kayteekelleee on Feb 20, 2016
absolutely love this votive holder....perfect addition to my bathroom! i'm so glad i purchased it along with the i believe in mermaids bottle....a nice unique touch!(:
mami909195 on Feb 4, 2016
My daughter loves this little seashell decoration. It was so well packed and arrived in perfect condition. Perfect little gift to remind someone that summer and beach time aren't that far away.
IN THE STUDIO WITH MICKI OF A2SEA CREATIONS
Micki resides on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Her adventure began in December 2008, when she designed a beach-themed ornament for a Christmas sale held at a local art gallery, where her photography was featured. The ornaments sold like hotcakes so her friend, Cheryl, suggested they make more of them. One thing led to another and the two gals ended up opening their Etsy shop in January '09.
What began with one ornament, soon ballooned into whatever their creative brains could think up; from ‘Nautical Notepads’ to ‘Mermaid Treasure Pendants’, 'Seaside Treasure Boxes’ to the ever-popular ‘Message in A Bottle’... and so much more. Before long they had shelves jammed full of seaside treasures!
At the beginning of their venture, the two gals worked at Micki's kitchen table. This was far from ideal as her kitchen was soon taken over by seashells, driftwood, raffia, sea glass, moss, sand... you name it. What a mess! It was clear that they needed to figure out a more practical solution. So Micki's rarely-used guest room became their new crafting space. She purchased several tall, inexpensive bookshelves, a fold-up work table, and they were set to go. As their little business grew, they needed more room, so they eventually moved everything into Micki's workshop. Fortunately, she has a very patient husband who was willing to share the space with the two ladies.
Cheryl worked with Micki until July 2015. Micki now runs the business by herself but they remain the very best of friends.
Micki takes pride in the fact that she uses primarily local, organic, recycled & eco-friendly materials. She does her own beach-combing, although she does purchase a few shells for variety. It is not unusual to see her cleaning seashells in her kitchen sink or drying seaweed and driftwood in her oven. Many interesting aromas waft out of her kitchen!
(By the way, Micki does not believe in harming living creatures, so she will only work with 'vacated shells'.)
Besides selling her nautical gifts here on Etsy, Micki has her products in several local gift shops, including 'Newfoundland to Nanaimo' on the Nanaimo harbour quay on Vancouver Island.
Micki is also the captain of the Vancouver Island Etsy Team. You may find many of her team's products @ https://www.etsy.com/pages/vancouver-island-team
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Living on beautiful Vancouver Island BC, Canada, Micki is inspired by the ocean and loves to share the island's beauty with people all over the world through her seaside creations. Besides online, she also sells her work in several local gift shops.
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Cheers from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Micki @ A2Sea Creations
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