Category Archives: Bead

All types of unique and traditional beads are featured in these posts.

Beads and Bears Oh My!

Patricia McCourt has designed several unique pieces of jewelry for John Bead.  As the designer of the Cali bead, we have had the opportunity to share some of her projects with you throughout 2017.  She has also created four Cali … Continue reading

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BeadDreams 2017

Each year, the Bead&Button Show manages BeadDreams, a juried competition of exceptional bead artistry from around the world. John Bead sponsors the Seed Bead Jewelry category. The criteria: “One piece or an ensemble of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, … Continue reading

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One More Month to Enter!

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DiamonDuo Free Earring Project

We spent time with our friends from BeadMaster in their booth at the Bead and Button show this month. Jack Davenport was demonstrating how to make these beautiful earring components with DiamonDuos. He shared the PDF with us and now … Continue reading

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Prayer Bead Influenced Necklace

Prayer Bead Influenced Necklace By Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp and Perles Et Cetera Magazine This step by step appears in French in the Summer 2017 issue. This necklace could be the biggest impact piece you will create this … Continue reading

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Canada 150 Beaded Bead Tutorial

John Bead Corp is proud to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with their own contribution to the many events and activities planned for 2017.  Our company commissioned the Canada Day beaded bead so that beaders around the world could create their … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Badge With Leather and Beads

Earlier this year we shared some images of the “make and take” project John Bead presented at the winter trade shows.  These leather and bead badges were very popular so we are sharing our step by step with you. Color … Continue reading

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Statement Necklace with Wire Wrapped Glass Beads

Looking to create some free spirit style jewelry this summer? You might think I took a great deal of time to wire wrap a large number of turquoise pressed glass pieces for this long necklace/ I did not!  We sell … Continue reading

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DiamonDuo Beads Are Now Less Expensive!

We are pleased to announce that we have lowered all the prices on the original DIAMONDUO two hole bead collection!

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Cali Bead Inspiration

Bookmark this page as we add many more images of finished peices featuring the Cali bead.  

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