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“Mermaid’s Faith” Hand Painted Abalone Shell Mermaid Art Pendant

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This is my latest hand painted mermaid art pendant.  It’s painted on a beautiful green polished abalone shell (approx. 4cm high) on a sterling silver plated necklace with (lab-created) green topaz stones.

As this shell was much smaller than usual, it took some time to decide what I could paint in such a small space.  The smaller the area, the less detail can be put into the painting, even with very fine paintbrushes.  In the end I created a cameo style mermaid portrait pendant, where I could still put a lot of detail into the face and hair .  I based my painting on this sketch:

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The painting evolved into a redhead mermaid with long flowing hair.

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I kept painting and she became a mermaid princess with branch corals and a starfish in her hair.

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This mermaid pendant necklace is now SOLD but if you’d like to see more of my art please visit my Etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/elvesfairies

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