About Michael and Cherrie

We are a husband and wife design team creating handcrafted jewelry in our little home studio in Northern CA. In the spring of 2014 we have been busy behind the scenes re-branding and re-structuring our company with a new name, Designs in the Light. Our collections represent our love of the light in nature, at the beach, in the trees and clouds. Bohemian Chic.... casual to elegant!

Cherrie: I work with glass, gemstone beads,  mixed metals, leather, fiber and I love to include art beads in my one of a kind pieces. My designs have been published in Beads Trends, Stringing Magazine and 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings. My background in Interior Design and art show in my sense of colors and textures.

Michael:  I create handcrafted pmc, precious metal clay designs, working in Bronz and Silver clay. Many of my designs are created from original sketches. I am an instructor in this medium at our local area. I also design hand forged, wire wrapped earrings including semi precious gemstones, glass and pearls. My background in fashion photography and art bring inspire direction to our collections. I am a published fashion photographer and I also had an earring design in the last issue of Bead Trends 2013.

You can find our collections:
online in our little shop Designs in the Light on Etsy. Designs In the Light, and our website  Designs in the Light 
We also show our work in many bay area art festivals in California from May to December each year. You can find our show schedule on our website.
We also sell our work in a local boutique and a winery in Lodi, CA.

When we are not busy working we enjoy the beach, playing with our grandchildren, music, movies and cooking healthy food.