Fingernail Earring Post Tutorial

These earrings feature the new fingernail earring posts now available at John Bead.

My earring were created with two finished beaded sections, our soft leather and a pair of fingernail earring flat posts.

I cut two pieces of soft leather to line the back of my finished pieces.  I made a mark where I would like the post to get placed.

I cut a small slit in the leather.

This allowed me to carefully push/pull my fingernail earring post through the opening. The rough side of the leather will not be seen so this is the side that the flat back needs to be placed.

On the “good” side of the leather, the post is now visible.

You just need to make sure the post section is punched through the leather.  (I made a hole with a paper piercer to make sure my hole was exactly where I wanted it to be.)

At this point you could glue to flat back side to the leather.

When I was sure my liners were set up perfectly I then glued the original beaded section to its new backing.

I beaded all the edging.

These unique flat back components allow you to create professionally finished earrings for leather and beaded projects. They provide extra security for finished designs and are ideal for performing arts jewelry where you need to be sure that your earrings are securely in place.

Fingernail earring posts are available in retail ready and 25 pair packs.

Soft leather is available is many wonderful colors.


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Macrame Choker With Hemp

This choker features traditional macrame knotting.  It really is a skill that is useful in so many stringing applications.

Nancy Donaldson created this necklace to feature our natural hemp strings.

Isn’t it delightful?  It will be just perfect for summer outings.

Dazzle-it has a huge assortment of hemp strings in many colours and thicknesses.  The natural collection is classic macrame for the 70′s

These Preciosa Rocailles in the opaque brown iris color added just the right amount of bling to the necklace.

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Miyuki Picasso Beads

We are already shipping the latest Miyuki Picasso beads in bags and vials.

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Fire Polished Beads

We have a wonderful assortment of 3mm Fire Polished beads in our catalog.

Take a look at the entire grouping online.

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New Miyuki Picasso Beads

New Miyuki Picasso beads in stock at John Bead.

There are 12 truly unique colors to select from.

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Acrylic Rhinestone Trim

Our acrylic rhinestone trims are lightweight and a wonderful addition to costume designs and jewelry creations.  Our colour options are perfect for virtually any palette.

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New Beadalon Memory Wire Products

Flat Memory Wire is an exciting innovation in the world of Memory Wire. The flat surface provides an excellent base for wire wrapping and for stringing large-hole beads. You can also combine Flat Memory Wire with special findings for completely customized designs. Like all memory wire, its hard temper allows it to retain its shape. It is incredibly easy to finish-off as well – you can simply use a Memory Wire Finishing Pliers to turn the ends into a small loop, or choose from a variety of findings specifically designed to finish flat memory wire.

Memory Wire is one of the easiest stringing materials to use. Because of its hard temper, it holds its shape. It is incredibly easy to finish-off as well – you can simply use a Round Nose Pliers or Memory Wire Finishing Pliers to turn the ends into a small loop, or choose from a variety of findings specifically designed to finish Memory Wire.  We have new complete kits with assorted sizes to make rings, bracelets, necklaces and more.

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Tango Beads at John Bead!

We have a whole new collection of beads in our catalog!

There are 40 colours to choose from.  The Tango bead versatile two hole design allows for many different combinations. Designers will love experimenting with this unique shape to create new beaded projects.

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Swarovski Bracelet Project PDF

Isn’t this a beautiful design?  It is easy to create with the PDF provided by Swarovski.

Ring Around the “Blush” Rosie Bracelet supplies and instruction.



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Win a trip to visit Swarovski in Austria!

Win A Trip for Two To Visit Swarovski in Austria!

John Bead is proud to announce your chance to win an unforgettable trip for two to visit Swarovski Headquarters and Crystal Worlds, the multi-media crystal museum in Wattens, Austria.

2015 marks a very special anniversary milestone for Swarovski as they celebrate 120 years of crystal making history.  You’ll be stepping into the sparkling world of Swarovski with an insider’s look at the history of Swarovski and the all-new and expanded Crystal Worlds museum.

Prize Includes

The winning customer will receive the following:

  • Two round trip coach class airline tickets to Austria (You’ll be flying to Innsbruck)
  • Four nights hotel accommodation with breakfast included.
  • Transportation from Innsbruck to Wattens
  • Day trip to Swarovski Headquarters to visit House Marie and Crystal Worlds and including luncheon

How To Become Eligible To Win

John Bead customers will receive one ballot for every Swarovski order they place, valued at $2,500.00 (before taxes and shipping) prior to October 30, 2015. The more you buy, the more ballots you will have entered in the draw box to win. Orders cannot be accumulated or combined throughout the duration of the contest.

The Contest will be open from April 8, 2015 until October 30th, 2015.

The prize includes two round trip coach class airline tickets to Austria, hotel accommodations for four nights, a special tour of Swarovski’s House Marie and two tickets to Crystal Worlds.  Swarovski will be making all the arrangements for the tours in Austria and they have a few more surprises planned!

Contest Details

Winner can pick their dates to travel from November 2015 to April 2016.

Winners must be 21 or older to qualify.

Winner name and company name will be announced via social media.

The prize may not be transferred or converted to cash.

Extra Fun

Additional fun excursions will be included and announced this fall when we can confirm schedules in Innsbruck.

Selecting The Winning Ballot

Throughout the duration of the contest ballot entries will be scrutinized and subject to audit by the Controller office at John Bead.  On Monday November 2, a public draw will be held in the John Bead showroom by the President and witnessed by the Controller office.  The winner will be notified by phone and announced via John Bead social media platforms and newsletters.  For any issues that may arise, decisions made by John Bead senior management are final without dispute.

Our Sales Representatives 

Erwin Vivanco 

Donna Walton 

Lynda Stewart 

Thanh Tran     

Tel:  (416) 757-3287    Toll-free: 1-(888) 755-9055

For More Information

Carmi Cimicata

Social Media and Marketing Manager


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