Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Crochet Leg Warmers Pattern Launch

Mademoiselle Mermaid is sooooo pleased to announce 
the first of her crochet patterns and tutorials, available for instant download!!

...This glorious, full-color tutorial and pattern features over 17 images, along with step-by-step instructions, guiding you through re-creating these fun and fashion forward leg warmers!!
...The pattern also includes a materials list, finishing techniques, and a detailed sizing chart- where Mademoiselle Mermaid reveals secrets on getting the perfect fit!!

Find all the details at
For a limited time only, get $6 off with coupon code: MermaidPatternLaunch
More patterns and style coming soon!!
Mademoiselle Mermaid

Monday, August 26, 2013

Being a Mermaid: Tip #1

Being a Mermaid 
Tip #1 - Create a Mermaid Necklace with a Collection of Interesting Objects.

...Think flea market treasures, shipwreck finds, orphaned buttons, sea shells, bits of crystal, and broken pearl necklaces!! Jewelry making (the mermaid way) is all about ingenuity and beautiful "imperfections"...and the treasure hunt is half the fun!!

Here's list of the salvaged items you'll need:
16"-18" of sturdy chain. Curb chains in gold/silver-plated brass are great!!
Lobster style clasp.
An assortment of sturdy jump rings.
Headpins and wire for wrapping.
A bit of ribbon and lace. 
Your collection of trinkets and treasures.
Hint: the Mademoiselle Mermaid version features...
-2 hot pink square sea shell pendants (2")
-1 aqua shell heart pendant (2")
-7 shell parrot charms (2.5")
-2 crystal buttons (1").
-17 white pearls (6mm).
-5 turquoise pearls (10mm).
-1 clear crystal oval drop (1.5").
-12" of 5/8" wide velvet ribbon in light grey.

...Follow the simple instructions below to make your own mermaid accessory!! (Basic jewelry making skills required.)

How to:
Step 1. Attach the lobster clasp with a jump ring to one end of the length of chain.
Step 2. Attach a large jump ring to the opposite end of the chain (for easy clasping).
Step 3. Decide how you would like to display your found and collected items.
Step 4. Using either wire wrapping or jump rings, attach your charms to the chain, starting with the smallest items first. To keep your necklace looking balanced, try working from the center out towards the sides.
Step 5. Finish-off your mermaid look with a little velvet, satin, or lace bow.
Step 6. Now adorn yourself!!...and head to the nearest body of water to admire your beauty and creativity=)...
Mademoiselle Mermaid
©All designs, images, and instructions are the intellectual property of Mademoiselle Mermaid™

Being a Mermaid Series

Mademoiselle Mermaid is introducing a new weekly column to the blog!!
..."Being a Mermaid" a series of fun and fanciful articles
...designed to bring out the mermaid in you!!
Look for mermaid-approved tips on fashion, beauty, the beach, and more!!
Stay tuned;)...
Mademoiselle Mermaid
©All designs, images, and instructions are the intellectual property of Mademoiselle Mermaid™

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mermaid Musings on Ruffles and Lace

...mermaid musings
...working out the patterning for my new ruffled caftan!!
...I'm thinking mysterious and feminine, black floral lace!!
Will be en shoppe early September 2013.
Stay tuned=)
Happy Friday!!
Mademoiselle Mermaid

Monday, August 19, 2013

Jersey Knit Caftans by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Mademoiselle Mermaid's latest caftans...
done up in mermaid-approved shades of teal and aqua...
in light-as-air rayon jersey knit!!
Looks exotic and elegant with metallic sandals and statement jewelry...
or add a little polish to your lounge wear wardrobe!!
Visit to shop the collection.
Mademoiselle ♥ Mermaid