Mermaids are beautiful, magical, and mystical.
The fantasy is so potent.
The idea of swimming freely through the ocean, unencumbered by mortgages, taxes, errands, politics, and the relentless stream of information from
any and all electronic devices.
Several years ago, I watched, "Mermaids: The Body Found" on Animal Planet.
Shortly after, various institutions revealed the entire thing to be a hoax.
BUT, what was told to my brain never quite made it to my heart.
My theory is, "Why not?"
It's a simple, yet beautiful, theory.
Do we really know everything?
Gaia* is forever revealing her secrets. Little pieces of history and information that lead scientists and historians down a previously unheard of path.
What secrets does Poseidon** hold that we have not yet discovered?
Making this collection became all encompassing. The more pieces I made, the further my imagination took me into their world.
I created pieces for the big and bold mermaids who demand that their jewelry make a statement, for mermaid royalty, for those mermaids who like a more organic and natural look, and for the mermaids who prefer the most delicate and feminine of accessories.
A few of the pieces are also ones that I imagined mermaids themselves would create.
Beyond mermaids, I was inspired by how things in the ocean move.
The power of the tides, the flowing, graceful dances of seaweed and kelp, and both the stillness and the fury of the waves are reflected in this collection.
I designed many of these pieces to be layered and dimensional.
The ocean does not demand that things remain singular, flat,
and in rows, so neither did I.
I was also inspired by both the modern and the prehistoric creatures of the ocean.
Both are gifts and reminders of all of the various life forms that the ocean supports, including each one of us.
Please enjoy discovering all of the treasures in this collection.
If you would like to make any of these one of a kind pieces your own, please click on the picture and you will be taken to my Etsy site where you can read a more complete description and complete your purchase.
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Thanks for joining me on this journey.
*Greek Mother Earth goddess
**Greek god of the Sea
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