BAM. Finished Mediterranean Mermaid over the long weekend, but of course I was too lazy to post until now! She's really close to the edge on both sides, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that her tail has a little more room. I'll probably just sew a strip of fabric to both sides so I can frame her - I still have plenty of the fabric seeing as I was so stingy with how much I used for her!
I still need to order the swarovski crystals that go on her, but I'll pick them up next time I order from Artbeads. Seriously, all these "treasures" and stuff are outrageously priced. The teardrops for this lovely lady are 66 CENTS EACH. The best price I saw on the repackaged "treasures" was $2.30 EACH. Where's my eyeroll smiley?
Anyway, enough snarking! Here's the beaded babe. :) I changed her tail to grey - as much as I like green, it seemed totally out of place. I also swapped out whatever the other treasures were for some 4mm blue swarovski bicones I had on hand, much prettier than the dark ones originally used. Oh, and her lips are a nice red, not a pale pink. WAIT, one more - I gave her more of a bust, because mermaids aren't supposed to be flat-chested! :p
I'm very satisfied with the changes I made... but I think I'll have to go back and give her an eyebrow before I'm totally content! :p
Next up... Cirque des Cercles!