Simple Truths BLog Hop

Welcome to Miss Erin's Simple Truths Blog Hop.

I am so excited to participate in this blog hop. Simple Truths focals and charms from Tesori Trovati are among my very favorite art beads to design with. This is a sampling of some of the designs I have created over the past year. 

"Reveal Yourself" 
'You are My World"

I first met Erin spring 2011.  Miss Erin is a beautiful lady, she is  an amazing artist with so many important ways to inspire. It goes so much further than ordering a beautiful art bead to design with. The connection to the artist, her inspiration, her literary knowledge, and her kindness is part of the experience.

Always lending an ear we have become friends and it is so nice to chat occasionally and share what is happening in our crazy busy world. We have mutually encouraged each other and shared our new designs and news.

"Be Free" Bead Trends March 2012
Home is where you are, Bracelet
I love designing with art beads and components and each of these designs include some of my favorite designers.
"Lavender Rain"

This "Make a Wish" necklace was a special gift to my friend after I saw a cute picture of her making a 
wish with a dandelion.

"I have no time to be in a hurry"

"Nothing Gold can Stay"  Bracelet

These are a few of my message stick necklaces. I have sold a few of these and this one was in Bead Trends June 2012.
"Take time to Laugh" Bead Trends June 2012

Rising Sun
Lazy Days of Summer Bracelet

I have a special place in my studio for inspiration for Simple Truths. More are sitting pretty with possible beads waiting until the perfect opportunity comes along. I also have two gorgeous new story beads that I absolutely love. I can't wait to see how those turn out. One is all set with beautiful beads and pearls. I need some time on these special beads.

This bracelet was featured in the bracelet section of Stringing Spring 2012.
"Amor Vinci Omnie" Stringing Spring 2012

Dancing Starfish
I love the beach. I have lived in Oregon and California most of my life and memories of family time at the beach is part of who I am. We lived on the coast of Oregon and CA for eight years and look forward to every opportunity to walk on the beach and feel the power and peace of the ocean.  I love to design beach inspired jewelry and you can find all sorts of ocean inspiration in my shop. 

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 New beach designs just listed and more coming soon.....................

Please check out the August issue of Bead Trends to see my 3 piece necklace, bracelet and earrings set featuring another beach design Simple Truths focal. I love the way that set turned out, it features beads and components from several of my favorite artists as well.

 Each month I write on this blog sharing the current Bead Trends. I always share some of my favorites from the issue and also show off my published design.  Be sure to check back. Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment I would love to hear from you.

I'm excited to see what everyone else shares so I off to hop.

Erin Prais-Hintzhttp://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Sharon Misuracohttp://goinoffthebeadinpath.blogspot.com/
Tanya Goodwinhttp://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Alice Petersonhttp://www.alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudingerhttp://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Lori Bowring Michaudhttp://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Rebecca Andersonhttp://songbeads.blogspot.com
Chris Whitehttp://dzeyenrstudio.blogspot.com
Cherrie Fickhttp://designsinthelight.com
Rosanne Garvisonhttp://fabfibers@blogspot.com
Shelley Turnerhttp://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Marlene Cupohttp://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/
Mary Hardinghttp://www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Lola Surwillohttp://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Michelle Burnetthttp://reverieandrevival.blogspot.com
Kirsi Luostarinenhttp://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Paige Maximhttp://pmaximdesigns.blogspot.com
Kristen Faganhttp://www.creativestash.com
Cynthia Riggshttp://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/


  1. Hi Cherrie, I love what you create with Erin's Simple Truths! And my kids bought me your Lavender Rain necklace for Mother's Day (along with a couple of other things from your store!). It's one of my favourite necklaces!

    1. Thanks so much. Are you in Australia? I got a little confused. So happy you love the Lavender Rain? It's always nice to hear.

  2. Wow Cherrie! You really have a way with beads! Your eye is perfect. I LOVE your work and can't even chose JUST one as my favorite of the bunch.
    Shelley Graham Turner

    1. Wow Shelley, Perfect is a big word. Thank you. I love working on this art and letting the beads speak to me. Things come together. Your bracelet was a cute idea with Mr Owl. Thanks for stopping.

  3. Wow, I don't even know where to start! I love the color and texture your put into each piece. Every one of them tells a story. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Alice, I love that part of finding colors and textures. I have a large stash to work with and sometimes I discover something I forgot about and there it is the perfect bead. I love telling stories with my work and that is a lovely complement since Miss Erin is all about that. Maybe that is why this line is one of my favorites.

  4. Unlike many of us, you have put the Simple Truths pendants to fantastic use. Congrats on a great collection!

    1. If you have some sitting there pull out some beads and see what transpires. I have many beads in little baggies and more in trays and more in bowls waiting for me. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Wow. That is an amazing collection. I love the "be free" and "nothing gold." I also love the shell beach necklace. You have a great eye for choosing just the right colors for the pendants.

  6. How fun are those??? Amazing work!!!! Love all the beads you put together.

    1. Thanks Melissa, Thanks for stopping by and the compliment.

  7. You make amazing designs, my friend. I knew that I wanted to share my pendants and charms with the world, but nothing prepared me for the joy I felt when I started to see others using them for the first time! You have been such a strong supporter of my work, and I am truly grateful. I am deeply touched by your words. Thank you. I am so glad that you shared all the wonderful things you have done with these Simple Truths! Your light just shines! Enjoy the day. Erin

    1. Miss Erin, You are so welcome. You are my good thing in my day more than you know. I love your designs and I love what happens to them in my studio. Thanks for this opportunity to show our designs off. Cherrie

  8. So many beautiful pieces! I love your work!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Michelle, I appreciate it.

  9. Oh my goodness Cheri, each one is more lovely than the previous if that's possible! hat talent you (and Miss Erin) possess. I, too, am partial to the sea and can't imagine living anywhere the coast wasn't nearby. I love the "Dancing Starfish" necklace!

    1. Thanks Lori, I appreciate the sweet compliment. I love that dancing starfish. Its one of those you list and almost hope it doesn't sell. Check back after the 1st of August when Bead Trends comes out. That one is really pretty too.

  10. I love these designs. my fav is the starfish necklace and charm pendant and I am not a beachy person. Learning so much from these blog hops. thank you!

    designs by susan

  11. Thanks for stopping by Susan, You would love the beach if you could. I can't imagine. Yes blogs are very helpful.

  12. Your beautiful design aesthetic and Erin's beautiful pendants are a match made in heaven! Can't wait to see the set you made for the upcoming issue of BT!

    1. Thank you so much. What a lovely compliment. Thanks for stopping by.

  13. You really do a fabulous job of working with Erin's pendants and charms. Each and every one of your pieces in this post had me staring in awe at how well you combined the components. . .like a cake mix with very specific ingredients. These pieces are all spectacular!

    1. Thanks Hope, I appreciate that. I have never heard it put that way. I will say the beads talk to me. My husband thinks that sounds a little weird but it is a blessing and a sometimes surprising as I have no idea what will come of a design until I lay it out. I love it so that is certainly part of my blessing.