Upcoming Shows

Art Shows

01/23/16 Bling Thing, Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

Bead and Button Show


06/09 06/12/15 Milwaukee, WI

Bead Fest


04/08 04/10/15 Philadelphia, PA

Intergalactic Bead Shows


02/13 02/14/16 Pompano Beach, FL
03/12 03/13/16 West Palm Beach, FL
03/18 03/19/16 Jacksonville, FL
05/21 05/22/16 Tampa, FL
06/25 06/26/16 Pompano Beach, FL

The Down the Street Bead Show


02/27 02/28/16 Fort Myers, FL
04/09 04/10/16 Havana, FL

To Bead True Blue


01/31 02/08/16 Tucson, AZ

About Us

ceramic beads artist Michelle McCarthy

Michelle McCarthy is the artist that creates the beads, pendants, finished jewelry and functional pottery in her home studio, located in Port Charlotte, Florida. She uses white and terre cotta low fire clay. Michelle uses press molds, rubber stamps, cookie cutters and hand forming to create her beads and pendants. Then the first kiln firing turns the clay into bisque. Michelle then paints and glazes the bisque. Every bead and pendant is hung on special racks in the kiln for a second firing which turns her little creations into art! Please come visit the Firefly Design Studio booth at any of the art and bead shows listed to the left. Michelle loves to meet her customers in person!

You can find Michelle's artwork at Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay in Englewood, The Franklin Shops and The Craft in Fort Myers, The Craft Art Gallery in St. Petersburg and High Tide Gallery located in St Augustine, Florida. Browse her Etsy shop and "Like" her Facebook page for up to date news and specials!

Michelle is married to Joe McCarthy, Broker Associate of ReMax Anchor Realty and they have 3 sons. Zakk is a Soldier with the Florida Army National Guard and is married to Ivana, a student at State College of Florida. Chad owns a tree trimming business and Ryan is a student at the University of Central Florida. They have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle!

Contact Us

Interested in contacting me? You are welcome to send me an e-mail or give me a phone call. Are you a wholesaler interested in reselling my pottery beads and or jewelry? I will be glad to provide you with more information.

Michelle McCarthy
11798 Claremont Drive
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Tel: (941) 468-2674
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wholesale Ordering
Wholesale terms are available
for designers and stores.
Please contact Michelle to set up
your account by email or phone.