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.

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.  Show us how the four beads we are promoting this spring can look together.  The beads shown are:

TRIOS Bead

ZOLiDUO

BOW (TM)

Candy (TM)

We think Lena has single handedly brought spring to our company!