Peyote Stitch Rings – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Peyote Rings Step-by-Step Guide

Live Class August 11, 3pm Central Time – Link is here.  From Canada you need to click on link twice!

The link to the recorded class is here.

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

Description for our class:

In this class, we will learn even count peyote stitch. This class has a beginner and intermediate option. We will learn to follow a peyote pattern, but beginners can work a random pattern or a solid color. We will connect two sides of a peyote piece to form a ring and measure using a ring mandrel.

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.

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

Wavy Multi-Strand Bracelet with Tassel – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

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

Description for our class:

In this class, we will learn single column, herringbone stitch technique and finish with wire guardians and a toggle clasp to create a multi strand bracelet design.  We will also learn to make a suede tassel using a business card and nylon cording.

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.

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 Around the World – Costa Rica Earrings and Necklace Projects

Starting as underwater volcanoes which then surfaced over thousands and thousands of years, Costa Rica has evolved into one of the largest, lush ecosystems in the world. Imagine yourself rappelling down a waterfall, relaxing in hot springs, hiking along the rolling fog of the cloud forest or exploring the pink sandy beaches of the Guanacaste coastline. 

Theses adventures paired with rich tropical flora and fauna and soft sunsets over crystal blue water were the incredible inspiration for these pieces – and my version of ‘paradise’. 

The link to the PDF from Swarovski to make the featured jewelry is linked here:

Costa Rica Bracelet and Earrings Projects

 

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