Monday, November 26, 2012

$aving $$$ is an Art Form

$avings. Here is how it's done:

Buy from shops that give you an incentive to save, now or later via coupon or rewards. 

For our part, here is your holiday coupon from Mermaid's Bite:


With other shops, check them out on Facebook, or Google "coupons" and the [shop name] to come up with offers. 

Here's what we just bought at DSW to give you an idea of what loyalty can be worth:



(Sure, it's a discount store, but we Never Pay Retail at big box stores if we can help it!)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Creatives: Essential Inhabitants of the Blue Planet

Thanks to Julie Bruce, PhD, we have 10 ways to survive the holidays as Creatives... by being ourselves. 


OK, perhaps we need a printable to hand out to family members who push us to fit in, or complain that we're not joining in the reindeer games correctly. Our families might want to remember that if it weren't for Creatives, there may not be reindeer games or holiday stories to tell!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Art Yarn Scarves for the Wanderer



Are you ready to travel this season? Snowbirds are flying in, students are flying out, tourists are forever wandering about... 



We pull some strings 

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and spin some yarns 

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to help you look 
pulled together 
in every endeavor, warm or cold weather.


Art Scarves $30-40 



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Knitted Sari Silk Scarf/Belt


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pinteresting...



It's not difficult to understand why Google owns the internet. And Facebook is monetizing through its "promote" option, as is to be expected. So it's adapt or die, folks. 

We're really into Pinterest these days because (for now) everyone on the planet (with a Pinterest account) can see everything we pin. As long as it's interesting, people will repin our photos to their own boards for their followers to find. Very fair and decent. 


Plus, we all like artists, DIY, beauty, animals, and PHOTOS, don't we? I have begun following many blogs since seeing someone pin crafts from them, so I feel like I'm discovering a little more of the universe one pin at a time. 

Eventually, Pinterest likely will become about the making money directly off of members, once we're addicted to pinning. But meanwhile, it brings a smile to my face that I can collect wise words, pretty photos, and great ideas. Plus, I can share the best of my friends' posts and crafts with my followers!

It's a pretty positive place, Pinterest. Join me by following? We'll follow you back! <3, Peace & Harmony. 

~Your Mermaid Friend

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sand Castle Season Starts!


Our season follows Stone Crab Season (October 15th - May 15th). During the season, we will have a second annual sand castle event on 5th Avenue Beach. Stay tuned for details! 



Meanwhile, revisit our castle from Easter weekend 2012.





Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mermaid Originals

Le Sirene Collection
Art Nouveau Style Originals Solid Sterling Silver
Le Sirene Gioiose - Italian for "The Joyous Mermaids"
Cuff is 84g Sterling Silver, hinged closure, 2.5 x 2 inches x 1.75 inches.


La Sirena Allegra - Italian for "The Cheerful Mermaid"


Friday, November 2, 2012

Siren Bookmarker

Remember when slipping a handmade bookmarker inside a holiday card was a totally legit gift? It still is, but now they are printables like this, and it's called vintage. :)



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall from Florida


Colombian Inspirations for Fall
from Mermaid's Bite Gallery
Adriana Rangel Handloomed Scarf (SWFL) $48-$200
Handwoven Wayuu Bags (Colombia) $100
Cypress Tables (Naples, FL) $80-$120
Cypress Knees (SWFL) $50


Scarf Handspun by Christiane Knight & Neena (MD & FL) $16
Nahuatl Dress by Suek (Mexico) $120
Scarf Handloomed by Adriana Rangel (SWFL) $105
Turquoise Necklace by Sandie Howe (Naples, FL) $95
Child's Cherokee Basket (Cherokee, NC) $40