Pearls In A Line Earrings – Wire Working Techniques

Brenda Schweder Jewelry taught us how to make these “Pearls in a Line Earrings”  during her Facebook live this week.  (see link below)

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here:  Pearls In A Line Instructions and Pattern

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.

Starflower Garden Necklace – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Starflower Garden Necklace Step-by-Step

Title of our class:  
Starflower Garden Necklace

Description for our class:
In this class we will combine techniques to create a bead woven, floral necklace that is perfect for spring!

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.

My PRECIOSA Beads – The 2021 CONTEST

Natural beads can be found online here:
The Craftshop on Amazon
(if you are a John Bead customer reseller, let us know so we can add you to this list)

They also have the bead spacer here:

 

My PRECIOSA Beads
The 2021 CONTEST
#mypreciosabeads

After last year, we all deserve an extra portion of positive thinking and creativity! So let’s surround ourselves with our favourite article – seed beads in varied, happy and optimistic colors.

Seed beads teach us to be patient and they draw our thoughts away from our everyday worries. So let’s indulge in some seed bead therapy!

Preciosa has prepared a year-long contest for you My PRECIOSA Beads #mypreciosabeads, where we will focus on seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand in the happiest colors.

During March and April, we will be focussed on the Naturals collection and the contest information and news is available here.

How to enter the competition?

This year, entries must create a design that includes a component made according to a PRECIOSA tutorial released every two months. We’ll be linking those PDFs to our social media posts and in our private Facebook group linked here.

We will be posting regular links to the contest over the next 12 months.

 

From the Bottom Earring Tutorial – Wire Working Techniques

Brenda Schweder Jewelry taught us how to make these “From The Bottom Heart Earrings”  during her Facebook live this week.  (see link below)

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here:  From the Bottom Heart Instructions and Pattern + Bonus Basic Earwires

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.

Right Angle Weave Rope Bracelets – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Right Angle Weave Rope

Description for our class:

In this class we will review right-angle-weave stitch to create a drapey rope using John Bead Czech Glass seed beads. The finished design is both flexible and holds its shape. This stitch can be worked with any size beads. The sample shown was created with a Size 6/0 Czech Glass Seed Bead mix. Size 10/0 beads are used to attach the clasp.

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.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  on this blog are 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

Drop In Drop Earrings – Wire Working Techniques

 

I’ve been into alternating colored earrings lately, so you’re in for the ride with me! If you love contrasting colors and cold-connections
with fiber as much as I do, you’ll love these teardrop hoops like a popsicle on the first really hot day of summer! [We can hope, can’t we?]

Instructions PDF:  DropInDropJB instructions

Pattern PDF:  DropInDropJB Pattern

Watch a replay of the workshop!

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.

Beaded Slider Bracelets! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Slider Bracelets Step-by-Step

Description for our class:
Create these fun, slider bracelets in a flash! Two-drop, even count peyote technique is used to create each band. The finished edge is added using brick stitch technique to hold the slider charms in position on the band.

 

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.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  on this blog are 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