Category Archives: John Bead Components

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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The Midnight Leaves Soutache Statement Necklace

Midnight Leaves This soutache statement necklace by Nancy Donaldson was commissioned to showcase our fabulous line of soutache cords.  The necklace was displayed in our “New Innovations” booth at the Craft and Hobby show earlier this month. In our It’s Soutache manual written by … Continue reading

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Soutache Beauty From Nancy Donaldson!

Nancy Donaldson has completed another soutache beauty.  I am thrilled to be able to share it with you first! I have watched from the sidelines as Nancy has taught herself how to make great use of our new soutache cords. … Continue reading

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Pastel Statement Necklace for Perles et Cetera Magazine

  By Carmi Cimicata for Dazzle-it and John Bead Corp. Pastels have gone mainstream.  No longer just for summer, pastel wools, fibers and winter fabrics mean that you can wear these lovely colours throughout the year.  They were represented throughout … Continue reading

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Rainbow Kumihimo Bracelet

This kumihimo bracelet was inspired by something similar I viewed on Facebook last week.  It reminded me that the rainbow rattail is the ideal cord to use for beginner projects.  You achieve the look of a complex pattern with virtually … Continue reading

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Owl Be There!

I could not resist a fun title for this post.  My friend Nancy Donaldson twists wire like it was a pen on paper.  She has so much fun with our aluminum wire that I always think I can make something … Continue reading

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New Dazzle-it Magnetic Closures

Fernando DaSilva is John Bead’s product development and creative manager.  So it should not surprise you that if you ask him to “describe our new Dazzle-it  magnetic clasps” that we are going to get a fabulous sample to show off. These … Continue reading

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Kumihimo and Agate Slabs

Agate slabs or slices are a wonderful addition to a summer necklace.  These semi precious slices are available in many colours and ordinarily feature a pre drilled hole making them easy to add to a project. My kumihimo braid features two of … Continue reading

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Dazzle-it Wire Napkin Ring – Second Design

  There is something about red that just screams Christmas! The shape of my napkin ring was created by wrapping 12 Gauge red Dazzle-it wire around a small bottle. This time I had fun wrapping the main ring with just … Continue reading

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Snowflake Wire Frames-Now On Sale!

Here is another wonderful reason to collect beads! John Bead has three sizes of snowflake wire frames.  All you do is add your favorite beads and then with a quick twist with a round nose plier your beads are held … Continue reading

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