Category Archives: Leather and Suedes

Leather Cord Instead of Chain

A quick search on Pinterest for leather cord jewelry will pull up hundreds of great images and inspiration for leather projects. Our genuine leather cord is available in many wonderful colors.  It is an ideal replacement for chain when designing … 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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Creativity on The Catwalk Show – The Global Jet-Setter 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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Retro Blooming Necklace

RETRO BLOOMING Necklace Workshop Created for CHA 2016 “Make a cutting edge leather necklace using components from the Tropical Punch line by John Bead Corp in association with Sizzix machines and brand new dies created by Jill MacKay.   Mixed media … Continue reading

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Macrame With Genuine Leather Cord

This is the perfect time of the year to wear necklaces that feel a little more substantial. These simple but stylish necklaces were made by Nancy Donaldson who spent a few hours working with our leather cord collection.   While … Continue reading

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New TierraCast!

Our new TierraCast components work beautifully with our soft leather collection.  These bracelets designed by Fernando DaSilva also feature Tropical Punch Lucite sliders. Soft leather! Tropical Punch Lucite Sliders.

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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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The Latest from John Bead – New Leather Sheets, Tools, Snaps and Rivets

Our Leather Works program has grown to include several new and much loved tools for leather crafting enthusiasts. We have a new Stitching and Lacing Pony, Rivet and Snap Setters, Edge Slickers and new Stitching Awl Bobbin replacements. We know you will love … Continue reading

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New Leather Works Tools – Sewing Awl and Bobbins

  We have a new leather sewing awl in our Leather Works collection.  You can also purchase additional bobbins for this new tool.      

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