There’s always so many new things going on in the Jewellery Design world, sometimes a person just can’t keep up. New colors , new shapes, new techniques ! But that is the joy of creating isn’t it ? Learning and growing as a designer is a constant evolving thing. Trends and fashion repeat themselves, and we always want to be at the height of the latest and greatest !

This is exactly why John Bead as put together this great introductory offer featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS  Fall/ Winter 212-2013 Collection. We’ve put together a little bit of everything and instead of having to purchase the full pack quantities, we have them packaged in the smallest quantities at a lower price level.

So try the new colors ; Denim Blue, Antique Pink and Petrol Blue Pearl in Package 1, Package 2 and Package 3 !

Package 1;     2 Size Bicones and  2 Size Round Beads, 2 Size Pearls, Heart Pendants and Briolette Drops in Denim Blue and Antique Pink.

Package 2 ; Hot Fix Flatbacks – Denim Blue and Antique Pink size ss16 and ss20

Package 3;  Flatback non-hotfix, Denim Blue and Antique Pink , size ss16 and ss20

Or try the New Pendant shapes ; Large Briolette, Helix Pendant, Rhombus Pendant & Graphic Pendant, in Package 4 . Featuring the most popular colors.

Do you love the Designer Edition hearts from Manish Arora and now the new colors they are available in ? Then try Package 5 with a sample of each new color, this is a great package as all the quantities have been reduced to 2 pieces just for this package and 1 piece each of the larger Forever 1 Heart.

There’s another Introductory package for New Bead shapes ; Oval Bead & Wild Heart Bead, Package 6. Featuring the most popular colors.

 That’s a total of 1,887 pieces !

Take advantage of this unique offer, Offer ends February 1st, 2012

F/W 212-2013 CATALOG
All Introductory Packages are available for a limited time only until February 1st, 2012. There are no substitutes or changes for the packages, they are available as is. Packages also included a re-order sheet for easy re-ordering. Prices are subject to change at anytime.
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John Bead donation to YWCA of Toronto

With the success of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS CAFE LAUNCH EVENT, John Bead Corp raised money for the YWCA of Toronto. 

A YWCA Representative- Jennie McNight visited our showroom November 22nd to officially receive the donation.

The non-profit organization will use the funds to purchase supplies and tools for various Women’s art programs throughout the Greater Toronto Area. The organization offers arts programs for girls and women who have experienced violence and women coping with mental health challenges. The arts is a great way for women to express themselves and grow the community. John Bead is proud to help the organization in any possible way and we hope to work with the YWCA in the future !

Lilla, Mike , Lynda and Joe presenting the donation to Jennie McNight from YWCA.

More fun ideas using Metal Complex Stamps and Blanks

Attention Everyone – Carmi will be returning to our blog as of next week ! We’ve all been missing her over here and are very excited to have her back creating beautiful jewelry and crafts with fun techniques and great inspirations !

In the meantime, I have some more designs to share using blanks. Very easy and look great !

The thing I love most about stamping is creating your own phrases and sayings. Everyone has words they live by or fun inside jokes with friends. I love the designs below because they really make you feel like they are personal and have that sentimental value.

Possible design components;

– Round Blanks – Copper , German Silver , Brass


Brass 30x26mm Brass 2 Hole 1.4mm

Item No. 2472408103-01
Description Metal Blank 24ga Brass
Jersey 30x26mm 2 Ring
Category 10  – Findings


Must have for stamping designs !!

Ever wonder what makes those letters really pop ! Black Gilder’s Paste ! No design is complete without adding black gilder’s paste into those stamped grooves and then quickly removing the excess.


Metal Complex Stamps featured in Handcrafted Jewelry Magazine

Very exciting news about Metal Complex Stamps being featured in the Special Issue of Handcrafted Jewelry from the Editors of Beadwork. The issue is full of mix media projects and exciting techniques. The letter punch set is featured on page 8 as part of the “Found Objects”

In honor of this exciting news I wanted to give our readers some inspirations to play with the Metal Complex metal stamps and metal blanks   .

Washer inspirations ;

By Natureofart – I love how the font almost goes over the edge.

Suggested blank and font .;



Design by Kimberly- Great idea of putting a small circle into the washer

Suggested blank and font ;

2472402101-00h  – 14mm Round

 2472406104-00 – Washer-Round 31mm w/ 19mm Hole

UOM: 1
PKG Zipper
Modern Print Uppercase
  Metal Stamp Modern Print 2mm
Uppercase (A-Z) (&) 27pcs
UOM: 1
PKG Zipper
Modern Print Lowercase

  Metal Stamp Modern Print 2mm
Lowercase (a-z) (&) 27pcs

This idea uses washers in a way that doens’t require making any holes. Use rattail, leather or cotton cording and voila finished necklace !

I’ll be showing some more inspirational ideas next week. Stay tuned !

NOW AVAILABLE – Dazzle-it Complete Line

Dazzle-it features a New Line of Value Tools, Stringing Materials & Chain!
Choose from a vast selection of Silk Thread, Rattail and Hemp to create your
own unique jewelry designs. New Aluminum Wire is perfect for craft
and accessory designs.  Download your catalog today !

The featured item of the week , is the 100% Pure Silk Thread !

Stay tuned for projects and design ideas in the month September featuring the New Dazzle-it Line !

Dazzle-it Chain featured in Stringing Fall 2011

We are very pleased to announce that 4 of the New 2011 Dazzle-it Chain is being featured in the Fall 2011 Stringing Magazine, on shelves August 9th. The magazine features all the latest and greatest techniques, beads, findings , stringing material and chain. These great fashion style chains are perfect for any dramatic design as well as vintage , antique looks. Pick some up today !

UOM: 5m

  Chain Fancy 17x9mm
Antique Silver LF/NF
UOM: 2m
  Chain Rectangle/Round 30x11mm
Gold LF/NF
UOM: 2m
  Chain Irregular 25mm
Antique Brass LF/NF
UOM: 2m
  Chain Round 31mm
Antique Copper LF/NF

Stringing Fall 2011- Dazzle-it Chain.info

For information on what retail stores this chain and other Dazzle-it chain can be purchases contact info@johnbead.com

John Bead Employee Appreciation Day Event !

Last Monday wasn’t the normal workday for John Bead employees. On the occasion of the 2011 Employee Appreciation Day, we had a casual get together with some activities in the morning at JB. Following this, we were off to the races – An Amazing Race.

Everyone gathered at Polson Pier in Toronto (formerly The Docks) for a fun and sun-filled day of delicious food and friendly competition.   Here, all employees split into four teams (Yellow, Red, White, and Blue) and donned their new team colours.  Next, they were given instructions of how they could win the Amazing Race and earn bragging rights for being the Employee Appreciation Day 2011 winners. Teams were challenged with a rock climbing wall, a joust, obstacle courses, and intellectually challenging puzzles and tasks before they could cross the finish line.  Each member on the winning team was treated to two passes, popcorn, and drinks for a night out at the movies.  Congratulations to the White Team who narrowly beat out the Blue Team in a race for the finish.  Competition next year is sure to be fierce in order to strip the title from White.

While not competing, we enjoyed the amazing weather and relaxed on the patio overlooking Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto.  The people needing to exercise their competitive spirit beyond the Amazing Race participated in ping pong and pool games.

The day was a great success and a fabulous opportunity to get to know each other beyond our working relationships and to interact with people that we don`t usually see through the day. We are already looking forward to what Employee Appreciation Day 2012 will bring – only 354 days away!

Bead & Button Show- Milwaukee

The Bead & Button Show starts today ! We’ve been busy the past few days travelling and setting up and the day has come. All the preparations and hard work will finally pay off !

Doors open at 4pm today and the will be on until sunday evening. We’ve already seen our friends Wyatt White and Fernando Dasilva from Beadalon.  Leslie Rogalski, who is demoing in our booth pop by yesterday as we were setting up. The excitement is high and you can feel the energy. Just some small setting up to do today and the show begins !

Our drive through Chicago

The new Dazzle-it Aluminum wire , silk thread and hemp !!So beautiful

The new Metal Complex blanks , stamp kits and stamping tools ! I will be demoing these products throughout the show