Owl Charm Earrings – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Sign up for the live class here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Owl Charm Earrings – November 24, 5pm Central Standard Time

Class Project PDF is here:
Owl Charm Earrings,Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

In this class we will build brick-stitch with seed beads onto a hoop component, then add a second layer of seed beads and a charm. The finished design looks like a gorgeous wreath of seed beads and in the sample, we’ve used a cute owl charm, perfect for the season. The techniques in this class are adaptable to any hoop component and charm of choice.

Recommended Age: All Ages
Skill Level: Intermediate

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Ginkgo Leaf Beads, Miyuki Cubes and More Cuff Project PDF

Danielle Wickes has written a new project PDF that showcases the Ginkgo Leaf bead along with many of your other favorite beads.

The Project PDF is here.  Ginkgo Leaf Bracelet Step-by-Step

Beaded Garlands Class – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The recorded live class is here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Live Class November 17, 5pm Central Time

Class Project PDF is here:
Beaded Garland

Description for our class:

In this class we will create a hand-knotted, beaded garland with John Bead Czech Glass Seed Beads. Class includes the knotting technique for two design variations and colorways and ends with creating a home made tassel with pearl cotton thread.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Another Stitch-In Connector Project PDF

You may not realize it, but this bracelet is using a brand new bead finding called Stitch-In Connectors from TierraCast.  The stitch-in is the reason that button looks so great sitting on the beadwork.

This sweet new component has been introduced by Danielle Wickes in a video step by step.

Today we have a new project PDF for the Two Band Peyote Cuff.  Click on the image below to get to the PDF.

The project PDF to make this is right here:
Step-by-Step Two Bands Peyote-compressed

Flat Chenille Stitch Bracelets – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The recorded class is here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Live Class was November 10, 2020

Class Project PDF is here:
Flat Chenille Step by Step

Description for our class:

In this class we will learn a nifty stitch technique called Flat Chenille.  The class will introduce how the stitch is constructed and show ideas for different size beads, changing up the number of columns, and finishing.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Beaded Candlelight – Flameless Tea Light Candle Holder – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Recorded Class is here. (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Live Class was November 3, 5pm Central Time

Class Project PDF is here:
Beaded Candlelight, Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

Create a warm glow this Fall with John Bead Czech Glass Seed Beads. Using even-count peyote stitch in the round, we will create a decorative votive designed to fit around a flameless, tea light candle. Change up the colors for a new look! This idea would also be great decor for Wedding Receptions!

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Peyote Charm Necklace – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Live Class Was October 27, 5pm Central Time.  The recording is here.

Class Project PDF is here:  Peyote Charm Necklace Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

Create a personalized charm necklace using any charms and colors you like! The technique we will learn is a bead-weaving staple: lengthwise, single-column, peyote stitch. The sample is worked with a unique spin that uses different bead sizes and counts. It creates a beaded chain that is strong while still being delicate and flexible. In the center of the chain we will add loops to capture charms.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Zip Tie Tiara Project and PDF

We have a wonderful costume design idea for anyone looking for something fun thy can make from home using one of the most simple plastic products:  zip ties.

The outrageous tiaras featured were all designed by Nancy Donaldson who “zipped” her ties into headbands, spray painted them and added embellishments to her hearts delight.

Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

Here is a link to the items featured in the Step by Step.

Our project is great for halloween, but also for anytime a unique Tiara is needed.

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Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

We don’t sell zip ties but here is a link to some of the products Nancy used.