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Beach Theme Gift Ideas! Mermaid Wall Art.

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Cheeky mermaid has a fun lil smirk.
Recently I had the awesome opportunity to create a polymer clay mermaid sculpture. This commision was to be a gift for a lover of all things beach related — especially flip-flops! So how do you make that work?

Mermaids Don’t have Feet…
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Mermaid Sculpture holding the half shell presenting the flip-flops!

I incorporated flip-flops with a mermaid by illustrating the idea that the mermaid, who has no feet, might have found those flip-flops in the sand and seaweed, washed up on some rocks perhaps, and is returning them to their owner. A fanciful thing to imagine.

The way this was done was by utilizing both clay and natural items in combination. Her little teeny tiny clay fingers are covered in sand, as are the shoes. She carries the shoes and presents them to her owner on a half shell, surrounded by sand and “seaweed.”

Her seashell is removeable and she can hold other items in her hands, if desired. This opens up the opportunity to change things up once in a while!

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Sandy hands!

So, How’d Ya Make It?

Below are a few photos of the process. The entire sculpture was only eleven inches high. This was definitely time consuming, and tricky at times, but super fun to make.
My video tutorial (which isn’t really a how-to, rather, a basic rundown of the process) shows a lot of the early parts of the creation, from creating the wire armature, to making those tiny little ‘flops! Enjoy!

One of the things mentioned in the video is that, yes, I do have MS (Multiple Sclerosis.) I don’t mention it often, but here I think it may be inspiring for others with illness.

 

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Horseshoe Wind Chime – Custom order – Pet Memorial

Recently, A customer who purchased our artist Dean’s pinstriped and flamed wooden skull also saw some of his horseshoe designs. The skull was to be a gift for a friend, but she thought she might like a little something for herself. So, being inspired by Dean’s Custom Horseshoe Option on Etsy she ordered up a personalized horseshoe wind chime. Her wind chime is a memorial to pets she has loved. In her words to Dean:

” I am definitely looking forward to seeing it hanging off my deck.  Thanks Dean for a beautiful job and a wonderful declaration to the pets that I’ve had the pleasure of sharing their lives with me.” 

It is phenomenal as artists to be able to create something for someone that will have so much love and memories associated with it!

Her horseshoe wind chime is purple, gold and black. Dean can create custom designs in colors from the color chart on the Etsy Horseshoe listing here. Her wind chime was fashioned from various miscellaneous pieces, repurposing  items no longer in use to something new and beautiful! A real piece of repurposed art, this piece comprises a doorknob, part of a fan, hand towel tubes and a spoon!

Very one of a kind and very cool.  We are super stoked and she loves it!

If you are interested in a custom piece contact us on Etsy via convo or here via email.
Dean’s Custom Horseshoe option on Etsy is here. That listing is for a standard horseshoe as pictured on the listing. For something more elaborate like this item featured here please email for a quote.

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Listing New Items

Even though we are still technically under construction we are operating and open for business. Don’t hesitate to contact for custom orders. New ready to sell items are being listed currently…new products in the works as well. Sections are now up for children’s book, baby shower gifts and art prints but *many* more items are on the way. This is only the beginning…

New logo design is in the works and will be unveiled soon!

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