Miyuki Delica Chess Pieces PDF


These are extraordinary!  You can make a set too with the free PDF Miyuki has provided!


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Cali Bead Twisted Rope Free Project PDF


Cali is being launched exclusively by John Bead – one of the biggest manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of Czech glass beads in the world. In their 63rd year, they begin 2017 with this exciting bead project.

Cali Bead

You’ll be pleased to learn we have this gorgeous necklace available as a step by step.

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Miyuki Square/Cube Beads On Sale Right Now


Our Miyuki Square beads are on sale for two weeks so I had the opportunity to review projects featuring the square bead on Pinterest and ran across this gorgeous bracelet.  I discovered that the designer Anita Matheson has a pattern you can purchase on Etsy!



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New Buddha Pendants!


We have three new pressed glass pendants.


They feature polished and frosted glass detailing you are going to love.


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Current Overstock Sale On Selected Displays


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Preciosa Hill Bead


Earrings made from PRECIOSA Hill™  and PRECIOSA Rocailles

Try the new fire polished PRECIOSA Hill beads and make use of the options provided by this new geometric shape with facets which enhance the effect of the surface finishes in combination with rocailles to create an elegant pair of earrings for everyday wear and special occasions.

Preciosa Ornela presents a tutorial for the creation of earnings using the new fire polished PRECIOSA Hill™ bead. This half-ball with a round base is decorated with a cut in its bulbous section. The shallow rounding in the lower section makes it very simple to sew around it, to connect it with other Hill beads or to combine it with selected other types of beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand.

Design: Jana Noninka Shweiki

The Free PDF for this Hill Bead Project is linked here.


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Bohemian Chic Necklace Showcasing Czech Seed Beads


Necklace designed by Laura Ripley Mena for John Bead featuring black and hematite 2cut and yellow Czech seed beads from the John Bead assortment and yellow opaque and light chrome Swarovski crystals.

Technique: Wire Crocheting


This necklace was on the Creativation 2017 Catwalk at the Association For Creative Industries (formally CHA) show in Phoenix last week.

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Czech Mixed Bead Box

Bookmark this page to see all 12 bead mixes and their matching projects by Lena Gillespie.

Ma vie en Rose - Lena Gillespie copy

Necklace by Purple Lace Designs Lena Gillespie using the Ma Vie en Rose mixed bead box. Named after a movie of same title, this color palette exudes a little girl’s world that is imaginative and filled with princess tales. Pink and fuchsia are colors that praise pure love, nurturing and affection.

Santorini Coast-Lena-Gillespie-15 copy

Earrings by Purple Lace Designs Lena Gillespie using the Santorini Coast Mixed Bead Box.
“The Greek island located at the Aegean Sea was the inspiration for this mix. The different shades of blue reflect the different colors of its sea and the architectural features of its unique buildings.”

Topaz Pizzazz-Lena Gillespie-7 copy

Necklace by Purple Lace Designs Lena Gillespie using the Topaz Pizzazz Mixed Bead Box.
“In this little treasure box filled with topaz and copper beads you can find shades of fall. Perfect to inspire accessories to spotlight neutral colors like ivory as well as rich chocolate brown garments.”


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Trinity bracelet made of PRECIOSA Hill™, PRECIOSA Pellet™ and PRECIOSA Solo™ beads


Try this tutorial and make an impressive bracelet, in which the new PRECIOSA Hill™ bead takes the lead role and is successfully supported by the PRECIOSA Pellet™ and PRECIOSA Solo™ pressed beads.


The PDF step by step for this project is linked here.  Or you can watch it on YouTube.

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Cali Bead – Free Project PDF

By Patty McCourt

This is our second post sharing a project you can make yourself with the latest bead available to the beading market – The Cali Bead!

John Bead is thrilled to introduce a new shaped bead to the DIY industry. British/Colombian designer Patty McCourt designed this new bead.  Mrs. McCourt is considered a seed bead designer extraordinaire and named her bead after her hometown.

Cali® is a 3-hole bead made of Czech glass measuring 3×8 mm. It is available in over 50 colors and special effects. This new bead will showcase seed beads spectacularly, which are the staple of designer pieces that illustrate bead-weaving techniques.

Cali® is curved on both sides boasting a double convex surface, which gives the consumer the ability to use it as a spacer or as structural pillar. The creative beader will construct complex shapes, making the possibilities endless.

Create this trendy bracelet with a supple texture using the new 3-hole Cali® beads.


The PDF for the NIGHTFALL BRACELET Instructions is linked here.

Cali (1)

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