Announcement Hello, thank you for stopping by! My shop is on vacation through August. New orders can be shipped after August 10th, and normal operations with custom orders and kits will resume in September.
Hello, thank you for stopping by! My shop is on vacation through August. New orders can be shipped after August 10th, and normal operations with custom orders and kits will resume in September.
Thank you for visiting!
Making dolls is a passion that caught me by surprise. The original intent of my shop was to craft shells and perhaps design seashell furniture for doll houses from decades of collecting shells. The need for a mermaid to enjoy them became apparent so I started experimenting with doll-making techniques. This grew into an obsession! As new discoveries unfolded, the fun of making mermaids drove me to share not only the finished dolls, but also the process. Shell-crafting is still a main part of my shop, but the mermaids are equally so.
Almost every creation in my shop is one-of-a-kind. If there is something you like that has already sold, please contact me--I love collaborating with customers and can create something for you with the specific elements you like. As a shop owner, one of the best delights of the Etsy experience is getting to know my customers! I am grateful to all of you who are enabling my business to grow.
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When I need mental breaks my mind wanders to the beach and the sea.
Vici ("Veechie") handles quality control and makes sure that I am in my shop making something new everyday. Otherwise she gets grumpy.
My shells come from vacation trips to Texas beaches as well as the California and Oregon coast, Florida, Mexico, and Honduras. They also come from other beaches around the world as contributions from my friends and neighbors (who feed my habit.) While I don't always know their origin, I've learned almost everyone's garage has a shoebox full of vacation shells!
I would love to do a custom order for you, so if you have your own box of vacation shells and would like me to create something, please contact me through Etsy and let's plan it!
Custom mermaid orders are also welcome. Please let me know if you have a specific color request for eyes, skin, fish scales and hair. Or, you can just name the island or ocean and I will design her.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
For Texas residents, sales tax will be automatically applied to your purchase.
I try to ship items within 24 hours after I receive your payment. Please expect 3 to 7 days for an order within the US to be delivered to you. If you would like your item sooner, let me know so that I can quote you the correct postage rate.