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mermaid Syrean
12-26-2013, 12:40 AM
Hi everyone *waves*

so I was thinking that there are threads for tails but I haven't seen any for Merbella tops!
So please forgive me if there is and I haven't found it but I would love to start one for tops that Raven has made/ designed for herself or her customers :) so if you have tops from Raven that you haven't had a chance to show here's your chance <3

also so feel free to add top designs that you have designed so we can all have a look and give our opinions <3

Ill add some tops once I get to my laptop <3

mermaid Syrean
12-26-2013, 01:53 AM
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AniaR
12-26-2013, 10:44 PM
These are the tops I own:

A shell top. Not as comfortable as silicone, but very authentic looking and love all the extra bits.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1229809_695133620521384_1987705406_n.jpg

These two silicone tops, my seaweed one is the most comfortable, the octopus the coolest looking

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/995152_678375662197180_1619707328_n.jpg

I don't wear this one anymore, I put on weight and it doesn't fit, but it's awesome. I just suggest wearing clear bar straps so you dont flash anyone
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/424971_369966873038062_1242570600_n.jpg

Mermaid Lorelei
12-26-2013, 11:28 PM
I have one top from Merbellas.

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/998094_512251092191147_309606937_n.jpg

Sirena The Coral Reef Koi
01-08-2014, 08:01 AM
17023 I absolutely love this top. :)17024

This isn't really a top but it's something I thought was really cool from Ravens Tumblr 17025

Ashton
01-08-2014, 01:09 PM
OMG THAT SHOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:jawdrop:

Mermaid Oshun
01-08-2014, 02:37 PM
I love that scaled pump! I want some in ballerina flats :D

PearlieMae
01-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Oh, I am totally doing a version of that!

Mermaid Crystal Shimmer
01-08-2014, 03:06 PM
My Merbella top <3

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Mermaid Oshun
01-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Marijke or anyone else, do Merbella tops have bras inside of them or are they just silicone inside and out?

Mermaid Crystal Shimmer
01-08-2014, 04:00 PM
The silicone is attached to a bra =)

Sirena The Coral Reef Koi
01-09-2014, 12:13 AM
I know :D I saw this and was like I wonder if she would commission a pair ahahahah that's why I really think this thread is a good idea <3

Ariel-Starfish
01-09-2014, 01:27 PM
My Merbella top <3

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Lovely! I did not know u had one ^^

Ariel-Starfish
01-09-2014, 01:35 PM
my scale bra ;) Note: I was putting on my tail for the first time when the picture was taken.

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and my Ariel inpired bra :) wich I'm still waiting on.

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Mermaid Crystal Shimmer
01-09-2014, 01:40 PM
Just received it a month ago =D I would love to own the seaweed top from Finfolk too, so whenever I'm ready to order my tail, I'll order a top as well ^_^
(And I still love the Atlantis style tops from Merbella, hoping to own one one day)

Mermaid Crystal Shimmer
01-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Question, when swimming with the strapless merbella top, the top tends to flap open.. (don't know if there's a name for that) but that's what happens. The sizing is just like all my regular bra's/tops but it's the first time swimming with something strapless. Any idea's how I can adjust this? Or am I doing something wrong?

MerEmma
01-13-2014, 07:04 PM
I think that's just common with something that doesn't have straps holding it up. I think that'll happen unless you put spirit gum or something to stick the top of it down onto your chest or put straps.

Mermaid Kelda
01-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Marijke, that head dress is fantastic! Did you make it yourself?

Mermaid Danielle
01-13-2014, 07:19 PM
This is a great idea for a thread! Raven has made so many beautiful tops!

Mermaid Crystal Shimmer
01-14-2014, 02:42 AM
Marijke, that head dress is fantastic! Did you make it yourself?
The one in my avatar? Yes =)

AniaR
01-14-2014, 03:39 AM
Question, when swimming with the strapless merbella top, the top tends to flap open.. (don't know if there's a name for that) but that's what happens. The sizing is just like all my regular bra's/tops but it's the first time swimming with something strapless. Any idea's how I can adjust this? Or am I doing something wrong?

Yup, it happens with strapless bras, so I wear clear straps. Or nude coloured straps. Kids never notice.

Mermaid Kelda
01-14-2014, 06:10 AM
The one in my avatar? Yes =)
I actually meant this one:

My Merbella top <3

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AniaR
01-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Thats a merbellas top

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Mermaid Kelda
01-14-2014, 10:16 AM
I was talking about the head dress ;)

Mermaid Crystal Shimmer
01-14-2014, 06:33 PM
I was talking about the head dress ;)
The hair clip was send along with my scale bra. Raven likes to give little presents with her orders :D

Mermaid Kelda
01-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Oh, I see! It's beautiful :)

SeaGlass Siren
01-20-2014, 09:28 PM
guys i was looking through merbella's FAQ and the FAQ About wait times on her facebook page.. i REAALLY want a scale corset top but i don't want to be flooding her inbox ;__; so i'm gathering info and sending in one email.
how much did it cost you ladies? (obviously cost will depend on labour time etcetcetc..)

MerEmma
01-20-2014, 11:09 PM
I'm not sure if she's sold any scale corsets. I know she made one for herself of course. Regular scale tops are about $90 I think so it would probably be a bit more than that.

SeaGlass Siren
01-20-2014, 11:13 PM
Ooo !

annika
02-14-2014, 08:50 AM
My Merbella top <3

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I was wondering how much your top was because I am ordering a top but can not find the prices anywhere and raven won't return my emails so do any of you know the pricing of different models? :)

annika
02-14-2014, 04:26 PM
These are the tops I own:

A shell top. Not as comfortable as silicone, but very authentic looking and love all the extra bits.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1229809_695133620521384_1987705406_n.jpg

These two silicone tops, my seaweed one is the most comfortable, the octopus the coolest looking

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/995152_678375662197180_1619707328_n.jpg

I don't wear this one anymore, I put on weight and it doesn't fit, but it's awesome. I just suggest wearing clear bar straps so you dont flash anyone
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/424971_369966873038062_1242570600_n.jpg
raina how much were your tops because i am looking to buy from merbellas and just want to know prices and can't find them on her Facebook;)

MerEmma
02-14-2014, 05:11 PM
The octopus and seaweed tops I believe are around $250-$300, scale tops are like $130 ish (I think they used to be like $90 but the prices got raised on them?) and I'm not sure about the others.

MermaidAmestris
02-15-2014, 03:11 AM
Does anybody know if she makes these tops for sale?

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I want one really badly because it's absolutely gorgeous, but I think I read when I saw it on her facebook or something that it only happened because a seaweed top came out of the mold wrong, so she made the one. Does she/will she make more of them? I have my heart set on it and I want to know if she'd make me one, but i don't want to bother her because I know she gets flooded with emails (mostly from 11-year-olds and people who don't read FAQ's) and I don't want to bug her at all

MermaidAmestris
02-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Also Melaina, how did you make the little mer in your signature? Very cute and pretty :)

annika
02-15-2014, 04:45 PM
i do know that this was a mistake top but i am sure if you emailed her when you are ready with the money with the topic ''ready to order'' you would be able to discuss making a custom top for you like this one but beware there most likely will be an additional cost. good luck

Mermaid Kelda
02-16-2014, 01:08 PM
Also Melaina, how did you make the little mer in your signature? Very cute and pretty :)
I can't claim credit for the image in my signature; I found it on DA and just edited the colours to match my tail and added some text. All done easily in GIMP :)

AniaR
02-16-2014, 03:09 PM
you guys just gotta wait for her to post them on Etsy.

MermaidAmestris
02-17-2014, 08:34 AM
I wonder how many other people want the seaweed/scale top. Maybe if the demand gets high enough she'll start making them and it won't cost extra for a special order or whatever. If I ordered one right now though, how much would it cost since it's sort of custom? Would the price be closer to the scale top price, or the seaweed top price? or higher than both? Sorry for so many annoying questions, I'm trying to get a total price estimate of all my soon-to-order Merbellas stuff I plan on getting, and I want to make sure I have all the money I'll be needing before I contact Raven about anything. I know she gets a lot of junk from people, and I want to make my purchases go as easily and smoothly as possible :) I have a lot of respect for Raven and don't want to give her a hard time.

Aaaaaaand now I'm talking too much. Haha, sorry, I'll go.

annika
02-17-2014, 09:24 AM
I totaly understand your concern with your tops cost but I think to be on the safe side you should be in the 350-400 dollar zone but it could be more or less but just be safe and email raven with the email subject if "ready to order" good luck.

Green Tea Mermaid
03-02-2014, 11:02 AM
Does anyone know how long the usual wait time is for tops? I ordered two tops on etsy, one in the end of December and the other on the 3rd of January. I know since I ordered two I am going to have to wait longer, which I have no problem with. I would wait forever for one of her tops. I haven't wrItten her yet because I didn't want to bother her I know she works hard and is always busy. So I was just curious if any of my fellow Mers knew typically how long the wait is. Thanks in advance! :)

AniaR
03-02-2014, 12:15 PM
it depends if they were premade or if you ordered them to be made. I know Raven is finishing up a batch of tails at the moment. I waited just over 2 months for my tops. However it doesnt hurt to send a polite email, "hey I ordered on ___ just making sure they're in the queue!" to remind her :)

Green Tea Mermaid
03-04-2014, 12:25 AM
The tops I ordered where not premade, they were both made to order. I did notice that she has been really busy, so I didn't want to bother her. I think I'll give her a few more days. If I don't hear anything I'll go ahead and send her a polite email per your suggestion. Thank you for reply and suggestion! I appreciate it! :)

AniaR
03-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Dont be afraid to send emails its really just people who email everyday needing updates that need to chill lol

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Green Tea Mermaid
03-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Thank you Raina. I worry about sounding annoying or pushy if I ask for an update lol. Thankfully no email was necessary and she emailed me earlier today saying she'll be sending photos soon of the coloring. I can't wait to see. =)