This new step by step project was created by Debra Schwartz for John Bead. The KARO Rope is a fantastic new option of beaders.
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.
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.
There are 36 wonderful colors to choose from!
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.
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.