A Halloween Project Featuring Delica Beads!

Step by Step Instructions for Halloween Triangle Earrings designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead.

Techniques:
Basic bead weaving knowledge, Peyote Stitch, Herringbone Stitch

Materials used for the earrings linked here.

Tips:
• Thread tension: be careful not to pull the beading thread to tight
• Switch to a smaller beading needle when necessary, to avoid breaking beads.

Size: Approximately 1 inch x 1 inch

Project PDF:

Halloween Triangle Earrings – Step by Step (WEB)

Superduo September Art Deco Fan – Extra Bracelet Project!

This is an extra project PDF for anyone who took the Art Deco Pendant Class with Michaels Classroom.

Isn’t it gorgeous?
Extra Project PDF is here for this bracelet:
Addendum to Art Deco Fan Necklace, Bracelet Version

The original class for the Art Deco Fan Necklace was September 15th.
The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.
Recorded class is linked here.

Superduo Fan Necklace Step-by-Step

Title of our class:  

Art Deco Fan Necklace, Featuring John Bead Superduo Two-Hole Czech Glass Beads

Description for our class:

Create this stunning, Art-Deco Fan Necklace with John Bead Czech Glass Superduo and Seed Beads! This 3D design will wow as an everyday piece or for an evening out. This project is Class 2 of our Superduo September series, where we are creating together a whole set of jewelry, including earrings, a necklace, a pendant, and bracelet!

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

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

Superduo September Puffy Star Pendant – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Puffy Star Pendant, Step-by-Step

Live Class September 22, 5pm Central Time

Link to sign up for the free class is here. (Canadians need to click on link twice)

Recording of Live Class will be linked here  September 23.

Title of our class:  

Puffy Star Pendant, Featuring John Bead Superduo Two-Hole Czech Glass Beads

Description for our class:

This project is Class 3 of our Superduo September series, where we are creating together a whole set of jewelry, including earrings, a necklace, a pendant, and bracelet! In this class we will create a three-dimensional, Puffy Star Pendant!

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

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 Around The World Trip to the Grand Canyon Necklace

This month, Swarovski is celebrating the Grand Canyon and its majestic beauty.  Our designer Lena Gillespie visited this sacred place and was clearly inspired.  We asked her for an interpretation on this months Crystals Around The World location and se submitted this necklace.    By the way, if you are wondering about the metal findings, this is what Lena does wen I give her a sample bag from @TierraCast.  Nothing is ever wasted.

What Lena thinks about her Crystals Around The World Grand Canyon necklace featuring Swarovski Bicones, TierraCast end caps and leather cord:

“I am totally in love with this piece…its been forming in my head ever since you handed me a bag of samples of TierraCast End Caps.. they are so beautiful but I only had one of each style and shape…but they remind me of southwest cowbells….and worked perfectly in this piece. I’m totally over the moon with this piece and will be creating one for me.”

The John Bead products Lena used to make her necklace are linked here.

The Earth’s history is truly like no other. Over millions and millions of years this land has formed and then reformed to reveal what we all know as the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA at dawn from the south rim.

The colorful stratified layers of rock composing the sides of the Grand Canyon change over the course of the day as the sun moves and the light transforms one scene into another leaving us with a view that takes your breath away. These textures and colors provided a boundless source of inspiration that inspired these pieces.

The project PDFs from Swarovski to make earrings and a leather bracelet are right here:  Grand Canyon Earrings and Bracelet projects

 

Superduo September Art Deco Fan Necklace – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Recorded Live Class September 15 linked here.

Link to Sign Up for this class. (Canadians need to click on link twice)

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

Superduo Fan Necklace Step-by-Step

Title of our class:  

Art Deco Fan Necklace, Featuring John Bead Superduo Two-Hole Czech Glass Beads

Description for our class:

Create this stunning, Art-Deco Fan Necklace with John Bead Czech Glass Superduo and Seed Beads! This 3D design will wow as an everyday piece or for an evening out. This project is Class 2 of our Superduo September series, where we are creating together a whole set of jewelry, including earrings, a necklace, a pendant, and bracelet!

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

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 Fall/Winter 2021/22 “Embracing the Next” Projects

 

Welcome to our new collection for Fall/Winter 2021/22 where “Embracing the Next” is key. As we move into a brave new future we discover a whole world of radiant opportunities with our mesmerizing new crystal innovations and inspirations.
Pearls – New Shapes linked here.
Pendants – New Style linked here.
Pendants – Line Extensions – new colors linked here.
Beads – Line extension new colors linked here.

These featured earings are in the new Inspirational Projects PDF.

Superduo September Fan Earrings – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Link to Recorded Live Class is here.

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

Superduo Fan Earrings Step-by-Step (4)

The link to sign up is here (Canadians must click on it twice)

The link to the recorded class will appear here 24 hours after Live Class.

Title of our class:  

Boho Fan Earrings, Featuring John Bead Superduo Two-Hole Czech Glass Beads

Description for our class:

Kicking off our Superduo September Series, this class will introduce a versatile, fan-style earring that can be made everyday to statement!   Beginner friendly design with intermediate variation.

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

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 Around The World Trip to the Grand Canyon

The Earth’s history is truly like no other. Over millions and millions of years this land has formed and then reformed to reveal what we all know as the Grand Canyon.

The colorful stratified layers of rock composing the sides of the Grand Canyon change over the course of the day as the sun moves and the light transforms one scene into another leaving us with a view that takes your breath away. These textures and colors provided a boundless source of inspiration that inspired these pieces.

The project PDF from Swarovski to make the earrings and leather bracelet are right here:

Grand Canyon Earrings and Bracelet projects

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA at dawn from the south rim.