Did you know we have a YouTube Channel?
The YouTube channel is where we post short videos showing you how to use some of specialty tools. As an example, if you would like to see this new Leather Works tool in action, take a peak at the video featuring Fernando DaSilva.
We also have some of our past appearances on Beads, Baubles and Jewels uploaded.
This is a wonderful necklace I discovered in our showroom last week. Many of you will immediately recognize this as the work of Fernando Dasilva.
I love how his selection of different chains combines to create such a gorgeous finished necklace.
I am giving you a closer look so you can see how he attached everything.
A combination of metallic colours was used. Here are some of the amazing chains Fernando used to create this necklace:
Cut Link Chain
Large Round Chain
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 who can’t visit in person we have been showcasing his design work here on the John Bead blog.
The new Pastella collection is a wonderful addition to the John Bead catalog!
The gorgeous glass beads are in a colour palette that is perfect for spring.
Fashion design house Rodarte featured these colours throughout the fall 2014 ready to wear collection. Pastels will be hot this whole year!
There are shades of colours that work well with many ensembles.
The pictures are from WWD coverage of the Rodarte RTW Fall show. I want to start wearing them right now!
Faux suede is easily incorporated into wearable jewelry projects.
Nancy Donaldson used both our lace and one of our new tassels to make this bracelet.
I love how the suede lace was braided into the chain.
The colour options for suede lace is excellent!
I wanted to lighten my mood with a pastel colour that reminds me of warmer days.
There are so many pink czech beads to choose from. I used a mixed bag as well as two sizes of round beads.
I thought the beads went very well with our new flat leather.
My necklace is showing off a flat leather pendant Nancy Donaldson shaped with aluminum wire.
There are many ways to use the new leather!
Have you used bell flower beads?
We were so impressed when we saw this gorgeous kumihimo necklace and bracelet on the cover of Bead and Button magazine. They are fabulous pieces by Kerri Slade and feature gorgeous glass bell flower beads.
I wanted to share with you some of the glass bell flower beads in our catalog.
They are gathered into beautiful strands.
The colour options are wonderful too!
Czechbeadsjewelry.com, April Lillies
I also found some other beautiful examples of jewellers incorporating these special beads into their jewelry.