Germantown, Maryland · 192 Sales


Germantown, Maryland 192 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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CreationsofAgape is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am currently on vacation, my shop will be closed until I return. In addition, I am also taking some time to make needed updates to my shop, therefore, my shop will re-open in September 2017

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 4, 2017

I am currently on vacation, my shop will be closed until I return. In addition, I am also taking some time to make needed updates to my shop, therefore, my shop will re-open in September 2017

Dee Alcalde

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Dee Alcalde


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Tracy on Jan 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Dragon Eye! Looking forward to stitching it!


cagagnon on Oct 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the detailed pattern--I'm excited to start beading!

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The love of creation is my driving force

I had just finished my MA in Secondary Education and was between jobs, in an effort to occupy my time, I started researching beading. I bought my first bead kit and well, the rest is history. Over the past few years, I have indulged myself in all things bead related. I began to master the various bead stitches and this led to joining the Etsy Beadweavers Team and being inspired to create my own designs. I have also recently joined the Northern Virginia Bead Society in order to really grow artistically as well as share my passion of beading and creating jewelry with others.

In addition to beads, I also work with clay, metal, fabric and pretty much any material that I deem usable in my pieces.

Prior to starting a project, I will sometimes sketch my initial idea, but most times, I just free style my design. The Rock-n-Roll, Serene Garden and Abstract Floral Vine bracelets featured on this page are free styled. I normally will pick a series of colors and I may use them all or just a selection of them depending on how the piece comes together.

My design ideas come from many sources; nature, shapes, feelings, art, etc.

Ultimately, I understand that art is subjective, therefore, my pieces are quite unique to my personal likes but I am always open to create customised pieces for clients.

The opening of my Etsy shop has enabled me to display my jewelry and my patterns on an international platform and it has also allowed me to meet and be inspired by many great artists.


Shop members

  • DiYana (Dee) Alcalde

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I have always been creative and while between jobs I started beading, I instantly fell in love and the rest is history. I do off loom and loom bead weaving and I also design with polymer clay, fabric and wire.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 26, 2015
Welcome to Creations of Agape where all things are created from love

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is expected at the time of placing your order. I currently accept Paypal and Visa/Mastercard and Etsy Gift Cards.

Customized orders can be arranged via “Conversations” on; once order is finalized, a listing will be generated to collect 50% of the payment. After the customized piece is completed and approved, the remaining 50% of the payment will be collected.

Layaway is also offered, a 25% down payment will hold the piece, the next 3 payments must be made in 2 week intervals until fully paid. If you fail to make your payment at the schduled time, you forfeit your down payment and the piece will be re-listed, but all other payments will be refunded to you. Please contact me prior to a payment if you are experiencing any problems, or need an extention. Extentions will be given at my discretion and will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Tax is included in the final purchase price and is collected on all sale orders via Paypal.

Please note that I do reserve the right to refuse sales. I will always refund all payments before I do this. It sometimes takes a day or two for the refund to appear on your credit card. This is YOUR credit card's policy, but you will receive notice from Paypal alerting you that a refund is in process.
I ship via USPS with delivery confirmation and insurance.

If you live in the Maryland area and you would like to pick your item up, I will gladly refund your shipping amount.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your product therefore, all items are as well described as possible within the listings. However, mistakes sometimes happen. If I have somehow incorrectly described my products, I will give a refund or exchange. Refunds or exchanges are accepted when shipped back within 10 days in the original box and in original condition.

If you've changed your mind on the item, I will still accept it back within 10 days, but will not refund shipping.

Please remember that many of my items use glass or delicate components. Even with the best packing, something glass/delicate can be broken in transit, therefore, if this occurs, I will glady replace the item if possivle, or refund your order including shipping (minus insurance costs). You need to ship the broken item back to me, however, BEFORE I do any of the abovementioned.

In addition, all handmade items come with a full 1 year damage guarantee, therefore, if the item becomes defective in any shapre, form or fashion, due to no negligence on your part (i.e. fading, clasp defects, structural inadequacies), I will glady fix it free of charge and will pay for all shipping costs.

If you damage the piece but would still like me to fix it, I will glady fix all clasps and minor damage, free of charge but you will have to cover shipping costs.

All major damage, I will fix but will charge a fee and you will also be responsible for shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of my pieces are able to be customized in size and color and I will also design a customized piece for you. Contact me for custom orders. Depending on the piece, custom orders can take approximately three months.

If you are interested in wholesale items, please send me a Convo.

I make gifts for babyshowers, weddings, bridal showers and parties, and any other event that you may want a customized, handmade piece.

At the time of your order, I will be able to give you a completion date; during your wait time, I will periodically update you on the status of your piece (pictures will also be included).