I create art from oyster shells. I farm the oyster shells on the CT shoreline beaches, then meticulously clean and paint each shell. I then add the art with a decoupage technique and finish it with a gold leaf edging. to create a one of a kind shell. They can be used for display, trinket dishes, ornaments, wine charms and napkin holders. And anything else I can think of. Check back frequently to see what my next idea is.
My MERMAID HAZE COLLECTION
These are my latest designs and have been wildly popular. The designs are made with acrylic pour method and sealed with resin. Which leaves a shiny and very hard finish. NO TWO are the same this is very important to note, even if I use the exact same colors. Let me know what color palette you like and I will show you the designs I have and if I don't have the colors you like, I will make !
Trinket dishes/Ornaments range
$18 - $30 depending on size
$18 - $30 depending on siz
"I bought multiple shells from Kissed by a Mermaid as holiday gifts this season. Each one of them was so beautiful and targeted for very special people on my list. They were even wrapped to perfection. The very best in unique, custom, handmade pieces from an amazing local designer."
Paula – Trumbull, CT
"The shell ornament I received was beyond gorgeous. It made for a unique gift that was adored by those who received it. If you’re looking for an unforgettable gift, look no further. Perfect for a beach lover, ornament collector- or anyone who loves a unique gift handmade from shells found at local beaches."
Marissa – Waterbury, CT
"The custom made pet ornaments were so perfect and beautiful. I gave them as gifts and they were truly loved. The craftsmanship is exquisite, and such a special piece of the New England Shore Line. The packaging was adorable."
Kathy - Pennsylvania
Stores that carry my shells
Gracious Gifts and Home - Branford, CT
The Gray Goat - North Branford
(coming November 1)
EVENTS I WILL BE ATTENDING
What is the cost of each shell?
The cost varies, it depends on the size and design. My trinket dishes range from
$12 -$20 and ornaments range from $15 -$25.
Many of my pieces are custom and I work with the customer on the design and the size of the shell.
Can you do custom orders?
Absolutely, I can. Whether it be words, a favorite flower or design, even an actual photograph. Let me know your vision and I will make it a reality.
Are the shells hand painted?
The art itself is decoupage, I do hand paint the actual inside of the shell as well as the gold leaf edges of each shell.
SPECIAL NOTE: When your order a shell please note the sizes and shapes may vary. Just like a human fingerprint all shell are unique in shape and size. This all means that the shells shown are a representation of the designs I have, most likely you won't be getting the exact shell pictured. I would be happy to send you a picture before shipping.