Category Archives: Seed Beads

Bohemian Chic Necklace Showcasing Czech Seed Beads

Necklace designed by Laura Ripley Mena for John Bead featuring black and hematite 2cut and yellow Czech seed beads from the John Bead assortment and yellow opaque and light chrome Swarovski crystals. Technique: Wire Crocheting This necklace was on the … Continue reading

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Dazzling Blue – 2014 Colour of The Year Favorite

With Dazzling Blue now being featured as one of the 2014 Pantone colours of the year options, I thought I would showcase some of the NEW products in the catalogue that are close matches to this selection. We have many … Continue reading

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Just For Fun Necklace – A Fernando’s Atelier How-To

ONE NECKLACE – SO MANY DIFFERENT LOOKS! Just For Fun Necklace Designed by Fernando Dasilva for John Bead  Materials Needed 10g  Delica 8/0 rd red/orange silver lined 6g  Delica 8/0 Cut Palladium Plated – 8 690BBLC-0038V 2 bicone Unicorne beads 2 … Continue reading

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Neon Czech Seed Beads!

The gorgeous PRECIOSA neon seed beads are in!  

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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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The Number 11 Seed Bead – Now In Vials!

The number 11 seed bead is the most popular.  It is used by so many artisans in so many different ways. John Bead has sold millions of these little beads. In the beginning, if you wanted seed beads you purchased … Continue reading

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153 New Seed Beads in Vials

There are so many new seed beads in vials!  This is a tiny representation.  The whole collection is linked here. Opaque, silver lined, transparent, metallic, matte, colour lined Czech Seedbead 11/0 in vials.

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New Czech Twin 2-Hole Beads

The new specialty coated two hole beads are wonderful!  This is crystal amber! This is crystal apricot! This is crystal labrador! This is vitrail.

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The Kumihimo Comeuppance

Come·up·pance  – A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one’s just deserts. John Bead friends…I have been cut down a notch. The kumihimo gods did not smile on my first attempt to impress you with a jeweled strand.  I had … Continue reading

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Seed Bead Finishes and Coatings…What does it all really mean ?

  I recently started looking deeper into the meaning of various seed beads and Miyuki beads. With so many types of finishes and coatings its easy to get confused, so I thought I would break it all down and make … Continue reading

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