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Theobromine
05-08-2013, 07:23 PM
I stayed up way too late last night finishing this. I'm glad I finally got around to doing it. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, though I might still add a little more seaweed hanging down from the front. What do you all think?

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Closer up to see details (sorry for blurry cell phone pic, bleah)
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And on me (sorry for stoopid non-photogenic face)
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Theobromine
05-08-2013, 07:24 PM
I can't smile worth beans so I always have to have a surly look in pictures to avoid looking like a complete moron.

AniaR
05-08-2013, 07:25 PM
lovely!

Mer_Adella
05-08-2013, 07:32 PM
I think it's beautiful just the way it is

WavyMermaidy
05-08-2013, 07:33 PM
Really pretty :)

Ashe
05-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Awesome!! :D

Mermaid Pickles
05-08-2013, 08:15 PM
I love it, and I know how you feel with the smiling thing! I'm the same way. Unless I'm not aware you're taking a pic or I'm not smiling on purpose, I always look doofy. If you look closely at my avatar, I've got a really weird grin going there.

Theobromine
05-08-2013, 08:51 PM
Thanks so much guys!! :cool:

Theobromine
05-08-2013, 08:53 PM
And yeah, Mermaid Pickles, doofy is the perfect word to describe how I look when I try to smile in pictures :$

Mermaid Allie
05-08-2013, 09:07 PM
I LOVE that top!!!

Theobromine
05-08-2013, 09:29 PM
Thanks Allie :D

MerMarla
05-08-2013, 09:43 PM
Oh Theobromine, I love it! Especially the sequins in the shell grooves! You did an awesome job! I like the greens just the way they are! Congrats! I hope it doesn't tickle too much! LOL!
Mermaid Marla

Arella
05-08-2013, 09:51 PM
Very nice :)

Theobromine
05-08-2013, 09:52 PM
Thanks! Haha, it does tickle a little actually, I guess I'll have to get used to that. And I guess my doofy blurry cellphone camera doesn't quite show it, but they're actually little glass beads, not sequins. I picked them out because they look like beach glass, and I couldn't resist because I love beach glass. Especially blue beach glass, which is the hardest color to find!

MerMarla
05-08-2013, 09:59 PM
Ooooh even better! I love beach glass too, and your right, blue is the hardest to find, especially tiny pieces you used! And Blue is my fav color! Awesome!
Mermaid Marla

Ariel Starfish
05-10-2013, 06:51 AM
Whaah I love it! Would totally match my new tail :p hehe.

Maybe I should get my lazy ass off to work on a shell bra? But what I never understood : How do you keep the shells and seeweed on the bra? (So it doesen't come off under water)

Theobromine
05-10-2013, 08:39 AM
Glad you like it :D Like many others here, I used E6000 glue for the seashells. It holds really well. First I sewed the fishnet down to the nude colored strapless bra I bought, then I glues the seashells down very firmly on top. I glued the seaglass beads to the fronts of the shells, and I used a combination of brown thread stitches and glue (depending on whether it would be visible or not) to attach the seaweed.

Theobromine
05-10-2013, 08:45 AM
The sewing took me a lot of time and swearing, though :p

Ariel Starfish
05-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the info. I don't think i caan find that kind of glue here but I have some other strong glue and hoping that will do the trick! ^^

Theobromine
05-10-2013, 05:45 PM
As long as it is strong and a little flexible and holds up in the water it should be fine.

Mermaid Danielle
05-11-2013, 04:37 PM
Looks great!

Theobromine
05-12-2013, 03:16 PM
Thanks!

Mermaid Muir
05-30-2013, 12:31 PM
Really good job. I like how it came out!

Theobromine
05-30-2013, 07:31 PM
Thanks Allie :D And welcome to Mernetwork!

seagirls626
06-19-2013, 08:56 PM
That looks so coral!! I love the rhinestones...

deepblue
06-19-2013, 10:54 PM
I really like the sea glass effect. Pretty top, none of the plant bits are poking at you when it's on, either, eh? Nice job!

Ha, I love the smiling comments earlier... I wish I looked as good as doofy when I smile in pics. ha.

Theobromine
06-20-2013, 12:01 AM
Haha thanks :) Yeah, it's pretty comfy, not too pokey.

Mermaid Lorelei
06-20-2013, 02:46 AM
Nice job Theo. :>