Author Archives: Carmi Cimicata

Blue Goldstone Jewelry with Hamsa Hand Charms

Blue Goldstone is a man-made stone. Its sparkle comes from flecks of copper.  They say that Blue Goldstone is a helpful aide for children who are afraid of the dark. Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded … Continue reading

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Spelling Secrets with Semi Precious Stones

In the current issue of Perles et Cetera, a premier French publication for jewelry makers, we have a new semi precious project step by step.  This is the English translation. Designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp. and Perles … Continue reading

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Large Beads, Tassels and TierraCast Charms

Our latest 32/0 beads look spectacular in this bracelet designed by Nancy Donaldson. She added a TierraCast lock and key antique silver toggle. The TierraCast charms featured include Jasmine Star Flowers, Antique Silver letter J, Antique Silver letter B, Antique Silver … Continue reading

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Crocheting With Beads

Have you tried crocheting with beads?  Nancy Donaldson completed this lightweight fiber necklace with our Lovely Knots cord.  She is an accomplished crocheter, so we wanted to give you a look at how quick it was for her to work … Continue reading

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Swarovski Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Innovations and Inspiration – Evil Eye

The comic reintegration of the Eye Fancy Stone wards off evil, injecting a quirky element to a serious symbol.

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Hurray for Orange and Black – Swarovski Halloween

Instructions Step 1:      Using one head pin slide on one skull bead and make a simple loop. Repeat once and set aside. Step 2:      Using a round nose plier turn one end of the memory wire until you have a … Continue reading

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Candy Corn Earrings With Swarovski

Instructions Step 1: Cut wire into two equal pieces 18” long. Step 2: Load onto one piece of wire 13 Swarovski XILION Beads art. 5328 4 mm Sunflower. Moving 6 Beads off to one side and keeping the 7 remaining Beads … Continue reading

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Swarovski Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Innovations and Inspiration

NEW COLORS & EFFECTS: Scarlet (276) An antidote to our increasingly uncertain future, Scarlet symbolizes passion and excitement, offering a decadent, elegant edge to sensuous designs, and reminding us that we should celebrate life in all its beauty. Scarlett is … Continue reading

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Swarovski Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Innovations and Inspiration

NEW COLOR Scarlet NEW SHIMMER EFFECT Light Topaz Shimmer NEW CRYSTAL PEARL COLOR Crystal Velvet Brown Pearl NEW CRYSTAL ELEMENTS Growing Crystal Fancy Stones & Settings

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Swarovski Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Innovations and Inspiration

  Swarovski Launch – FALL/WINTER 2018/2019 Join us here September 5, 2017 for a look at what is new.

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