Author Archives: Carmi Cimicata

Leather Cord Instead of Chain

A quick search on Pinterest for leather cord jewelry will pull up hundreds of great images and inspiration for leather projects. Our genuine leather cord is available in many wonderful colors.  It is an ideal replacement for chain when designing … Continue reading

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Out of This World Tiered Necklace

Out of This World Tiered Necklace for Perles et Cetera Magazine by Carmi Cimicata, John Bead Corp Marketing and Social Media Manager Published Autumn Issue 2017 in French   I have been thinking a lot about our planet lately. Our … Continue reading

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Applying Anishinaabe Bimishimo Jingles to a Dress

Natalie Foidart sent us this step-by-step showing us how she applies jingle cones to a dress.  Read more about how she supported her daughter’s dream to design a new jingle cone here.  The completed dress features the copper jingle cones.  … Continue reading

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New Project PDF Featuring Bow (Farfalle) and Miyuki Frosted Glaze Beads

PDF linked here.

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PRECIOSA Karo (TM) The New Two Hole Seed Bead

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Introducing Anishinaabe Bimishimo

  16-year-old Émilie McKinney is from Swan Lake First Nation, Manitoba. She is a bilingual student, an international dancer (hoop, fancy, jingle, traditional) and an artist who wanted to make herself a new jingle dress.   She and her Mom; Natalie Foidart, called … Continue reading

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Swarovski Crystal Innovations & Inspirations for Spring/Summer 2019 “Wanderlust” Flags

Wanderlust includes four trend themes: “Culture” reflects the contemporary desire to add creativity and color to the everyday by using cities as urban backdrops for a more inclusive artistic expression, rather than traditional galleries. “Freedom” recalls the 70s “take it easy” … Continue reading

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The Latest in 3Cut Beads!

With 15 new colors in our collection,  we now have forty-nine 9/0 3cut beads available in loose or strung for you to choose from.   These are the 3 cut 9/0 seed beads used by artisan Stephanie Pangowish for the necklace.  White Eggshell … Continue reading

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Spring Arrived With a Gorgeous New Statement Necklace

In the next few weeks, you will see a new John Bead advertisement in all the magazines we take a full page in. The featured beads are in this statement necklace by Lena Gillespie. She was challenged with one task.  … Continue reading

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Our First ZOLiDUO Step by Step

We have a project step-by-step showing you how easy it is to create circular shapes that resemble flowers with these beads.  Our next step-by-step will be based on mastering this easy shape.  The link to the project PDF is right here.

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