2" Antique Gold Leaf Link - Double Hole Large Leaf Bracelet Link - 3 Dimensional 50mm Centerpiece for Autumn Fall Jewelry
Sun and Moon Pendant - Antique Brass Pendant - TierraCast Celestial Collection - 21.5mm x 28.5mm Rerversible Double Sided Pendant (P1781)
TINY 6mm Moon Phases Mini Pendants - Bright Gold Charms - Celestial Lunar Stellar Phases of the Moon Charm Set by TierraCast
12 LIGHT PINK Flower Beads Frosted Lucite Flower Beads Light Pink Flowers 14mm x 10mm Light Rose Bubblegum Pink
48 BALL HEADPINS 3" Antique Brass Headpin Findings 21 Gauge Ball Pins 21g 21 g Tall Long Bronze Headpins Head Pins Brass Findings
Silver Ball Headpins 48 - 3" Silver Headpin Findings Plated Silver Ball Pins 21 Gauge Silver Findings Jewelry Findings Long Headpins
48 Gold Ball Pins 3" Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 21 g 3 Inch Ballpin Headpin Findings
TierraCast DECO BARREL Beads - Hole Size 6mm x 2mm - Bright Rhodium Silver Beads - Leather Crimp Beads - Leather Jewelry Findings PS526
TierraCast DECO BARREL Beads - Hole Size 4mm x 2mm - Antique Brass Beads Bronze - Leather Crimp Beads - Leather Jewelry Findings PS518
Star Charms TierraCast Open Star Drops - 13mm x 10mm Bright Rhodium Silver Charms - Silver Star Charm Tierra Cast Celestial (P93)
Antique Brass Links Diamond Hammertone Textured Metal Jewelry Connectors 12mm TierraCast Antique Bronze (PF494)
Gold Cross Pendant Small Antique Gold Cross Charm by TierraCast Pewter Gold Pendant Gold Charm (P1239)
8mm Fancy Kumihimo Caps - Bright Gold Fancy Kumihimo Cord Caps - TierraCast TAJ Cord Ends (PF2075)
2" Antique Copper Leaf Link - Double Hole Large Leaf Bracelet Link - 3 Dimensional 50mm Centerpiece for Autumn Fall Jewelry
TierraCast YOU Collection Antique Copper Charm Mini Heart Pendant 12mm x 17mm Tiny Minimalist Pendant Love Valentines Charm (P1269)
Paw Print Charm Antique Copper Charm TierraCast Paw Charm Antique Copper Pendant for Animal Lovers Pet Lovers P1265
Equality Symbol Tiny Pendant - TierraCast Equality Charm - LGBT Very Small Antique Silver Pendant (P1243)
Tiny Lotus Pendants TierraCast Lotus Charm Antique Silver Charm Zen Buddhist Yoga Charms Pendant for Mindfulness Meditation Jewelry (P1218)
Tiny Sitting Buddha Pendant 12mm TierraCast Buddha Charm Antique Silver Charm Yoga Charms for Meditation Mindfulness Jewelry Buddhist P1224
20 Copper Beads - 6mm Antique Copper Disk Beads - TierraCast Washer Heishi Spacer Beads (PS285)
20 Gauge 2" Copper Ball Pins - Plated Antique Copper Ballpin Findings - Ball Headpins for Jewelry Making - Sturdy Heavy 20 g Wire
Antique Silver Pendant Silver Charm Rustic Woodland Pod Flower Charm - "North Cascades" by Nunn Design - Single Sided 28mm x 14mm
TierraCast TALAVERA CROSS Drop - Antique Gold Pendant - Viva Mexicana 29mm Large Gold Cross Pendant (P844)
Antique Copper Pendant Copper Tree Pendant Winter Tree for Winter Jewelry 40mm Organic Oval Shape Copper Charm for Nature Jewelry Copper
100 4mm Cube Beads RED BRONZE Dark Amber Brown Beads Czech Glass Beads - Czech Beads - String of 100 4mm Beads
2" Antique Gold Leaf Link - Double Hole Large Leaf Bracelet Link - 3 Dimensional 50mm Centerpiece for Autumn Fall Jewelry
Large Hammertone Cone Bead Caps in Antique Brass by TierraCast - 16mm Tall Cone Bronze Beadcaps End Caps With Textured Metal Look (P1663)
Antique Copper Earring Post Earring Findings TierraCast Pewter 8mm Dome Earring Posts - Ear Findings - Copper Findings (PF212)
6 Antique Copper Rings TierraCast SPIRAL Ring Links Circle Charms Copper Charms Copper Links Findings Textured Metal Assortment Set Mix
Bohemian Charms Silver Ring Charms TierraCast 5/8" FLORA RING Dark Antique Silver Charm Silver Circle Charm Metal Ring Organic Shape (P1353)
6 Silver Kumihimo End Caps 6mm Bullet Kumihimo Caps Cord Ends Silver Plated Kumihimo Supplies (KH40)
TierraCast CLASSIC HOOK in Antique Silver - Hook Clasp Findings - Silver Necklace Findings (PF403)
25 Light Green Leaf Beads - 14mm x 9mm Czech Glass Leaves - Peridot Green Bronze Leaves - Fall Beads Autumn Beads Golden Leaf Briolettes
TierraCast FACETED DIAMOND Earring Post Findings - Antique Silver Findings Stud Earring Findings - Ear Post Findings Tierra Cast (PF207)
Fat Bird Charm TierraCast Bird Pendant for Minimalist Jewelry Minimalist Pendant Antique Silver Charm Silver Pendant (P1270)
Silver Multistrand Links - 3-1 Multi-Strand Beaded Links TierraCast Pewter Antique Silver Chandelier Earring Findings (PF409)
22mm Hibiscus Flower Beads - Table Cut Czech Glass Beads - Red Opaline with Picasso Finish - Large Czech Flower Beads
Leslie on Oct 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
Nice spacer beads. Fast shipping. Thank you
Brittany on Oct 9, 20215 out of 5 stars
Wonderful product as always!! Thank you!!
Sharon on Oct 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous. These are my favorite
HEATHER on Oct 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
These are the only earring wires I use. They look great and are high quality.
Terrie on Sep 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
Perfect. Thank you. I will be ordering again.
Coco on Aug 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
I love love love these......
phoebe on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
super fast shipping, great product!
janet on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love all my copper charms,I will definitely be back for more!
coffeegirlshop on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
I love these little guys - their size looks just like the picture, and the quality looks even better! Thanks for the careful packing and quick ship!
Gwendolyn on Oct 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
Just enough brightness to add some spark to the necklace, and they're very well formed. Really looks like a little Saturn.
It was a confluence of many different events that lead to a little family business called Lytha Studios. It was partly being in the right place at the right time, partly a passion for self employment mixed with commerce, and partly a sweet little lovebird named Lytha.
I was in the right place at the right time - Virginia Tech - 1993 - just as the World Wide Web was being born. There I learned HTML and how to create content for the WWW. In my junior year, I started a little business creating shop websites. Soon, I created a site of my own for my seed bead jewelry. It never sold a single darn thing. Ever.
Eventually, I started making gemstone beaded jewelry, which amazingly did sell. I augmented it with Celtic themed gifts, and my "dot com" was officially alive.
Around this time, I also go married! It was the summer between my junior and senior year, and my best friend and dearest love and I married after a five year courtship. That bearded guy off to the right there - he's been my sweetie since we were sixteen.
Where does Lytha fit in? Everywhere (naturally), which any lovebird will tell you is just as it ought to be. Eric and I bought Lytha about a year before we married. We took her anywhere we went. I wanted to work from home so she would have company all day. She was the queen of the house, worshiped by the humans (again, as it ought to be), and naming the business after her seemed like the most natural thing to do.
By the time I earned my degree, and celebrated my first anniversary, Lytha Studios was turning a profit, and my plans of getting an advanced degree in mathematics morphed into plans to make Lytha Studios the awesomest little shop on the Internet. I was teaching classes on HTML and jewelry making at the local YMCA, and having the time of my life with my hubby, my birds, and my little shop.
And the rest is history! Lytha Studios has changed over time - slowly turning away from being gift oriented and going back to its roots with beads and jewelry supplies. Lytha's place has been inherited by a gorgeous little gal named Ostara (she's pictured to the right, as well).
Eric and I have recently celebrated our nineteenth wedding anniversary - and how lucky we are with our son, our furry and feathered kids, and our little family business that lets us all be together all the time.
See also - my jewelry shop:
Erin H. Weik
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Head Honcho - Bead Master In Chief
Owen & Ostara
The Office Kid & The Office Bird
Please scroll down to the "Additional Information" section for detailed and extensive FAQ's about my beads and findings!
CONVOS - I try to be convo friendly, but I get a LOT of convos, and I sometimes miss one. If you haven't heard back from me, please don't be offended, and please do resend! I don't always answer at night, and on weekends, as a girl (this girl anyway) needs a little bit of down time.
HOW DO I MAKE THAT? You're more than welcome to convo me to ask how to recreate any of the examples shown in my shop - the designs pictured are there to encourage and inspire, and I'd love to share the parts lists!
SPLITTING PACKAGES - I generally do not split packages, especially for smaller beads and findings, which are generally prepackaged and not, well, split-able.
DISCOUNTS & COUPONS - My personal philosophy on selling is that I want to make everything available at the same best price to everyone. To that end - I don't offer shop discounts or coupons - when you browse my shop, you're seeing my best price.
SMOKE FREE - Our office is smoke free, as are the people (myself, my husband, my son) who work there. However we are not allergen free - we have several darling birds who live where we work. We are also likely to bring dander or other allergens into work - we keep (are kept by?) dogs and cats at home. Our office also includes candles, soaps, incense and other aromatherapy supplies, stored in the same vicinity as our beads and jewelry making supplies.
BOXES - I get asked where I get my shipping boxes from all the time. They're just the right size for beads and jewelry, and they come from here:
Please feel free to contact me, if not via e-mail, then via phone, convo or snail mail.
Erin Weik, Owner
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Returns and exchange details
Don't like it? No problem! You can return items for any reason for a full refund of the price of the product within 60 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for original and return shipping costs.
Please note that items that have been altered (leather or chain that has been cut, bags of beads or findings that have been partially used) are no longer eligible for a refund.
Once in a blue moon, I make a mistake and send the wrong product - please just let me know, and I'll take care of things as quickly and as painlessly as I can.
★ United States First Class - $4.00 USD
★ Canada First Class - $10.95 USD
★ Europe & Australia First Class - $14.95 USD
a few heavy items in my shop will be more
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All customs forms will be accurately declared. EU buyers please note - VAT is not included in the listing prices, and may be charged to the buyer at delivery. All tariffs, VAT, and/or duties imposed on international deliveries are the responsibility of the buyer. International orders are shipped via US First Class International Mail, and normally take two-six weeks for delivery. Please allow extra time for delivery from October-January.
Orders are shipped in 1-3 business days (Monday - Friday, excluding holidays). You can expect a confirmation of shipment with tracking information when your order goes out.
Additional policies and FAQs
My love affair with TierraCast began in 1996 when I first discovered their beautiful Celtic beads and charms, and I've been using these beautiful components ever since. I use TierraCast beads, toggles, bead caps or charms in nearly every project I make! These components are manufactured from start to finish in the United States, and the quality and workmanship is phenomenal - better made and better priced than many precious metal alternatives.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components are FDA certified lead-free. TierraCast is made from the Britannia pewter alloy, and it exceeds both the CPSC standard and the new California law regulating children's jewelry content. Britannia pewter is a culinary grade pewter - it is so safe you can eat and drink from cups and plates made of it.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components start with the Britannia pewter base, and are electroplated with various metals to create the finished piece. While ordinary plated jewelry components are notorious for wearing or rubbing off, leaving the base below exposed, electroplated finishes are much thicker and more durable, and will easily withstand reasonable wear and tear.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components with the Antique Silver and Bright Silver finishes are electroplated with pure silver (also called "fine silver" or ".999 silver"). These finishes look exactly like sterling silver. These finishes, like sterling silver components, are susceptible to tarnish. However, they can be cleaned with a soft jewelry polishing cloth, or with a gentle liquid cleaner.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components with the Antique Gold and Bright Gold finishes are electroplated with 22k quality Gold Plate. This finish will not tarnish.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components with the Antique Copper finish are plated with genuine copper.
TierraCast beads and jewelry components with the Antique Rhodium and Bright Rhodium finishes are electroplated with Rhodium. Rhodium is a metal in the platinum family, and is scratch resistant and does not tarnish. These finishes are a slightly darker grey than the Antique and Bright Silver finishes, but they blend well with sterling components.
Antiquing is a chemical process that gives depth and detail by creating dark areas along crevices and recessed areas, and consequently making the polished areas stand out more. Most of our TierraCast beads and jewelry components have antiqued finishes to bring out the detail. Some pieces are not antiqued (notably the Hammertone Collection), and have a brighter appearance. Each piece will specifically state whether or not it is antiqued or bright in the description. All of the TierraCast copper components are antiqued. Antiquing is a common process - it is used in sterling charms, bali spacers, etc, to bring out the detail of the piece.
GOLD, SILVER, COPPER & GUNMETAL PLATED FAQ:
I carry some basic silver, gold, copper and gunmetal plated findings and beads in my shop. (They'll be *explicitly* listed as such - no surprises!) These are plated (as opposed to electroplated), which means the plating layer is much thinner than the electroplated TierraCast products.
These items WILL TARNISH, and the finish WILL WEAR. They're a lot less expensive than sterling or gold-filled, and they are NOT as good as sterling and gold-filled. Please keep that in mind when you purchase - refunds/exchanges will not be accepted on plated items that have been used and tarnished, because that is *what happens* to plated items.
CATS EYE FIBER OPTIC BEADS FAQ:
Cat's eye beads come in many colors and shapes. Some of our beads have special effects - in addition to the plain, polished variety with also carry acid washed "iced" beads, and extra sparkly faceted beads. Colorful, velvety cat's eye beads are the perfect complement to Swarovski crystal.
Fiber optic cat's eye beads are made from a special glass (the same glass fiber optics are made from) - hence the name and the effect! All of our beads are GRADE A cats eye beads, and made in China.
Cat's eye beads are mass manufactured, relatively inexpensive, and are usually sold by the string. Due to the mass production nature of these beads, you should expect to receive a few "duds" when ever you buy a package of these beads. Every string will have the occasional cracked or mis-drilled bead.
CPSIA - My supplies are not intended for use in children's jewelry.
WOW! YOU MADE IT THIS FAR:
Thank you so much for taking the time to read all this! Happy Beading! -- Erin