Pam McElhiney McMillen has excelled in a range of creative endeavors, including jewelry making and basketry. Her basket art has included baskets of palm, linen, reed, grasses and cane. She has incorporated gourds, wood bowls and pottery in her weavings to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Recently she has been focusing on beads and chainmail. “Less messy – unless you drop a box of beads,” she quips.
Pam grew up in Bradenton, Florida, and after 30 years of traveling the world as a military wife, she has returned to live on Anna Maria Island. She has taught and displayed her art across the USA and abroad. Now she has come full circle, back to the place she loves best, the beach!
Pam's creations can also be viewed by visiting Island Gallery West.
Handmade with the sounds and sights of the sea in mind -
All Beach Star Designs are uniquely created in Holmes Beach on beautiful Anna Marie Island, Florida. I take my inspiration for my pieces from my surroundings. The warmth of the sun - the blue of the water - the birds in flight all have a place in my heart and in my jewelry. Each piece is designed to bring a bit of my hometown beauty to you.
Browse the Gallery - and enjoy the view!