Something New from Designs in the Light

Summer is officially over .......... UCanBead2 
We are offering a new shop on Etsy with something new to you. 

We just opened yet another shop!! In this business we love collecting, designing and playing with beads and have decided it is time to share a few of the many beautiful beads from our collection.

This project has been brewing in my little head for about 3 years or more. Over the past 8 years I discovered many wonderful art bead artists.  You might know most of my designing over a 2 1/2 years period when I was a published jewelry designer in Bead Trends included these beads. If you are an creative jewelry artist you know sometimes, you wait for the inspiration, or season, or just the time to design with some of those beads. Crazy, but we just can't help ourselves, right?

I have opened this shop U Can Bead 2 Etsy to share my collection with you. I have lovingly pulled little color coordinated collections with many of my favorite art beads.  The idea is if you add them to your stash you can easily find inspiration for several new pieces. Kind of like de-stashing with my twist.

Some of these art beads are no longer available as the artists no longer sell to my knowledge. That makes each little collection OOAK, one of a kind. Something you might not find anywhere else. It helps to revive the reason it was originally created. I'm hoping a win-win for everyone!!

Mike and I have worked together for the past couple years building our business.  We have sold to boutiques, juried art shows and online in our shops. Designs in the Light Etsy. We love the journey of finding pretty beads. We compliment each other in the choices, much like we have in other ventures we worked together on.

This year we have moved in a slightly new direction. We have not signed up for art shows. We miss seeing the ladies face to face, but it made sense with our schedule this year at least. If you have received this newsletter please follow us on face book Designs in the Light Face book and you get daily inspiration, news, special offers and lots of other stuff. Our jewelry is offered on our website Designs in the Light Website and Designs in the Light Etsy. If you have seen something in the past at our shows please send us a note to see if we still offer it.

Mike is busy designing amazing collections of metal clay of all kinds, and teaching this unique art at our local bead store, Beads on Main, in Vacaville, CA. Our plan is to sell his work in our website and galleries. We are looking for new galleries to offer this work to, so if you have any to recommend we are open to suggestion. We will also be offering selected bronze, copper, silver components in our new shop as well!! UCanBead2

I am still designing our beaded boho and nature collections and selling in several boutiques and online in our shops.

It is a lot of work keeping it all organized but it is the way we have found works for us. As soon as I get this shop up and running I will be listing some new jewelry for the upcoming fall season. Can't wait to do that!!

Here is a sampling of what you can find at UCanBead2 on Etsy..........U Can Bead 2 Etsy

Please leave a comment and tell us what is on your mind as you check out our news. We love to hear from you.

Last, if you are a jewelry customer and see one of these mixes that you would like a custom piece made up, don't wait, send me a note and we will see if that could happen.

Thank you from Michael and Cherrie "Follow the Light"

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