Category Archives: Glass Beads

Vintage Seed Beads and Bugles

New in our current supplement is this limited edition collection of vintage seed beads and bugle beads.  These are just a few of our favorites from France, Japan and Taiwan. The complete collection can be seen online. Bugle beads were widely … Continue reading

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New Pastella Collection!

The new Pastella collection is a wonderful addition to the John Bead catalog! The gorgeous glass beads are in a colour palette that is perfect for spring. Fashion design house Rodarte featured these colours throughout the fall 2014 ready to … Continue reading

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New Beads: 2014 Pastella Czech Glass Beads

These are the colours of the new Pastella Czech Glass Beads Collection. Twelve colours to choose from and in three sizes.  They can be mixed and matched to make the most wonderful jewelry.

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Pirandello Necklace – Fernando DaSilva Atelier How-To

Material: 7ft antique brass fancy 17x9mm chain 18 pcs of large copper  jump ring 18 antique copper spacer beads by TC 1 inch gold-plated head pins 12 15x12mm icy stone pink metallic or pressed glass 18 ant copper 9x8mm 2cone beads … Continue reading

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The Blues For 2014

I believe the simplest of designs can create the most show stopping sample. This tiered necklace features some of the fabulous beaded chains and crystals in the John Bead catalogue. Dazzle-it Chinese Crystal Round Rich Cut Metallic Blue Beaded Chain … Continue reading

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J’adore Earrings – How To From Fernando’s Atelier

  Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will … Continue reading

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Summer To Fall Colour Palette – Fernando’s Atelier Free Project

  Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will … Continue reading

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Wildflower Necklace From Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier

Earlier this week I posted my pictures of this wonderful necklace in the John Bead showroom.  Fernando has given us a set of instructions so you can make something similar! Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed … Continue reading

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One of A Kind Showroom Necklace

Is there anything more exciting that a necklace that will stop traffic?  This is just one of the showroom samples created by Fernando DaSilva.  Last week he took it out of the showcase for me so I could study it. … Continue reading

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Nine Drops Necklace – Made with Swarovski Elements

 This is the NINE DROPS necklace by Fernando Dasilva. Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of … Continue reading

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