About

Small Batch Beaded Jewelry, DIY Kits and Tutorials

Welcome to Snails & Fairydust. My name is Darcy and I live in the English countryside. I recently moved here from Brooklyn, NY with my husband, our two daughters and our half-feral Brooklyn street cat. The name Snails & Fairy Dust was inspired by my daughters and the way they can find wonder and joy in the things that adults take for granted like following a snail or building a fairy house. 

I am a self-taught bead artist and I find the slow and deliberate act of beading is like a meditation or prayer for me. Even when I have set aside my beadwork for extended periods of time, I always find myself returning to this art form whether it is to express joy or to work through grief. 

My dream for this space is to share the magic of beading with you. I feel like people are afraid to attempt bead weaving but I hope to be able to demystify the process so that you can incorporate this meditative practice into your wellbeing routine. And if making your own jewellery is just not your thing, I hope you will be able to find something special here to adorn yourself with. 

I think now more than ever, we need to disconnect, slow down and be mindful of something as simple as one tiny bead at a time. 

Wishing you so much joy.

Darcy