As seen in Bead Trends 2012

January Bead Trends 2012.......What a beautiful cover. This is a necklace you want a closer look at. Jennifer Hickok Allison designed a gorgeous necklace. 

It is a wonderful beginning to 2012. 

This issue is loaded with gorgeous designs to kick off the new year. This issue called for sparkle and bling in the middle of winter. I am normally not a real bling girl, except I always try to find the light. 

First of all a big congratulations to my friend Janice Everett. She kept her Designer Highlight a secret and I am so proud of her. You can see her designs on p. 46-57. I love her earrings that go with her "Lady in Love" p.53 The bracelet and earrings feature her Art tiles and match the necklace on p. 41. "Naturally Yours"  is a stunning necklace with twists and turns. Love the focal treatment on this one.

 My necklace Winter Morning. 
Focal art bead Meadowlark by Heather of Humble Beads
Winter Morning Bead Trends January 2011 
I purchased this focal from Heather of Humble Beads thinking it would make a great start to a design for Bead Trends.

I added raku lamp work bead by Havana beads, chain and toggle by Miss Fickle Media and a birch wood bead by Birch Bark Beads. Blue lace agate, Czech glass beads and African copper glass and of course my all time important components, Vintaj Brass.

Most of my designs feature artist beads and components, Czech glass, stone and unique little touches. I nearly always include Vintaj Brass. This necklace is true to that recipe. I wanted it to have a nature feel.

A beautiful bird on a snowy morning.

My "Winter Morning" necklace on page 100-101
Don't miss this issue featuring my friend Amanda Austin's has a stunning bracelet on p. 14-15. She combined a faceted pineapple quartz and findings from Fallen Angel. Shannon Chomanczuk's necklace with a very cool focal on page 22-23, Kristy Abner's earrings on p. 90 love that combo. There are many more I love, check it out for yourself. It's going to be another fantastic year.


  1. Congratulations Cherrie - this is so beautiful!!!

  2. Love it! Can't wait to see all the pretties. Need to buy a copy soon!

  3. Bead Trends never disappoints. This one just came yesterday and I got ambitious and wrote my blog, Fb and listed it. I woke up this morning to it sold. That was a nice surprise. Do that again more often.

  4. Haven't received my magazine copies yet - but hopefully by Tuesday - loved your necklace with Heather's bead - it's so pretty :) - Happy New Year!

  5. I just love this necklace, beautiful! Happy New Year.