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.

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New Resin Fashion Embellishments – You are Going To Love These!


We are adding more fashion embellishments to our Carnival and Performing Arts section!

While all of these new items will look wonderful on a costume, crafty designers will also think of new and exciting ways to showcase these resin components in jewelry and clothing design.

This is your sneak peek at items arriving in our warehouse.  (We are just photographing them for our website but wanted you to see them now.)


Introducing our new plastic Trim:  Stellina

These are sold on 5 yard/4.5 meters spools.These are absolutely stunning in person!  The color palette includes: Crystal AB, Red AB, Royal Blue AB, Pink AB, Turquoise AB, Aqua AB, Purple AB, Emerald AB, Marigold AB, Lime Green AB, Sun AB, Citrine AB. 4

Introducing our new resin sew-ons:  Gummy!


These are available in a spike, drop and navette shape in several sizes.6

This new collection has a surface shape unlike anything we have shown before.  They capture and reflect light brilliantly.7

Your color options will be Citrine, Crystal, Emerald,  Lime Green, Marigold, Pink, Red, Royal Blue, Sun and Turquoise.


Introducing our new resin sew-ons:  Metalico Stones.  

These are available in a rivoli, drop and oval shape in several sizes.


These new resin stones feature a distinct faceted surface.  Your color options are Citrine, Crystal, Lime Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Sun and Turquoise.

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Designing With The New Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

This bracelet and the second one featured in this post were designed by Fernando DaSilva for John Bead.  They will have you wondering how you have lived without the newest tool from Beadalon if you enjoy making or teaching others how to make wire bracelets.

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

In order to make these bracelets Fernando used:

1. The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

2. Artistic Wire in various sizes.

3.  Preciosa Ripple Beads

4.  Preciosa Rondell Beads   (We have a fantastic collection of Preciosa Rondell beads in our catalog.  Fernando used 4mm size for these projects.)

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig comes with excellent instructions.  You can see very quickly how working on a circular jig will result in a perfectly formed circle in minutes.4

Fernando used wire wrapping techniques to add his beads.  Here is a closer look.

Ripple Bead

Ripple beads by Preciosa have a very unique shape.  Showcasing them in this way allows you to see the wonderful colours.

Ripple Bead

Here is the second bracelet utilizing copper and silver wire.


The crystals just glitter against the copper Ripple Beads.


Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig are in stock.

Ripple Beads

Our Ripple Bead collection has had a few new additions.

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15% off Clasps and Magnetic Clasps

Clasps 15% Off Sale

Discount taken at time of invoicing.
Cannot be combined with any other offers.
Please use DISCOUNT CODE  –  JbI-Clasps15%off
Discount available June 29 to July 10, 2015
For more information please contact your sales associate:

Erwin Vivanco –

Donna Walton –

Lynda Stewart –

Thanh Tran –

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New Seed Bead Ring by Giovanna Fiume

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Bead weaving artist Giovanna Fiume is already well known to many of you.  As the author and designer for our publication “Rings by Giovanna” you may have already seen some of her spectacular ring designs.  Fernando DaSilva, our Creative Manager asked her to work with some of the newest beads in our catalog and this ring is just one of the new pieces of jewelry we will be sharing with you.

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We think this ring is fabulous!

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Miyuki Programs at John Bead


We have several ways to make your store a Miyuki buying destination!
We have a PDF on our website that will explain all our special Miyuki programs.  Our sales team can help you select which program may be right for you.
For more information please contact your sales associate:

Erwin Vivanco –

Donna Walton –

Lynda Stewart –

Thanh Tran –

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Carnival and Performing Arts Catalog!

Carnival and Performing Art

This is the catalog many of you have been waiting for!

For the first time in 60 years of business operations we are proudly launching a catalog exclusively dedicated to products used by the Carnival & Performing Arts segments.

After many years supplying feathers, rhinestones, appliques, crystal beads and trims to this very unique clientele, we have decided that it was time to create a comprehensive catalog that compiles some of our most popular product lines for our Caribana, Carnival, Ballet, Dance and Ice Skating costumers.

Our goal is to provide a substantial catalog and at same time make your shopping experience with John Bead as pleasant and easy as possible.

Whether these products will be used as a focal element or as an enhancing component to create different styles of costumes or accessories, this catalog will provide you a friendly look at our fantastic product lines.

We have compiled in 150 pages the most desirable, sparkling and luscious components that will set your path to a creative world.

You may view the catalog on our website or download it as a PDF file. (it is a rather large download).  

Hard copies will be made available shortly through our sales team.

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Details From the Swarovski Spring Summer 2016 Flags


The John Bead showroom has an incredible collection of Swarovski Flags.  Here is a closer look at the latest if you can not visit them in person.

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Semi-Precious Sale This Month

Semi-preciousYou’ll appreciate the wonderful selection of semi-precious strands that have been included in this month’s extra special sale.


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Woven Hitch Braid

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We have new packaging for woven hitch braid.  Six color patterns in five feet lengths.

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