I love going to the ocean. The sun and sand and even the smell of the salt water. The idea of mermaids has always
fascinated me. I like to make a kind of standard mermaid(part woman part fish), but after reading about Sea Dragons I came
up with a new design. They are still feminine, but have aspects of the sea horses that inspired me. The face is made
up of sections of padded wire that are covered with fabric and then heavily beaded. The hair on these pieces is
made by first stitching wire to the head, and wrapping the wire with yarn and sometimes batting. finally, this arrangement
is covered with fabric and beads.
|Opal SeaDragon mermaid hybrid
This piece "Captured" was my first piece that has 2 figures interacting. The mermaid was so uninteresting
by herself that I added the starfish as a base to hold her captive. The starfish monster's eye is cast resin and was made
by my huband. Both pieces are built up over padded wire armatures.