Emergence - Beaded Mermaid Art Doll

Emergence - Beaded Mermaid Art Doll



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: glass beads, cotton fabric, Polymer clay cabochon, polyester fiberfill, acrylic paint, freshwater pearls, metal stand, seashells

Water, like emotion, fills us and becomes us, affecting our bodies in measurable ways, spilling over our edges and into everything we touch. Depression is the dark side of water…the shadowy deep where Emergence begins her journey. The weight of the world presses in, paralyzes us, and it seems as though nothing within us can ever break free. Emergence is a tribute to that silent struggle, and a promise that it is possible to rise from those depths.

Emergence is constructed of bead embroidery over a soft-sculpture base. Her pose was inspired by her upward journey, as well as by countless images of goddesses and women of power reaching upward, drawing energy from a source outside of themselves. The base fabric 100% cotton, coated with sparkling gold glitter on one side. The glittered side of the fabric was turned to the inside surface of the doll, a subtlety, to be sure, but symbolic of a deeper truth… we all hold internal treasures that none will ever see, save the hand that created us. After being painstakingly stitched and stuffed, she was given a coat of acrylic paint to set a backdrop for the heavy bead embroidery that was then applied.

I felt that she should have delicate, meditative features, to reflect her new-found sense of peace. Her beautiful face was created by polymer clay artist Kristen Barrick. Her facial tattoos, peaceful closed eyes and serene, pleased smile are all handpainted.

Her gleaming shell brassiere is built around a pair of vintage Czechoslovakian glass beads.

The beads that cover her tail and body, and make up her flowing hair are a kaliedescope of Czech and Japanese seed beads, fire-polished glass, and pearls, of course. Her hair is constructed of straight and branched (or coral) fringes, and bears the same shading as her tail...from the deepest purples and blacks at the nape of her neck, to softer seafoam greens and bright aquas around her face. As a final touch, she wears a small crown of five pure white cultured pearls, which reflects the clarity of her intuition and the renewal of her spirit.

The specifics -
10” H x 5” W x 1.5” D (Without included stand)
Materials: Glass seed beads, pressed glass beads, freshwater pearls, cotton fabric, acrylic paint, polyester fiberfill, polymer clay.

I have done my very best to photograph my work as accurately as possible.
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Cheri Pelletier Dec 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the prettiest things I have ever seen. I put it on the waist of a ruched evening dress and got rid of the rhinestone pin that the dress came with. It totally changed the look of the dress in such a good way.

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Jt Charpontier Jun 1, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely incredible! I just love everything about these! I will be purchasing more in the future for sure! 🥰🥰🥰

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plainjaneleo May 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Not very good at selfies, and the pictures don't do these earrings justice! So gorgeous, so perfect, and so light! I couldn't be happier.

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Jessica Piper Jan 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Amazingly beautiful! I bought them as a gift and when they opened them I wanted to get a pair as well. The colors are so energizing. Very light weight. Shipping fasted and packed very well.

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