Mary's Maiolica Arts

Catalog - Maiolica Beads

About my beads

Jury slide of beadsI make handmade beads in a large variety of colorful designs. My most popular beads are my "motto" beads. Each "motto" bead has a special phrase in Latin or Italian. The beads are totally hand made, starting from a ball of raw clay. Each bead is hand molded for size uniformity. I turn my beads into pendants using sterling silver wire, beads and charms. The pendants are strung on a double slip knotted cord that is adjustable in length. The pendant can be worn as a either a choker or as a long hanging pendant. My "motto" beads are approximately 3/4 inches in diameter.


As each bead is unique, I have decided it would be difficult to create an online store with images of every bead I have in stock. If you are interested in purchasing one of my beads, please contact me through my website contact information or through an Etsy conversation at my Etsy store.


Original designs Mary R. Schirmer

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