About

Welcome to Treefrog Beads, where you’ll find an eclectic array of quality components to fuel your craft! My name is Andrea Adams, and these quirky treasures come from my collection. I fell in love with beads in the early 80’s, and by the early 90’s I was selling my beadwork and leathercraft at west coast art shows.  I eventually settled down in the Pacific Northwest, and started selling both my artwork and my jewelry supplies online.

Over the past 25+ years of beading, traveling and vending, I’ve amassed quite a hoard of old and unusual beads… more than I can use in this lifetime. This site is my attempt to share some of that collection with other bead fanatics. You’ll notice a strong focus on vintage cameos and cabochons, along with rhinestones and glass jewels originally manufactured for the costume jewelry trade. Other favorites include vintage and antique seed beads, microbeads, nailheads and sew ons.

I still create wearable art, which I sell on my other website, Beadmask.com. My handwork ranges from functional to fantastical, and includes jewelry and accessories as well as costume design. You’ll notice that it incorporates many of the same beads and cabochons that I sell here.

Please have a look around – you’re sure to find something to tempt your inner magpie!