'm only 2 chapters in.

The Magic Crafter
06-02-2016, 09:03 PM
Oh my gosh... I just sent a "Ready to Order" email to Tyler a day or two ago... Gah! Gah! I'm not sure if I'll get a reply back or not, but urrrrghhh! It was a rush. :fallover:

Chrissy79
06-06-2016, 10:44 PM
I have a MerBella seaweed top for sale. Sadly doesn't fit after the mer baby was born

frozenbutterflywings
06-07-2016, 12:37 PM
I have a MerBella seaweed top for sale. Sadly doesn't fit after the mer baby was born

What size?


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Mermaid Lorelei
06-07-2016, 02:18 PM
Picture of your seaweed top?

Chrissy79
06-07-2016, 02:25 PM
What size?


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it is a 34C. If you look in the classified section I have it listed there

Chrissy79
06-07-2016, 02:25 PM
Picture of your seaweed top?


Check the the classified section I have a picture there!!

Sitre Seer Moroaica
06-11-2016, 07:29 AM
I GOT AN EMAIL SAYING MY TAIL IS READY TO HEAD TO PAINT!!!!
I cant believe it's finally happening!!! Four years of wanting this tail and I'm so freaking close to receiving it :O

Mer-Crazy
06-11-2016, 07:55 AM
Ahhhhh!!! So exciting! When abouts did it get started again? Not as in when you ordered but actual tail construction began?

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Mer-Crazy
06-11-2016, 08:58 AM
I've seen the pictures erlier today - still need to get hold of a comic from them!

I have one big question about this tail: It has a very simple colorscemr-design and I always thought Raven did not do that?! :thinks:
It's because it's a very special project for her. I don't remember exactly what she said but I did talk to her about it once. Also she does still do simple colour schemes if the client wants it, I mean my original design was just a blue, green purple design with no patterns or anything it was very simple but she was happy to do it for me if that's what I wanted. it's more she just prefers doing the intricate, elaborate schemes.

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MermaidNerenia
06-11-2016, 11:13 AM
I just got my first sketch for my tail from Raven! It's absolutely beautiful; my gorgeous sunset-colored baby. I want to ask her before I post the picture anywhere, but even so, considering some of the things I've heard about people stealing her designs, I don't know if it would be the wisest decision just yet. I gave her creative control, just letting her know what I wanted for fins, fluke, and scale type as well as a color palette to work with. What she came up with is way better than anything I could ever dream up myself. To anyone who is thinking of working with Merbella Studios, I say go for it. In spite of their reputation for having challenges with communication, they have been, far and away, more responsive to me than any other
studio I was speaking with when considering who to commission for my tail. Total class act. I cannot wait to continue this process with them.

I did the same thing, I just gave a color palette fluke and the extra fins I wanted and let her go to town. I could NEVER come up with designs like she does. It's a true gift.

Ariel-Starfish
06-11-2016, 01:04 PM
Such great news Sitre Seer Moroaica!! :cool:

As with my concers.. As some of u know I had some sizing issues with the blended waist (to big).

Over the past months I contacted Raven and asked her for some tips to alter it. First she told me I had to ship it back for adjustments but they haven't had time to take that order in. I told her I could not afford to ship it right back to them and asked for advice. Then she told me it was not the usual way but she told wat was best to do and wished me luck! :)

This is the result! :)

http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/LaraCroftFanneke22/Mernetwork%20avatar-banner/69CE39EC-9D5B-4F7A-A01F-A18F887020FE_zpswhflvy3w.jpg


And thinking about writing down my tail review!

Hydra1337
06-11-2016, 04:11 PM
Wow, you did a great job!

Sitre Seer Moroaica
06-11-2016, 04:45 PM
Ahhhhh!!! So exciting! When abouts did it get started again? Not as in when you ordered but actual tail construction began?

I'm not entirely sure when as they had forgot to send me the sketches haha but I got that email March 20th.

Mer-Crazy
06-11-2016, 05:54 PM
Last March or this March? Sorry I only ask because I'm getting a bit antsy for my own tail haha. It got started in February but I haven't heard anything yet so just trying to figure out time lines

AniaR
06-11-2016, 06:55 PM
I've seen the pictures erlier today - still need to get hold of a comic from them!

I have one big question about this tail: It has a very simple colorscemr-design and I always thought Raven did not do that?! :thinks:

she can make whatever she wants for whatever reason, she prefers to make more elaborate designs but that was made for people who intend on ordering a whole group based off characters. Just like how she will still make Ariel tails- a simple colour scheme.

AniaR
06-11-2016, 06:56 PM
I know she's working on yours mer-crazy she mentioned it to my briefly during our last catch up. :D

Mer-Crazy
06-11-2016, 07:12 PM
Aww yey :) I'm in no rush to get it since its winter here right now anyway but it's nice to know stuff is happening haha. I'm hoping it'll be done by summer though. That would be wonderful but again I don't mind if it's not. I am a patient person

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Sitre Seer Moroaica
06-12-2016, 05:09 PM
Mer-Crazy, it was march of this year ^.^

MermaidNerenia
06-14-2016, 04:03 PM
So. I am completely over the moon right now. We didn't know if this was going to happen or not.

Over a year ago I discussed with Raven the concept of a 'sister-tail.' If two mers placed orders at the same time would she be able to work on them together. She said she had done that once before with a pair of preforming mermaids and she would be interested if the tails contrasted and were not twin tails. I agreed.

I placed my order with her last week, and today she graciously accepted my best friend Jamie's order with the agreement that they would be 'sister-tails.'

Same fluke shapes, similar color schemes, contrasting tails, similar tops. Enough to make us look like we're the same species, not matching enough where we're out and out twins, but enough that we work together and are still unique. Jamie and I look incredibly similar anyways, we're taken as sisters most places we go. I could not be happier right now. I am absolutely poleaxed.

I totally did a dance in my office.

Im going to have a sister-tail with the person in my life I am closer to than anyone. She's my complete other half. The other piece of myself. And now in this too we'll be doing this together.

Im going to cry im so emotional right now. We have been planning this for years and now it's happening.

AniaR
06-14-2016, 04:43 PM
yes! raven made me sister tails one is a full silicone, the other is what i calla franken tail. My sister and I literally both use them together haha. she is younger, and it looks like a mini version of me!

MermaidNerenia
06-14-2016, 05:15 PM
YESS! I knew you had a pair. I wasn't sure if she did another pair for anyone else or not or if that was the pair she was referencing.

Im so excited!

My husband is appalled that there will now be two of us.......

Sitre Seer Moroaica
06-14-2016, 07:45 PM
Congrats Nerenia!!! :d

Luna Dreamtide
06-14-2016, 11:26 PM
That's so exciting. I love the idea of sister tails!

Theta
06-21-2016, 04:43 PM
Some people took some awesome pictures of my tail on Saturday at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, so I thought I'd share them here.

37491
by Mary Altaffer

37492
by Eduardo Munoz

37493
by Stephanie Keith
(This one is for sale on getty images for $575! Guys! I'm worth $575, muffin top and all!)

37494
AND THIS ONE WHICH IS AWESOME and also by Eduardo Munoz, maybe, by @eduardomunnoz on Instagram, at any rate.

Everyone was a huge fan of Raven's work :D

Mermaid Lorelei
06-21-2016, 05:24 PM
I love the last one! Mermaid action shots are always neat.

Hydra1337
06-21-2016, 05:31 PM
I agree with Loreli. That last one was my favorite out of the bunch.

AniaR
06-21-2016, 06:27 PM
Theta you look amazing~~

My friend Maureen bought this tail used and is killin it

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13443164_10100943797429561_2267249201551977361_o.j pg

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13428411_10100940816707951_2802406646188075386_n.j pg?oh=c9ed691ad27b3d94e287dc006d235837&oe=57D86D69

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13423891_10100938794939591_4208474001503507877_n.j pg?oh=7c2417068f40fcef60670b222fd60110&oe=57C67400

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12841244_10100869061311341_8842641309406052389_o.j pg


She is basically my spirit animal.

Mer-Crazy
06-21-2016, 06:59 PM
First off; Theta its lovely to see you in your tail <3

Secondly; yes she is amazing, Raina

Thirdly; is that the tail of the lady who made it a point to say 'I didn't copy Raina's tail'? What happened to her?

LouLouBelle
06-21-2016, 07:07 PM
Theta - I love all the photos, but the last one is just amazing. ❤️

Maureen looks like she was born with that tail. It's gorgeous.


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Mermaid Alea
06-21-2016, 08:54 PM
Beautiful photos and tails! Theta your tail looks so angelic!

Raina your friend really is killin it in that tail. I love the first photo.

I too was wondering if that was that ladie's tail that Mer-Crazy is talking about. It is a beautiful tail.

AniaR
06-21-2016, 10:17 PM
Yes. it's that tail. lol Who also told me off a bunch when I said on here that people struggle with she creature flukes and sometimes sell off the tails (because they do, and I have one myself lol)

Theta is my tail sea-star. SHe got hers right after my first one!

Luna Dreamtide
06-22-2016, 01:27 AM
Theta your tail is gorgeous!! Is that a Raven design or your ideas? It's beautiful.

And Raina you are so right - Maureen is amazing and so multitalented!

Mer-Crazy
06-22-2016, 02:05 AM
I believe (correct me if I'm wrong I may be thinking about someone else) Theta's tail was inspired by Leia's lake dress from starwars, she sent the photo to Raven as a reference and Raven designed it.

Mermaid Mystery
06-22-2016, 02:22 AM
Close! It was Padmé from the prequels. I remember that! I'm also a huge Star Wars nerd so it's hard to forget things like that. I love it so much!

Mermaid Cataleya
06-22-2016, 04:51 PM
she can make whatever she wants for whatever reason, she prefers to make more elaborate designs but that was made for people who intend on ordering a whole group based off characters. Just like how she will still make Ariel tails- a simple colour scheme.

Hello I had ,estates her on her espy page I know she's busy and all but being u had exsperence with her tails ( I love them btw) would she be willing to meet up with someone to make sure the measuring is right ? My greatest fear is to buy a high end tail like hers and it not fit right again :(


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AniaR
06-22-2016, 08:24 PM
well I dont think Raven is taking orders for a while, and she doesn't usually have time to meet up with people. They only really answer messages when they're able to take orders, or for current clients, and even for current clients it's usually minimal replies due to their demand

Mer-Crazy
06-22-2016, 09:23 PM
Close! It was Padmé from the prequels. I remember that! I'm also a huge Star Wars nerd so it's hard to forget things like that. I love it so much!
You know what I meant Padme but I must not have been paying attention at that moment haha. Bad me! I even like the prequels better so that makes it even worse haha

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Mermaid Mystery
06-22-2016, 10:13 PM
Same! Although now that I'm older I appreciate the original trilogy almost as much as the prequels.

AniaR
06-23-2016, 12:22 AM
Deleted

Edit: I thought these were public photos posted on her page! but they were on her personal page not ready for public. My total bad. So deleted

Mermaid Alea
06-23-2016, 12:27 AM
So much beauty! :swoon:
That new tail has an amazing paint job. The dragon tail upgrades make an already wonderful tail even better. Finally, Raven's hair color is very pretty!

Mer-Crazy
06-23-2016, 12:36 AM
Those photos are all amazing ahhhhh I love them!

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Ariel-Starfish
06-23-2016, 03:42 AM
Some people took some awesome pictures of my tail on Saturday at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, so I thought I'd share them here.

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by Mary Altaffer

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by Eduardo Munoz

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by Stephanie Keith
(This one is for sale on getty images for $575! Guys! I'm worth $575, muffin top and all!)

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AND THIS ONE WHICH IS AWESOME and also by Eduardo Munoz, maybe, by @eduardomunnoz on Instagram, at any rate.

Everyone was a huge fan of Raven's work :D


I have spotted u in a local Belgium newspaper the other day! :) I took a Snapchat of it.

frozenbutterflywings
06-23-2016, 05:46 AM
I can see my sketches in raven's picture. I'm sooo excited!!! That paint job on that tail looks stunning!


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LouLouBelle
06-23-2016, 07:00 AM
Both those tails are gorgeous. I love the dorsal fin arrangement on the dragon tail.

Raven's mint green tail still has to be one of my favourites, and that photo is just ❤️


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KayNS
06-23-2016, 08:48 AM
Here's a few Raven posted that I assume are OK to post because they are watermarked. I held back one because I believe it belongs to spindrift and if she's active she'll likely want to post it

PHOTO REMOVED




:jawdrop: OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I love that tail! It kinda looks like a blue tail that's burning.

Luna Dreamtide
06-23-2016, 09:00 AM
Love those photos of Raven! And that tail is so pretty.

MermaidNerenia
06-23-2016, 10:21 AM
:jawdrop: OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I love that tail! It kinda looks like a blue tail that's burning.

I believe she called this one the Volcano Koi so that's a great description

AniaR
06-23-2016, 10:32 AM
Today is also her wedding anniversary :)

Hydra1337
06-23-2016, 11:36 AM
Aw, happy anniversary to them!

Also, the volcano koi tail kicks ass.

Theta
06-24-2016, 10:40 AM
I'm glad you guys like the pictures :) One of these days I've got to do a photoshoot with this tail, a proper one.

Omg Raina, Maureen looks AMAAAAAAZINGGGGGGGG

And I love the new tails! The volcano koi is so cool!!!!

Theta
06-24-2016, 10:40 AM
I have spotted u in a local Belgium newspaper the other day! :) I took a Snapchat of it.

DUDE THAT'S NUTS!!!!

:D

Kait
06-27-2016, 08:56 PM
Loving all the photos :)
It's been awhile since I posted, but still no new updates for me wwaaahhhh lol

Khaleesi Daenerys
06-27-2016, 09:15 PM
Anyone know if she does foot pockets like Moo mermaids as well, or only monofins? Thank you.

Mer-Crazy
06-27-2016, 09:25 PM
Anyone know if she does foot pockets like Moo mermaids as well, or only monofins? Thank you.
Just monofins and only the Finis competitor or Foil.

Khaleesi Daenerys
06-27-2016, 09:26 PM
:(Thanks

Mermaid Lorelei
06-27-2016, 09:30 PM
I thought it was Competitor or Foil?

Mer-Crazy
06-27-2016, 10:00 PM
Sorry yeah, Foil. I got mixed up haha.

AniaR
06-28-2016, 10:45 PM
those nasty messages on my instagram weren't telling off? lol. With your friends on board? Huh!

Also, I messaged you because I saw complaints and didn't want you to think it was OK with me, and you commented on those complaints too, and brought up hearing stuff in your unboxing video as well. So let's not pretend like it's something I made up with the back peddling, K?

Mermaid Mystery
06-29-2016, 12:22 AM
what?

Mermaid Alea
06-29-2016, 02:25 AM
I think Raina accidentally posted in the wrong topic. :p

LouLouBelle
06-29-2016, 03:58 AM
I think that was actually in response to a post from the original owner of Maureen's tail, which now seems to have vanished.

And... I'm still seeing the volcano koi tail in the preview for this thread on tapatalk.


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Mer-Crazy
06-29-2016, 05:47 AM
Yeah the preview is always the most recently uploaded photo

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Mermaid Kelda
06-29-2016, 05:57 AM
I think that was actually in response to a post from the original owner of Maureen's tail, which now seems to have vanished.
Yeah, what gives? Did she decide she didn't want them there and ask to have them deleted?

LouLouBelle
06-29-2016, 06:04 AM
Well, I'm just gonna post this again...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160629/a1d70153003c81c27d1a307f5c04eeaf.jpg

And say I can't wait to see it come to life. I think it might be my favourite design I've seen yet. [emoji4]


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Mermaid Jaffa
06-29-2016, 06:14 AM
Well, I'm just gonna post this again...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160629/a1d70153003c81c27d1a307f5c04eeaf.jpg

And say I can't wait to see it come to life. I think it might be my favourite design I've seen yet. [emoji4]


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Moos Mermaids have the eye tail first.

Mer-Crazy
06-29-2016, 06:20 AM
Yeah, what gives? Did she decide she didn't want them there and ask to have them deleted?
The mods never delete posts because of accountability... so I'm not sure what happened

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LouLouBelle
06-29-2016, 07:03 AM
Moos Mermaids have the eye tail first.

That's not a fair comment. The only thing Moo's snake tail has in common with this design is that it has red eyes. This one is based on a frog, and very beautifully done.

Here's a diagram pointing out the references that Moo used for his tail.

https://instagram.com/p/BEWO4zgAsNe/


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Mermaid Jaffa
06-29-2016, 09:31 AM
Ok.

Are eyes tail a thing now?

AniaR
06-29-2016, 10:05 AM
I think that was actually in response to a post from the original owner of Maureen's tail, which now seems to have vanished.

And... I'm still seeing the volcano koi tail in the preview for this thread on tapatalk.


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yeah looks like they deleted their post.

I had to remove the photo because I mistakingly posted it >.<

AniaR
06-29-2016, 10:06 AM
Ok.

Are eyes tail a thing now?

The sketch was actually created (and the tail designed by customer/Raven) before Moo posted his finished tail. It's purely coincadence.

LouLouBelle
06-29-2016, 10:54 AM
I had to remove the photo because I mistakingly posted it >.<

I know - I had read your post and that was why I was wondering why it was still showing up on the thread preview. That was also why I posted the frog tail pic again... Trying to be helpful and remove the photo from the preview - not trying to start any drama on who did the first eyes... [emoji85][emoji87] Sorry about that!!

(I do love the frog design, though, and I can't wait to see it. Meshy - you are one lucky mermaid!)


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Mermaid Jaffa
06-29-2016, 11:10 PM
The sketch was actually created (and the tail designed by customer/Raven) before Moo posted his finished tail. It's purely coincadence.

Ok. Gotcha!

Mermaid Kelda
06-30-2016, 12:46 AM
The mods never delete posts because of accountability... so I'm not sure what happened
Yeah I thought that was the case too, I just forgot that you could delete your own posts! So that makes more sense now haha.

AniaR
06-30-2016, 09:32 AM
I didn't delete my post, I removed the photo (an edit) the post is still there, it just has text instead. But as for the other person, their post may have been moved since it was a bit trolley?

Mermaid Lorelei
06-30-2016, 04:49 PM
The other mermaid in question deleted her own posts, hence making it look like Raina was talking to herself. We moderators did not touch them.

Mer-Crazy
06-30-2016, 06:55 PM
I didn't realise we could delete our own posts o.O Haha

AniaR
06-30-2016, 10:14 PM
yeah I think it's new, and the founders may not realize it lol. may have come with an update or somehthing. in the past we couldnt. Anyway OFF TOPIC umm merbellas are pretty! :D lol

Imogen Finnly
06-30-2016, 10:19 PM
I cant believe that this merbella thread hit 800 pages! Wow! That must be a real record !

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