John Bead Rhombus Bead Bracelet Step by Step

The project pattern for this gorgeous bracelet is linked here.

When we launched the Rhombus bead after our search for the “Next Great Bead” contest ended we knew we had something special. Lena Gillespie designed the bead and won all the prizes associated with the search.
Now we have new designers discovering the bead and the attached free project pattern was written and designed by Danielle Wickes for John Bead.
The link to the new project PDF is here.
The Rhombus Beads are here.
Beads and Findings used in project are here.
Tools used in project are here.

Swarovski Around The World Trip to Africa Earrings

The Swarovski Around The World Trip to Africa Earrings were designed by Lena Gillespie.

Africa
The canvas upon which this continent’s epic story is written is not only beautiful but astonishing. Whether heading out at dawn on a safari game drive following millions of wildebeest on their Great Migration or soaring high in a hot-air balloon to embrace the Serengeti, Africa creates the wildlife encounter of a lifetime. Wherever you find yourself on this big, beautiful continent, you will be touched by the wild lands, rich traditions, artisan craftsmanship and natural beauty – all of which these pieces pay tribute too.

Products Used

277055-030     Swarovski 5328 Bicone 4mm – Light Siam

277055-051     Swarovski 5328 Bicone 4mm – Tangerine

277055-068     Swarovski 5328 Bicone 4mm – Fern green

74701010-11   Artistic Wire – 20ga, gold

Personal Stock Artistic Wire – 32ga, gold

26002057        Ear hooks, gold

Neon Summer Stacker Bracelets with Rola Beads – Project Step by Step

Stacked and showstopping!

Our Rola beads have been flying off the shelves.  This new bead by Preciosa is the first true large hole bead made with precision and new technology.

You might have ordered these beads in some of the original classic colors.  The Neon Beads are extra special.  Take a look at the collection here.

If you would like to make a stacked set, our designer Danielle Wickes has created an easy to follow pattern for you.  All you need are the beads and elastic cording!

Neon Summer Stackers With Rola Beads!  Project PDF linked here.

Terra Intensive Beads Pendant

When I first saw the new Terra Intensive beads from Preciosa I remarked that the beads were little tiny jewels.  They look absolutely beautiful by themselves.

Lena Gillespie was one of the first designers to work with the beads and this memory wire bracelet she designed featured a pretty dangle with matching beads.

I decided to make some straight dangles also.  Using one 10/0 bead as a stopper on my head pin, I added the bigger beads to my head pin in single colours.  I counted the beads so I could create a cascading effect.

I used a longer head pin and cut them shorter as needed.  I also set up my stringing wire and added one EZ Crip to keep my project together.

I could not decide if I wanted a bead spacer or not.  I tried them strung first with the Terra Intensive rose beads as spacers.

It looked pretty, but it did not give me the finished look I wanted.

So I restrung them like this.  A second EZ Crimp finished the stringing wire end.

Now I had a pendant really showcasing the colors of the Terra Intensive bead collection.

 

Terra Intensive Bead Collection is here.

Ez Crips are here

Beadalon Stringing Wire is here.

Head pins are here.

 

Brick Stitch Hoop Earring Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

Live Class is July 15, 7pm Central Time – Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings.  The link to sign up is finicky from Canada.  You will probably need to click on it twice.  

The link to the recorded class is here.

Danielle will have four more classes in August!  We will announce them soon.

Class Free Pattern PDF Handout linked here.

Description for our class:

In this class, we will learn a beginner-friendly, brick-stitch bead weaving technique to create a design on an earring component.  At the end, the instructor will demo a gift-ready idea to turn cardstock into earrings cards in a decorative gift box.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Upcoming Classes – There will be four in August we’ll announce soon!

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Crystal Lane Beaded Bead Step by Step

Crystal Lane Beaded Bead – Step by Step PDF
Crystal Lane Beaded Bead
Design & Pattern by Debra Schwartz for John Bead
Techniques: Basic bead weaving knowledge, Tubular Peyote, Circular Peyote, RAW-Right Angle Weave
Beaded Bead Step by Step Products Used
All the beads used in this project are linked here.
All the tools used in this project are linked here.

Spiral Lanyard Necklace Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

An Extra picture step by step for the project is here:   Lanyard Spiral, Step-by-Step Photos

Live Class is July 8, 7pm Central Time

The link to sign up is finicky.  You will probably need to click on it twice.  Link is here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

Class Free Pattern PDF Handout linked here.

Title of the class: Spiral Lanyard Necklace

In this intermediate class, we will learn a beaded rope technique variation to create a spiraling lanyard necklace design.  This class will teach the set-up and construction of this stitch on a core of strong, beading wire.  It can be adapted to other necklace and bracelet designs.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Upcoming Classes

Danielle has one more live next Wednesday.

July 15, 7pm Central Time – Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings

All of our classes for Michaels with links to pattern and recorded class  are here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Swarovski Crystals Takes Us to Africa this Month With Two New Projects!

The canvas upon which this continent’s epic story is written is not only beautiful but astonishing. Whether heading out at dawn on a photo safari following millions of wildebeest on their Great Migration or soaring high in a hot-air balloon to embrace the Serengeti, Africa creates the wildlife encounter of a lifetime.
Wherever you find yourself on this big, beautiful continent, you will be touched by the wild lands, rich traditions, artisan craftsmanship and natural beauty – all of which these pieces pay tribute too.

Project PDF For Your Customers
We have a free downloadable PDF for the Africa Earrings and Necklace.