DIY BRACELET - TierraCast Do It Yourself Jewelry Kit - Jardin Gemstone Bracelet Kit Make It Yourself Project Kit - Silver & Leather Bracelet
Winter Tree Charm Antique Copper Pendant Tree Pendant Copper Charm Pewter Jewelry Supplies for Winter Jewelry Rustic Woodland Nature
Antique Gold Redwood Charm - 29mm TierraCast Woodland Collection Nature Charms - Tree Pendant Tree Charm for Plant Jewelry (P2539)
10 Compression Rivets 4mm TierraCast Antique Brass Rivets - Small Brass Oxide Bronze Rivets Leather Findings Collection Micro Rivets (PF680)
TINY 6mm Moon Phases Mini Pendants - Bright Silver Charms - Celestial Lunar Stellar Phases of the Moon Charm Set by TierraCast
TierraCast HONEYBEE BEAD - Antique Brass Beads - Brass Oxide Honey Bee Tierra Cast Beads (PA38)
TierraCast MONARCH Beads Antique Copper Beads Copper Butterfly Beads Tierra Cast Pewter Jewelry Beads for Copper Jewelry (P560)
Butterfly Beads Antique Brass Beads Monarch Butterflies TierraCast Pewter Brass Oxide Insect Butterflies Summer Beads (PA15)
100 Copper Beads 7mm Antique Copper Spacers TierraCast Pewter 7mm Nugget Heishi Metal Beads Bulk Bag (PS188)
Antique Gold Shell Button Clasp Findings - TierraCast Shell Button Findings Gold Buttons for Jewelry Making and Leather Jewelry (P2324)
Gold Button Findings TierraCast Tree of Life Button Clasp Findings Antique Gold Clasp for Leather Jewelry Bracelet Findings (PF795)
TierraCast Gold Button Clasp Findings - 15mm Monstera Leaf Buttons - Gold Leaf Button Findings Closure for Leather Jewelry (P1983)
TierraCast SWIRL BUTTON Findings Bright Rhodium Silver Button Clasp Closure for Leather Bracelets Silver Findings Clasp Findings (PF790)
Bright Gold Button Findings for Leather Jewelry TierraCast SWIRL BUTTON Clasp Findings Metal Buttons Jewelry Making Craft Supplies (PF792)
Leaf Buttons Antique Pewter Dark Silver Button Findings - TierraCast Pewter Buttons - Woodland Fall Autumn Jewelry Supplies (PF522)
Dark Antique Silver Circle Charms TierraCast 1/2" FLORA RING Charms Silver Charms Link Connector Metal Ring Bohemian Charms Organic (P1351)
Teensy Silver Charms Antique Silver TierraCast JARDIN TRIANGLE Drops Bohemian Charms Nature Leaves Ferns Berries (P2505)
144 Antique Brass Plated Earring Wires - Brass Oxide Bronze Plated Earring Findings Tall French Hooks Fishhooks (FB1)
144 Copper Earring Hooks - Solid Copper Ear Findings - Small Fishhook Earring Wires in Raw Bright Copper Findings French Hook (FSC8)
Antique Copper Acorn Bead Caps for 8mm or 10mm Beads - TierraCast Acorn Beadcaps - Autumn Beads for Fall Jewelry Making (P2559)
Copper Leaf Charm Vintaj PRAIRIE LEAF Artisan Copper Charm - 18mm Leaf Charm Aged Antique Solid Copper Autumn Fall Leaves Bohemian CDP0006
144 Gold Earring Findings - Tall French Hook Ear Wires - Plated Gold Findings for Earrings - Jewelry Supplies (FS74)
48 Gold Earring Findings - Gold Plated Tall French Earring Hooks Ear Wires - Gold Ear Findings (FS74)
Cat Beads - Antique Brass Beads - TierraCast KITTY FACE Brass Oxide Beads - Bronze Beads (P1215)
TierraCast KITTY FACE Beads Antique Pewter Dark Antique Silver Beads Cat Head Beads for Cat Lovers Jewelry Supplies (P1216)
144 Dark Antique Silver Earring Wires - Tall French Hooks - Matte Dark Silver Ear Findings Earring Hooks (FB1)
Bohemian Charms Antique Copper Charms TierraCast 5/8" JARDIN Charms Flower Nature Woodland Fern Woodland (P1741)
Antique Copper Redwood Charm - TierraCast Woodland Collection Nature Charms - 29mm Copper Tree Pendant Tree Charm for Plant Jewelry (P2541)
Silver Love Knot Beads - TierraCast 10mm Twist Large Hole Loveknot Beads for European Style Bracelets - Antique Silver Metal Beads (PS345)
TierraCast Niobium Ear Findings Grey Niobium Earring Wires with Sterling Silver and Black Oxide Accent Beads Fancy Earring Hooks (PH33)
Niobium Earring Findings Brown Niobium Ear Wires Hooks With Copper Accents - Hypoallergenic Ear Findings (PH43)
10 Grey Niobium Earring Wires - Charcoal Grey Ear Findings - Niobium Findings - French Hook Ear Wires Hypoallergenic (PH38)
48 Gold Kidney Wire Earrings - 1" Gold Plated Earring Findings - 1 Inch Gold Findings Ear Hooks (FS28)
24 Tall Gold 2" Kidney Wire Earring Findings - Gold Plated Ear Findings - Tall Earring Wire Hooks - Gold Findings (FS24)
Antique Silver Charms Silver Fleur de Lis Charms by TierraCast Pewter French Lily Charms (P76)
72 Brass Earring Hooks - 13mm Antique Brass Ear Findings - Delicate Small Bronze Ear Wires - Aged Solid Brass Findings (FSAB21)
100 Antique Brass Jumprings 6mm 18 Gauge Aged Solid Brass Jump Ring Findings 18 G Bronze Jumpring Findings (FSAB76)
Peace On Earth Charms - Antique Silver Charms TierraCast Christmas Past Collection - Silver Peace Star Charms (P1169)
Jenny on Dec 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful and perfect size. I love these and I'll be back again! Fast shipping!!
Jenny on Dec 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
A+++++++!! Just beautiful and perfect!! Fast shipping!!
Susan on Nov 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
The quality is super. The price is awesome. Just what I was looking for.
Connie on Nov 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Love these beads. I bought silver and copper and am very happy with the purchase. I got them really quickly and they were nicely packaged for shipping. I will be buying more.
Ronda on Nov 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great for my son's project, great customer service, fast shipping!
Kristine on Oct 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Exactly what I needed! Quick shipping as always.
Auggie on Dec 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
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Auggie on Dec 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Lovely color and very fast shipping!
gougehag on Dec 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
These bails are very nice, and really look good on pendants.
Karen on Dec 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Love this shop! Expedient shipping!!!
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 left 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 several beloved kitties and one rowdy golden retriever girl (Mattie).
Eric and I have recently celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary - and how lucky we are with our son, our furry 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
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 & exchanges
★ 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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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 of 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