Penny's Home Page Product Galleries
Penny's catalog of unique Sterling Silver Charms!
Beads from some of my favorite Artists! Some exclusively available from Penny Michelle. Bead Critters: Bunnies and Froggies and Hippos...Oh My!!! Welcome to the Tea Room: Home of the Bead Teapots! Awesome Lampwork Beads and Rubber Stamps for Beaders!! Rubberstamp and Scrapbook Jewelry Gallery Bead Ladies Charm Pendant Designs Fun Findings: Custom Designs by Penny! Pet-Inspired Charms and Jewelry!! Charms and Jewelry for Quilters! Bead Kabob Displays
Discount offers for my Internet customers. Check back often to see the new sales! Check out the current special! Great deals only available on the website. One of a Kind: Finished Pieces For Sale! Click above for Unique, Finished Pieces at Awesome Prices!

Information Come meet me and hear 'My Story'!! Drop me a line and please join my mailing list! Find out when I will be at a convention near you. A listing of some web sites that I enjoy or have found helpful.


This page was last modified:

All designs and images Copyright 2004 Joan Miller and Penny Michelle.

I am very pleased to announce that the beads from one of my favorite artists, Joan Miller, are now available for sale on my website! I first met Joan Miller and was introduced to her amazing beads three years ago in Tucson at the Best Bead Show. WOW! After 10 years of collecting, this was a pinnacle for me! Being a detail fanatic, as you may have noticed by my own designs, I was drawn to the way Joan could capture Detail and Texture in porcelain that is just not possible in glass.

Joan has a BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art and has been working as a full-time professional craftsperson since 1989. She maintains an in-home studio on 13 wooded acres in Eastern PA where she lives with her husband, two dogs, a cat and a frog. Her work is done primarily in porcelain, using body stains in porcelain slips. Her detail work and use of color and pattern are exquisite! Nature is her best source of inspiration as frogs, fish and other small creatures are frequent subject matter. In recent years she has concentrated on art beads. Joan says, ďTo me beads take on a life of their own, just like the little critters portrayed on them. A good bead can stand on itís own as an individual work of art, but is just as comfortable being incorporated into another piece of art.Ē

Below is an offering of Joanís beads, some of which we will have regularly to combine with some of my pieces as shown and others are just special one-of-a-kind delights that you donít want to miss!!

Please join her mailing list and we will let you know when new items are available.
Also, please see her schedule for an opportunity to visit her in person.
I also encourage you to visit her website to see her own jewelry designs and other objects d' art!


This page is part of Penny's Bead Artists collection. Be sure to see them all.
Can't get enough??? Check out SOLD Beads and Designs in the Archives.

Sample Gallery
Browse the thumbnails for ideas on using Joan's beads!
Joan's Bead Shop
The beads are grouped in three categories: the Garden Party, Deep Blue Sea and Other Favorites. In each category are beads that are relatively Reproducible (remember these are hand-made!!!) and beads that are truly One-of-a-Kind. For the One-of-a-Kind beads, I have provided images of both bead sides, when appropriate. As the inventory turns over I will add pictures of new beads that are available. Remember, when the One-of-a-Kind beads are gone....they're gone! At the very bottom of the page is a section filled with finished jewelry pieces by Penny that feature one or more Joan beads. ENJOY...
Frogs, Turtles and Bugs: Garden Party
Click on the bead or use the order buttons to place it in your cart...
Reproducible Bead Series: These beads are always available and from lot to lot have good color and design consistency.
Bunny with Joan Miller Carrots Bead
Bunny Bead Critter Pendant with Green Carrots Bead
Joan Miller Carrots Beads
Round Carrots Bead
$20

Choose between the four base colors shown:
Light Blue, Peach, Purple and Green





Salad Bar Bracelet
The Salad Bar Bracelet
Veggie Bead Set
8 Veggie Beads Set (13mm dia x 11mm wide)
Set includes 8 great beads:
Eggplants, Cucumber, Peppers, Peas, Tomatoes,
Onions, Carrots and Radishes....whew!!
Click to order
$150


Frog Critters
Frog Bead Critter Pendants with Dragonfly Lunch
Joan Miller Round Frogs Bead
Round Frogs Bead
$30

Choose between the three colors shown:
Blue/Sky Blue, Red/Black and Green/Moss Green



Joan Miller Round Dragonflies Bead
Round Dragonflies Bead
$30

Choose between the three colors shown:
Green/Lavender, Blue/Orange and Lavender/Green




Remember, the Frog Bead Critters are my current Web Special!!
One-of-a-Kind Bead Series: These beads are unique and will be removed from the page when purchased.
Don't Delay, Buy it Today or it just might Get Away!!!
Ooak in the shopping cart stands for 'One-of-a-kind'.
Butterfly View
Caterpillar View
Click to order
Round Pillow 'Lunch at the Leaf'
Caterpillar/Butterfly Bead
23mm dia x 12mm wide
$48
Big LadyBug!!!
Lucky LadyBugs!!

Round Pillow Joy Luck LadyBug Club Bead
27mm dia x 15mm wide



Round Pillow Bugs Bead




Click the order button to select a Veggie Bead.
20mm dia x 10mm wide
$32 each (It will make you feel sooo healthy!)

Peppers and Peas

Cucumbers and Radishes

Carrots and Eggplants


  

Round Pillow Blue Turtles Bead
(13mm wide x 23mm dia.)
  

This bead is really special and looks like
a nest of turtle eggs hatched on the beach!
Big Round Pillow Turtle Bead
(19mm wide x 35mm dia.)

The Deep Blue Sea
Click on the bead or use the order buttons to place it in your cart...
Reproducible Bead Series: These beads are always available and from lot to lot have good color and design consistency.

Samples Coming Soon
Round Fish Bead
Click to Order
Round Fish Bead
(15mm dia x 23mm wide)
$32
Round Starfish Bead
Click to Order
Round Starfish Bead
(15mm dia x 23mm wide)
$32

Crab-stuffed Neptuna
Crab-Stuffed Neptuna
Bead Critter
Round Crab Bead
Click to Order
Round Crab Bead
(15mm dia x 23mm wide)
$32
One-of-a-Kind Bead Series: These beads are unique and will be removed from the page when purchased.
Don't Delay, Buy it Today or it just might Get Away!!!
Ooak in the shopping cart stands for 'One-of-a-kind'.





Oval Seahorse, Fishy, Snail and Starfish Bead
(29mm high x 21mm wide)
Lobster view
Squid and Fish view

Flat Round Lobster, Squid and Fish Bead
(20mm dia)
Fish, Crab and Snail View
Octopus View

Oval Pillow Octopus and Friends Bead
(28mm long x 24mm wide x 15mm deep)



Seasonal, Pets, etc: Other Favorites
Click on the bead or use the order buttons to place beads in your cart...
Reproducible Bead Series: These beads are always available and from lot to lot have good color and design consistency.
Doggie Charmer Pendant with Round Bones Bead
Doggie Charmer Pendant
Round Bones Bead
Click to Order
Round Bones Bead
13mm dia x 12mm wide
$16
Joan Miller Round Paws Bead
Round Paws Bead
13mm dia x 11mm wide
$14

Choose between the three colors shown:
White/Black, Black/White and Blue/Light Blue





Sample Coming Soon...


Click to Order
Round Pillow Dog Paw and Bone Bead $20


'Let it Snow' Bracelet


Click to Order
Snowman/Snowflake Bead $36
Vertical or horizontal hole orientation available.
Please specify on comments section of order form.

One-of-a-Kind Bead Series: These beads are unique and will be removed from the page when purchased.
Don't Delay, Buy it Today or it just might Get Away!!!
Ooak in the shopping cart stands for 'One-of-a-kind'.
Gecko view Serpent shape View

Gecko Heart Bead Set (4 beads)
Heart bead is 40mm high x 30mm wide
Penny's Joan Jewelry Section: These great jewelry pieces are One-of-a-Kind creations using Joan's beads. Come here for ideas, inspiration and buy the ones you just have to have!
Also, be sure to check my daily, One-of-a-Kind special on the Home page and my For Sale page featuring finished pieces with beads from Joan Miller and other great artists! Speaking of great artists, don't forget my Bead Artists page where you can browse the creations of many of my favorite bead and finding suppliers. Some are not available anywhere else on the internet!
Click on the picture if you would like to order the piece.
Bridal Bunny and her Bridesmaids
I do..I do...I do...
Presenting the blushing Bunny Bride and her court of Bridesmaids all dressed up for the big event! Joan crafted these adorable dress designs especially for my Funny Bunny Bead Critter components and the result is just precious. From left to right the colors are Apricot, Blue Moon, Bridal White, Lavender and Rose Pink. The detail in these dresses is characteristic of Joan's work including precisely placed patterns of flowers and lace. Includes the small carrot charm shown with Bridal White Bunny.

Is your Bunny having a wedding soon???
Contact us for custom colors to adorn your Bride and Bridesmaids.
It's a wedding gift that will remind all the participants for years to come of their part in this special day! Enjoy...

Bridal Bunny with (select a dress color from the pulldown menu)

$78


Buy a chain!


Frog Princes (aka Prince Charming)

When I first saw Joan's new frog head bead design at the Bead and Button show this year I could not believe my eyes! Apologies to my puppies, but it is darn near the cutest thing I have ever seen. Joan and I knew that, when combined with my new Crown finding, the resulting pendant would be irresistable. Afterall, everyone wants their own Prince Charming...right? Each is a little different with variations in the face, cheek and eye colors and the addition of more or less bumps. I matched colors with a crystal in the crown so they appear to be jeweled! Use the pulldown menu to select your favorite color. They are, left to right: Leafy Green, Moss Green, Bayou Blue, Orange Dreamsicle and Royal Lavender.

Your choice...$49 each

Froggy Prince in (select a color from the pulldown menu)



Buy a chain!


Salad Bar Bunny Bracelet
Salad Bar Bracelet
Here I go again with another example of this fun and popular design. We call this the Salad Bar bracelet, for obvious reasons. Just about every vegetable you can imagine (Eggplants, Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas, Radishes) is represented in a great porcelain bead by Joan. Small yellow turquoise rounds serve as spacers and radish and carrot charms dangle from the end. The heart lobster clasp fastens at many points along the chain making sizing (and sharing, I suppose) a snap! Every great garden is visited by a hungry critter now and then and my Bunny Bead Critter shows that this time is no exception. Paired with a Carrots Bead from Joan, my Funny Bunny truly converts this bracelet from a Garden to a Salad Bar!
Salad Bar Bunny Bracelet
$225
Let it Snow Pendant
Snowman Pendant
Get into the holiday spirit with this festive pendant design. Features a Snowman Bead from Joan and a variety of snowflake charms. Comes with a 20" ball-style chain.
Let-it-Snow Pendant with chain
$54




Joan Miller Beads Mailing List
Join Joan's Mailing List and we will alert you of new additions to this page, bead specials and all the essential Joan Miller news!

Enter your email address and click the 'Join List' button:

Joan Miller's Show Schedule
Click on the links for more information...I hope to meet you in person!
2005 02/02-02/06 Best Bead Show
Kino Community Center, East Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ Website
2005 04/02-04/03 Berks Bead Bazaar
The Inn at Reading, Wyomissing, PA Website
2005 04/17 Divine Bead Festival
Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA Exit 7A off Rt. 95 OR Exit 12 off Rt. 495
2005 04/23-04/24 BSGW Bead Bazaar
Exhibition Center Ramada Inn New Carrollton, MD Exit 20-B off I-495/95
2005 05/14-05/15 Innovative Beads Expo
Newark, DE Website
2005 06/05 Long Island Bead Festival
Marriott Islandia Exit 58 off LI expwy/I-495 Email: funkystuffbeads@aol.com
2005 06/16-06/20 Bead & Button Show
Midwest Express Center, Milwaukee, WI Preview night 06/16 Website
2005 06/25-06/26 Bead Binge 2005
Cherry Hill National Guard Armory, Cherry Hill, NJ Grove & Park Sts.(Just off Rt. 70 East) Website
2005 08/14-08/15 Bead Mercantile Show
Doubletree Hotel, Rt. 202, Wilmington, DE Website
2005 09/10 CT Bead Society-Bead Bazaar 2004
Holiday Inn, North Haven, CT
2005 10/01-10/02 N. VA Bead Society 13th Annual Bead & Jewelry Show
Fairfax, VA
2005 10/07-10/09 Lapidary Journal's Bead Fest 2005
Fort Washington Expo Center, Fort Washington, PA Website
2005 11/12-11/13 BSGW Bead Bazaar
Exhibition Center Ramada Inn New Carrollton, MD Exit 20-B off I-495/95
2005 12/03-12/04 Bead Mercantile Show
Maitland/Orlando, FL Website

Please note that dates are tentative and schedule may be modified over time. Please check back for changes as we will try to keep listing current.

Back to Top

Home    Bead Artists    Pet Inspired Jewelry Designs    Bead Critters    One-of-a-kind Gallery    Fun Findings    Teapot Jewelry
Scrapbook and Rubberstamp Jewelry    Web Specials   Bead Ladies   Bead Displays    Quilting    E-Mail    Schedule    Links