Thursday, 22 July 2010

Folksy Friday 'Fantasy Sea Creatures'

 Fantasy Sea Creatures

Mermaids

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* Picture of "A Mermaid" by John William Waterhouse, 1901

The theme for this Folksy Friday is ‘Mermaids’.   

The background for most fantasy sea creatures stem from myths and legends, and are often linked to historical references and occasional claimed sightings.  One of my favourite type of mythical sea creatures are Mermaids!  These aquatic creatures are often described as having a female head and upper body, and the tail of a fish!


The name ‘mermaid’ comes from ‘mere’, an old English word for sea, and ‘maid’, a word for woman (the masculine equivalent is merman). Mermaids are often described as beautiful and depicted as Sirens of the Sea (along with water fairies, nymphs and selkies), who tempt sailors with their beauty, charm and enchanting songs. Some stories include instances where a mermaid has transformed her tail for human legs, to live alongside humans. These stories rarely have happy endings, but are never-the-less fascinating.
My love of fantasy and fairytales include these mysterious creatures, and I have chosen a selection to show you below of my work and also that of other talented Artists!  All jewellery, prints and accessories shown are available from Folksy.

*Clicking on the pictures will take you to the shop link.

Inspirations from the Sea

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Fantasy Mermaid with Shell Locket £15 by Miss Bohemia

Mermaid Fantasy Necklace child 2
Mermaid Mother & Child Pendant £11.99  Mermaid Fantasy Earrings £6 by Miss Bohemia

A collection of Sea themed creations by  talented Folksy Artisans

 
Beautiful ‘Mermaid Teardrop’ Pendant £4 by Mirribeads

Stunning ‘Little Mermaids’ Fused Glass Pendant £7.50 by ToadyBobbins

 
I love this 'Sea Horse' Shell Necklace £12.99 by  Steampunkstorm

 
Vintage 'Mermaid' 10"x8" £10 by the talented mochalulu

This ‘Swimming mermaids’ silk painting £48 by The Owl and the Pussycat has so much detail!

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I shall also be doing a feature some gorgeous jewellery, artwork and accessories inspired by Greek mythology in the next few weeks!

*Medusa by Arnold Böcklin, circa 1878


8 comments:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your mermaid locket is one of my favorites...so beautiful! :) Theresa

toady said...

Thanks for the link. Do you remember the old b & w film Miranda?

Mirribeads said...

Thank you for putting my teardrops up there loving your mermaid locket
xxx Mirjam Mirribeads

Gemma said...

Cute mermaid finds. I'm a fan of your locket too
Gemxxx

maricesworld said...

ooh i like your mermaid locket and the seahorse pendant, great theme ;0)

petit bird said...

absolutely stunning sea shore jewellery and many thanks for including my vintage mermaid print, she is most honored ♥

Josh said...

Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

MissBohemia said...

Thanks Teresa :-) I love the shell locket because it's so unusual and the mermaid images are so cute!

Hi Toady, I don't think I have seen mermaid b & w film 'Miranda' but it is a film I want to watch and you have just reminded me :-)

Mirjam - you're very welcome!

Thanks Gem, there are so many gorgeous designs to choose from :-)

Maricesworld - Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the compliment

Petit Bird - You're very welcome & thank you :-)

Hi Josh, that's fine! I will check out your link :-)

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