Below, you will find a slideshow of images that showcase some of my work as a fairytale model. I am a professional mermaid, a professional fairy, and an alternative fashion enthusiast. I do my own makeup, I style my own outfits, and oftentimes, I even take my own photos. Please enjoy browsing through my photos and know that this is CERTAINLY not a complete compilation. ;)
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Video Creator & Actress
The Magic Crafter brand started out as a YouTube channel and, while it has evolved over time, video work continues to be a major part of my brand and my business. Typically, I create videos that are meant to transport viewers into a fairytale realm with vivid footage of mythical creatures set in the beautiful world of Northern Michigan. Other videos help my viewers to build a magical world of their own, with mermaiding tutorials, fairy DIY's, ect. Below is a sample of my work as a FairyTale Actress and Film Creator.
Professional Mermaid & Fairy Entertainer
I have been actively working as a Professional Mermaid since 2016. Since then, I have worked on many projects with various clients around Michigan AND around the world. I started my work as a Professional Fairy Entertainer in 2018 and have already worked as a fairy at a few events since my debut.
As a mermaid and a fairy, I make appearances at public and private events to entertain and wow guests. I can swim in swimming pools during classy corporate events to add to the atmosphere, or I can come to dry land to interact with guests of all ages. Children and adults alike are ALWAYS fascinated and intrigued when they find themselves face-to-face with a real life fictional creature. People love to snap pictures with me, touch my tail and ask me all sorts of questions about life as a fairy tale creature. My ultimate goal is to leave everyone feeling a bit more "magical" than they were before attending the event. ♥
You can find out more about my past projects by reading below.
Past Projects and Where you can Find my Work
Notible Projects I have Worked on:
Live Mermaid at the Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids Exhibit in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date: January 13th-14th, 2018 & May 5th-6th, 2018
Overview: Each day of the event, I sat in the "Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids" exhibit area to greet visitors, answer their questions about mermaids, take photos with them, and let them touch my tail. After guests got the chance to meet with me, they were directed to my assistant, who handed out photos of me in the water. I was at the exhibit from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (EST) each day. It was very successful and brought in hundreds of guests from around Michigan and even from other states.
Media Coverage: https://www.fox17online.com/2018/01/14/hundreds-attend-dragons-unicorns-mermaids-at-the-grand-rapids-public-museum/
Contributing Mermaid Artist for ADEX Singapore, 2018
Date: April 6th-8th, 2018
Overview: I was approached by the "Mermaid Alliance," to make a piece of mermaid-related/ ocean related artwork to go on display at Singapore's Dive Expo. For this, I created a purple "Water-Dragon" egg out of polymer clay. I then created a "nest" for my egg that was primarily composed of natural materials found on the beaches of Lake Michigan. My work, along with the work of other mermaids, was displayed at ADEX Singapore to be viewed by the 60,000+ international visitors that attended the event.
"Real Fairy" at Suttons Bay's "Flower Fairies & Friendly Dragons" Festival
Date: May 12th, 2018
Overview: The "Flower Fairies & Friendly Dragons" festival is an annual celebration of fairy tale creatures hosted by Suttons Bay's children's & science store, BrainStorm. This celebration takes place on the sidewalk outside of the storefront, where guests can take part in all sorts of free creative projects, such as making a fairy wand or a dragon den. I was at the event from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. as a fairy to take photos with visitors, speak with them about fairies, blow bubbles to attract visitors, and to pass out vials of fairy dust.
Mermaid MegaFest Videographer and World Record-Setting "Mermaid Gathering" Participant
Date: May 26th, 2018
Overview: Over Memorial Day Weekend, I took part in the World-Record Setting "Mermaid Gathering" at Mermaid MegaFest 2018. At the event, I was interviewed by one of the world's most well-known mermaid instructors, Marielle of https://www.AquaMermaid.com Additionally, I had the opportunity to capture footage of many other incredible mermaids, including the world-famous Hannah Fraser. Other connections were made at the event, but I can't disclose the details quite yet! Hehehe!
Photo Used on YouTube Star "Sorelle Amore's" Channel & Used for a "Mermaid Life" Preset
DATE: June 20th, 2018
MERMAID LIFE PRESET: https://sellfy.com/p/ssC3/
SORELLE AMORE'S VIDEO (See 1:14)
Interview with Mermaid Marielle on her Channel, "AquaMermaid"
DATE POSTED: June 25th, 2018
AQUAMERMAID'S VIDEO (See 6:00):
Mermaid at the Boyne City Pirate Festival
DATE: August 11th, 2018
OVERVIEW: During the Boyne City Pirate Fest, I spent time riding on the back of a car during the Pirate Parade, “danced” around (as best as mermaids an) with kids in one of the music tents, and splashed around in the lake with some of my mermaid friends. Both in the land and in the water, I was there to pose for pictures, wow visitors and answer questions about mermaids. Since the theme of the festival was Pirates, I was naturally a “captive” of the pirates who eventually escaped back to the lake… but stuck around for the good music. ;)
Mermaid at the Michigan Renaissance Festival
DATE: August, 18th & 19th 2018
OVERVIEW: Mermaid Phantom was “rescued” after running into a boat. While recovering from her concussion, she was placed in the tank of the HollyGrove Cove Merfolk during the Michigan Renaissance Festival, in Holly, Michigan. She was there to entertain guests on Saturday and Sunday of the event.
Covered on Interlochen Public Radio & Interviewed by Jen Sawyer
DATE: The section aired on IPR at 6:40 AM and 8:40 AM on August 27th of 2019. Jen Sawyer’s interview and video of Mermaid Phantom was shared on the same date.
OVERVIEW: Jen Sawyer, a traveling Field Producer, interviewed Mermaid Phantom of The Magic Crafter LLC to find out what it is that this mermaid does and WHY she does it. The Interlochen Public Radio later spoke to Jen Sawyer about her time with Mermaid Phantom.
Live Mermaid at Leelanau UnCaged
DATE: September 29th, 2018
OVERVIEW: Mermaid Phantom was in charge of collecting 3 Magical Dragon Stones from children at this musical and whimsical festival in Northport, Michigan. Once three stones were found and returned to her by each child, she gave the child a prize in exchange for the stones. Phantom only spoke “Mermish” at this event, as to keep with the wild and wonderful theme of the event. Families were able to take photos with her, touch her tail and interact with her while at the event.
Featured in Family First Newspaper for the “2019 Event Planning Issue”
DATE: January/February 2019
ADEX Singapore 2019 Guest Mermaid, Speaker, Panelist and Model
DATES: April 12th-14th, 2019
OVERVIEW: Mermaid Phantom was invited to the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore by a group called the Mermaid Alliance. She stayed in Singapore for a week and a half, where she took part in the dive expo as a live performer, fashion model, guest speaker and a guest panelist. In addition to sharing her stories and diving into the tank at the event, Phantom spent the majority of her “off-time” swimming with other mermaids and mermen from all over the world… this was the trip of a lifetime and not only deepened her desire to help reduce waste and pollution, but also increased her connection to the world as a whole. It taught her that not only are all mermaids and mermen part of “one global pod,” but also showed how one common cause can bring the world together.
AWARDS: Mermaid Phantom was shocked and delighted to be the recipient of an “ADEX Award for Inspirational Excellence” at ADEX 2019.
Awarded the Title “Miss Mermaid Michigan” 2019
DATE: April 2019-2020
OVERVIEW: Receiving the title “Miss Mermaid Michigan,” means that Mermaid Phantom was selected to represent the mermaid community in the state of Michigan due to meeting certain criteria required for selection. This title will be used to help protect and serve the Great Lakes, especially Lake Michigan, the place that Mermaid Phantom calls home.
To be continued...
PLEASE NOTE: This section of the website is constantly "under construction," as I continue to add the new and exciting projects that have been completed. There are collaborations, YouTube channel features, new events, interviews and more amazing things coming up that I can't disclose details on yet. Stay tuned!