Carrier Beads, Polymer Clay Fruit and Resin

This whimsical and fruity bracelet was achieved by adding polymer clay fruit slices to carrier beads.

Carrier beads have been trending in the beading world for some time as designers continue to showcase them covered in seed beads.

 

This necklace is a perfect example of what you can do with the beads.  (see link to purchase the pattern by clicking above image)

I really like the beads as they are.  I have been referring to them as “chicklets” a type of gum I like.  I decided to slice some polymer clay resin canes really thin so I could decorate a few of the beads.

I glued my slices to one side of 9 beads.  A day or two later I decided to just fill in a few of the open areas with crystals.

My bracelet now has some plain carrier beads and some fruity designs.  I think it is always nice to personalize a design with a few unusual components.

New RHOMBUS Ring Step by Step PDF and Video!

New downloadable project PDF!

This is a basic wire-wrapped ring using the new Rhombus 2-hole bead. You can create a quick and easy ring that looks great in just a few minutes.

We also have a video you can watch if you would like to see the ring being made by a “first time wire wrapper” under the watchful eye of Lena Gillespie.  This link will take you to the RHOMBUS web page with additional information and inspirational ideas for the bead.

Rhombus Bead Earrings Step by Step!

We are happy to share a new downloadable  project PDF created by the Rhombus bead designer, Lena Gillespie.  This is a beginner level wire-wrapped project that creates a glamorous set of earrings using the new Rhombus 2-hole bead.

 

Have You Seen Our New and Exclusive New Bead?
We believe that new beaders will enjoy working with the Rhombus bead because they will be able to complete a project quickly.

There are 36 wonderful colors to choose from!

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.