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.

Elegant Oricha
Specializing in beaded necklaces and paraphernalia

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Terri-Dawn Trosclair, Okán Tomí
(323) 571-3407
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
(415) 573-5525

Ocan Tomi Santeria Beadwork
Ryan Pupo
(562) 396-3765

Miami/South Florida

Carlos León
(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
Hialeah, Florida
(305) 456-1900
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
(954) 559-7252
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A number of Disantos’ stunning pieces are on exhibit in’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.

Custom Beadwork by Norma Peralta

Pedro Bonetti
(305) 915-1734
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.

Artesania Yoruba
630 E. 4 Ave
Hialeah, Fl 33010
(305) 884-4090

Orisha Designs – Trajes De Santo

New York/New Jersey Metro Area

Joan Robinson-Johnson, Omó Ogún Labi
Joan’s work was featured in the book “Beads, Body and Soul.”

(718) 300-8074

Adzua Nkromah
Hollis, NY

Ayoluwa Taylor
Ayoluwa’s work
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.

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