Category Archives: Bead

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

Another Cali Project For You To Try

Column beaded beads using the CALI® BEAD PDF project. By Fiona Scott PDF linked here.

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Chevron Bead Revival

We are excited to share our collection of chevron beads.  Rediscovered in our catalog they have made a timely arrival into our showroom to be incorporated with new wood and semi-precious bead projects.   Some of our favorites are featured … Continue reading

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New Czech Craft Beads

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Carved Wood Buddha Beads

We have three unique strands of carved and naturally scented Thuja wood beads featuring Buddha as a single, double and triple face in our Aromatic Bead collection.

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The Cali Bead Spring Garden!

The flowers in this banner were created by Lena Gillespie.  Lena is one of the first designers to be given the Cali bead to experiment with.  Clearly, she was able to incorporate the bead into many new unique designs.  If you … Continue reading

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Cali Bead Twisted Rope Free Project PDF

Cali is being launched exclusively by John Bead – one of the biggest manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of Czech glass beads in the world. In their 63rd year, they begin 2017 with this exciting bead project. You’ll be pleased to … Continue reading

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Preciosa Hill Bead

Earrings made from PRECIOSA Hill™  and PRECIOSA Rocailles Try the new fire polished PRECIOSA Hill™ beads and make use of the options provided by this new geometric shape with facets which enhance the effect of the surface finishes in combination with … Continue reading

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Bohemian Chic Necklace Showcasing Czech Seed Beads

Necklace designed by Laura Ripley Mena for John Bead featuring black and hematite 2cut and yellow Czech seed beads from the John Bead assortment and yellow opaque and light chrome Swarovski crystals. Technique: Wire Crocheting This necklace was on the … Continue reading

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Czech Mixed Bead Box

Bookmark this page to see all 12 bead mixes and their matching projects by Lena Gillespie. Necklace by Purple Lace Designs Lena Gillespie using the Ma Vie en Rose mixed bead box. Named after a movie of same title, this color palette exudes … Continue reading

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Trinity bracelet made of PRECIOSA Hill™, PRECIOSA Pellet™ and PRECIOSA Solo™ beads

Try this tutorial and make an impressive bracelet, in which the new PRECIOSA Hill™ bead takes the lead role and is successfully supported by the PRECIOSA Pellet™ and PRECIOSA Solo™ pressed beads. The PDF step by step for this project is linked here.  … Continue reading

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