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  1. #721
    I'm happy you're on your way back.

  2. #722
    Here's a little preview of the new fluke I'm working on, as well as my new tail...


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    Senior Member North Pacific Pod Mermaid Kane's Avatar
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    I love it!



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    Senior Member Pod of Cali Saelyyia's Avatar
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    Oh wow. That looks great


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    Beautiful! Love it!

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    SOLD



    Last edited by Lily; 03-25-2018 at 01:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Here's a little preview of the new fluke I'm working on, as well as my new tail...

    That is gorgeous!

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    Working on some crown-style hair accessories and want to have them secure with a band of elastic under the hair. If you were to wear something like that, would you prefer a nude elastic or one that's sparkly and mermaid color (blue, aqua, coral, etc)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Working on some crown-style hair accessories and want to have them secure with a band of elastic under the hair. If you were to wear something like that, would you prefer a nude elastic or one that's sparkly and mermaid color (blue, aqua, coral, etc)?
    For me, I'd want something close to my hair color or nude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Working on some crown-style hair accessories and want to have them secure with a band of elastic under the hair. If you were to wear something like that, would you prefer a nude elastic or one that's sparkly and mermaid color (blue, aqua, coral, etc)?
    I agree, my hair is black so maybe black or nude. If I have aqua extensions maybe it would be cool to go with something close to that. I love that you're designing your own things! I hope to start making some for myself soon

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    Thanks for the recommendations for elastic, guys. I ordered a HUGE spool of nude elastic so I'll be able to make a ton of headdresses! Here's the first one!


    Features faux flowers and greenery with Swarovski crystals and pearls, and real seashell accents. Remarkably lightweight and secures with a stretchy elastic band under the hair. Netting is great for keeping your hair out of your face underwater!*


    Price is $120 +shipping. DM for info!










    *Piece is swim safe but does use metal components. Always dry thoroughly after swimming. Prolonged chlorine exposure may fade flowers. Rinse with baking soda solution after using in chlorine. Uses plastic armature - do not expose to temperatures over 110F! (Sorry, no hottubs!)

    I'm currently making a Moana-inspired piece with sparkly blue abalone, red silk hibiscus flowers, beaded macrame components, so stay tuned!

    Last edited by Lily; 04-14-2018 at 12:56 AM.

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    Senior Member Pod of Cali Ashton's Avatar
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    Love those abalone!


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    So happy to see your making things again =D Happily going to be stalking you and your work actively now!

  14. #734
    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Thanks for the recommendations for elastic, guys. I ordered a HUGE spool of nude elastic so I'll be able to make a ton of headdresses! Here's the first one!


    Features faux flowers and greenery with Swarovski crystals and pearls, and real seashell accents. Remarkably lightweight and secures with a stretchy elastic band under the hair. Netting is great for keeping your hair out of your face underwater!*


    Price is $120 +shipping. DM for info!










    *Piece is swim safe but does use metal components. Always dry thoroughly after swimming. Prolonged chlorine exposure may fade flowers. Rinse with baking soda solution after using in chlorine. Uses plastic armature - do not expose to temperatures over 110F! (Sorry, no hottubs!)

    I'm currently making a Moana-inspired piece with sparkly blue abalone, red silk hibiscus flowers, beaded macrame components, so stay tuned!

    That head piece is GORGEOUS!!!!

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    Hey everyone! I wanted to give you a little update on where I am in re-opening my studio.

    So the little merling is now 3 1/2 (where does the time go!?) and will be going to preschool in the mornings starting in April. This means I'll have mornings to actually work on mermaid stuff for real! I am currently revamping my original textured scale sheet (the Syren scale) and making a new one I'm calling the Naiad scale. You can see them here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B810XnBnHvm/ - Syren is the top, Naiad is the bottom. I'm about halfway done with the Naiad sheet and 1/3 done with the Syren. I'd forgotten how long these sheets take to make! I won't be able to take tail orders for the new styles until they're done, but the original scale style is still available. See here https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Kha7NnDRe/, the original scale is the top one with the two new ones for comparison. The new scales are much thinner, so the tails made with them will be lighter and fit more tightly. I've had some clients say that they get a waist gap while swimming in their tails so I'm doing everything possible to combat that, including making the waist smaller in the back so that it hugs more closely to the natural curve of the spine.

    Since my time is more limited, and material prices have gone up (seriously, monofins are twice what they used to be!), I will be raising my prices to $2500 for a silicone tail. I'm still hammering out the details of what the new prices will be for accessory fins, but those will be going up as well. I've also found a new material that I hope will make for a better blended waist, as well as working on a sculpt for a scale fade that can be added to the waist of the tail to create a smooth transition from scale to skin. This will all have to be tested on a willing mermaid guinea pig (fin-ny pig???) so the very first tail made with it will receive the upgrade for free. I can also use this new, nearly clear material to make transparent fin tips, which is super exciting!

    I've completed sculpts and molds for a seaweed-style top and will be making the prototype as soon as my funds come through (shuffling some stuff between banks at the moment, which is a serious headache!).

    Basically there's a lot going on right now but I'm working towards re-opening the first week of April and having the new scale types available shortly after that. Please follow me on instagram and FB (links in my signature) for more updates. I will also be posting here more regularly for visibility and exposure.

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