This large heart with broken whelk shells that I have picked up on the Outer Banks beaches over the last 7 years, is one of a kind. The first 4 I made sold quickly. This large heart has all fossilized shells, meaning they have been tumbled in the ocean longer. The craggy texture just adds to the character of this ooak piece.
This is the 5th one I've made, and each is uniquely beautiful. The spiral pattern of the unique whelk shells, large and small, gives this piece of art a ruffled effect that is even more stunning in person.
This heart has a piece of heart shaped coral I found on the beach here, surrounded by small shells, almost like a flower in the center.
Perfect for your Outer Banks wedding reception decor, an engagement gift for beach lovers, or beach wedding gifts or just because, for your beach house, vacation home, tropical destination wedding, or coastal farmhouse cottage.
This one is ready to ship, but once it sells, we are already making several more, with a minimum of 2 weeks turnaround time, before shipping. This is the only one that has a piece of local coral in the center.
You're purchasing the exact 15" x 16" heart with whelks as shown in these pictures...
We've taken our handcut original design wooden heart and used construction quality permanent adhesive to attach between 60-80 whelk shells we collected on our beach walks here on the Outer Banks. All shells are found by us on the beach here- none are purchased shells.
Please allow us 3-5 business days to get order ready to ship. Your whelk shell heart comes in a carefully packed priority mail box, and will be shipped with care, arriving about 3 days after we ship it in the US. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed day!
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Yes, almost all of our orders for painted towel racks, furniture and prints are custom orders. Most painted listings give you a drop down menu to select your colors and let you choose if your items are distressed or not.
Due to the volume of orders we are processing, and since almost everything we make and sell is custom made, the usual turnaround time is 10 business days or 2 weeks before we ship your order. Occasionally the time could be less- contact us with questions about your particular order.
Depending on how many orders we are currently processing, there may be times when we can ship your order in less than 2 weeks. Contact us with your question, and we'll do what we can to help you.
Most of our painted listings have a drop down menu where you select paint colors and if you want your items distressed or not. If you are purchasing a painted item, that has multiple hooks, or multiple colors, you can:
1. put your choices in the message to seller section as you check out.
2. send a conversation message to us when you purchase.
For print orders, the process is:
1. put your choices in the message to seller as you check out.
2. send a conversation message to us when you purchase.
If you forget to give us your color or custom details, we cannot process your order until you send us that info.
Please double check the personalization info and custom details you send us, as well as your shipping address on file for etsy- we ship to the address etsy provides us. If your item is defective, we will of course replace it for you.
We will contact you via an etsy conversation if we have a question about your personalization or if you forgot to include all the info we need. We strongly recommend that you have an email address you check regularly linked to your etsy account for this purpose. If you do not check etsy convos regularly, or have a current email address you check regularly linked to your account, once we have attempted to reach you, we can not proceed with starting to work on your order until you get back to us.
Yes, we opened Beach House Dreams in Kill Devil Hills NC (on the Outer Banks) 4 years ago. In that store we sell the items we make, retail home décor, gifts and accessories, as well as the creations of approximately 30 other local artists as well. We are open year round at least 6 days a week, and would love for you to visit. We're at
402 South Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
If you have a retail or furniture or home décor store we would love to talk with you about possibly carrying some of our signature unique products in your store. Contact us here, and we'll get back to you asap.
If you are a designer, decorator, home stager or contractor and would like to feature some of our products, we would love to hear from you. We've worked with quite a few designers and some retail stores throughout the US, and we enjoy working with other companies. Contact us so we can talk about the possibilities.
Apr 9, 2019
This is Absolutely Beautiful. It is to be a part of a Rememberance Box we are making. There are always so many lovely things in this shop. This piece is extra-special as it's components were collected from a place we cherish. Thank You for making just the right thing to help us remember the good days we had with our Hope.
Mar 5, 2019
This piece of artwork is so beautiful! It was packed perfectly, so all of the shells stayed intact. My husband and I love the OBX, so all of the shells collected on those beaches make it extra special. Thank you!
Apr 17, 2014
Very cute, good quality and works great for my business cards
Mar 18, 2014
Adorable, shipped quickly and is now prominently displayed on my desk - I love it!
Mar 13, 2014
Shipped quickly and I love the paint color!