John Bead Corp Is Closed

Dear John Bead Customers, Friends and Family,
In an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to close our company until we feel it is safe for our employees to return to work.
No one at John Bead Corp or in the John Bead Outlet is sick and we want to keep it that way.
Today we are trying to pack and ship as many orders as possible and we will keep you apprised of our situation.
Any employee that can work from home will do so, and you may reach out to your salesperson.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
As soon as we know more we will email.
John Bead Management, Staff and Family

How to Use Our New Pendants and Domes


We have many new sizes of pendant frames with matching domes.

All you need to decide is what would you like to feature in the pendant as a design or photo element.  For my project, I have images from a painting by Lisa Finch of  frenchcanvas on Instagram.  I received permission from her to use part of the painting for a piece of jewelry.

I used my plastic dome to decide if my images were going to fit into the open space in the frame.  Most people call these components bezels.

Once I was sure the image was the right size, I peeled away the backer paper from my plastic dome.  It has adhesive on the reverse side, so I stuck it firmly to my paper image.

It is very easy to cut around the dome.  You can apply glue to the back of the new domed paper and set it right into the pendant.  Your new pendant is ready to wear!

 

Triple Oval Earrings Project Step by Step PDF

The PDF for this great project is linked here.

The family of popular PRECIOSA Candy™ Pressed Beads has expanded.

Currently, we offer the original Candy™ beads and the decorative PRECIOSA Candy Rose two-hole cabochon.  Later this spring the new Oval beads will arrive.

The oval base comes in 3 sizes; 4 x 6 mm, 6 x 8 mm and 10 x 12 mm. There are many options for combining this bead, for example, with the two-hole PRECIOSA Twin™ or PRECIOSA Bow™ shapes. On the other hand, you can give your costume jewelry a more delicate look by combining it with the more delicate PRECIOSA Rocaille Seed Beads. The sequence of all three sizes placed one after the other is also interesting.

 

Allow Us to Introduce the New Preciosa Terra Intensive Seed Beads!

2020 begins with the release of a new group of Preciosa Czech beads appropriately named “Intensive.” These 11 eye-popping colors are a designer’s dream come true. The rich and deep hues of blue, pink, green, light green, yellow, red, rose, orange, purple, brown and dark brown
They will give a color boost to any project in very tempting color options.  These deeply radiant colors work beautifully together and with all the other beads you already love.  The terra coating technology from Preciosa means they are more durable with a brilliant lasting finish.
This is just the first wave of seed beads for this collection.
Throughout the year we will be adding strung beads and vials along
with more 10/0 and size 11/0, 8/0 and 2/0.