Mermaids and me

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What is it I love about mermaids? It's easier to ask what don't I love about mermaids! They are beautiful, mythical creatures surrounded by a haze of mystery. They represent freedom, are untamed, wild like the ocean yet somehow familiar and comforting. It's easy to see their obvious appeal and allure to lonely, day dreaming sailor, yet they are unobtainable in their natural habbitat, good luck trying to catch a mermaid! Maybe it's that free spirt that I love or their ability to capture our imaginations in their hand spun nets or maybe it's their perfect wavy hair!

Like most little girls born in the mid 1980's I grew up with a mermaid obsession. I had 2 films I watched religiously, Grease and The Little Mermaid. I ended up marrying a guy who reminded me of Danny Zuko and I regularly dye my hair pretty colours, feel most at home by the sea and I too just want to be part of that world! 

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I've been inspired to celebrate all things mermaid the week as when I designed my first jewellery collection I'm Really a Mermaid I didn't realise just how many other mermaid fans there were in the world! I regally receive messages from happy customers stating that they are mermaids and they're so happy the world now knows thanks to my jewellery, I love these emails!

I still have my Ariel doll that I got when I was little (she now lives in my daughter Lux's room) and her friend Shelly, who I believe is part of a Barbie collection. Yes, we hang out from time to time and I can't wait till Lux can play with us too!

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As part of my mermaid obsession I love mermaid jewellery hence designing my own collection! Heres a little peek into my jewellery box! They come from Topshop, vintage shops, Hawaii, Asos and my own pieces! 

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I love this ring that I bought from my friends vintage shop. It reminds me of a beautiful starfish and the colours are just perfect, my favourites in fact!

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This seahorse bangle is from Topshop years ago, a mermaid has to be surrounded by her fishy friends! 

Why do you love mermaids? Were you a Little Mermaid fan too? Hooray for mermaids!