Overstock on Blades and Steel Ruler


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Statement Necklace with Wire Wrapped Glass Beads


Looking to create some free spirit style jewelry this summer?


You might think I took a great deal of time to wire wrap a large number of turquoise pressed glass pieces for this long necklace/

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I did not!  We sell them already wrapped!


The fabulous pendant is part of our new statement peice collection.


To complete the look I created links with a number of left over metal and red beads from other projects.

Here is a closer look at some of the pendants in the collection.

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Each peice is a showstopper.


Of course, I made a bracelet to match!  This will be one of my summer 2017 go-to sets!

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DiamonDuo Beads Are Now Less Expensive!


We are pleased to announce that we have lowered all the prices on the original DIAMONDUO two hole bead collection!DiamondDuo_Beth


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Cali Bead Inspiration

Bookmark this page as we add many more images of finished peices featuring the Cali bead.


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Brazilian Sandalwood Beads

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We have added Brazilian sandalwood to our Aromatic bead collection.
Sandalwood is often described as “a creamy, lightly perfumed warm scent.”  It is one of the most loved ingredients for perfumes such as Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum and many other legendary scents. 
There is a gradation in color in each unique strand.
The matching Guru beads will complete all projects.
Wood is from Brazil.
Bead cut and drilled in China.
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Jewelry Display Boxes!


See how you can use these unique frames to display your finished jewelry or protect your works in progress.

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A Little Bit More About Our 2017 Semi Precious Stone Collection – Their Best Attributes


We have had the opportunity to participate in several Make and Take events with our semi precious beads this spring.  (The projects above will be featured in upcoming blog posts.)
There are many wonderful attributes associated with semi-precious gems and crystals. The more you learn about crystals the more confidence you will have in selecting beads to wear or giveaway. Or you can simply enjoy them for the beauty they already radiate.

This is our guide to the 2017 Collection at John Bead.


Amazonite Blue – Amazonite has a powerful filtering action. It blocks the earth’s vibrations, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. This is an extremely soothing stone.


African Turquoise – Considered the stone of evolution, African Turquoise brings about great change and transformation within life. Its encouraging energy opens minds to the possibility of newness. It will renew your spirit, energy, and path in life.


Agate Blue – Agates enhance mental function as they improve concentration, perception, and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions.


Agate Green – Green Agate enhances mental and emotional flexibility and improves decision-making. It is useful in resolving disputes.


Amethyst – Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate.  Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation, making you more able to set realistic goals.


Aventurine Green – Aventurine Green is a comforter and heart healer, and general harmonizer, protecting the heart.


Black Onyx – A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs & transforms negative energy. Black Onyx aids in the development of emotional & physical strength & stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.


Black Stone – Black gemstones symbolize self-control and resilience. They have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.


Carnelian – Carnelian gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success in business & other matters. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception.


Howlite – Howlite is an extremely calming stone. Placed under the pillow, it is an excellent antidote to insomnia, especially when this is caused by an overactive mind. This stone strengthens memory and stimulates a desire for knowledge.


Garnet – Garnet inspires love and devotion. It is said to be able to warn of approaching danger and was long ago carried as a protective talisman.


Jade Canadian – Green Jade is the most common Jade. It calms the nervous system and channels passion in constructive ways.


Jade Australian – A green Jade, it is said this stone instills kindness, goodwill and good luck on the wearer.

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Jade Yellow – Yellow Jade or Lemon Jade is energetic and stimulating but with a mellowness, bringing joy and happiness.

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Jasper Brecciated – Jasper Brecciated is an excellent aid to keeping your feet on the ground and attaining emotional stability.

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Jasper Brown – Jasper Brown, also know as Serpentine or Picture Jasper, is connected to the earth and encourages ecological awareness. As a result, it brings stability and balance.

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Jasper Picasso – It is said that this stone has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also known to promote weight loss and assists in the development of creativity.

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Jasper Red – Jasper Red or Mahogany Jasper brings problems to light before they become too big and provides insights into the most difficult situations. It makes an excellent “worry bead”, calming the emotions when played with.

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Lava Stone – Lava stone or Black Lava is regarded as a symbol of fertility, endurance and strength. It is believed to provide stability in tumultuous times. Because they come from the Earth, it is said that it strengthens our relationship with our planet.


Mookaite – Mookaite Jasper, also know as Australian Jasper, imparts both a desire for new experiences and a deep calm with which to face them. It points out all possibilities and assists in choosing the right one.

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Black Obsidian – Black Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. Its truth-enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian. Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity.


Quartz – Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet because of its unique helical spiral crystalline form. Quartz aids concentration and unlocks memory.

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Quartz Frosted – When clear Quartz spheres are drilled, their energy flows are disrupted. Frosting the spheres re-establishes and maintains a pure, balanced flow of their energies.

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Quartz Grey – Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy.

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Quartz Pink – Rose or Pink Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is calming, reassuring, and excellent for use in trauma or crisis. If you want to attract love, look no further than romantic Rose Quartz.


Sodalite – Sodalite unites logic with intuition and opens spiritual perception, bringing information from the higher mind down to the physical level. As it calms the mind, it allows new information to be received.

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Tiger’s Eye – Tiger’s Eye is a protective stone that was traditionally carried as a talisman against ill wishing and curses. It assists in accomplishing goals, recognizing inner resources and promoting clarity of intention.

Would you like your own copy of these fun and interesting attributes?  We have a PDF you can download!  Just click on the image.

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If you would like to see the complete collection of beads on our website, just click on this banner image.

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DISCLAIMER:  John Bead Corp does not guarantee the health or physical benefits referenced. This brief summary shares in a light-hearted fashion some of the most popular attributes associated with semi precious stones. You can read and learn a great deal more about these stones in the:  THE CRYSTAL BIBLES 1,2,3 – THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CRYSTALS BY Author Judy Hall

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Mixed Bead Boxes – A Closer Look

Bologna City Cape Verdi Citris Sparkles Dark Starnight Day of Joy Dazzling Sidewalk Gold Gravel Santorini Coast Soft Glow Sunset in Venice Topaz Pizzazz

Ma vie en Rose - Lena Gillespie copy

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Lush Green Multi Length Simply Stylish Necklace


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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.

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When Pantone announced that the 2017 Colour of the year was GREENERY, I was ecstatic. Green is such a powerful colour. Pantone described it as fresh, restorative and Nature’s neutral. “A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”


I truly enjoy stringing interesting components, so it was easy for me to just go to my stash and gather strands of green beads for this project. John Bead Corp has over 3000 items that are “green” including Czech pressed glass beads, wood beads and semi precious stones.


The unique product that I was most interested in using for the first time was the green Lucite petal beads in our Tropical Punch collection. These petal beads are available in several colours. The green is a non-traditional flower colour, however for this project it is a perfect addition.


The curved petal beads become a flower shape when strung on elastic and tied tightly together with a knot. This creates a circle center.


You can stretch the circle center over the flower component crystal and it will settle into place. For extra security you can add a little bit of glue to the knot you made with the elastic.


I strung a very long strand of multi shaped beads from my collection. I finished each side of the beaded necklace with an EZ Crimp End.


My beautiful long strand of beads does not need a clasp to get it on and off. I opted to attach both ends to my Flower Maker components. The necklace is ready to wear.

I could have stopped at this point and would have been happy with my statement piece.


However, I had already decided that I would want to wear this necklace a couple of different ways. My next step was to create this simple necklace extender with some lobster clasps, jump rings and chain.


Then I placed some large jump rings in several key spots on my long necklace.



The jump rings look like part of my design.


My necklace looks wonderful worn as one long piece.


When I attach my necklace extender to those jump rings I can created tiered lengths.


Add in a necklace extender and jump rings and I have several new looks to enjoy.


This will be my go-to summer look!


When I want the flower to be showcased differently I can wear it this way.

The GREENERY colour of the year has inspired me to create a new necklace that I can wear several different ways. Like the colour, I am feeling refreshed and restored now that I have completed this project.

All products from John Bead Corp

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Tropical Punch Petal Curved (Shaded Green)      28400689-03
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Large and small Jump Rings
Lobster Clasps
Selection of pressed glass beads
Wood beads
EZ-Crimp Ends from Beadalon

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Twins are On Sale!


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