Tropical Punch Collection Is On Sale!

Tropical Punch Sale

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PRECIOSA Candy™ Pressed Beads are Here!

PRECIOSA Candy™

PRECIOSA Candy(TM) is two-hole low cabochon with a round base with a diameter of 8 mm. The shallow curvature in the lower section greatly simplifies sewing round and joining up the beads or their use with other seed beads and selected beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads (TM) brand.

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Diamond Duo Beads – Coming Soon!

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Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI)

Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”

The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  

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Fernando said  “Our model Zoe Diana Parker added poses, drama, sensuality and a strong dose of  “I gotta no time for BS… hello”  vibe to this special look on the runway – she is incredibly beautiful.”Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

A long necklace featuring a wired flower by Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs designed to almost blend with the embroidering lines of the navy blue kaftan. Lena’s wire and beaded flowers uses our Tropical Punch flower maker as the centre.  You can see more of them in an earlier blog post linked here.

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Fernando continued “I really wanted big earrings so I created a vintage inspired chandelier earring set with white opaque glass drops – her high ponytail highlights them.”

They beads have been added to filigree earrings hand set with crystal stones and chain tassels.

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The bracelets were used in their natural state – just plain blank brass cuffs, but one of them was paired with the beaded charm bracelet.  The ring you see is a finished item in our John Bead Outlet.

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Global Chic semi-precious bead drops were combined with white opaque glass beads for this spectacular bracelet.  Each bead was individually attached to a finished chain link bracelet.

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In closing, Fernando remarked “Zoe turned my handmade jewelry into a Rodeo Drive accessory.  I love this look and I loved her catwalk untouchable diva attitude.”

This is post five in our series from the Creativity on The Catwalk show.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Look Three – The Global Jet-Setter

Look Four – The Nomadic Travellor

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New Bead Shapes Being Launched Summer 2016!

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Forget-me-not beads.

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Hexx Beads

Hexx Bead

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Creativity on the Catwalk – The Nomadic Traveller Look

The Nomadic Traveller by Fernando DaSilva

Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI) Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”  Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Fernando has some global inspiration for this look.

“I was inspired by the real nomads (like in this picture). Women are clearly identifiable with color and I can imagine the jingling sounds created by the bells that are attached to their animals, which are also used to adorn their own clothing. That’s why I added lots of the jingle bells to both the wraparound bracelets…plus channel beads with seed beads.”

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The goal of this look was to showcase the tapestry cords from Global Chic collection and our model Sophie Kelman does that spectacularly with her completely adorned arms.  Fernando used 5 ft of tapestry cord for each design.

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We have tapestry cords in a grand selection of colors.  Creating a color palette is only difficult due to the many options available.

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The pom-pom earrings were added to bring a sense of joy to this look.  

“This woman is a world traveller and Bohemian…she doesn’t take herself too seriously.”

Pom Poms are something we have had in the John Bead catalog for decades.  They are available in many sizes and colors too.  The bells are also fun to work with.

The rings our model wore are from a collection of already finished European jewelry we sell in our John Bead Outlet.

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This is post four in our series.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Look Three – The Global Jet-Setter

 

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Four New Beads Coming Soon To Our Catalog!

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John Bead is pleased to announce the arrival of four new and unique beads this May/June!

DiamonDuo™

DiamonDuo™ Beads – A true gem among 2 hole beads!

Hexx Beads – 2 Hole Czech Glass  Hexagon Bead

Forget Me Knot

Forget-me-not – Pressed beads in the shape of a small forget-me-not flower from PRECIOSA

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Wired and Wild Beaded Nest!

 

Wired Flower By Nancy Donaldson

The fabulous wired nest was created by Nancy Donaldson.  It really is a shape that does not need a name.  It is all curves and twists and wild.

Wired Flower By Nancy Donaldson

It started out with some wire and beads.  What makes it unique is the component Nancy wired everything to.

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Nancy used one of our flower maker components so this piece can immediately be strung onto a necklace.  She also used on of our unique cabochons (more information about hose soon) for the flower centre.

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Twisted and Tropical in UK Magazine

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The current issue of Bead and Jewellery Magazine in the UK did a wonderful job featuring our twisted and tropical necklace submission.

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Creativity on The Catwalk Show – The Global Jet-Setter Look

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Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI)

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Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”  Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Fernando combined a traditional caftan with one of a kind art jewelry.  Sandra Baumgartena is the perfect model for this look because she radiates confidence.  The look implies that she loves drama and texture and Fernando believed if she walked into Diane von Fürstenberg’s office she’d be hired in a moment!

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Sandra’s cuff prominently features wire and beaded flowers hand crafted by Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs.  Her beautiful wirework uses our Tropical Punch flower maker as the centre.

Fernando used our leather sheets to wrap a brass cuff with hand stitched edging and a faux suede lining.  Lovely knots chocolate cord was used for the stitching.

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Leather strips are riveted in place to attach the flowers using the rings already soldered to the back of the flower maker.

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The earring are also show stoppers.

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Filigree is set with a Swarovski crystal stone.  Global Chic semi precious teardrop beads and gold chain tassels create the dramatic dangles.  These earrings could easily be turned into pendants as well.

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The Global Jet-Setter look was completed with the addition of these Czech rings which were already handmade and are being sold in our John Bead Outlet.

This is post three in our series.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

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