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Mermaid Factory

Officially licensed by the city of Norfolk

Shortly after making their first creations and falling in love not only with the Mermaids, but the endless possibilities and fun moments shared creating them... Elaine and Robert took their idea to the city... to make them "official" Norfolk mermaids. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to organizations that benefit arts in the city of Norfolk and youth in the Coastal Virginia area.



After multiple attempts to find Norfolk mermaid gift items for departing friends and visiting family, Robert and Elaine took the matter in to their own hands... literally. Chloe, visiting from Kentucky, fell in love with the mermaids. A parade through Norfolk, complete with filmed poses with each swimming beauty, led them to the craft store and a block of clay! 


From there were born the first mermaid available as blank canvasses for your personal creation, or choose one of our many hand painted designs. All mermaids and dolphins are hand-made in Norfolk of durable casting plaster and easily embellished with non-toxic acrylic paints, glitter, fabric, shells, rhinestones, charms or whatever your imagination holds.

For history on the City of Norfolk Mermaids... please visit here: 

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