A2SeaCreations

Beach Decor & Nautical Gifts on Vancouver Island, BC

Parksville, Canada · 244 Sales

A2SeaCreations

Beach Decor & Nautical Gifts on Vancouver Island, BC

Parksville, Canada 244 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(71)

Announcement   DUE TO THE CANADA POST LABOUR DISPUTES, THERE COULD BE A POSTAL STRIKE STARTING JULY 2. IF YOU PURCHASE SOMETHING ON ETSY, YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE IT FOR A LONG TIME. PLEASE PURCHASE AT YOUR OWN RISK. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

We create 'mermaid-approved' seaside treasures, beach decor & nautical gifts designed to bring the West Coast of Vancouver Island into your home. We take pride in the fact that we use primarily local, organic, recycled & eco-friendly materials. (Although we sometimes use shells from around the world, when necessary.) We customize & personalize whenever possible.

Be sure to check out the 'SOLD' section in case you see something you like: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/A2SeaCreations/sold . We may be able to remake it for you or, at least, something close to it. You never know!
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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? Contact us before making a purchase and we will remove the shipping charges and deliver your purchase ourselves. Yay us!
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Other places you will find A2Sea Creations (and Micki)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/a2seacreations
Twitter: twitter.com/a2seacreations
Pinterest: pinterest.com/a2seacreations/
Blog: a2seacreations.blogspot.ca
YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=zxwL-TZWZNE
Micki's Website: mickifindlay.com (All about moi)
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Micki also sells her photoart. She has a few images for sale here @ A2Sea Creations. To view more of her work, check out her eclectic art gallery @ thesingingphotographer.com

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 30, 2016

DUE TO THE CANADA POST LABOUR DISPUTES, THERE COULD BE A POSTAL STRIKE STARTING JULY 2. IF YOU PURCHASE SOMETHING ON ETSY, YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE IT FOR A LONG TIME. PLEASE PURCHASE AT YOUR OWN RISK. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

We create 'mermaid-approved' seaside treasures, beach decor & nautical gifts designed to bring the West Coast of Vancouver Island into your home. We take pride in the fact that we use primarily local, organic, recycled & eco-friendly materials. (Although we sometimes use shells from around the world, when necessary.) We customize & personalize whenever possible.

Be sure to check out the 'SOLD' section in case you see something you like: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/A2SeaCreations/sold . We may be able to remake it for you or, at least, something close to it. You never know!
____________________________________________________________________

Need help with purchasing? Click here: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
____________________________________________________________________

Do you live in the Parksville/Qualicum/Coombs area? Contact us before making a purchase and we will remove the shipping charges and deliver your purchase ourselves. Yay us!
____________________________________________________________________

Other places you will find A2Sea Creations (and Micki)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/a2seacreations
Twitter: twitter.com/a2seacreations
Pinterest: pinterest.com/a2seacreations/
Blog: a2seacreations.blogspot.ca
YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=zxwL-TZWZNE
Micki's Website: mickifindlay.com (All about moi)
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Micki also sells her photoart. She has a few images for sale here @ A2Sea Creations. To view more of her work, check out her eclectic art gallery @ thesingingphotographer.com

Micki Findlay

Contact shop owner

Micki Findlay

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(71)
kayteekelleee

kayteekelleee on Feb 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

i'm in love with this purchase.....this bottle is so cute! perfect addition in my bathroom (:

kayteekelleee

kayteekelleee on Feb 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

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

mami909195 on Feb 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

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.

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About

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

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  • Micki Findlay

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2016
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

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
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
Refunds 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.
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.