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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Madison's Starfish Hair Clip

I'm a bit late in blogging about the "Madison's Starfish Hair Clip"! But better late than never!



I want to make things that will last a while, so I've always tried to find ways to protect the little starfish from being smashed! If the tips are exposed they can very easily be broken off (even when you're being careful). I've placed the same starfish inside a scallop shell which worked pretty well. And this time I placed it in the center of a small sand dollar for a protective border. It can still be broken if you're not careful, but I think it's a lot safer than being totally exposed. I really like how it stands out against the white too. The rest of the clip is decorated with little shells, tumbled glass, a fake pearl, and a small piece of "seaweed."

I made one like this some time ago for myself and it's been my favorite thing to wear ever since! I've had lots of compliments wearing it! I think people really admire the uniqueness of it. People often wear flowers or feathers in their hair, but not so much shells, so it really stands out.



I named it after the character Madison from the 1984 movie 'Splash'! I think Daryl Hannah would look adorable wearing this in her hair!

You can see the current listing here: Madison's Starfish Hair Clip

I also have a bunch of new mermaid hair clips coming soon! Here's a little preview:


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Peacock Flower Clips

Here's a couple new hair clips! I made these peacock clips because I wanted something smaller to wear. Something that's a little more discreet for everyday casual clothes. The burgundy flower was the first style I made. It's definitely a favorite of mine to wear!


You can see the current listings here:
Burgundy Clip and Golden Clip

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New! Le Sirene Hair Clip


This happens to be one of the many mermaid hair accessories I've had floating around here. The main excuse I use is that I'm too lazy to take pictures, but the truth is... when it comes to mermaid items, it's hard for me to part with them! Every shell is unique, so I find it hard to duplicate. But I told myself I'm going to be good and share them now. Starting with this!


I really had a lot of fun making this one! Especially when getting metallic finish all over my fingers for the mirror. I was actually going to use the mirror idea on something else, but I thought it might be fun on a hair clip too! I think the result turned out pretty well. :)

View the Etsy listing here:
Le Sirene Hair Clip

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh me, oh my

First blog post!

To celebrate this astronomical event, I'm offering free shipping to my readers!

Pick out any item(s) from my shop (washedupmermaid.etsy.com) and then in the buyers note enter code: WUMblog

This offer will end on August 31, 2009