S. California/Los Angeles & vicinity
Felipe García Villamil, Omó Ogún
Villamil’s multi-faceted religious life was the subject of a recent book, “Drumming for the Gods-The Life and Times of Felipe García Villamíl, Santero, Palero, and Abakuá,” written by María Teresa Vélez and published by Temple University Press. He has been featured in various scholarly works as well for his exquisite beadwork.
Specializing in beaded necklaces and paraphernalia
Terri-Dawn Trosclair, Okán Tomí
Okán Tomí specializes in idés, elekés, mazos. She refuses to use any plastic beads in the confection of her craft, opting for nothing but quality glass beads.
Salt Water Beads
1007 West Eighth Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Ocan Tomi Santeria Beadwork
(305) 259-5905 or (305) 776-3143
Leon’s work was featured in the “At the Crossroads. . .” exhibition. More examples of his work can be seen in the section “A Tribute to Orisha Arts and Artists.”
Ibis García, Omi Oñí
García’s work was also featured in the “At the Crossroads. . .” exhibition in Miami. Examples of it may be seen in the section “A Tribute to Orisha Arts and Artists.”
Custom Beadwork by M. Disantos
A number of Disantos’ stunning pieces are on exhibit in Eleda.org’s beadwork section. Her work was also featured in the “At the Crossroads. . .” exhibition in Miami. Each piece crafted by Disantos is unique, as she will not make any two pieces that are alike.
Specializes in custom-made elekés
Santeria Custom Designs Online
Custom Beadwork by Yammy Fernandez, Oba Irawo
(786) 218-1128 or (786) 393-0133
Specializes in Custom-Made beadwork such as elekes, mazos, mini mazos, ides and other beadwork. Each of my pieces are custom made and no two pieces are alike.
630 E. 4 Ave
Hialeah, Fl 33010
New York/New Jersey Metro Area
Joan Robinson-Johnson, Omó Ogún Labi
Joan’s work was featured in the book “Beads, Body and Soul.”
Specializing in Beaded Murals and all religious articles. Most noted for “Beaded Mirrors and Fans”. Ayoluwa has held serveral “Beaded Mirror” workshops with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in NYC. She was also a featured artist at the “Art of the Orishas” show in Toronto, CA in 2012.