A2SeaCreations

Beach Decor & Nautical Gifts on Vancouver Island, BC

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Announcement    Welcome to A2Sea Creations on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!
We are having a special 'Have a Heart' - 2 for 1 special for Frontline Workers. Purchase anything from my shop (excluding digital photos or gift certificates) and receive a free pair of earrings to give away to someone who has been especially kind or helpful during the pandemic - or someone who just needs encouragement during these difficult days. If you are a frontline worker yourself, feel free to treat yourself! The earrings I gift you will be a surprise, but they will be coastal. To receive your free earrings, please message me at checkout.

All the beach-themed treasures I create are not on my site - especially the larger pieces that I sell locally. So if you have a request, or if you see something in my 'SOLD' section that you like, let me know and I will see if I can recreate something like it for you.
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Need help with purchasing? Click here: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
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Do you live in the Parksville/Qualicum/Coombs area on Vancouver Island, BC? If so, contact me before making a purchase and I will remove the shipping charges and deliver your purchase myself!
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See what else Micki creates: www.mickifindlay.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/a2seacreations
Twitter: twitter.com/a2seacreations
Instagram: @a2sea_creations
Pinterest: @a2seacreations and @thesingingphoto

YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=zxwL-TZWZNE

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Micki also sells her photo art featuring images of Vancouver Island, the Oregon Coast, Italy, Greece and Hawaii. To view her work, check out her website @ www.thesingingphotographer.com

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 16, 2022

Welcome to A2Sea Creations on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!
We are having a special 'Have a Heart' - 2 for 1 special for Frontline Workers. Purchase anything from my shop (excluding digital photos or gift certificates) and receive a free pair of earrings to give away to someone who has been especially kind or helpful during the pandemic - or someone who just needs encouragement during these difficult days. If you are a frontline worker yourself, feel free to treat yourself! The earrings I gift you will be a surprise, but they will be coastal. To receive your free earrings, please message me at checkout.

All the beach-themed treasures I create are not on my site - especially the larger pieces that I sell locally. So if you have a request, or if you see something in my 'SOLD' section that you like, let me know and I will see if I can recreate something like it for you.
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Need help with purchasing? Click here: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
____________________________________________________________________

Do you live in the Parksville/Qualicum/Coombs area on Vancouver Island, BC? If so, contact me before making a purchase and I will remove the shipping charges and deliver your purchase myself!
____________________________________________________________________

See what else Micki creates: www.mickifindlay.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/a2seacreations
Twitter: twitter.com/a2seacreations
Instagram: @a2sea_creations
Pinterest: @a2seacreations and @thesingingphoto

YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=zxwL-TZWZNE

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Micki also sells her photo art featuring images of Vancouver Island, the Oregon Coast, Italy, Greece and Hawaii. To view her work, check out her website @ www.thesingingphotographer.com

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About A2SeaCreations

Sales 337
On Etsy since 2009
Video summary: A few seaside treasures created by Micki @ A2SeaCreations

IN THE STUDIO WITH MICKI OF A2SEA CREATIONS

I (Mermaid Micki) live on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. My adventure began in December 2008, when I designed a beach-themed ornament for a Christmas sale held at a local art gallery, where my photography was displayed. The ornaments sold like hotcakes so my friend, Cheryl, suggested we make more of them. One thing led to another and we ended up opening our Etsy shop in January '09.

What began with one ornament, soon ballooned into whatever our creative brains could think up; from ‘Nautical Notepads’ to ‘Mermaid Treasure Pendants and Bottles’, 'Seaside Gift Boxes’ to the ever-popular ‘Message in A Bottle’, and so much more. Before long we had shelves jammed full of seaside treasures!

At the beginning of our venture, we worked at my kitchen table. This was far from ideal as my kitchen was soon taken over by seashells, driftwood, raffia, sea glass, moss, sand... you name it! It was clear that we needed to figure out a more practical solution. So my rarely-used guest room became our new crafting space. I purchased several, inexpensive bookshelves, a fold-up work table, and we were set to go.

Cheryl worked with me until she moved away in July 2015. I now run A2SeaCreations by myself, but we remain the best of friends.

I take pride in the fact that I use primarily local, organic, recycled & eco-friendly materials. I do my own beach-combing, although I do purchase a few exotic shells for variety. It is not unusual to see me cleaning seashells in my kitchen sink or drying seaweed and driftwood in my oven. Many interesting aromas waft out of my kitchen! That said, absolutely everything is cleaned thoroughly and sanitized, so the aromas stop there! (By the way, I do not believe in harming living creatures - I will only work with 'vacated' shells.)

Besides selling my nautical gifts and beach décor on Etsy, I have my handcrafted products in several gift shops on Vancouver Island, including 'Newfoundland to Nanaimo' gift & souvenir shop in Nanaimo BC, Sea Thrift Artisan Boutique in Qualicum Beach BC, and French Creek Marina Store in Parksville BC.

Shop members

  • Micki Findlay

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Living on beautiful Vancouver Island BC, Canada, Micki loves to share her island's beauty with people all over the world through her seaside creations. Besides Etsy, she also sells her work in several local gift shops.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
HELLO AND WELCOME TO A2SEA CREATIONS!

Our aim is to make you feel at home here and ensure you have the best shopping experience possible. Below you will see our Shop Policies, which are put in place for your protection as well as ours. We recommend that you read them before purchasing. If you have a question or a concern, rest assured that we will make it our goal to listen and work with you to the best of our ability.

We encourage you to read our Profile so that you might get to know us a little bit better, as we look forward to getting to know you.

Cheers from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Micki @ A2Sea Creations

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If, in the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, we would appreciate it if you would please contact us, before leaving feedback on Etsy. We will be more than happy to work with you to try and resolve the matter.

If your item arrives damaged or broken, we will refund your money. However, before doing so, we will need to see a photo of the damaged / broken item. We do not refund shipping costs, however.

If your item arrives and you do not like it, we do not accept refunds. Our photos depict all of our items the way they actually are and we provide multiple photos so that our customers can see the item up close before purchasing. We also include measurements in every listing so that our customers end up with no surprises. So please take the time to look at every picture of the item you want to buy, and to read the information provided with each listing, before purchasing.
Payment
We are set up to accept direct deposits through Etsy, and we can accept major credit cards and debit transactions via Paypal. You do not need a PayPal account. Here is a link to assist you on how to complete a PayPal payment: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php (Simply copy and paste this link into your browser).

Note: We also accept money orders, certified checks and email transfers, however, we will not be able to ship items until we receive payment.

If paying with Paypal, please ensure that the mailing address, you have associated with Etsy, matches your PayPal shipping address so as to ensure your orders will not be delayed.

When you place an order with us, we need to either receive payment or communication from you within 24 hours, or we will have to cancel your order and re-list that item. We just ask to be treated fairly and we will treat you fairly in return.

Shipping larger items is quite expensive here in Canada so we have had to reflect that in our shipping costs. That said, however, if shipping turns out to be considerably less than the price we had listed, we will gladly refund you the difference via Paypal, minus the cost for our materials/handling.
Shipping
OVERSEAS PURCHASES
If you live overseas, import duties and taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. If you have concerns about these charges, please contact your local post office to see what those charges might be. Overseas shipping by airmail can be very costly - especially for larger items. Surface mail is significantly cheaper but can take up to six weeks or more. So, if you are ordering from overseas, please remember that we cannot predict how long it will take. Often, packages will be held up in customs.

MULTIPLE PURCHASES
If you order more than one item, shipping is automatically reduced for most items, but only if payment is sent for all items in one transaction.

GIFT SHIPPING
Purchasing a gift to ship directly to the recipient? Go here to add a personal note to your purchase: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/161887482/add-a-personal-message-to-your-order
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
We welcome any inquiries, comments and ideas. If you have any special requests, please contact us and we will try our very best to accommodate you. If a custom order is beyond our ability to design, or is something we do not feel reflects our genre, we reserve the right to refuse. If a customer becomes unreasonable in his or her requests, or asks for an unreasonable amount of changes to the custom-made item, we also reserve the right to refuse and cancel the order. We must receive full payment before the item is created.

Please see our Refund Policies.