Author Archives: Carmi Cimicata

Wicked Witch of the West Earrings

These earrings are a Swarovski “Mini Project” and a wonderful design for the upcoming holiday season!  We’ll be posting many more over the next few weeks! Step 1: Using one head pin, slide on one pearl, one sew on (coated … Continue reading

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Cali Beads Project!

Cali beads have been flying out of our warehouse!  We are now celebrating their arrival in vials with a new project by seed bead pattern expert Debra Schwartz. Just click on the image above to download the “Little Cali Beaded Bead” project PDF.

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Miyuki Glazed Beads!

250g bags are available now and we’ll have the 50g bags and vials soon!

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Mixed Czech Glass Bead Boxes – Collection Two

These are 6 of 12 new boxes in our latest collection.  You can see them all on our website. Check back for the next 6 boxes! Sweet Melody Deep Ocean Parisian Garden Enchanted Turquoise Hard Candy Soft Delight

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August Is All About Peridot!

The birthstone for August is Peridot. It is the official stone of Egypt and is rumored to have been Cleopatra’s gem of choice. In ancient times, it was believed that the Peridot was a gift of Mother Nature to celebrate … Continue reading

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Cali Herringbone Rope Necklace

We are ecstatic to announce we now have a free project PDF to share with you explaining how to make this necklace created by Renata Patek Robinson with the Cali bead. Thank you to Patty McCourt the designer of the bead for … Continue reading

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Brazilian Wood Bead Bracelet

This new bracelet smells fabulous! The Brazilian wood beads are part of our aromatic line.  The sandalwood scent is very light and lovely. I used big hole wood beads as spacers.  Their openings curve around the round Brazilian wood beads … Continue reading

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Beads and Bears Oh My!

Patricia McCourt has designed several unique pieces of jewelry for John Bead.  As the designer of the Cali bead, we have had the opportunity to share some of her projects with you throughout 2017.  She has also created four Cali … Continue reading

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BeadDreams 2017

Each year, the Bead&Button Show manages BeadDreams, a juried competition of exceptional bead artistry from around the world. John Bead sponsors the Seed Bead Jewelry category. The criteria: “One piece or an ensemble of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, … Continue reading

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One More Month to Enter!

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