Friday, October 06, 2017

Renaissance Mermaid - update #7 (finish!)

Another big finish today! I think Renaissance Mermaid is the most blinged out Mirabilia I've worked on yet! Either that, or I was just slow about getting her beaded for some reason. It took me about three days of work to get all her beads on, but the result... well, you look. :)


Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good shot of the actual fabric color, so I had to do a lot of color correction on these photos, and it's still not great. The fabric is Ocean Belfast by Sugar Maple Fabrics and it's more of a solid aqua blue, not as heavily mottled as these pictures suggest.



Naturally, I made some small changes as always. :p

- over one skin with the usual recharting to smooth the boundaries between colors
- dyed my own variegated blue to use in the fin and tail :)
- replaced blue Kreinik in tail with random color from stash
- replaced all size 11 beads with delicas
- gave her a pearl earring
- used shell instead of heart on... whatever that thing is she's holding
- also used bugle beads and more pearls/gemstones on the thing
- modified shape of beaded curls a bit to allow for easier/cheaper framing!
- changed color of curls to PTP I had in my stash

Whew, I think that's it.

What's next? More Flight of Freedom - checked with MIL and yes, FIL would be thrilled to receive it as a gift, so I feel a lot better about stitchng it now - and Beaded Dragonfly Tile. For real this time. I'm going to finish that blasted tile this year even if it kills me!

8 comments:

  1. She looks amazing! A great finish. Glad to hear you've got the motivation to stitch on your FIL's gift though I do think your wife should help out too!

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  2. She's beautiful! I must say though:

    We are gathered here today to preemptively mourn the passing of Rahenna... she planned to complete the dragonfly tile, but with its track record, it is likely to kill her.

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    1. Haha, you're probably right though. I worked on it for maybe 15 minutes and put it away in disgust...

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  3. She is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

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  4. She looks fantastic, congratulations on your latest finish!

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  5. Gorgeous work on the mermaid, love the close-up photos, she's quite busty for a Nora!
    It's nice to know that your FIL will really appreciate the design you're stitching too.

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