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SirensGrotto

One of a kind, wearable treasures from both land & sea

Los Angeles, California · 529 Sales

SirensGrotto

One of a kind, wearable treasures from both land & sea

Los Angeles, California 529 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(246)

Announcement   *FREE signed mini (4x6) Ariel inspired cosplay print with all print purchases! *while supplies last

*I'm very sorry but our wig shop has closed. Check out Glimmerwood for some of my designs currently selling there.
*Please note: We are not taking any more custom orders at this time.
*Due to the overwhelming amount of correspondence we receive, please allow 1-2 weeks for a response to new messages. (This does not apply to customers who have already purchased an item). Current customer messages will take priority over inquiries. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Welcome to my grotto! Feel free to take a swim around and explore the treasures in my collection. Each unique adornment is created to make the wearer look and feel like a true siren of the sea, forest pixie or fairytale princess! I hope you like what you find! <3 Traci

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

*FREE signed mini (4x6) Ariel inspired cosplay print with all print purchases! *while supplies last

*I'm very sorry but our wig shop has closed. Check out Glimmerwood for some of my designs currently selling there.
*Please note: We are not taking any more custom orders at this time.
*Due to the overwhelming amount of correspondence we receive, please allow 1-2 weeks for a response to new messages. (This does not apply to customers who have already purchased an item). Current customer messages will take priority over inquiries. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Welcome to my grotto! Feel free to take a swim around and explore the treasures in my collection. Each unique adornment is created to make the wearer look and feel like a true siren of the sea, forest pixie or fairytale princess! I hope you like what you find! <3 Traci

Traci Hines

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Traci Hines

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(246)
Jim Levinson

Jim Levinson on Feb 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Sleek costume with very nice motley coloring, appropriately dark. Interesting clown make-up and hair. A dream villain!

Jim Levinson

Jim Levinson on Oct 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, with a spiritual dimension. We do feel transported into another world! Now I'm stepping back into this world just long enough to say, yes, it arrived on time.

gina goldwater

gina goldwater on Apr 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!!!!. My 6yo daughter is more than happy with this beautiful signed photo. thank you Traci from the bottom of my heart :) xoxoxo

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About

Answering the Siren Call

I've been a singer my whole life, and my love of mermaid lore and Disney's The Little Mermaid led me into a life filled with siren fantasy! The Siren's Grotto was born out of my love of the sea, and my love to perform.

I am a Southern California native, and grew up just minutes from the beach! I was raised on the water, both basking on the sands of Newport Beach, California, and swimming in the waters of Lake Mead in Arizona, where my family vacationed every year from the time I was a baby. I still relish the occasional beach day and Lake vacation whenever I can get them, but now I stay busy as a recording artist, performer, actress and model, and regularly portray mermaid characters for both live events and photo/video shoots! Being the artsy girl that I am, I often get creative and make my own ensembles for these mermaid & princess escapades. After getting requests and inquiries to sell items like the ones I made for myself, I decided to give Etsy a go, and less than a year later I'd quit my "normal" day job waiting tables to design Siren mer-chandise instead! After the first few months of Siren's Grotto were a success, I quickly found my niche in my couture, Sea Star accessories. These are my signature items, and along with my couture wigs, are my most popular and in-demand products (aside from my clothing line and sister company, http://AdorkableApparel.com)! Eventually I expanded the Siren's Grotto to include my wig shop. I've been a wig stylist for well over 4 years now, specializing in character wigs, and it was only natural to include them in my collection here on Etsy. I think it's easier offering all of my costume items in one place.

THE GROTTO TEAM

I feel very blessed that the shop has been so successful, especially in regards to Sea Star Accessories and Wigs, that I have decided to bring on some help. I've recently hired on a wonderful Mermaid-Assistant named Amy. Amy is my dearest friend, and is trained in everything from correspondence and marketing, to Siren-design. Amy has assisted me with administrative and marketing tasks in regards to my music career for over 2 years now, and I am thrilled to have her join me in the Grotto as well!

The Grotto is also lucky to have Benjamin as head photographer. He often lends his talents to our product photography, (though other Grotto members and I occasionally handle that as well), and more frequently, Ben pioneers our promotional photo shoots. (Many of my own mermaid photos and prints in the shop are his work as well).

The newest Siren to join the Grotto is my dear friend and assistant, Nina Grace. Nina is my mer-sister and a connoisseur of all things mermaid and fairytale! She will be handling a fair amount of the Grotto messages and inquiries, as our official Director of Communications. Nina is in touch with me daily, and when I am often out of the Grotto on other business, she will be getting back with customers and inquiries, and can act as liaison when I am away. As I grow busier, opening up communication to another Siren has been been a necessary change we needed to make, and I can't think of anyone I would trust more with my amazing customers! Nina has been acting as my personal assistant and music/booking manager for the past few months, and she has been doing such a stellar job, I am thrilled she is willing to take on more mermaid biz here at the Grotto! Nina is also in the process of being trained to craft in Grotto fashion, and will be producing some of our products as well in the near future! Nina is much like me-a mermaid who loves to play in Neverland and get lost in Wonderland!

I am so excited to see my little Grotto grow! <3

I (Traci) still sing, song-write, act/voice-act and model full time, and am currently recording my first full-length album, along with producing and starring in my new web-series (Life Lessons From A Hipster Mermaid), but I am thrilled to have a "day job" that consists of creating unique, sparkling treasures for other 'Sirens' to enjoy! They called and I'm answering.

<3 Traci
Creator, Siren's Grotto

Want more? Check out my new venture: clothing! At Adorkable Apparel, the sister shop to Siren's Grotto...

http://AdorkableApparel.com

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Shop members

  • Traci

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Head Siren

    I'm Traci, the creator of Siren's Grotto! When I'm not designing fairytale wigs and wearable treasures, I'm usually singing a siren song, acting, modeling ..or dreaming!

  • Amy

    Maker, Curator, Magical Mer-Assitant

    Amy is an incredible asset to the Grotto Team! She is an Andalasian Princess who helps with everything from correspondence to creativity! She's a talented artist with experience in animation, crafting, baking, & working in the film industry!

  • Benjamin

    Photographer

    Benjamin is the finest of royal photographers, often capturing Sirens in their natural habitat! He often lends us his talents for product photography.

  • Nina Grace

    Maker, Director Of Communications

    We're so excited to have fellow Siren, Nina Grace, join the Grotto Team! Nina handles much of the correspondence here at the Grotto. She is a pro MUA & stylist, jewelry-maker, crafter & also has experience in brand promo & PR! Welcome, Nina!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 25, 2013
Welcome Sirens, Mermaids, Princesses, Pixies, Nymphs, Imps, Specters and all other fantastical friends! Here you will find one of a kind, whimsical accessories & wigs designed exclusively by Traci Hines to inspire the inner Siren in you! Each item is couture, made by hand and meant to be treasured. We hope you like what you see!

*Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for a response if you send a private message due to the large volume of incoming mail. We always do our absolute best to respond in a prompt manner, but your patience is very much appreciated! Thank you!

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Payment
We only accept payments via PayPal. If you are paying with a credit card, you can use PayPal without having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Shipping
We generally ship within the next 2-3 business days (unless otherwise noted) after your payment has cleared. Shipping can take up to 5 business days on extremely busy weeks. Business days are Monday-Friday not including holidays. Please read the description of your purchased item thoroughly for all shipping info. Generally, all accessory items and prints will be packaged securely and shipped via USPS First-Class or Priority (unless otherwise requested or stated). All wigs are also packaged with the utmost care, and are shipped via UPS, unless another shipping method is requested. Mermaid Seashells are shipped UPS within the United States, and USPS outside the country. *Please send us a message with your order if you would like to request a different shipping method. (You will be responsible for any additional charges).

We will ship out to the address on your Etsy invoice. If you would like us to ship to a different address (such as the address on your PayPal account) send us a message with your order containing the appropriate information at the time of purchase.

Please understand that shipping fees also include handling fees. These fees cover the cost of postage as well as packaging materials. We recycle when we can, but often must purchase packing and shipping materials to ship your item.

International customers are responsible for any customs fees, import duty charges, or taxes incurred on your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
General Siren's Grotto Concerns:

We take extreme care in not only creating these items, but also inspecting them before shipping out and packaging them as securely as possible. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please do contact us and we will do our best to make you a happy customer once again.

Care When Handling

Please understand that our one of a kind hand crafted items are created with very delicate pieces such as real seashells, genuine starfish and other natural elements. (Wigs are created with high quality yet delicate fiber). While we use the best in supplies and create each item to be as durable, wearable and strong as possible, these adornments & wigs should still be handled with care. They are delicate and should be treated as such.

Broken or Damaged Items
(Specific to Siren's Grotto Adornments. *Does not apply to wigs)

If an item arrives broken or damaged, please send us a message with a photo of the broken item, and we will instruct you on how to ship it back to us, where we can determine if we can offer to create a replacement item, give you a full or partial refund, or if it can be salvaged and fixed. *Shipping costs must be covered by the customer. Once we have fixed or replaced the item, if that is what is agreed upon, we will ship back.

If an item breaks or becomes damaged at the customer's hand, We're afraid there isn't much we can do. We cannot be held responsible for a customer's rough handling or dropping an item on the ground (as seashells will inevitably break). We will do our best to instruct customers from the time the order is placed on how to properly wear and care for their item, in order to avoid incidences such as these.

Wig Policy

Due to health reasons, We do not take returns or exchanges on wigs. Photos in the wig listings show the item you will receive. Please examine photos and read item descriptions thoroughly before placing an order. Once the wig is in your possession it is yours. We will remain available to help however we can via Etsy messaging in regards to styling tips, care and maintenance, but due to sanitation and not knowing the wig's care once it has left the shop, we can not take it as a return and resell it.


Feel free to discuss any concerns with us via private Etsy Conversation.
Additional policies and FAQs
Siren's Grotto is no longer taking custom orders. Aside from Photo Prints which will be ordered from our printer at the time your order has been placed, we are no longer making any items to order. All listings moving forward will be ready to ship, general sale items. No exceptions. Thank you for your understanding!

Please note that colors vary slightly due to monitor settings, so your item may look slightly different in color than in the photographs. Please also read the descriptions of the items thoroughly for all item info.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. If ever a situation arises where we must decline your order, you will be notified and the payment reversed. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

This shop empties quickly, so even if it appears sparse, stay posted to see the new items coming soon! We are always adding new and unique adornments in a variety of colors, sizes, styles and price ranges.