Peyote Charm Necklace – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Sign up for the Peyote Charm Necklace class here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Live Class October 27, 5pm Central Time

Class Project PDF is here:  Peyote Charm Necklace Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

Create a personalized charm necklace using any charms and colors you like! The technique we will learn is a bead-weaving staple: lengthwise, single-column, peyote stitch. The sample is worked with a unique spin that uses different bead sizes and counts. It creates a beaded chain that is strong while still being delicate and flexible. In the center of the chain we will add loops to capture charms.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Zip Tie Tiara Project and PDF

We have a wonderful costume design idea for anyone looking for something fun thy can make from home using one of the most simple plastic products:  zip ties.

The outrageous tiaras featured were all designed by Nancy Donaldson who “zipped” her ties into headbands, spray painted them and added embellishments to her hearts delight.

Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

Here is a link to the items featured in the Step by Step.

Our project is great for halloween, but also for anytime a unique Tiara is needed.

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Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

We don’t sell zip ties but here is a link to some of the products Nancy used.

TierraCast Stitch-Ins Guide for Peyote and Herringbone Stitch Designs

This PDF guide is a consolidation of tutorials showing three
innovative uses for the new TierraCast button stitch-in.

In addition to loom and square stitches, you can use the stitch-ins
to complete peyote stitch and herringbone stitch designs.

Stitch-Ins Guide

Stitch-ins at John Bead linked here.

 

This little connector is a rock-star! Stitch-in were designed by TierraCast with Danielle Wickes Jewelry.

Stitch it into loomed or stitched beadwork to easily attach closures or embellishments.

Engineered around size 8 seed beads it also adapts well to other sizes and shapes.

Loom Pattern Featuring New Stitch Ins

Travertine Fan Earring Project PDF

Our Travertine beads are clearly on show in these new earring by Danielle Wicks. We have a project PDF to share with you so that you or your customers can make a pair too.
Everything you need to make these earring is here.
Our Czech Travertine seed beads are here.
Our Czech Travertine in many unique shapes is here.

Travertine Grey Fan Earrings Project PDF

About our Project Pattern Writer and Live Class Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Starflower Mandala Pendant – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Live Class was October 20, 5pm Central Time

Recording of the class now available here.  (Canadians click on link twice)

Class Project PDF is here:    Starflower Mandala Earrings Step-by-Step


Description of the class:
These Starflower Mandalas make a thoughtful gift. Symbolizing eternity, wholeness, friendship, and peace, they can be created in any colors you like. They will be unique, special, and loved by you and your gift recipient. For this class, we will learn the simple repeating technique that layers this piece together. You can even make them reversible by using different colors for the front and back of the design. This pattern is worked in a circle that builds onto itself using a netting technique to create and join the points of a star.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Design Your Own Stitched Pendant! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Recorded Class is here.  (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Project Pattern PDF:  Design-Your-Own Stitched Pendant!  

Project Pattern PDF:  Design-Your-Own Stitched Pendant!  

Live Class October 13, 5pm Central Time

Title of our class:  
Design-Your-Own Pendant!

Description for our class:
Creating your own bead weaving patterns is a fun and easy way to create a personalized gift. For this class, we will review brick-stitch technique and create a diamond shaped pendant necklace with John Bead Miyuki Delica beads. Follow one of the provided patterns, or use the blank palette to design your own in any colors you’d like!

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Rose Petal Bracelet Project Pattern

We have another amazing project PDF to share that features the Preciosa Candy Rose (TM) and Pip (TM) beads.

We just recently shared the project PDF to make the matching earrings by Danielle Wickes called “Copper Sun Earrings.”  Pattern is here.

Pattern is linked here:
Candy Rose Petal Bracelets Step-by-Step

Seed Beaded, Stackable Bangles! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The link to the recorded class is here.
The Class Pattern PDF:
Seed Beaded Bangle Bracelets Step-by-Step

Title of our class:  
Seed Beaded, Stackable Bangles!

Description for our class:
Create stackable bangles that look like cup chain using only seed beads and beading thread! Tie a stack of them together with ribbon and they are gift-ready! This design can also be created with a clasp, or as a hoop earring.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead