Well, my mermaid is ready for the hairdresser! I finished stitching the sand in the diagonal mosaic. Her flesh is stitched in basketweave/tent stitch. Her cuff bracelet and armlet (?) are in the slanted gobelin in Balger gold metallic. Her hairbow matches her bra. I forgot to bring home some odds and ends of fibers--like the white metallic for her pearls and the colors for her eyes. Oops!
I've started practicing on her hair. Time will tell about those bullions.