Author Archives: Carmi Cimicata

Introducing Anishinaabe Bimishimo

  16-year-old Émilie McKinney is from Swan Lake First Nation, Manitoba. She is a bilingual student, an international dancer (hoop, fancy, jingle, traditional) and an artist who wanted to make herself a new jingle dress.   She and her Mom; Natalie Foidart, called … Continue reading

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Swarovski Crystal Innovations & Inspirations for Spring/Summer 2019 “Wanderlust” Flags

Wanderlust includes four trend themes: “Culture” reflects the contemporary desire to add creativity and color to the everyday by using cities as urban backdrops for a more inclusive artistic expression, rather than traditional galleries. “Freedom” recalls the 70s “take it easy” … Continue reading

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The Latest in 3Cut Beads!

With 15 new colors in our collection,  we now have forty-nine 9/0 3cut beads available in loose or strung for you to choose from.   These are the 3 cut 9/0 seed beads used by artisan Stephanie Pangowish for the necklace.  White Eggshell … Continue reading

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Spring Arrived With a Gorgeous New Statement Necklace

In the next few weeks, you will see a new John Bead advertisement in all the magazines we take a full page in. The featured beads are in this statement necklace by Lena Gillespie. She was challenged with one task.  … Continue reading

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Our First ZOLiDUO Step by Step

We have a project step-by-step showing you how easy it is to create circular shapes that resemble flowers with these beads.  Our next step-by-step will be based on mastering this easy shape.  The link to the project PDF is right here.

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TRIOS Bead Step by Step

The TRIOS ring component is a fast and easy bead to create.  Once you make one, you’ll make many.  They look wonderful in groups as illustrated in our first free PDF step by step project.  This is an ideal beginner … Continue reading

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Macrame is Back and We Have Everything You Need!

Braided Cord Large Hole Wood Beads Dream Catcher Rings

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Hill Bead Bracelet Step by Step

PRECIOSA Hill™ is decorated with a multiple cuts. The shallow rounding in the lower section makes it easier to sew around and to mutually link the bead with seed beads and other selected PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ Our Hill Bead … Continue reading

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Our Betsy Documentary

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Looking Forward to Valentine’s Day!

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