Soapstone carving of a mermaid (the stone wasn't large enough to include the end of her tail). Less than two inches tall, she looks pretty sassy - and would make a fine figurehead for a very tiny ship.
Would make a very special gift for a seafaring person.
Soapstone is soft and should be kept away from sharp objects. Even a thumbnail can scratch the surface, although a light scratch can be rubbed away with a cloth.