Special Unboxing Class! Introducing New Czech Seed Beads in 3-Pack Palettes! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

New at Michaels! These gorgeous palettes of Czech Seed Beads will make designing in color a snap! In class, we will introduce the collection, answer questions, and share a sneak peek of upcoming projects!

The complete collection is available for viewing in this PDF.

Our first project PDF featuring the new boxes is for these wonderful fringe earrings.  PDF is here.

The Recorded Class will be here shortly.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is the Creative Director 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.

Mesmera – New Color from Preciosa Crystals

Mesmera
Mesmera
New Color – Mesmera
As if by magic, Mesmera flickers from purple to green and back again, bewitching the senses with its characteristic metamerism, meaning it appears to the eye as one color though it comprises a different spectral composition.
This mood ring-like shade was developed over several months with the prestigious Czech Academy of Sciences and contains trace amounts of a rare-earth metal called neodymium, causing the crystals to appear differently under natural and synthetic light wavelengths.

Mesmera

Back to Basics, Intro to Peyote Stitch! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Back to Basics, Intro to Peyote Stitch

Description of Class: 

Back-to-School September 2022! This month we are taking it back-to-basics in bead weaving designs! In this class we are introducing even-count
peyote stitch technique. This .pdf has two, easy patterns for a 7″ bracelet,
and a blank template you can use to create your own. Use any colors. In
class we will be working with Size 8/0 Czech Seed Beads.

EXTRA – Random Pattern PDF

Danielle’s extra gift is a PDF you can color in yourself.  For this bracelet, her son colored in the pattern and Danielle stitched the final bracelet.

Even Count Blank Palette.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is the Creative Director 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.

Focal Connectors Guide to Stitched Designs – Free John Bead Project PDF

John Bead Focal Connectors Guide for Stitched Designs

This handy guide introduces a few of the many ways you can turn our focal connector blanks into ends for your seed beaded work.

Best with 11/0 and 10/0 seed beads
2472413101-02Metal Blank 20 Gauge Brass Focal Connector, 21 x 10.5 x 0.8mm

Best with 8/0 seed beads
2472413101-03Metal Blank 18 Gauge Brass Focal Connector, 30 x 15 x 1mm

These connectors are great for brick stitch. You can also build other stitches from a first row of brick stitch, such as herringbone and peyote. This guide will show you how.  The PDF project directions work with both connectors using the seed bead size indicated for each above.

Metal Blank Connectors linked here.

New Miyuki beads with Czech coatings linked here.

About Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is John Bead’s Creative Director. 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.

Back to Basics, Intro to Herringbone Stitch! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Back to Basics Intro to Herringbone Stitch

Description of Class: 

Back-to-School September 2022! This month we are taking it back-to-basics in bead weaving designs! This class builds on beading know-how from Class 1, Intro to Ladder Stitch.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is the Creative Director 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.

Back to Basics, Intro to Ladder Stitch! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Back to Basics Intro to Ladder Stitch

Description of Class: 

Back-to-School September 2022! This month we are taking it back-to-basics in bead weaving designs! This class is the Intro to Ladder Stitch.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is the Creative Director 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.

Apple Earrings! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:   Apple Earrings Step-by-Step

Description of Class: 

Create an orchard of apples with John Bead Czech Seed Beads! In this class we will encapsulate a wooden bead with rounds of seed beads in even-count peyote stitch.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is the Creative Director 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.

Wanderlust Bracelet Stackers! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Wanderlust Bracelet Stackers

Description of Class: 

In this fun class, we will demonstrate ideas to quickly design stacker bracelets using an assortment of beads and other materials. The beginner-friendly techniques will be applicable to an array of design ideas and applications. The tools and supplies listed above, and the skills we will share in class, are basics that will go a long way in your jewelry design adventures.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is the Creative Director 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.