Joyce Stevens on Mar 21, 2017
Flowers of a Different Nature
Ododo Originals started as many businesses have, with an unmet need. I had been on the hunt for floral accessories that were pretty and feminine, but also sturdy, well-crafted and unique. I came across items that fit into one or more of these categories, but nothing that encompassed them all. I decided in the end to construct the flowers myself and that creative spark grew into the business I run today. Settling on beads as my medium was an easy choice. The colors are numerous in option and the opportunity for experiment and fine crafting endless. I worked on my patterns for weeks at a time, focusing on mastering the beading technique that is at the heart of my craft. Ododo Originals was the end result, a store that provides completely handmade flowers that are carefully woven from beads and wire from scratch by me, the one woman army behind the brand.
My creative process isn’t a complicated one. Crafting these flowers from beads sometimes as small as a pin head is, for me, a soothing act. I remember as a child of 9 or 10, bending over doilies that I crocheted for hours, sitting perfectly still and absorbed in the wonder of creating something beautiful with my hands. It is that same state that engulfs me when I work on my beads, that same wonder. I also enjoy the experimental part of my work, when I try to create new patterns or shapes. I find every creative, frustrating and occasionally triumphant moment to be exhilarating.
My philosophy: In all things, do good work.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Marketer, One Woman Army
I make pretty things.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
*Delivery Confirmation for domestic orders only.
I currently ship to a few international locations outside the U.S. I'm always ready and willing to add more locations to my list, so if you want an item shipped to your international location, just ask!
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Can't find what you're looking for? I currently accept requests for custom colours. Trying to match a dress/outfit? Need something unique created just for you? Let me know what colours you are looking for and I can find beads to match.
Check out the regular listings to get an idea of the range of prices your flower can run.
If you have any questions, ask and I'll do my best to answer. Best of luck, and happy shopping.