Picking pearls

Have you ever wondered what mermaids are doing all day?
If you have seen Disney's "The Little Mermaid", probably not. Well, I have thought about them long before the movie came out (that I by the way never have seen to the end). Andersen's tale is one of my favorites.

Today I imagined a little mermaid getting ready for lunch. Just as you would go out into the garden to fill up your basket with beautiful flowers for the table, she maybe would swim out into her garden and pick pearls ...

This is the mermaid Catherine's fine silver basket, crocheted from wire and filled with freshwater pearls.
Catherine likes to share, so you can find this basket in my ArtFire studio now.


  1. What a beautiful creation, Cat! You are amazing, my friend! Mermaids would LOVE this!!! Check out this on my ArtFire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/shadowdogdesigns/blog/ancient-beauty-my-favorite-fossil-jewelry

  2. this is so beautiful! pearls are my favorite and i want a pearl on my finger instead of a diamond when i get married. thanks for sharing!!! and i have wondered about mermaids many times before. :)

  3. Thank you for your kind comments, both of you! :-D

  4. So delicate and lovely Cat beautiful work!