John Bead will be there and we have two great workshops you can sign up for. The conference registration begins tomorrow!
Mega Show 2015: Conference & Education Artisan Workshop: Tropical Sensation Bracelet
Friday January 9, 2015 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Soutache, used in the 16th century to make a wide range of trims and tassels as well as in bookbinding, is now one of the hottest trends in jewelery making. Lengths of soutache are stacked to create a visual element and stable base for crystals. It can be curved and shaped into many patterns. Fernando DaSilva takes soutache to a playground where style merges into attitude with pizzazz. Class sponsored by Dazzle-it! – a house brand of John Bead Corporation. Instructor: Fernando DaSilva
Mega Show 2015: Conference & Education Artisan Workshop: Create, Klik© Repeat
Sunday January 11, 2015 11:30 AM – 1:30
Your personal touch is “just a klik away” with the Metal Complex’s new product range cleverly titled “klik©.” Sensational new looks can be created and then modified with interchangeable jewelry. In this workshop, resin diva and designer Carmi Cimicata will teach how to add your own flair to blank bezel snaps, which can be filled with resin, epoxy, beads and more. Create unique and coordinated jewelry that’s trendy and versatile with an incredible added value. Instructor: Carmi Cimicata
Don’t be frightened to plan your Halloween projects, classes or costumes! We have plenty of beads, skulls, trims, feathers, masks, sequins and more to make this occasion easy to organize.
Here are a few of my favorite things for Halloween costumes, jewelry and decorating from our Catalog.
This is another grouping of artist submissions to our Metal Complex KLIK collaboration.
These artist KLIK bezel snaps are just amazing.
These are the KLIK components I used to make these finished KLIK projects instantly wearable.
I even made a few extra pieces with vintage items and the KLIK snap bases.
About the KLIK Collaboration
Over 50 artists were the first to receive the new Snap Bezel designed by Metal Complex. They received either the small or large bezel to work in. These “blank” snap bezels “klik” into place when combined with the other jewelry-making components in the new KLIK collection.
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The PRECIOSA Pellet™ & Thorn™ collection at John Bead has had a line extension of 15 more colours.
This summer I had the opportunity to study these two sample bracelets which are in our showroom.
The combination of PRECIOSA Pellet™ & Thorn™ beads makes this bracelet design so pleasing.
The title most used is “bracelet of thorns.”
The bracelet looks complex but as you can see is a simple wire project.
The colour combinations are endless.
Creating a kumihimo necklace with leather cord is just a joy! My braid is so unique and I can see myself wearing this unadorned and perhaps later with a pendant.
I used our Dazzle-it kumihimo disk to create my braid.
The new collection of genuine leather cord includes metallics, so I used the silver and grey in various sizes to create my necklace.
Here is a closer look at all my cords.
I didn’t waste one bit of my braid. I had a few extra inches of braid which I used to make this necklace.
Twenty Four colours to choose from in three sizes!
We have new Preciosa Villa colours in the catalog!
We officially turned 60 over the weekend! The highlights of our company history are now gathered into one easy to review section.