A northern neighbor, Bits 'n Beads by Gilliauna is based in Seattle and Vancouver, BC. I was overwhelmed by how many beautiful pieces in the shop! The items are made primarily with beading, but they are by no means a one-note shop. You name it, they've made it in a variety of colors and designs. And for those of you just developing your own shops, check out the great product photography here!
Many of the pieces are made with reclaimed or vintage beads as well. Reduce, reuse, recycle, right? Be environmentally responsible and support recyclers this new year! The shop also has a layaway payment plan option for those of you who find yourself a little lighter in your pockets this holiday season.
I love the beaded bookmarks, like this Beaded Shopaholic Bookmark - Black Purse with Red Beads for $16.00 shown below. It's perfect for the avid reader or avid book buyer.I see earrings all over etsy, but a good pair of beaded hoops, like these Beaded Handmade Hoop Earrings - Whisper, $24.00, are hard to find.
Necklaces and chokers are available in all colors of the rainbow. This Summer Blooms Choker, $20.00, will warm any cold day and bring a smile to your face.
Nowadays we are all bogged down by ID badges and bus passes, so why not wear those cumbersome tags in style with this Mustard Yellow Handmade Beaded Lanyard, $37.00. If you don't like yellow, there are many other colors and styles to choose from.
This Holy Rosary Handcrafted in Blue Ceramic and Pearls, $150.00, is absolutely beautiful.
Spend a while browsing the shop!