Cornelian Star Bracelets – Free John Bead Zoom Class May 24

In this class we demo a fun spin on basic bead stringing to create a bracelet with Cornelian star beads and using 2-Hole Twin beads to make a starburst shape in the stringing. We will finish the bracelets with a charm and demo a fun dangle you can make with craft wire and any beads you may have in your stash. You can use any colors you like to create this bracelet.

Cornelian Beads:
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Twin 2-hole Beads:
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Sweet & Petite Charms:
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The Project PDF is here:  Star Bracelets Step-by-Step

The Recorded Class:

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is John Bead’s Creative Director. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Filled Tube Earrings Featuring The Twin Bead – Free John Bead Zoom Class

In this class, we will demonstrate how to follow a great pattern from Preciosa Ornela called “Filled Tubes!”

We will build these earrings as described in the original pattern. In this supplement we have added a row-by-row word chart to recreate the patterns that are featured on the last page of their pattern.  We have adapted the colors of beads used.

Designed by Helena Chmelíková
Live Zoom Class:   Tuesday April 19th at 3pm EST

Zoom sign up is limited to 100 participants.  Registration is linked here.

The Project PDFs are here:

Original Preciosa Pattern, Filled Tubes, by Helena Chmelíková is linked here. Filled-tubes original project

Danielle Wickes Supplement to the pattern is linked here.  Filled Tubes, Supplement to Preciosa Pattern

Intermediate Bead Weaving
1 hour

Where to get our Twin Beads:
Canada
USA

John Bead Products used by Danielle include:

John Bead Czech Twin 2-Hole Beads
Peach Dyed, 67901020
Opaque Brown Iris, 67901003
Transparent Topaz, 67902010

Plus
10mm Wooden, 4 Beads, 286520-09
10mm Tiger’s Eye, 2 Beads, 27600615-03S8
22 gauge Craft Wire, Gold, 250CW22G-SILRGLD
Head Pins, Fancy 2inch, 26001401-173
Ear wire with Bead, 26001401-023
Wildfire .006, 74423057-01
Thread Scissors, 74509607
Beading Mat, 74509851
Chain Nose Pliers, 22801016-05
Round Nose Pliers, 74524876
Flush Cutters, 74524870

The Recorded Class

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is John Bead’s Creative Director. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Twin Beads from Preciosa – Now In Stock!

Twin, a new seed bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand, offers much more creativity and possibilities. 

 John Bead has them in stock and here are so many colours to choose from.

To learn more about this new bead, Preciosa has a wonderful information page here.

I discovered a free set of instructions for this amazing bracelet.  Linked here.  The relatively simple procedure using the so-called herringbone stitch will enable you to try working with this unique Czech seed bead with two holes.

I have downloaded my copy and hope to give this pattern a try this weekend !

Twin Beads Bracelet

I am not a beader…just a bead lover. When I think of “beaders” I think of those amazing jewelers who can create a necklace or bracelet with hundreds of tiny beads and it turns out beautiful.  They can follow or create their own instructions.  They know how to start or finish a section.  They know how to fix a mistake.  As a bead lover, I collect all sorts of beads and most of my jewelery is a combination of stringing, wiring and the re-purposing of old pieces.  My bracelet today is a pretty big achievement.  Especially for someone with no actual bead training.

Lilla posted a great link on Facebook yesterday and I took it on as a challenge.  She found instructions on the Bead and Button website for this bracelet.  I have never made (I mean finished) a bracelet using only beads and string.  I actually followed the instructions!

Excited to start I pulled out supplies last night.

The Preciosa Traditional Czech Twin Beads are now in stock and there are so many colours to choose from.  I started with purple matte terra pearl.

My first attempts were not so hot….I admitted that starting this project at 10pm after a long day might not be a good idea.

This morning I started again.  First set…..not bad.  Not perfect I know, but perfect for me.

Here is my finished bracelet.

Here is the designers.  Her beads are alot tighter and evenly spaced.  If you try making one will you send us a picture!  I am so happy with my own version!