Lasting Expressions earrings are for everyone
- Mom, your best friend, your bridesmaids, your kid's teacher
and especially you.
We have quirky yet classic, elegant yet fun, new yet recycled
designs for every occasion.

What I Do

For 35 years, I have collected beads: woolen, vintage, clay, stone, bone, global, new old stock, funky, metal, glass, and classic crystal. Some new, some old - but all cool in their own way.

From these, I make earrings: bold, subtle, fun, nostalgic, whimsical, classy, you name it. You can find a pair perfect for a wine party, or a bowling party. A Happy Hour, or a rehearsal dinner. A zoom meeting, or a board meeting. A quick lunch, or Sunday brunch. A special gift, or a treat for yourself. We have something for every mood, style, and outfit. All of our earrings are handcrafted with love and care, and all are available on solid sterling silver or gold-filled ear wires.


Who I Am

I am Jim Sullivan, proprietor of Lasting Expressions. When I was a 9-year-old latch-key kid living in public housing, a local artist and resident hippie taught a few of us kids how she made beaded earrings to sell at the farmer’s market on Saturdays. It was 1969 in Ann Arbor, and beads were literally all around us. I was hooked. Since that beginning, I have made earrings as gifts, owned a small beaded jewelry store sandwiched between a vintage clothing store and an Irish woolen sweater shop, and now the world is my neighborhood. Stop in our shop and take a browse around: Lasting Expressions on Etsy.


My Work

Here are just a few examples of my work. You can see more in the Lasting Expressions Etsy store, and I will post my upcoming shows here once we can all meet again in person. Take care!

Say Hello.

You can reach me via email at jes48105@yahoo.com.