Get On The Knotty List – Free John Bead Zoom Class

The Project PDF is here:  Get on the Knotty List

Get on the Knotty List with John Bead and Danielle Wickes!
Learn to make a fun macramé bracelet featuring festive Masterpiece Glass Bead Boxes from John Bead!
The free project PDF will be placed in our Facebook group: Bead Projects and PDFS from John Bead December 6.
When: Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting linked here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Recorded Class will be posted here after the live class.

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.

Holiday Tree Earrings – Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Holiday Trees

Danielle will share her step in this video featuring John Bead Czech Seed beads at Michaels Stores.

The Recorded Class is 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.

Beading Basics: Learn the Right Angle Weave Stitch – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Right Angle Weave Dangles Bracelet

Description for our class:

Perfect the Right Angle Weave Technique with Danielle Wickes! Learn to create this fun, embellished design with John Bead Czech Seed Beads. It’s beginner friendly, fast, and gift-ready!

The Recorded Class is 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.

Beaded Floral Hoop by wildboho for John Bead

John Bead Wildboho Floral Pattern

Supply List is here Beaded Floral Hoop Supply List

The steps Nichole went through to create this stunning beaded, embroidery hoop.

To begin, choose a fat quarter and place it in the 9 inch hoop.

Tighten the fabric and then hoop, making sure there are no wrinkles in the fabric.

Trim the fabric, leaving approximately 2” around the hoop.

Remove the fabric from the hoop and place it right side up on the light source (you can use either a window or a lightbox).

Center the pattern below the fabric and transfer the pattern to the fabric using a chalk pencil or water soluble pen/pencil. Pattern is a linked PDF you can get here.

Place the fabric back in the hoop and center the floral design.

Tighten the fabric and the hoop once again.

Remove the inner hoop from the 7” hoop.

Place it on top of the fabric, making sure it is centered.

Using the chalk pencil or water soluble pen/pencil once again, trace the shape of the circle onto the fabric.

Now you have an inner circle around your floral arrangement!

Begin by embroidering the flower pattern first in whatever colors you have chosen to work with. For free embroidery videos, search “Nichole Vogelsinger” on YouTube to find my embroidery channel, or check out both of my Boho Embroidery books.

Once the floral design has been embroidered and you have added beaded details, it’s time to embroider the inner circle. Using the backstitch, add the beads to the circle.

Extra Note:  Be sure to carefully pull your fabric tight as you are embroidering it. It may need to be re-centered at times. It is normal for your fabric to shift as you are working with it.

Finally, it’s time to add the beads to the outer circle. Once again, make sure your fabric is tight and centered inside the hoop.

It is easiest to add a Pip bead, lining it up so that it overlaps onto the wooden hoop.

After the Pip bead, add the 3 Link beads.

Add a super duo bead and then move onto the next cluster of Pip bead/Link Bead.

Continue until your entire outer edge has been beaded.

Gently pull the fabric tight and retighten the hoop.

Trim your fabric, leaving ½” all the way around.

On the reverse side, use white school glue to run a strip of glue all the way around the wooden hoop. Fold your fabric edge over the glued edge and let dry.

You are now finished! Add a ribbon to the hoop hardware to hang and enjoy!

Beads Used from John Bead

Beads used for outer border.

Beads used for inner border.

Beads used for floral pattern, leaves, vines.

All the beads featured.

About Nichole

Nichole’s creative journey began when, as a child, she would explore the local fabric shops with her mother. She developed a love for fiber arts and as an adult, hand embroidering printed fabrics became a favorite hobby. That hobby soon became an Instagram feed and then a book, Boho Embroidery (Lucky Spool, 2016) and then another book, Boho Embroidery: The Pattern Collection (Lucky Spool, 2018). She is the creator of the Boho Stitch Along, teacher of embroidery workshops and writer of her adventures in the world of stitchery at wildboho.com.

Wild Boho blog and  website is here.

Wild Boho Etsy shop is here.

Wild Boho on Facebook is here.

Wild Boho on Instagram

 

Holiday Magic: Quick & Easy Jewelry Gifts – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Holiday Magic Quick & Easy Jewelry Gifts

Description for our class:

Learn how to create Speedy Earrings/Ornaments Gifts with John Bead Czech 2-Hole SuperDuo beads. These fast designs are real multitaskers! Each part of the design can be its own earring or combined into a statement earring or ornament!

The Recorded Class is 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.

Create fast, gift-ready earrings in a flash! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  TUTORIAL Create fast, gift-ready earrings in a flash!

Description for our class:

In this class we will use even-count peyote stitch to create fast, gift-ready earrings in a flash! Create in many colors!

The Recorded Class is 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.

Bracelet Hack: Use Seed Beads to Easily Make a Toggle Clasp – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Seed Beaded Toggle Clasps

Description for our class:

In this class we will create a perfectly matched toggle clasp for your seed beaded jewelry.

This class focus is on the seed beaded clasp. The example design featured on the cover is a flat herringbone stitch design from a previous class, taught by John Bead for Michaels Stores. That class is linked here. Substitute John Bead Czech Seed Beads in size 6/0 for the 4mm rondelle crystals used in that class. Crystal Cuff Class Replay

The Recorded Class is 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.

Zip Tie Tiara Project and PDF

We have a wonderful costume design idea for anyone looking for something fun thy can make from home using one of the most simple plastic products:  zip ties.

The outrageous tiaras featured were all designed by Nancy Donaldson who “zipped” her ties into headbands, spray painted them and added embellishments to her hearts delight.

Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

Here is a link to the items featured in the Step by Step.

Our project is great for halloween, but also for anytime a unique Tiara is needed.

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Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

We don’t sell zip ties but here is a link to some of the products Nancy used.