I've been trying to make a mermaid from beads. This pursuit, I would like to point out, is no more foolish than, say, a mermaid trying to live life on land.
It hasn't been a whole lot more successful, either. I started a few months ago, and came up with this.
And, while they look kind of like mermaids up close (okay, so I've never been close to a REAL mermaid, but you know what I mean), from a distance of, say 1 foot away, it's hard to tell.
So I tried again, using color, and some large pieces. You can see this mermaid in the bracelet I made.
But her boobs look like her hips... which is something I try to avoid in daily life. So this week I got some more beads (yes, I am going to enter a Bead 12 Step Program very soon), and came up with this mermaid:
I really like the articulated tail. But, as Son Josh pointed out, the crystal at the top (which I matched very nicely, don't you think??) looks like the head, and then the Opalite head becomes the boobs, and, and, and...
Still, the tail is nice. I like the tail.
So here's the thing. I am determined to make a cool mermaid.
A bead one. But clearly I need help and guidance.
So please share your thoughts with me in the Comments section. At the end of the week (Monday, May 16th at 12:01 AM PDT) Uncle Buck (who has never seen a mermaid) will go to the Comments section and pull two names. Those two lucky Commentators will each win one of my Work-in-Progress Mermaids (as seen above) and I will try, try again to make a mermaid that looks like a mermaid, whatever a mermaid looks like. And the winners will get a set of the new mermaids, too, made better through their comments.
So let the comments begin! (For the record, that's not a mermaid Uncle Buck is wrestling. It's a bizarre indestructible dog toy I got on sale at drugstore.com because, really, who buys dog toys at drugstore.com??)