When I review the John Bead catalogue I learn so much! The collection of cathedral beads is outstanding. I have used several in the past and did not know their name.
The rich new colours from Unicorn in a lamp bead tear drop shape require no embellishment from me today. The photos from the John Bead photographers say it all. I have no idea how I will choose just one or two strands. This truly is eye candy!
The complete collection is linked here.
The new specialty coated two hole beads are wonderful! This is crystal amber!
This is crystal apricot!
This is crystal labrador!
This is vitrail.
It may be the day after Labour Day but there are some whites you don’t have to put away! I am not entirely sure who originally said you had to put your white shoes away after this holiday weekend. It is a hard habit to break though.
I don’t think crystals should be included in that list. And you definitely should not include this fabulous agate slab.
With the fall Pantone Trends report top of mind I noticed how great this necklace looked on purple. You see lines and colours that would not be highlighted on a white background.
Clear crystal look fantastic against all colour backdrops.
I used a pre-finished stainless steel wire with lobster clasp to string my crystals.
I used Czech Crystal Twisted Cut beads.
The agate slice/slab has the finding already pre-attached.
I think flip flops are the universal sign of either summer or vacation. These are shoes you can’t wear to work…but you could happily wear them to the beach.
My flip flops are from the dollar store. They were cute….but easily made more attractive when you have a beading studio in your home….
I simply sewed some pearls across the front straps and now they look $$$. You still have time to make your current flip flops look like new before the long weekend! This took me about 30 minutes to complete.
I used glass translucent pearls for this project.
It took me a very long time to finish this simple necklace. The coral beads have been haunting my table ever since I brought them home after a planning meeting at John Bead.
The bamboo coral beads can be quite intimidating in one long strand. I can see how a few people would make one fabulous necklace by just restringing the original strand. It isn’t a look I could pull off. So I decided to just pick three pieces to start a coral project.
I tried Chinese Crystal donuts in jet. Hmmm. Still like this.
Had to see what pearls would look like…..picking a pearl at John Bead is even harder when you see their options.
And, with so many coral pieces left over (over 25) from the original strand, I could make up every sample shown!
Looking at some of my favorite sites I came across this pretty bracelet. The price tag was very steep! It reminded me that Lilla from John Bead had given me a bag of small wood beads a few weeks ago. I had no idea what to do with them until I saw this advertisement.
A bag of 500 beads sure does go far! I used memory wire and one of my crystals from the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fall/Winter innovations launch.
My options for dangles and charms are endless. In the end I decided to just showcase the pretty beads on their own. A new bracelet in ten minutes!
WOOD BEADS ROUND 6mm BRIGHT COLOURS MATT
Beadalon Memory Wire Bracelet
This necklace reflects light and changes colour as it moves.
I received this “grab bag” of Fire Polished Glass Beads from John Bead a few weeks ago and was looking for a good opportunity to show them off.
There are so many unique shapes in the bag.
I filled a Metal Complex Bezel with some tiles, rhinestones and a brass charm. I then encased it all in Jewelry Resin to create this beautiful glass-like component. The bezels in this collection which feature a lip look especially beautiful.