November 6, 2014 5:32 pm
Last online July 19, 2016 9:52 pm
Hi my name is Janene Ducharme (Castellanos) Tail Maker, Pattern Maker and Designer of Miami Beach Mermaids. I was born in 1977 March 3 (Pisces). I grew up in San Fransisco and moved to Miami about 5 years ago. I live with my husband and my 2 gorgeous daughters whom are the reason I started this business.
How Miami Beach Mermaids Began:
I started making mermaid tails for my kids because they were in love with a show called "H20" Just add water and of course "Ariel the little mermaid". They developed a deep desire to swim like a real mermaid, and begged me to make them a mermaid tail, and so I did and it brought them so much happiness and joy! I never dreamed that I would turn this into a full time job working from home. But it has became a passion. I started developing my own add- on designs and making improvements to the basic mermaid tail pattern so it would be more functional and look more realistic.
My daughters were so excited about my creations that they told me "Mommy people will totally buy these tails they are so beautiful"! So I began selling on eBay, Etsy, and my official website. After that it seems like everything just took off. Soon, Miami Beach Mermaids tails were selling all over the U.S. and spread out all over the world. Although one day I would like to have a retail store or boutique, I think for right now I will stick to working from my in house work studio while I'm raising my girls.
I come from a family of Sewers, Artists, and Musicians. So I am naturally talented and artistic in many ways. I am the self taught type and I am some what of a perfectionist so if you order something from me you won't have to worry about quality or craftsmanship. Every order is made with love, passion and my person touch!
My Inspiration comes from visions, dreams, and the magical mystery world of Mermaids, Sirens, and sea life! I absolutely love my job and feel very blessed that god gave my creative hands to spread joy to 1000's of children all over the world making there dreams come true.
A child's imagination is a wonderful gift and to pretend to swim like a real mermaid is the most awesome thing a child, teen or even an adult could ever imagine to do, plus its a really good work out!
Opening up my online business and exposing it for the whole world to see has change my life and I am so honored to have the opportunity to make so many little mermaids dreams come true!
I hope I get the opportunity to work with all of you and continue making dreams come true!
-Janene DuCharme (Castellanos)
Miami Beach Mermaids, LLC