beachcake

artwork by mariko merritt

Hawaii, United States · 82 Sales

beachcake

artwork by mariko merritt

Hawaii, United States 82 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(30)

Announcement   Welcome to my Hawaii- and ocean-inspired collection of ceramics and greeting cards lovingly made by hand in a little studio in the trees of Manoa Valley.

www.heybeachcake.com

To see my newest items, and get info on upcoming craft fairs in Honolulu, please follow beachcake on Instagram or Facebook.
INSTAGRAM: @heybeachcake
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/heybeachcake

aloha!

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 10, 2015

Welcome to my Hawaii- and ocean-inspired collection of ceramics and greeting cards lovingly made by hand in a little studio in the trees of Manoa Valley.

www.heybeachcake.com

To see my newest items, and get info on upcoming craft fairs in Honolulu, please follow beachcake on Instagram or Facebook.
INSTAGRAM: @heybeachcake
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/heybeachcake

aloha!

Mariko Merritt

Contact shop owner

Mariko Merritt

Monk Seal handmade clay mirror
US$60.00
Dottie Cat handmade clay mirror
US$60.00
Red Gold Lion handmade clay mirror
US$60.00
Green Sea Turtle handmade clay mirror
US$60.00
PAPAYA handmade ceramic magnet
US$9.00
RAINBOW handmade ceramic magnet
US$9.00
Shave Ice in Hawaii board book signed copy
US$7.95
SUNRISE HEART ceramic magnet
US$9.00
pineapple ceramic magnet
US$9.00
HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE handmade ceramic magnet
US$9.00
ocean sunrise handmade greeting card
US$6.50
PINEAPPLE MAHALO screen printed thank you card
US$5.00
ALOHA RAINBOW SEASHELL notecard blank inside
US$5.00
MERMAID LOVE greeting card A2 card blank inside
US$6.50
RAINBOW FISH pair of 2 chopstick rests
US$22.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(30)
steenie64

steenie64 on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

repeat customer, couldn't stop at one magnet. love the dimension on the pineapple

steenie64

steenie64 on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

very cute magnet, and stronger than expected!

Hāla'i Ka'ae

Hāla'i Ka'ae on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute 💜💜💜

View all 30 reviews

Updates

come see this mini collection of handmade animal mirrors!

Tagged in this photo

Dottie Cat handmade clay mirror
US$60.00
new yummy papaya shaped ceramic magnets - made by hand in hawaii!

Tagged in this photo

PAPAYA handmade ceramic magnet
US$9.00

About

Making the whole ocean.

Hello! My name is Mariko, I live in Hawaii, and I'm happiest when I'm making something. Here is the story of my shop.

Many years ago, I took a screen printing class and met a cool girl named Ali. We'd have art days and make things just for fun. In 2012, we started an Etsy shop together called Unicorn of the Sea and spent a few happy months bestowing our goofy items on people. One blue day, Ali moved away (she is now the heart + soul of Unicorn of the Sea - uots/etsy.com). To fill the void, I opened my own shop and called it beachcake.

The name "beachcake" came about after weeks of brainstorming, listing and mind mapping made two things clear - I love the beach and something delicious. So I put them together. "Beachcake" makes me laugh because it sounds like "beefcake" and my work is quite the opposite!

I once told my mom, quite seriously, that I wanted to be every animal in the ocean. These days, the ocean keeps me healthy and inspires me with all its variation, color, pattern, design. I want to share that inspiration with others by interpreting what I see thru my style and craft. When it's time to get down to business, I unfurl my "studio" on the dining table or bedroom floor, or outside on the lanai if it's not raining. Right now I work mainly with screen printing and ceramics. I also love paper making and bookbinding, origami, beads, painting, drawing, weaving baskets, quilting.... What I relish most is the making. I make everything by hand, because I enjoy putting in time and effort to create extra special and well-crafted pieces.

Occasionally, beachcake can be found at craft fairs and art sales in Honolulu. I enjoy connecting with people who collect whimsical things and love anything sooo cuuute! So send me a message if you have ideas for a custom order, or just to say hi. You can also follow along on INSTAGRAM @heybeachcake to see my experiments and get notices of new items and sales.

ALOHA!
mariko

Tweet
Around the web
Shop members
  • mariko merritt

    Owner, Maker

    Mariko has a BFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design and works in Honolulu as an independent illustrator, graphic designer and artist. How cool is that.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 6, 2015
All items in my shop are lovingly made, one at a time, by me in my little studio. Because they are handmade, these pieces will have small imperfections and color variations. This is how you know your piece is one of a kind.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I only accept payment by PayPal at this time. If you do not use PayPal, you can use a credit card through PayPal's guest checkout feature - it is safe and secure, and you do not need to set up an account.
Shipping
I ship USPS First Class with tracking. If you would like to upgrade to priority mail, or request insurance or a signature upon delivery, please let me know BEFORE making your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds; exchange only.

If an item reaches you in damaged condition, please notify me as soon as possible (within 3 business days of receipt), and send a photograph of the damaged item and packaging. I will do my best to get you a suitable replacement. However, please remember that my items are one of a kind, so it's unlikely that I have the same item in stock. Contact me as soon as possible and we will take it from there.

I do my best to photograph and describe the items in my shop, but keep in mind that all items are made by hand, and by nature they have imperfections and variations. If you are unhappy with the items you receive, please contact me so that we can work together to resolve the issue.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders make me happy! I love making special items for special people and can do anything from a large variety of seashells for wedding favors, to narwhal figurines for a baby shower, or a special creature of your choice for a friend's birthday. I am open to your ideas, color schemes, larger quantities, even personalized one of a kind pieces.

Send me a message through etsy.

**Allow 4-6 weeks production time plus shipping.**