Our First ZOLiDUO Step by Step

We have a project step-by-step showing you how easy it is to create circular shapes that resemble flowers with these beads.  Our next step-by-step will be based on mastering this easy shape.  The link to the project PDF is right here.

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TRIOS Bead Step by Step

The TRIOS ring component is a fast and easy bead to create.  Once you make one, you’ll make many.  They look wonderful in groups as illustrated in our first free PDF step by step project.  This is an ideal beginner beading project.

The Trios Ring PDF Project was written and designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead Corp.  Original necklace and bead concept by Lena Gillespie.

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Macrame is Back and We Have Everything You Need!

Braided Cord

Large Hole Wood Beads

Dream Catcher Rings

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Hill Bead Bracelet Step by Step

PRECIOSA Hill™ is decorated with a multiple cuts.

The shallow rounding in the lower section makes it easier to sew around and to mutually link the bead with seed beads and other selected PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™

Our Hill Bead collection is linked here.

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Our Betsy Documentary

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Looking Forward to Valentine’s Day!

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Majestic Blue

Intense and evocative, an homage to vast cobalt skies and fathomless sapphire seas, and the color of happy memories, Swarovski presents new Majestic Blue (296) as part of its Innovations Spring/Summer 2019.

Which design choices are best suited for Majestic Blue?

This superbly pure blue has a deeper hue and more intense sparkle than any previous shade of blue. It’s a mesmerizing quality that makes it ideal for use in premium costume jewelry, statement timepieces, and high-end apparel and accessories, as well as for adding a touch of luxe to DIY projects, packaging and electronics.

It is particularly well suited to creating fashionable looks inspired by Swarovski’s Spring/Summer 2019 trend theme, Wanderlust. This is a transformative Millennial mood that values Freedom, Leisure, Adventure and Culture above narrow-focused careerism and mere possessions. It also encourages following the open road, dreaming under the sky, and setting sail for adventure, preferring wealth of experience to material wealth.

What seperates Majestic Blue from other blue colors?

More intense, and with greater sparkle and depth than the existing Sapphire (206), Capri Blue (243) and Cobalt (369), the astonishingly brilliant Majestic Blue is the purest blue in the Swarovski spectrum. It has a scintillating presence that is reminiscent of a precious gemstone—indeed, as a true blue it has an ancient association with royalty. Blue is also recognized as the color of the divine and the infinite.

These vivid characteristics make it highly effective when creating bolder, fiercer and more eye-catching designs. Its color is very stable, too, appearing unchanged across different articles and geometries. You’ll also find that, like any of Swarovski’s crystal colors, Majestic Blue stands up well to plating and soldering.

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Click on the image for a video sneak peak.

Wanderlust launches February 1, 2018.

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Valentine Project PDF

Never too early or late to work on project from the heart.

Project PDF linked here.

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Preciosa Bow (TM) Bead

Thanks to its slight curve, the Preciosa Bow (TM) bead can be combined with smaller beads, seed beads, fire polished and pressed glass beads. 
It works wonderfully with the large Preciosa Candy(TM) bead.  
Connecting two beads can result in a magic eye or an interesting X shape.  There are thousands of design possibilities!
Preciosa Bow (TM) begins shipping in February!


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