Our mission


We hunt for the most unusual treasures from around the world and curate it in a gorgeous selection to inspire your creative soul and  make you happy. 

 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. The only place I knew to get beads was the local sewing store that my mom would take me to. They only had 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. At first, 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.

 

 In 2009 I started selling beads.  I had a huge stockpile of gorgeous mother of pearl and I needed to free up storage space so I listed it on Etsy and found immediate success. I LOVED beads so I started buying more. I have now travelled to Czechia to meet the people who make the beads. Most bead factories in Czechia are really just small family run businesses. I get most of my beads from these hard working and creative artisans.
Beads have been a constant guide in my lifelong  exploration of creativity.
I am inviting you to join us on this journey.
 

About our beads 

The Czech Republic is home to the most amazing bead factories, churning out gorgeous quality beads. A long history of craftsmanship and skill passed down through generations stands behind the creation of these wondrous little objects! 
Learn about the process: From glass to bead
 

 

These are the glass rods that the beads are made from. 

This is how the glass rods are getting hot in the kiln.

man making buttons

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.

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