As featured in December Bead Trends

December is here along with the final issue of Bead Trends for 2011. It is full of gorgeous holiday inspired designs. Page after page of glistening beaded creations. Beginning with the cover a romantic design I love by Rejetta Sellers. Gorgeous!!


Believe December 2011
Jubilee December 2011

Believe Necklace Bead Trends December 2011

Jubilee Bead Trends December 2011
My Jubilee bracelet featured on p. 36 is full of sparkle and light. I love the champagne colored diamond shape glass bead against the boro bead by my favorite glass designer, Amanda of Sea Shore Glass that adds colors in a swirl of light. Many little wire wrapped glass beads in subtle yellow, lavender, amber and blue. This is the perfect bracelet to add light to your holiday or any time you want to feel elegant.

My Believe Necklace also featured on page 58-59 is the perfect necklace for the Christmas Season. It is a Shabby chic design with another of my favorite designers, Martha of Menagerie Studios. Her mixed media cross and the Vintaj "believe" brass ring are a perfect paring. I chose bronze, cream and champagne beads with beautiful light and finished it off with a romantic golden sari silk ribbon.

Check out some of my friends like Amanda Austin p. 28-29, Shannon Chomanczuk on p. 45,

 Kristi Abner on p. 38-39, Janice Everett on p. 32-33 and 26-27.
I love the earrings on p. 65 by Cynthia Thomson. I could wear those.
A special congratulations to the Designer Highlight, Brenna Whaley. Your designs are elegant and full of sparkle and more wire wrap than I can imagine.

To end a thrilling year with Bead Trends this is a beautiful issue. My first design was featured in March and I have been featured as the Designer Highlight in July and cover in November. Each month I submitted designs featuring my favorite designer beads and components. It was a challenge and great fun. Looking forward to 2012 and what it brings. 

Looking forward to  a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season with family and friends as we wrap up our year and 
begin to set our new goals for 2012. 


  1. This is the first issue I received after subscribing to Bead Trends. It's packed with beautiful jewelry. Congratulations for another feature!

  2. Congratulations Miss Cherrie! Beautiful design. Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. Thank you for stopping by the virtual craft show! I love your blog and look forward to seeing more. I hope you take the time to check out my designs at designs by susan
    http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/ and www.facebook.com/designsbysusan. Hope to see you!

  4. Congratulations! Again! I love the beautiful designs you create with my charms. But, this one might be my favorite.

  5. Thanks ladies. Yes it is a pretty design Martha. I love what happens sometimes. Thank you for adding to your blog. I appreciate you.