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Summer weather and the accompanying beach trips always take me back to when I was younger I wanted to badly to grow up and be a mermaid. I may have falling a bit short of the mark, I mean my hair is barely long enough to necessitate a dinglehopper, I prefer Victoria Secret Bombshells to sea shells and I still haven’t figured out how to breathe underwater. My shortcomings aside I do like to pick up the occasional thematically appropriate item (like the OPI Mermaid to Order polish). In honor of that, I give you my summer mermaid wish list!
- Let’s be Mermaids Tank Top
- Skinnydip Shell Bag
- Too Faced LA Creme Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
- Crown & Glory Mermaid Headband
- Silver Shell Ring
- Julep Polish in Aquarius
- Mermaid Tail Tights
- Skinnydip Mermaid Tears Box Bag
- I’m Really a Mermaid Tank
What is your summer wish list looking like?
We all know that relationships don’t always work out “happily ever after”. Evidently, this also holds true for mythical creatures, as you can see in this photo series by artist Anton Konashuk.
Beautiful, but a little bit heart breaking. You’d think giving up the sea for someone would be enough to keep them from passing out drunk while you cook dinner, even if the chain smoking got to be a bit much. Wait…is he passed out or did he die from second hand smoke? Is this a commentary about the dangers of smoking? Actually, the biggest problem I have with her is that she left the poor cat. “Take the goldfish and leave the adorable kitty”, said no one ever. Then again, my priorities might be a bit off.
When I saw this tutorial yesterday I got really excited. While a tad bit seasonally inappropriate, these earrings appeal to one of my biggest childhood ambitions, to grow up and become a mermaid. Well, mermaid ballerina, but you know what I mean. While science has yet to catch up to my big dreams, wearing these earrings and a coat or two of “Mer-maid to Order” nail polish on my toes will definitely put a smile on my face.
Start by placing the shells on a paper bag or plate. Spray a nice even coat on one side and allow to dry completely before spraying the backside.
Use the pliers to open the loop of the eyepin. Slip the quartz component onto the eyepin and close the loop shut.
Measure about an inch of the way down and trim eyepin with a pair of wire cutters. Squeeze a dollop of E6000 glue onto a disposable plate or spoon.
Using the pliers to grasp the loop of the eyepin, immerse the pin into the glue until it’s well covered. Slip the pin into the backside crevice of the shell, making sure the loop is perpendicular to the cross section.
Use a toothpick to add additional glue if necessary. Allow the glue to dry for at least an hour and then attach the other side of the component to an earwire.
Repeat the same steps to complete the pair.
And you’re finished before you can say Sally sells seashells by the seashore!
(all images by HonestlyWTF)