Cherry Tree Beads - About Us
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. As BeBe’s orders increased, they started dabbling in eBay sales. Bill and BeBe’s first attempt at importing was a batch of glass beads from India. The sales went so well that he booked a trip to Tucson for their first big buying trip where he loaded up on semi-precious gemstone beads. 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. Now Jenn and Bill 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.