Assorted gemstones, gemstone pendants, large hole gemstones, large hole pearls, pewter metal beads, findings, charms, sea glass, lampwork glass, ceramic beads, glass crystal, finished crystal mesh necklaces, aluminum chain, brass chain, crystal cup chain, nylon cord, leather cord.
Website | 95 Thompson St., Asheville, NC 28803
Cherry Tree Beads is a small family owned and operated business. We have two locations, Asheville, NC and Evinston, FL.
Our Asheville, NC office is owned and run by Jennifer Fulton and Mitchell Baynard. This is where all of the internet orders are handled. They also have a wholesale showroom for customers to visit for hands-on buying.
The traveling shows are now operated by Norine and Justin Whitlow.
Cherry Tree Beads was started by Bill and BeBe Edwards. BeBe had been into beading for many years, and they would often attend local wholesale shows to buy supplies. Over the past 15 years Bill has traveled to China 2-3 times each year to source new items and keep in contact with our many suppliers.
Jenn started making her own jewelry at the age of 8, and started selling her designs in boutiques when she was 16. While attending UNCA she worked at a Bead Store in downtown Asheville, where she was propositioned by an importer to work for him and travel around to sell at different bead shows. It was at one of these shows that she met Bill and made the connection that would lead to her working for him doing shows for Cherry Tree Beads.
In 2008 Jenn's good friend Norine took over traveling with the shows. She and her husband Justin work on the road to bring your favorite beads to you! Norine has been making jewelry since she was 13. She is thrilled that her childhood interest has transformed into a career. During the week Norine manages the Cherry Tree Beads Trunk Show Program from the office.
Now Jenn, Bill (and Norine, if shes lucky) take yearly trips to China to look for new amazing beads to sell here on the website and at gem shows across the United States.