Merman with Blue Tail

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This fellows looks like he is from the colder part of the ocean, not the tropics. He is more into the camouflage and limited colors versus the bright tropical colors.

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I thought he was looking a little too plain so I sewed these antique star beads onto his beard.

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He also has a fish bead-

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The little fins are the same pattern as his hair but in a different colorway.

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Tropical Merman

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Palm trees and mermen go together, right?

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More fun with merman hair. The color is dark purple/red with black crosshatching.

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Lounging on the sofa-

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And outside.

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I have got more mermen in the pipeline but will be putting these 3 into my etsy shop in the next 24 hours. I will update when they are listed.

edited- They’ve all been claimed. I will have some more next week.

Blue Merman 1

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I made a blue merman a long while back (October 2017) and I have wanted to make more but kept being unsatisfied with my blue dyeing attempts. As I described here, I finally approached the dyeing in a more deliberate fashion, found actual color charts and recipes, and this time I got colors that I was happy with. Funny thing about that!

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I am having fun with the merman hair- making exaggerated swoops.

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I am having the best time with these colors.

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A close-up of his hair-

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Green Merman

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I posted this photo (above) on my Instagram feed a few days ago. I sewed up 10 mermen over the weekend and I am so excited to see who they are! They are very, very colorful- Spring must be in the air. Here is the first fellow that pushed to the front of the line and made himself known.

2-26-merman green - 1 He has swoosh-y hair and a swoosh-y beard…

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So why green? These fellows are fantasy creatures so they can be any color, right? Also, I like the idea of trying out a range of skin tones. Then I can play with all kinds of crazy hair colors, eye colors. So, I guess it is about keeping it fun.