Our beads are carefully selected from master craftsmen and enable you to create unique pieces of jewelry.
Designing jewelry is not an easy task. It’s like gardening, it always brings new challenges that trigger creativity in the quest for solutions. Those are the moments when you are forced to think “outside the box”. That’s when creativity begins - so be patient when dealing with a problem. It’s really an opportunity.
My Journey: Deb Panish
Beads have been a part of my life from a very young age of about 10 years old. The only place I knew to get beads was the local sewing store that my mom would take me to. They carried only very basic seed beads and I loved the colors. I remember sitting on the floor in my room on my round flowered rug designing flower necklaces. I didn’t have any instruction but I just figured it out. Using my hands came very naturally.
I later received a Bachelor of Arts in Art and a Masters degree in Art Therapy. I started designing jewelry in 1996. I sold in galleries across the USA. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Kudos to all of you jewelry designers.
In 2009 I started selling beads. I had a huge stockpile of gorgeous mother of pearl that I had been designing with so I started to sell them with great success. I LOVED beads so I started buying more. And it's really hard to stop. I have now travelled to Czechia (The Czech Republic) to meet the people who make the beads. Most bead factories in Czechia are small family run businesses. I get most of my beads from these hard working and creative artisans.
About our beads
These are the glass rods that the beads are made from.
Man making buttons, one at a time.
Making beads one by one.
We offer both the most unusual, hard to find beads and also those basic components that you can’t live without.