Category Archives: End Caps

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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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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Nappa Leather Fabulousness!

Fernando DaSilva created this fabulous necklace to demonstrate the numerous techniques you can use with our nappa leather.  It is knotted, cut, riveted and gathered into this one of a kind wearable.  When I asked him to describe the necklace … Continue reading

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Hot Pink Faux Suede Lacing

This simple but elegant bracelet features our Dazzle-it hot pink faux suede lacing and a knot.  Nancy Donaldson created this bracelet when I challenged her to use the lace and one of the knots featured in our Lovely Knots booklet. This … Continue reading

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Warped Elegance – A Fernando’s Atelier Necklace

This is another of the wonderful samples you can see in person the John Bead showroom. The agate slabs are beautifully showcased! Design title: Warped Elegance Necklace Mood: Summertime, wedding on a beach, art exhibition opening Skill level: Intermediate Duration: … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Fernando’s Gold Winery Necklace

This necklace is featured on our new banner (with matching earring) to celebrate the launch of our new line of faux suede tassels.  Fernando named it “The Gold Winery.” He  carefully selected with our team: pre-made suede tassels, pre-made chain tassels, fantastic … Continue reading

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Leather Kumihimo and Instant Glam Arrow

I have designed many kumihimo braids this year using different stringing materials and fibers.  My husband is always quite interested in the results and it occurred to me that I should try and make a kumihimo braid that he might … Continue reading

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Astral Pink and Instant Glam Show Stopper

This is a serious piece of eye candy from Fernando DaSilva! Everything I love is in this necklace.  We have a kumihimo braid and fiber embellishments created with Dazzle-it rattail, new end caps, a Metal Complex Instant Glam Bezel, our summer … Continue reading

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Kumihimo Glamour Belt By Fernando DaSilva

What a pleasure it is for me to post this piece today.  I am going to use a word I have never typed on this blog before:  BELT! Leave it to Fernando DaSilva to create a belt that would steal … Continue reading

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