Bead Trends November 2011 Cover

My very first published cover
Bead Trends November 2011

Fierencia- This design is fairly simple with some interesting components.  I altered this beautiful large brass leaf from Vintaj Brass in a faux enamel process. I love the transformation, it really special for this focal. The wire wrapped borosilicate glass bead with amazing swirls of color,  a Czech glass bead handcrafted clasp and sari silk bring the colors together in this perfect autumn design.

Vintaj Brass chain, and leaves. 
This Czech glass bead is one of my favorites.
It looks like a fresh slice of blood orange.

Gorgeous boro glass bead in the focal by Etsy Artist
Amanda Austin of Seashore Glass

Handcrafted  clasp made from recycled copper by Etsy Artist
Shannon Levart of Miss Fickle Media

This issue is very exciting to me as this was a personal goal and really more of a dream to someday be published with a cover. My first published necklace was in Bead Trends in March of this year and I have been blessed to be in every issue consecutively. In the July issue I  was chosen to be the Designer Highlight and  even the birthstone page that month.

In October Amanda's bracelet "Lemoncholy" graced the Bead Trends cover and this month my friend Kristy Abner is the Designer Highlight. Many of my friends and several I don't know have gorgeous autumn designs in this issue.

Kristi's  spread is really pretty, my favorite is "Ancient Treasure" with a clever mismatched earring pair. Amanda's "The Bumble" is very cool with her altered metal and beautiful colored teardrop beads and honey drop dangles. Janice's "Golden Dreams" is stunning. Shannon's "Wise" is gorgeous and that pumpkin they shot it with really makes her piece come alive. Oh my, there are so many more in this issue. If I were you and I did not have a copy of November I would want to run out and find it. The photography is especially beautiful this month. It is a magazine you will want to keep.

Needless to say this has been thrilling for me and my family. I have made some amazing friends who have encouraged me and I am so excited each month to share the pages with their beautiful designs.

I want to thank the Bead Trends staff and especially Tatia, for making it such a delight to get our work published. We all work very hard to send you our best designs. Your magazine is gorgeous and your support is amazing and appreciated.


  1. The necklace is gorgeous. Congrats on getting published in Bead Trends.

  2. Congratulations on getting published! I just received my copy and can't wait to look through it.

  3. Congrats! I can't wait to get my issue in the mail.

  4. Congratulations! The necklace is gorgeous...I LOVE it!!!!

  5. Congratulations on Bead Trends, the necklace is beautiful

  6. Congratulations, Cherrie! You so deserve this.

  7. Thanks ladies. I work very hard at my submissions but it is a dream I have to pinch myself when they say it is good enough to grace their magazine.

  8. Congratulations! I wish my family had been as excited as yours when I got my cover in August! I am thrilled to bits that you have such strong support and devotion from your family! You deserve it!

  9. Congrats on being a 'cover girl'! Love your work. :)


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  11. I'm so thrilled for you. Your necklace is beautiful, congratulations!