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This is a Custom Framed Alligator Mardi Gras Bead Mosaic (Made to Order) constructed from Mardi Gras parade throws.The beads on this mosaic came straight from the parades of the 2012 Carnival Season.

Each year seven thousand tons of Mardi Gras beads are thrown away. Only 2 percent are recycled. My solution is to take the Mardi Gras beads and make them into art. I repurpose, or rather upcycle, Mardi Gras Beads into household items and art. I only use beads that I have caught, ,my friends have caught, or that I have purchased from a local Mardi Gras Bead Recycling center (such as ARC in New Orleans) in order to not contribute to more waste.

Details of the Alligator Art:

The Alligator mosaic will be completely made of Mardi Gras Beads.

It will be placed within a traditional black frame (11 x14).

The mosaic minus the frame is 14 inches wide x 11 inches tall.


I take extreme care when shipping my mosaics due to the fact that a little bit of love went into each piece. I wrap them and place them within the appropriate parcel. I also purchase shipping insurance on each piece.

For International Shipping, message me for a quote.

Custom Orders:

I make custom pieces such as this Alligator in different colors and different animals. Custom pieces take 1 to 3 weeks to make depending on the size and complexity. Please message me with your requests. I paint the design and send you a proof before I start working on the mosaic portion. That ensures that you get exactly what you want.

If you have any other questions feel free to message me. I will respond within 24 hours of your message and most of the time I respond within an hour or two of your message.

*Custom orders must be placed by 12/06 in order to be created and delivered by Christmas. In order to insure that I am available to make your custom order, message me as soon as possible. This date may change if numerous custom orders come in. *

**For more Mardi Gras Bead handmade household items and art visit my store at http://nolabeadart.etsy.com **

Custom Framed Alligator Mardi Gras Bead Mosaic 14 x 11 Wall Art


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: mardi gras beads, wood, glue, frame, love, Alligator
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 5 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people