Cheryl Erickson is a professional bead artist and bead instructor whose work has won awards and has been featured in books and magazines. Cheryl has taught many years at the Bead&Button Show, and at other shows, stores, and bead societies across the country, as well as in her own two stores. Cheryl manages two bead stores, Artistic Bead, Inc., one in West Des Moines IA and one in Northfield MN. Cheryl is also on Facebook and Pinterest, and manages a website - www.artisticbead.com - that features a full line of kits and instructions to share her passion of teaching beadweaving.
Cheryl taught herself how to bead on a loom when she was a child and never looked back. While her true love is seed beads, the seemingly never ending supply of new styles, shapes, colors, and textures of beads has opened so many new avenues of designing that is more fun, challenging and interesting. The future of seed beads and related beads looks bright and promises to continue to reach new horizons.