Herringbone Rope Bracelet – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Herringbone Rope Bracelet Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

In this class we will learn herringbone round stitch and create an easy, two column rope bracelet in a cute, color block pattern. Grab your favorite John Bead Czech Seed bead mix in size 8/0 and let’s get stitching! Also in class, we will talk about fun ways to expand on this technique!

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.

SnakeAlley Cuff – Wire Working Techniques

From Brenda:

I’m celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Steel Wire Jewelry: Stylish Designs, Simple Techniques, Artful Inspiration with all things Calderesque! (Has it really been a decade since my favorite published book hit the newsstands?)! And it just so happens that John Bead 12-gauge aluminum wire and Preciosa (is there any other) crystal make for a super-stunning nod toward the sculptor/jeweler in this SnakeAlley Cuff. What is the magic that Calder cast upon us? It’s difficult to pinpoint, and even more difficult to ignore. So, we we’ll embrace it and ensconce ourselves with it ad infinitum! Our gratitude and love to you, Alex!

Instructions and PDF Pattern:  snakealleyinstructionandpattern

Recorded Class:

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Bugle Chain Jewelry – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Bugle Bead Jewelry, Step-by-Step_Revised

Description for our class:

In this class we will have fun exploring bugle chain for creating unique jewelry designs. Create an ombre effect with different color bugle beads for a neat look. The finished designs can be a single strand earring, chain for a necklace, or create fringe!

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.

Bell Curve Link – Wire Working Techniques

 

From Brenda:

Is BellCurvier a word? If not, it should be! Inspired by a mobile I saw in a Palm Springs shop [what could be posher really!?], I’ve taken an all-time fave wire element, the original BellCurve, and rain-bowed it a bit more! This way, it not only harkens a Mid Century Modern vibe, but celebrates every band of color and every individual within.

Instructions and PDF Pattern: Bell Curve Instructions and Pattern

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Crystal Cuff – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Using the Bracelet Design Board

Description for our class:

In this class we will create a three-wrap bracelet design using the Bracelet Design Board. The featured design is strung on beading wire and uses John Bead Czech Glass Seed Beads to simulate a knotted look. Any beads can be used. The bracelet is finished with a fun, suede cord button closure that can be made adjustable. The goal of the class and the inspiration design is to show how the design board can be used to create fast and customizable jewelry.

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.

TriLoop Connector – Wire Working Techniques

From Brenda:

[Sometimes it’s just nice to have a wire element with enough pizazz (did I really just type pizazz?) to complement a statement crystal this gorgeous! The shape is lovely on its own, but strong enough to dance with the glimmer and refraction of large facets in this strong Bermuda Blue! …. ]

Patterns:  TRILoop Connector Instructions and Pattern

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Crystal Cuff – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Crystal Cuff

Description for our class:

In this class we will create gorgeous, sophisticated sparkle for any occasion! Using even-count, herringbone stitch, this beginner-friendly design wows with 4mm crystals woven into John Bead Czech glass seed beads.

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.

Totem Band Bracelets for World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day was created as a yearly observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.  Danielle Wickes created some jewelry featuring our turtle beads you might like to try making.

The original project PDF is here. Czech Glass Totem bands

About our Seed Bead Expert 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.