Pottery, Beads, Jewelry and More by Michelle McCarthy

Port Charlotte, Florida
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Note from shop owner I am without utilities due to Hurricane Ian making landfall where I live in Port Charlotte, Florida. I cannot fire my kiln until electricity is restored. Thanks and I hope to be back in business soon! Michelle

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 1, 2022

I am without utilities due to Hurricane Ian making landfall where I live in Port Charlotte, Florida. I cannot fire my kiln until electricity is restored. Thanks and I hope to be back in business soon! Michelle

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About ShellsPotteryShop

Sales 6,386
On Etsy since 2008

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The ShellsPotteryShop AKA Firefly Design Studio Story

Michelle McCarthy has been creative her whole life. She has experimented with many mediums...until she discovered clay! After taking classes at her local art center, Michelle began a part time career selling her functional and decorative pieces at local art shows. It wasn't until she made a few beads that she found her true love and full time dream career! Art beads are fun, beautiful, inspirational and most of all, addictive!
My business is going through a rebranding process from Firefly Design Studio, to Shells Pottery. My parents called me Shell, and creating beach themed work is my favorite, so it's a perfect name to continue under.
My hope is you enjoy creating with the ceramic beads and pendants I create, as well as wearing my unique jewelry designs. I also create decorative and functional pottery, both with hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Shop members

  • Michelle McCarthy

    Owner, Artist, Designer, Owner

    Michelle loves to design beads, pendants and pottery out of ceramic clay. She also designs fun and whimsical jewelry with her beads. Michelle loves the sea and nature and you'll see her inspiration in much of her art. Enjoy!

Production partners

  • Cherry Tree Beads

    Swannanoa, NC

    Wholesaler of beads, gemstones and giftable items

  • ICG Testing - Purchased @

    Fresno, CA

    Purchased for resale

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Firefly Design Studio features the art of Michelle McCarthy. She enjoys creating with ceramic clay. Michelle's beads, pendants, jewelry and pottery are inspired by the Florida beaches and wild life where she lives!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Items are eligible for return within 3 days of receipt. Shipping fees are non-refundable. Seller strives to make every customer a happy one!
Paypal is preferred for purchases. Credit card payments and money orders are also welcome. Florida residents will be charged sales tax.
Your items will be packaged with care and promptly shipped through the US postal service.
Additional policies and FAQs
You can see Michelle's art in the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay in Englewood, Florida and The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Michelle does offer a 20% wholesale discount to professional designers and shop owners. Please convo her a copy of your state sales tax certificate and she will give you a coupon code to use at check out. Thank you!