Category Archives: Findings

Lush Green Multi Length Simply Stylish Necklace

By Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp and Perles Et Cetera This is the English translation for this project which appeared in the magazine in French. When Pantone announced that the 2017 Colour of the year was GREENERY, I was … Continue reading

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Creativity on the Catwalk – The Nomadic Traveller Look

Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI) Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the … Continue reading

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Vintage 50’s Necklace With A Kumihimo Twist

  Designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp and Perles et Cetera Winter 2016 Issue. This is the English translation of the step by step that appeared in French in the current issue of the Magazine. This simple kumihimo … Continue reading

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Global Chic Tapestry and Crystal

Global Chic Tapestry and Crystal Necklace for John Bead by CHA Designer Member: Carmi Cimicata This week we are participating in a special blog hop with nearly 60 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) members from around the world who are coming … Continue reading

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The November Overstock Sale is on Findings!

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Trinket of Gems Necklace By Fernando DaSilva

Designed by Fernando Dasilva Materials    Metal Complex Bezel – Handmade Pendant Square Antique Brass 8 icy bead pebble metallic gold – 278 00486-06s8 8 large bronze jump rings –  22 801 261 Gilder’s paste – Fundrey Bronze – 888 18840-09 … Continue reading

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Fingernail Earring Post Tutorial

These earrings feature the new fingernail earring posts now available at John Bead. My earring were created with two finished beaded sections, our soft leather and a pair of fingernail earring flat posts. I cut two pieces of soft leather … Continue reading

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Snaps and Rivets for Leather Crafting and More

We have new leather snaps in two sizes 12mm and 15mm.  Available in gold and silver. We have double cap rivets in three sizes 6×6, 7×6 and 9x13mm.   Available in gold and silver. We have Rapid Rivets available two sizes 6×6 and 7x7mm.  They are … Continue reading

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Be My Valentine Necklace

Fernando DaSilva for John Bead made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published. For those of you … Continue reading

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Kumihimo and Aluminum Chain

This kumihimo necklace features the addition of our new lightweight aluminum chain. The braid is a unique one. It features white rattail, hemp and a beaded string found in a fabric store. I made my braid using the classic 8-strand … Continue reading

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