Odyssey Cache was born from Odyssey Creations, which was originally Odyssey Stained Glass started by my husband Dave. I (Barb) started making Victorian Ornaments and silk flower wreaths and arrangements as a means to spend time together while me made stained glass items. Frustrated with not being able to find beaded fringe, and the rising costs of all supplies, I starting designing my own beaded fringe and having it custom made. Soon, it just made sense to try to sell some of the excess supplies that had to be purchased in large quantities to get the cost down. Initially they were sold as part of the Odyssey Creations shop, but supplies (and demand for them) soon took on a life of their own and the supplies migrated to Odyssey Cache.
We now list over 200 styles of beaded fringe and have added an extensive line of trims, appliques and brooches as well. When I started making jewelry, eventually BZ Originals was born and a new line of beads and findings were born to Odyssey Cache. We both still find time to create and enjoy making the world a more beautiful place one creation at a time. We hope that in sharing our products here, that you, too, will enjoy the creations you make as well.
We are a true "ma and pop" shop with just the two of us and our dog and have no storefront other than our online presence. As such, listing things can often take awhile, but I do manage to get new items listed on a regular basis and continue to shop for things that not only I can use, but things I can pass on to customers at good prices.
We started out on Etsy, and still have shops on Etsy, but are thrilled to finally have our own supplies online shop. We hope that this online shop will enable us to offer more frequent sales on items as well as a different platform other than Etsy. Our business is all we have, all we do, and we are thrilled to make this expansion.