PORTOMEA is a line of fine glass jewelry, designed and produced in the USA by Julia Pappas.
Each piece is made with hundreds and thousands of micro beads, stitched together by hand, one glass bit at a time. Every step of the process is cherished and payed careful attention to, from inspiration to intentional creation.
All PORTOMEA jewelry is made in Julia’s studio, by hand — there is simply no other way. No machine can stitch the beads, one at a time, in ways only a hand can. This personal touch adds to the richness of the experience, not only for the final owner of the piece but for the artisan as well. This process allows for abundant opportunities to imbue each item with the aesthetic pleasure of creation, the sense of wholeness and contentedness, that are in turn passed onto the wearer.