Sunshine on a Cloudy Day Bracelet PDF from Tango Beads


Tango bead has a new free PDF to share with you.

SunshinePattern PDF linked here.

Posted in Tango Beads | Tagged | Leave a comment

Piggy Beads are Currently On Sale


For more information please contact your sales associate:

Erwin Vivanco –

Donna Walton –

Lynda Stewart –

Thanh Tran –

Posted in Preciosa Traditional Czech Beads, Sale | Leave a comment

Swarovski Holiday Designs With Free Step by Step Instructions!


We are showing you some of the new holiday jewelry, accessories & home décor designs made with Swarovski crystals.


Swarovski has prepared a PDF with 19 new and traditional holiday designs with step by step instructions!


You can create Shimmering Necklaces.

Focus Result (B, 8, 4)-3

You can create Charming Holiday Bracelets.

Focus Result (B, 8, 4)-4

You can create Crystallized Home Décor.

Focus Result (B, 8, 4)-7-Edit

We know this guide will give you lots of inspiration for holiday gift giving.

Focus Result (B, 8, 4)

The PDF is attached right here.

Holiday 2015

Posted in SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Patterns from Tango Beads To Share


Tango beads has provided us with several wonderful new projects to share.  We have uploaded the PDFs for you to view.



We have posted a link to the project PDF right here.


Tango Beads

Posted in Tango Bead, Tango Beads | Tagged | Leave a comment

Leather and Lucite Summer Sensation Necklace


This is the “Leather and Lucite Summer Sensation Necklace” designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp for the current issue of Perles Et Cetera magazine.


This magazine is published in French, so this is the English translation.


Soft leathers in a range of colors make it possible to create wearable jewelry with virtually no leather crafting skills. All you require is a desire to think creatively about a product normally shaped into purses or shoes. Leather is also normally associated with colder weather. Combining it with Lucite, which is perfect for hot summer days was a great challenge.

Leather is much thicker than fabric, requires no extra hemming and can be easily cut with many dies originally designed to cut paper.   My maple leaf shape could have been hand cut with scissors but I already had a paper cutting die that made this job take only a minute or two.


I stacked my leaves in an interesting pattern and lightly glued them together. I now had my new leather pendant. A little extra trimming gave me my new abstract shape.


I used a regular ribbon clamp to make my new leather pendant easy to add to my polyester pipe necklace.


The Lucite Hibiscus Bead Cap flowers are from the Dazzle-it Tropical Punch collection. I used a head pin to add my bead to the cap and created a loop so I could attach three of these to the pendant bail sliders with a jump ring.


These special bails allow you to add components to braided cords featuring kumihimo and macramé techniques. They slide beautifully onto thick cords.


I glued a strip of leather onto my polyester pipe cord to keep the bail positioned at this height. It was like creating a little stopper.


Finally, a glue-in magnetic end cap finished my polyester pipe cord ends brilliantly. My necklace is lightweight and the perfect accessory for summer outings. With so many soft leather colors to choose from I can mix and match shapes for virtually any clothing ensemble.

Components Used From John Bead Corp

Metal Complex Soft Leathers

Ribbon Clamp/Crimps

Tropical Punch Polyester Pipe Turquoise/Peach 5mm

Pendant bail sliders

Magnetic glue-in end cap

Tropical Punch Lucite Hibiscus Bead Cap and Lucite Beads

Jump rings in various sizes


Quick Grip Glue

Metal Complex leather scissors


AccuCut Maple Leaf die and die cutting system

Posted in Perles et Cetera | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tropical Punch Flower Array Necklace

This necklace by Carmi Cimicata features a multitude of lucite beads and and bead caps from our Tropical Punch (TM) collection.

Tropical Punch

The project begins by linking as many beads and caps as you think you might like to string.

Butterfly BailCluster are created when linking three to four links to the butterfly pendant bails.

Two cluster look wonderful when strung on a simple polyester pipe necklace.


Polyester pipe is available in a dozen color options.

The butterfly bail slides perfectly on the pipe!


Many clusters, however make a statement.Tropical Punch Necklace By Carmi Cimicata

Whether you prefer simple or over the top style necklaces, the Tropical Punch Lucite beads and findings will make your necklaces shine.

Tropical Punch Lucite Flowers

Lucite Bead Caps!


The Tropical Punch Lucite bead collection.


Posted in Tropical Punch! | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Soft leather!


Tropical Punch Lucite Sliders.

Posted in Leather, Leather Works, Tierra Cast, Tropical Punch! | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tropical Punch Lucite Beads

The combination of teal and orange beads are an eye-pleaser when combined on this new necklace by Fernando DaSilva for Tropical Punch.

Beautiful in it’s simplicity, Fernando used Lovely Knots 1mm Turquoise cord to string this design.

The beads are made of Lucite and are called “Retro Aqua.”

There are 24 fabulous Tropical Punch Lucite bead mixes.

2015-06-08 (Samples Fernando)-644


This gorgeous glue-in clasp is also available in gold and gunmetal.

Posted in Fernando DaSilva Atelier, Tropical Punch! | Tagged | Leave a comment

New Sharps Gold Eye Beading Needle w/Threader

PicMonkey Collage

Now available at John Bead in three size packages; 10, 12, 10/12.

Posted in Bead Embroidery | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Beadalon Tassel Maker


This necklace features handmade tassels, ladhaki beads, leather cord and a glue-in magnetic clasp.



The tassels were made during a training session by Beadalon at John Bead.  The samples were left behind and I happily found a way to use them.


These tassels were made by Beadalon’s Product Manager and Education Director Wyatt White.  I knew they needed to be incorporated into something special.  Especially when he discovers he is missing his set….



If you have not seen the tassel maker in action allow me to be the first to tell you how easy it is to use.


The instruction to make a tassel are easy to follow.




The beads I used are called “Ladhaki.”



Simple glue in clasps finish the necklace.

Posted in Beadalon | Tagged , | Leave a comment