Co-Founders Lily Morda & Tim James

Co-Founders Lily Morda & Tim James
Lily & Tim visiting the artisan village of Castillon, France

Lily and Tim are Americans who moved to Italy in 2001 when Lily was able to have her Italian citizenship re-recognized by the Italian government. They have lived in Tuscany for more than 15 years (Lucca, Florence and now Camaiore).

Lily Morda has been a professional jewelry designer, teacher and avid bead collector in both the U.S. and Europe since 1988. Her unique, high quality designs have sold to collectors all over the world.

Tim James is a glass bead maker and instructor. Tim began learning the ancient art of glass bead making after moving to Italy in 2001. His client list includes Chanel, Ferragamo and Escada.


Bijou Arte Creative Studio / Bead Shop | Camaiore (Tuscany), Italy
Holiday Courses in Tuscany, Handmade Glass Beads, Wire Mesh Ribbon, European Beading Supplies

Glasshaus Guest-House / Art-House On The Via Francigena
Camaiore (Tuscany), Italy. A comfortable, cozy, and bright studio apartment, with an independent entrance, kitchenette and private bath with shower. Breakfast each morning is included in the price.

The Living Novel: Missing Madam Z
An Interactive Mystery Of Intrigue, Self-discovery & Divine Revelation. A Living, Growing, Virtual Novel, Written Before Your Eyes, And At Times With Your Participation. Join Today For FREE To Read / Listen To ALL The Chapters.

Facebook Group – “Friends In Florence And Tuscany”
An English language support group for those residing in the Tuscan region of Italy. Founded in 2006 by Tim and Lily, the group boasts 3500+ members.

Tim James & Lily Morda /
Tim & Lily in their respective studios - Florence, Italy (2006-ish)