New Project PDF Featuring the Hexx Bead!

Step by Step Instructions for the Asali Bracelet PDF linked here.
Asali is the Swahili word for Honeycomb.
Techniques: basic bead weaving knowledge, right angle weave.
The Hexx shape couldn’t be more on trend right now.
With the focus on bees and the honeycomb, this bead is perfect to create a shape that is loved.

Trios Pendant Necklace with Seed Bead Chain

This gorgeous new necklace from Debra Schwartz was created as a sample for John Bead.  Debra was kind enough to share her supply list.  We do not have a step by step but at least you can see all the items Debra used in her piece.

TRIOS Pendant Necklace PDF of supplies.

The Next Great Bead – Introducing The Rhombus Bead!

Last year, our company launched “The Search for The Next Great Bead.” We wanted to manufacture a product that was designed by someone who loved beads.
Happily, we received a wonderful submission from Lena Gillespie.

The shaped bead she submitted is considered a Rhombus;
a parallelogram with opposite equal acute angles, opposite equal obtuse angles and four equal sides.
Her sizing was much bigger than a regular seed bead and to show us how her bead would work she submitted “larger than life” foam core versions so we could actually play with them like a puzzle.
She also submitted some truly wonderful sketches showing the bead in use. As you can see, her design idea has been realized.

We believe that new beaders will enjoy working with this bead because they will be able to complete a project quickly. Skilled beaders will find new ways to incorporate this bead with smaller beads for fantastic new patterns.

While we love the simplicity of the beads side by side,
we also love how one single bead can make its own impact
in a wired ring or strung on a thin choker.

Just click on our brochure to see and read more about this
fantastic bead!
Twenty three colors in stock.  More arriving soon.
Rhombus beads sold in 100 piece bags.
Step by steps will be released in August!

The Noson Bracelet Step by Step Featuring the TRIOS Bead

We have a new project PDF for our TRIOS beads.  They look fantastic in bracelets when surrounded by seed beads and other crystals.
The Welsh word for evening is Noson, and these finished bracelets are indeed a wonderful complement to evening or daytime dressing.

 

Introducing A Brand New Bead – The LINK!

 It isn’t every day that a company can say they are launching a new bead, that is in fact almost 80 years old.

Mrs. Oldriska, a Czech pressed bead manufacturer, designed the LINKbead in the 1940’s and this mid-century masterpiece has finally been rediscovered and manufactured by her granddaughter.
3 x10mm – Two Holes
LINK is the perfect name to describe what it is and what it does.
It is both a component and a connection to the past.
A vintage design so contemporary you will wonder why this bead wasn’t mass marketed decades ago.
These beads look beautiful on their own,
but combined with the other beads, they offer designers
many new options for bead placement.
Joined together the LINK beads create a fabulous chain.

Our first project PDF (released later this week) will show you how to make the original chain as designed by our link inventor.

We are honoured to have been asked to launch this bead exclusively and world-wide.
200 piece bags are shipping now in over 70 colors.
Vials will be available shortly!
You can read about the history of the bead at

PRECIOSA Karo™ Bead

Designed by: Romana Tschunkova

We present the new two-hole PRECIOSA Karo™ Seed Bead.  Like PRECIOSA Twin™, this new two-hole seed bead is also made from flat 5 mm wide glass tubes which have been cut into squares. The width of the basic tube and the length of the cut are therefore always the same. This flat, square seed bead is an ideal complement to the twin range. It is excellent when used to create geometric patterns. You can create both highly effective, yet simple, flat brick ornaments or three-dimensional, almost architectural accessories.