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    Nim's 1st made to order full silicone tail - video series

    Hi everyone!

    As some of you might already know, I've accepted my first ever tailmaking comission. Very excited! And I figured I'd make some more videos about it, since I had so much fun with the last few.

    I shot the first video today, but since youtube is taking it's sweet time with the upload , here's a little teaser video about the first scale sample I made.



    For practicality reasons I will keep updating this post with the new videos, so they're easy to find at all times.
    As always feel free to add questions and comments below! <3


    Journey, Part 1




    Journey, Part 2





    Journey, Part 3

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    So cool! Can't wait to see more!

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    Thanks Aria!

    New vid above.

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    I am following this so hard!

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    Thanks for the follow lovlies!

    New vid above. Second half of the sample-making.
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    Thank you so much for showing us the steps!!! I'm very much a visual learner so this helped explain the worded directions you gave me!

    Was the top layer the chameleon pigments or the ghost chameleon??


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    Did you use plaster of Paris for your mold?


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    It's fascinating to watch your process, Nim. And you already know I am in love with your voice. It's positively therapeutic! Can't wait to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeniebikini View Post
    Did you use plaster of Paris for your mold?


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    I'm pretty sure Plaster of Paris is too soft for molds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Dreamtide View Post
    I'm pretty sure Plaster of Paris is too soft for molds
    I used it for my molds, you just have to renforce it with wire mesh once it gets heavier or it will break.


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    Hi Everyone!

    While I'm waiting for materials I've been working on my small webpage. Since I've received so many of the same questions; I hope this helps some of you!

    Updates coming soon.

    --- Scales by Nim ---





    PS Please let me know if it doesn't work! I'm new to this homepage-ing...
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    Looks great so far! The website is awesome! Only two things about it: when you first go on the website and click the "become a mermaid" button to enter the site, it takes you to the contact page, which is the last link under the navigation bar. You might want to change that so that it opens to the 'Read Me' page.

    Also, all of yhe website editing options (such as text size, banners, colors, templates, and all that) are visible on the Read Me tab

    I TOTALLY understand that you literally just put up the site and haven't worked out the kinks yet, but I thought I'd let you know
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    Thanks! Awesome feedback. It was actually supposed to take you to the read me page...

    Mysterious workings of the web 😀

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    Your website looks so professional! You did such a good job!
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    Thanks Phoenix! <3

    Should be fixed now too.

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    Yup, the Read Me thing is working now. The site looks awesome!
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    Yay! 😁
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    Your website looks wonderful! I love that you have a blog running along with your production process; that's an awesome, very personal touch. Congrats on starting your journey as a tailmaker!

    The one thing I might suggest is adding a short description of your product in the shop. What is included in a "basic tail"/are there customization options? Or maybe a little bit about what sort of process goes into creating your tails?

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    Awesome! Both problems have been solved! The website looks amazing! Also, I LOVE that you have a little blog portion to update people on what you are currently doing. Its such a small detail really, bit its so powerful! Really helps the consumer to understand you and your product better and build trust in you that their tail will come out amazing
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