Colorful OOAK jewelry and hand sewn objects.

458 Sales


Colorful OOAK jewelry and hand sewn objects.

458 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

OokiiYaYa is taking a short break


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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

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Melissa Towne

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Melissa Towne


Going through my bead stash for some creative inspiration heart_eyes

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"I love color and the hardest part of designing is limiting myself and not going overboard."

I have always had a love for things handmade. In 1992, my mother and I opened a handmade crafts store in Clearwater, Florida, which I ran for 19 years. We sold amazing artists, and met wonderful people along the way. I knew ALEXIS BITTAR before he was famous!
During that time, I made and sold my own jewelry, and amassed quite a bead collection. In 2012 I was married, and in 2014 I had to move to the country of Panama, and close my beloved shop. I had a huge sale, and took what I couldn't part with, along with all my crafts and beads, and made the trip down south. The birth of my daughter soon followed.
I miss my artistic community so much down here in Panama, and I can't stop doing what I love. You would not believe what I had to do to get all of my supplies and beads down here in one piece...But I did.
I named my shop OoKiYaYa, because it is such a happy sound. Your mouth must "smile" to form the word. It doesn't mean anything, just the YaYa sound my daughter calls EVERYTHING, and ookii. It may mean something in japanese...

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2015
I take great pains in representing my items as clearly as possible, via pictures and documentation. Please convo me with any further questions you may have about an item. Each item is made by hand and shipped by me, so let me know if you need something special.

Accepted payment methods

I accept PayPal at this time.
Because I ship out of the country of Panama, it may take upwards of 2 weeks. The mail system here is sketchy.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will gladly refund your purchase (less $5) after I receive the item in the same condition listed in my shop. Please request a return within 3 days of receiving the item. I will not refund any shipping costs. Because I am residing in the country of Panama, I can't receive returned items here. For this reason, I need for them to be sent to a recipient in Florida, and I will refund you purchase price less $5.
Additional policies and FAQs
If this is a special gift, let me know and I can include a written note for you :)