About Us

Cristina Segarra began her journey as a creative entrepreneur over twenty-five years ago. A native of Lima, Peru, Cristina moved to the United States as a child. Her abundant creativity led to her first floral preservation business, Flowers Forever, which she launched in 1994. Clients from around the world trust Cristina to dry and preserve floral pieces from important days in their lives such as weddings, anniversaries, and births. The success of Flowers Forever allowed Cristina to start a new division of the company, Bellabeads, which specializes in creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using mementos such as wedding flowers, honeymoon sand, pet fur, and ashes. Each earring, necklace, and ring tells a unique story in her customer’s life.

Cristina’s retail store has been a Columbia, South Carolina staple for over eighteen years, while her creativity and design skills have made her one of the leading custom jewelry designers in the country. When she is not working on a new design, Cristina enjoys spending time with her husband, three grown daughters, and her beautiful grandson.



Products & Services We Offer

As Flowers Forever - Bellabeads continues to expand its services and product lines, we remain dedicated to providing customers with only the highest quality finished products. Every product sold is hand-made with the utmost attention to detail, on location at our physical storefront located at 2769 Rosewood Drive in Columbia, South Carolina. This ensures that your custom piece is not only one of a kind, but also perfect. Currently, we offer the following products and services.

Floral Preservation

  • Pressed flowers
  • Freeze dried flowers
  • Flower petal monograms
  • Resin flower petal initials

Real Flower Petal Jewelry

  • Bridal flower jewelry
  • Funeral flower jewelry

Cremation Jewelry

  • Cremains jewelry
  • Hair jewelry

Pet Memorial Jewelry

  • Pet ashes jewelry
  • Pet hair jewelry and keepsakes