Designs in the Light News- September 2016- 

Hi,  it's Mike and Cherrie, your handcrafted jewelry designers of "Designs in the Light" here in Vacaville, CA. 

New website: Early this year we began building a new and improved website with the same web address, Designs in the Light  The new website features our latest collections of boho and gallery designs. Handcrafted metal clay, beach inspired boho earrings, beaded necklaces and wrap bracelets, art bead designs and lots more.

New Blog: We feature a new blog over there on the website with lots of news from 2016.  Get a cup of your favorite drink and catch up on our year if you have a little time, : Designs in the Light Blog.

Brick and Mortar Wholesale:

You can find a wholesale application and program for shops, boutiques, galleries or wine shops. We are currently looking for a couple more shops to add to our business.

Etsy Shops: We have restructured our Etsy shops. Our jewelry shop, Designs in the Light Etsy  is still open and the current plan is to offer pricing with discounts on some of our over stock or designs that do not fit on the website. This is where we started our online business in 2009 and we hope to continue with our customer base with this format.

Bead Supply Shop: One of the things Mike and I enjoy is the hunt to find great beading supplies. We have found we have way to many beautiful art beads  and supplies are no longer what we need for our collections.  U Can Bead 2  is a jewelry de-stash supply shop. U Can Bead 2 on Etsy. I have put together little assortments of color coordinated beads, many come with art beads for the jewelry artist to add to their collection and design with. The pricing in this shop is mostly de-stash or discounted from my original purchases and you can save even more with our coupons when you buy multiple packs.

Social Media: Please follow us  Facebook Biz Page- Designs in the Light, you can see most of our news, listings, and special offers here.
Pinterest and Instagram. We do our best to keep new items on these sites as well.

Shows this next week: Lafayette Art and Wine Festival  September 17-18 in Lafayette CA and Pleasant Hill Art and Wine Festival Oct 1-2 by Walnut Creek. We will be showing everything in our shops there. Hope to see you online at our locations above or at our shows.

We would love to hear from you and be sure to follow us over on the new website and blog.
"Follow the Light" Mike and Cherrie 


New Designs Bronze, Smoke and Pearls Collection

Happy New Year 2016

Designs in the Light would like to wish you a wonderful start to the new year. 

Copper Clay Cross and Double Freshwater Pearls from our  Faith Collection

Copper Clay Cross and Freshwater Pearls from our Faith Collection

We also will be listing these cross earrings with Lapis and Rutilated Quartz Stone. 

Bronze Smoke and Pearls Collection Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Bronze Smoke and Pearls Collection, Bronze Fleur

Boho Bronze Chevron and Pearls 
Mike and I are busy completing a couple custom orders, working on new designs, some that are complete and will be listed soon and new ideas for the coming months.

Bronze, Smoke and Pearls Collection will be ongoing this year. It features beautiful glass in bronze, and smoke grey, with freshwater pearls and Vintage Coco Channel beads and Czech glass.  We will feature many styles of beaded wraps by Cherrie, and handmade bronze and silver clay designs and earrings by Michael. Each piece will be unique, sometimes we can duplicate but not always. Our mixed metals woven bracelets coordinate well and we have had a hard time keeping those in stock.
Mixed Metals Boho Woven Bracelet

We are working on an upgraded website and everything will be moved over there from the current website soon.  We are excited about that as we will be able to feature our designs better and work with our wholesale accounts. 

Watch for more news soon including a big De-stash Jewelry SALE going on our face book biz page Designs in the Light Facebook  I have pulled designs from every season, including, summer beach, fall, spring and more. You can get our art bead designs in this sale for over 50% off our regular prices. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to "Follow the Light" Michael and Cherrie


Our Pod Designs from the Nature Collection

Handcrafted Bronze Clay and Beaded Designs by Michael and Cherrie

 We love the amazing things we find on our nature walks. Our new handcrafted bronze clay pod is now featured in necklace, earrings and now our woven bracelet designs......... 
The earrings shown are Silver clay which is .960 silver. They are gorgeous with the patina he achieved on this pair. The necklace and bracelet designs can be special ordered in silver. 

 From our woven collection just a couple color combos available. We have lots of color pallets available on special order. You can request the bronze pod or a textured bracelet.

This longer necklace features a beaded section and chain for an over the head design. 

To special order from this collection please email us at cfick1@me.com.  Please allow 7 working day for special orders.

 Find several of these designs in our shops at Designs in the Light Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/designsinthelight  and Designs in the Light Website www.designsinthlight.co
We are having a SALE for a few more days this month. Shipping deadlines are fast approaching. Please enter code WINTERDEALS  at checkout to save 20% and you can save even more if you choose from our Super Sale section of closeout jewelry.

Our supply shop is even on sale. U Can Bead2 Etsy Save 30% with HANDMADE30 now through the end of December.

Thanks for stopping by. We wish you a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season.
Merry Christmas and be sure to 'FOLLOW THE LIGHT" Mike and Cherrie


Bronze, Smoke and Pearls Collection Heads to Oregon Coast

Bronze Smoke and Pearls Collection pieces headed to 

Bandon Dunes Pro Shop on the Oregon Coast in Bandon, OR. 

This new collection is perfect for the upcoming holiday fashion, silky, lacy, black, champagne and bronze.

You can find brand new pieces from this collection in our Etsy shop Designs in the Light Etsy
along with many other handcrafted "Designs in the Light" pieces. We feature all kinds of coordinated jewelry, for the gal that loves to layer and stack her jewelry. It is all ready and arrives in a pretty gift box. For same day shipping now through November 18 shop now and save

SALE>>>>> Why wait until Black Friday for deals........ We are hosting a SALE early this month in order to spend time with our family over the Thanksgiving holiday. This gives you the opportunity to shop early and save 20% on everything in the shop. 
Enter code: THANKFUL20 at checkout. Hurry, this won't last. 

Even more news, we have over 30 pieces in the SALE section already marked down up to 50% off. This section features spring, summer and a few fall pieces we are ready to close out. You get to use the code THANKFUL20 and save even more on this section. We have some earrings NEVER LISTED ONLINE that regularly sell for $20  at our shows and key purse fobs under $15.00 
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. Great teacher gifts and secret pal gifts. 

Please check out our shop and share with your friends. We are continuing to add many new designs now through the 18th of November. 
We appreciate your loyalty and support. Mike and Cherrie "Follow the Light" 


Happy November and News

The weather is changing and we are loading up the shop and offering a "Special Sale" code to get your holiday shopping going early this year!! 

Check out the new listings and collections. 

November is here, can you believe it!!   It's getting time for fall clothing, boots, sweaters and ponchos, and its getting dark really early!! We love this season and look forward to a pot of homemade soup and even a fire on occasion. 

Michael and I have been busy in the studio the past couple weeks designing several brand new collections we are excited about.  We love it when the ideas flow and we can bring new designs to our customers just in time for you. 

Bronze, Smoke and Pearls Collection was inspired by the silky bronze, silver and black neutrals that are so popular for the upcoming season. You can dress up with this collection, for your everyday elegant, evening or even a wedding!! 
These designs include, fresh water pearls, Coco Channel limited edition vintage beads, Czech glass in black, champagne, brown, bronze, silver and grey. 

Beaded Urban Boho Collection features colorful beaded necklaces, and wrap bracelets in gorgeous winter colors like cranberry, blue, brown, green and teal. 
This collection looks really cool with your fall and winter wardrobe.

My favorite colors and textures of the season. Inspired by bohemian designs and nature. 
Cranberry and Sage Green

Teal, Butter Cream and Tribal Beads

Teal Butter Cream and Tribal Beads

Kelly Green and Butterscotch

Cranberry Garnet

ENTER SALE CODE:  Thankful20 Designs in the Light Etsy

This week we will also be listing new earring designs with Michaels handcrafted bronze, silver and some copper. Lots of new designs in the works and coming soon. 

Thanks for stopping by and please check out our sale and share with your friends. 
Michael and Cherrie
"Follow the Light" 


Wine Stroll coming up

Wine Stroll next weekend in Lodi at Pret!! ..... 

Come on out and see some of newest designs and enjoy the fall evening.

For those of you who have been missing us at the art and wine shows we will be in Lodi next weekend. We will be at Pret a ladies boutique 15 Downtown Mall, Lodi from 6-9 pm October 17.

News for our studio this October......

Mike and I are busy in the studio these days creating new pieces for our fall winter collections. Lots of beaded pieces, our new woven wrap bracelets, and Mikes bronze, copper and sterling metal clay designs in several brand new beaded colors I cooked up this year. Our focus is quality nature inspired handmade jewelry that coordinates so you have choices of lots of layered textured colorful jewelry.

SAVE...Use special pricing code when you coordinate 2 or 3 pieces at one time in our Etsy shop. 

These new woven bracelets come in two widths and several color-ways and also can be made for ladies or men. I love adding random little beads to give them extra color and texture and they are all one of a kind this way. With gift giving soon upon us check out our shops frequently. They are going fast and I plan to add at them as quickly as I can. They are super comfortable and look great alone or with wrapped necklace/bracelet wraps or bangles in a stacked look as shown.

This is one the seasons newest color pallets and I love it!! Plum Bronze
Woven Beaded Wrap Bracelet and Beaded Wrap Bracelet or Necklace
Note: This is a wood hand and they would fit your wrist perfectly!!

Be sure to check our website Designs in the Light Website and Etsy shop at Designs in the Light Etsy
for new listings each week.

We will not be attending the art and wine shows this year. We have had several ladies looking for us and we are very sorry about that.

Please save our information so you can find us. We are always open to creating special pieces just for you.

Hope to see you in our shops or in Lodi or Vacaville this fall.

SUPPLY SHOP... U Can Bead2
Also for bead lovers or artists new to beading or friends who love to bead check out our newest venture. U Can Bead 2 Etsy Beads are a bead lovers friend. I offer quality bead collections at fair prices and many OOAK, one of a kind art beads you can no longer find. These would be sweet gifts or new inspiration. A win win for any bead lover!

Michael and Cherrie "Follow the Light" 


The Oregon Coast

Mike and Cherrie here on the Oregon Coast......... 

We just returned from a quick visit to see our Oregon grand kids. 
It is always such a blessing to catch up and play and visit with each of them and never enough time. 

We were able to get in a couple trips to the beach, our favorite place on earth. We are so inspired in our art and our jewelry design by the light, colors, and textures of nature. 

Mike and Cherrie, loving the ocean air

Rich chocolate, teal, mint and buttercream. 
Art Bead Glass Bracelet
Chocolate Teal Beaded Collection
Color and texture, that is what we love. We coordinate lots of pieces to offer you a choice of one piece or a whole collection. As the season goes along we add more if the color palette is popular so be sure to check back often. This one is always a hit. 

Wrap bracelet or necklace, woven bracelet, copper bangle. 

Necklace and Necklace/Bracelet Wrap 

Our pieces can be stacked with other pieces or worn any way you like. We love to design several pieces in a color collection including, necklaces, wrap bracelets, woven textured beaded bracelet, or chunky art glass beaded bracelets.  Add one of Mike's bronze or copper metal clay pieces and you have a really beautiful addition to your wardrobe. 

Double strand, leather and bronze tree of life and turquoise wire wrapped earrings

Bronze Leaf from a leaf found in our area, boro glass and leather

Beaded necklace with bronze clay pod designed from a pod in our area

New supply shop....U Can Bead2 

If you are a bead lover or know someone who is we have a new shop at U Can Bead 2 Etsy
This is for the person who makes jewelry and loves quality beading supplies, and unique one of a kind art beads, many that are no longer available. Please check it out and remember bead lovers love beads so they make great gifts for the upcoming holidays.

Leave a comment we love to hear from you. 

What is your favorite fall winter color? How many pieces do you like to stack?

We hope to see you at  Designs in the Light Website and our Etsy Shop at  Etsy Designs in the Light