Most of our mosaic surfaces are created from 99% pre-consumer recycled materials. They will be marked as such.
A hanging method is provide for each mosaic surface. Most have a keyhole slot that accepts a nail or screw head, while some possess a hanging hole or bracket. Most picture frames also have an easel option so they can be set on a horizontal surface.
As with any manufactured products, small variances in color, surface, and appearance may occur. These variations will not affect the intended function of the products and actually add to the overall character of your creations. All mosaic surfaces are sold unfinished.
We guarantee that all of our products are free of manufacturing defects and will replace any parts found to be otherwise.
The word is a compound of mere, the Old English word for "sea", and maid, a woman. The male equivalent is a merman.
Much like sirens, mermaids will sing to people or to gods to enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing people to walk off a ship's deck or to run their ship aground. Other stories depict mermaids squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them. They are also said to carry humans down to their underwater kingdoms. In Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, it is said that mermaids forget that humans cannot breathe underwater, while other stories say they drown men out of spite, while still other fables portray mermaids as benevolent toward men.
The sirens of Greek mythology are sometimes portrayed in later folklore as mermaid-like; in fact, some languages use the same word for both bird and fish creatures, such as the Maltese word 'sirena'. Other related types of mythical or legendary creatures are water fairies (e.g., various water nymphs) and selkies, animals that can transform themselves from seals to humans.More Details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid