Category Archives: Dazzle-it

Dazzle-it is a jewelry line of tools, stringing material, beads, chain and containers. Dazzle-it is the perfect option for those just getting into the art of jewelry making or are well on their way to becoming pros.

Rococo Inspired Weaving and Braiding

Rococo Inspired Weaving and Braiding by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp and Perles et Cetera Fall 2016 Issue When I think of rococo, the extravagant gowns and hairstyles of Marie Antoinette come to mind immediately. The Rococo style was … Continue reading

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Bangle Bracelet Weaver With Unique Fibers

This bracelet is beautifully woven and unique because of an easy to use new tool from Beadalon. The fibers I used include our Lovely Knots 1mm cord along with a small ball of recycled sari yarn. Kleshna’s Bangle Bracelet Weaver tool … Continue reading

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Wired and Wild Beaded Nest!

  The fabulous wired nest was created by Nancy Donaldson.  It really is a shape that does not need a name.  It is all curves and twists and wild. It started out with some wire and beads.  What makes it unique … Continue reading

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Vintage 50’s Necklace With A Kumihimo Twist

  Designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp and Perles et Cetera Winter 2016 Issue. This is the English translation of the step by step that appeared in French in the current issue of the Magazine. This simple kumihimo … Continue reading

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Retro Blooming Necklace

RETRO BLOOMING Necklace Workshop Created for CHA 2016 “Make a cutting edge leather necklace using components from the Tropical Punch line by John Bead Corp in association with Sizzix machines and brand new dies created by Jill MacKay.   Mixed media … Continue reading

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Global Chic Tapestry and Crystal

Global Chic Tapestry and Crystal Necklace for John Bead by CHA Designer Member: Carmi Cimicata This week we are participating in a special blog hop with nearly 60 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) members from around the world who are coming … Continue reading

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Leather and Lucite Summer Sensation Necklace

This is the “Leather and Lucite Summer Sensation Necklace” designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp for the current issue of Perles Et Cetera magazine. This magazine is published in French, so this is the English translation. Soft leathers … Continue reading

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The Tropical Punch Blog Hop!

Today we have the pleasure of sharing the work of many wonderful bloggers who were sent a Tropical Punch bag of goodies.  There were no rules for this hop. Tropical punch kits were sent to jewelers, paper artists and sewers. These … Continue reading

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Cotton Wax Cord Macrame Jewelry

This latest set of jewelry by Nancy Donaldson celebrates the old skill of macrame and the new cotton wax cords now available to knot with. Nancy used traditional knots and featured Ladhaki beads between sections. These special beads are ideal … Continue reading

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Fingernail Earring Post Tutorial

These earrings feature the new fingernail earring posts now available at John Bead. My earring were created with two finished beaded sections, our soft leather and a pair of fingernail earring flat posts. I cut two pieces of soft leather … Continue reading

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