There is nothing like using authentic sea shells for your art and handicrafts. Using real shells from the sea can bring your craft to a whole new level. When buying from an online seashell store, here are a few tips and guidelines to keep in mind:
- Purchase from the world’s leading online seashell shop. They are sure to have a large, diverse collection of sea-related products including—seashells that are handpicked for crafts, such as the white ark, white bubble, turbo intercostalis, speckled cockle, white cerithum, natica tigrina, nassa arcularis, and much more. They also have other seashells such as scallops, flat pectens, murexes, cowries, conch shells, etc. If you are looking for other ocean products, they have starfishes, shark tooth, sea urchins, sand dollars, and sea fans. You may even be lucky and spot a collector’s item such as the Pacific triton.
- Make sure to manage your expectations since you are buying authentic items that are harvested from the ocean. There may be imperfections such as minor blemishes that are naturally caused by the environment. The sizes online are a close estimate and may not be exact. The colors displayed in the images may also be slightly different from the ones you receive (unless the item is dyed).
- The store should be a hundred percent compliant with all of the regulations set by the United States Fish and Wildlife Department. Also, take note that purchasing endangered species or any byproducts is illegal. Nature provides as long as people do not take advantage. You may be tempted to purchase some from a local stall when you go on a beach vacation, but these stalls may be operating illegally so exercise caution. Better yet, purchase online from an authorized dealer to avoid any complications. Not only will you get high quality shells—you will also feel better using them, knowing that they were gathered safely.