Friday, April 27, 2012

Persephone is Finished!

Hello Everyone!!  I'm doing a huge Happy Booty Dance today as late last night I finished my Mermaid of the Pearls!  So glad to be done with her!  I feel like she's been a mini-obsession for the last four months.  She was started on December 25th, 2011 and completed on April 27th, 2012.  The color conversion is posted as a separate page on the right side of this blog. 

And of course I have some close-ups!  She has over 3400 beads, 4 Swarovski crystals, 3 Mill Hill treasures and 31 fresh-water pearls. 

First, a close up of the beading on her body:

And here is a close-up of her face:

This is a close up of the cascade of beads and pearls.  I subbed petite seed beads for all of the kreinik in the cascade and fresh-water pearls for the Mill Hill pebble beads.

I chose to substitute the Mill Hill heart treasure for a Swarovski Crystal Shell.  Here is a close up of that shell

And the last picture I want to share is of the frame I bought and plan to frame her in.  I think it suits her really well.

Thanks for all of the support and encouragement while I worked on her!

Also, I'm leaving the giveaway contest open until Saturday night at midnight CST.  If you'd like to enter, please comment on the previous post.



  1. She's just stunning! If I were you I would be so proud of such a complex and beautiful conversion.


    What will your next obsession be, I wonder?

  2. Congrats on your gorgeous, one-of-a-kind finish!

    1. An amazing finish! Congrats...I'm sure it will be a treasured piece for years and years!

  3. Oh my gosh, I am just in awe of this piece, it is amazing. I have been following your lovely stitching on the Mira facebook page and so pleased that I have found your blog now. Thank you for sharing your lovely finish with us.

  4. she is stunning! all those beads look AH!-mazing!

  5. beautiful! great finish, and love the substitutions that you made.

  6. Wow, she is absolutely stunning! I love your changes. She is unique indeed.

  7. Amazing mermaid! I bet you had some time sewing those pearls there! Beautifully done

  8. Dang girl, Persephone is just stunningly gorgeous! All those beads and pearls. Love how you had the Kreinik substituted. Absolutely beautiful.


  9. So Beautiful. Just found your blog from the 123 Stitching Board!!
    You do beautiful stitching!!

  10. I just stumbled upon your board. Gorgeous conversions. Do you share any of them? Looking forward to see what you convert next!