Thursday, April 07, 2016

South Seas Mermaid post #10 - finish!

Ahh, all the beads are finally in, and South Seas Mermaid is complete!

And some beading closeups!

Yeah, definitely glad I didn't attempt this on Belfast!

And my usual bit of info!

Crafty Kitten - Sunset Garden (Cashel/28ct)

Changed all blended threads to single DMC colors:
167/676 becomes 729
335/3860 becomes 316
356/758 becomes 3778
772/927 becomes 524
3607/3609 becomes 3608
3609/3860 becomes 223

I also changed 844 (black triangle) to different colors depending on the area stitched:
469 in the seaweed
3768 in the tail and green/pale fins
(kept as 844 in the back/pink fins)

Aside from that, my only other changes were doing the skin over-one and the usual recharting to smooth out the transitions between the skin colors. Oh, and a few small bead substitutions, like I didn't want any of the yellow-green beads in her hair, so I replaced them with other bead colors that were already used in her hair. Basic stuff like that. :)

All in all, a pleasure to stitch and bead! Loved every moment. :)


  1. GORGEOUS! Thanks for all the close-ups too. There really are so many beads in this one. I love the mixture of sizes of beads in the plants.
    Your changes are great too. She will look great on your wall.

  2. Congratulations! She looks stunning. There's just so much bling!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Your stitching is amazing.

  4. She's beautiful! I love the changes you made to her skin, it looks incredible.

  5. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! She is amazing! I love everything about her. The beading is phenomenal and in such beautiful colours. You're not giving her away by any chance are you??!!!! :)

    1. Not giving away the finished piece, but I want to pass the chart on to someone else. Would you be interested? :)

  6. Wow!! She is gorgeous !! :) Great job!! You did the bead parts of stitching so beautifully.

  7. Oh wow, she is GORGEOUS! Congrats on the finish!

  8. Beautiful! I am convinced that you have a wall of framed designs by Mirabilia in your home!

    Your beading is lovely!

    Are you planning on starting another one of her designs?

    1. I would love to have a Mira wall! I think I have about 4 or 5 designs framed and up, but there's at least that many more waiting to be framed. :3

  9. Very nice! She is really pretty.

  10. She's beautiful and I love the changes you made! Congratulations on the finish1

  11. Wow, she looks amazing =) All those beads look so lovely, the different types and sizes create a stunning effect =) Congratulations on finishing her! =)

  12. Congratulations!!! She is spectacular!!


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