Odilia Cupp's Profile

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Hi! I’m Odilia, the designer behind Dill’s Designs. My Etsy shop is the result of my family and friends asking me to sell my Job’s Tears (pronounced Jobes Tears) items online, so that they can be made available to a wider audience.

I was very busy as a single mother for many years, but now that my daughter Jovina has grown up and moved out on her own, I am finding myself with extra time to do some other things that I love.

My cousins Jay and Mark have been calling me “Dill” or “Pickle” for as long as I can remember. I obtained the nickname because of the pronunciation of my name “Oh-DILL-ee-ah” and my love for pickles.

My mom is from the Azores islands and was brought up in a Roman Catholic environment, and my dad’s heritage is of Native American descent. One day my…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 13
  • Joined September 3, 2009

Favorite materials

Jobs tears beads, Sterling Silver, Base Metal, Yarn

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About

Hi! I’m Odilia, the designer behind Dill’s Designs. My Etsy shop is the result of my family and friends asking me to sell my Job’s Tears (pronounced Jobes Tears) items online, so that they can be made available to a wider audience.

I was very busy as a single mother for many years, but now that my daughter Jovina has grown up and moved out on her own, I am finding myself with extra time to do some other things that I love.

My cousins Jay and Mark have been calling me “Dill” or “Pickle” for as long as I can remember. I obtained the nickname because of the pronunciation of my name “Oh-DILL-ee-ah” and my love for pickles.

My mom is from the Azores islands and was brought up in a Roman Catholic environment, and my dad’s heritage is of Native American descent. One day my mom gave my dad some seeds to plant, and told him they were used in her country, to make rosaries. The seeds turned into a beautiful, corn-like plant that later produced lots of multicolored beads. Upon researching the natural bead (Job’s Tears), and its history, I learned that there are biblical ties to the bead as well as Native American. The idea of designing items from the beads immediately became very special to me because it represents a combination of my mother and father’s heritage and history.

I gave the first rosary I made to my brother, Lester. When my family and friends saw the rosary, they all wanted one for themselves, or to give as gifts. Shortly after making rosaries, I was asked to make pocket and car rosaries. From there my ideas expanded to bookmarks, earrings and bracelets. I always keep a notebook nearby, for the stray ideas that seem to randomly pop into my mind.

The beads used in Dills Designs items are are grown by my father who hand picks each bead. I inspect each bead and choose only the best ones for my creations.

Success for me will be measured by having happy, return customers who enjoy my items as much as I enjoy making them.

Thank you for visiting Dill’s Designs

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