So I painted the background and used sand and modeling paste for the seabed. Then i glued on the shells and coral.I put pearls in her hair because I thought she needed them and gave her a seed bead neckpiece to sort of hide her boobs. Then I gave her a wand because who wouldn't want a wand!
Her tail is made from large sequins cut into quarters and placed one at a time to overlap like fishscales. Her fins are fabric and netting.
I wanted to have some kind of seaweed or something, but I wanted it to be light and sort of 3-d. So I took floral wire and wound it up and covered some of it with ribbon and there she is!
So that's how a Mermaid was born!