Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI)

Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”

The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Fernando said  “Our model Zoe Diana Parker added poses, drama, sensuality and a strong dose of  “I gotta no time for BS… hello”  vibe to this special look on the runway – she is incredibly beautiful.”Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

A long necklace featuring a wired flower by Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs designed to almost blend with the embroidering lines of the navy blue kaftan. Lena’s wire and beaded flowers uses our Tropical Punch flower maker as the centre.  You can see more of them in an earlier blog post linked here.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Fernando continued “I really wanted big earrings so I created a vintage inspired chandelier earring set with white opaque glass drops – her high ponytail highlights them.”

They beads have been added to filigree earrings hand set with crystal stones and chain tassels.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

The bracelets were used in their natural state – just plain blank brass cuffs, but one of them was paired with the beaded charm bracelet.  The ring you see is a finished item in our John Bead Outlet.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Global Chic semi-precious bead drops were combined with white opaque glass beads for this spectacular bracelet.  Each bead was individually attached to a finished chain link bracelet.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

 

 

In closing, Fernando remarked “Zoe turned my handmade jewelry into a Rodeo Drive accessory.  I love this look and I loved her catwalk untouchable diva attitude.”

This is post five in our series from the Creativity on The Catwalk show.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Look Three – The Global Jet-Setter

Look Four – The Nomadic Travellor

Tropical Muse by Brandi Jasmine

Tropical Muse by artisan Brandi Jasmine was commissioned by us for our 2015 events.  It was exciting to unveil her at the Craft and Hobby show this past weekend along with our brand new show booth.

The theme was selected by our Creative Director Fernando DaSilva who wished to see images incorporated such as slices of tropical fruit, birds, feathers and bugs.

Brandi is using Czech glass seed beads and Czech flat back crystal stones exclusively.  She has her own application technique for this mannequin makeover.

“Jade” is the name of our muse and she is a work in progress.  The bottom half of the mannequin will be completed in 2015.

Are You Ready for A Summer of World Cup Soccer Fever?

Are you ready for a summer of soccer fever?  We have placed all our soccer related items into one convenient section for you to review!

FIFA World Cup fever will last all summer!  The men’s games are in Brazil June 12 – July 13.  The women’s World Cup are in Canada August 5-24!

The Road To The Emmys…..

Did you miss our announcement on Friday?

John Bead is travelling back to Hollywood for a second big celebrity event: The Emmys. We are participating with a select group of companies in the Emmys Awards Gift Lounge on Saturday Sept. 21, 2013!  So if you notice a few awards images over the next few weeks on our Facebook page you will know why.

When the celebrities visit they’ll see our mini jewelers studio and they will be able to customize a statement necklace featuring a gorgeous medallion.   The jewelry components we are featuring are from the Metal Complex Instant Glam™ By Fernando and Dazzle-it signature programs. Each piece will be designed and hand assembled on the spot.  That is the time for glamour.

For now though, the glamour will have to be postponed as everyone works hard to get everything sorted and shipped.  Here is Fernando working on the perfect backdrop.  We have some busy weeks coming up!

John Bead and Dazzle-it To Attend The Teen Choice Awards

John Bead is thrilled to announce that it will be joining the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) and a select group of companies that will be sponsoring the Gift Lounge at the Teen Choice Awards, taking place in Hollywood, California this Saturday August 10.  The show is airing Sunday, August 11 on Fox.

“The Teen Choice awards celebrate creativity, imagination and artistic talent.  These three qualities are in keeping with John Bead’s business philosophy and as such we are proud and energized to be a part of this event with our Dazzle-it and Metal Complex brands” said Daniel John, John Bead Vice President

John Bead has selected signature products, which will be contributed to the SWAG (Stuff We All Get) bag, that the celebrity presenters take home.   The Gift Lounge sponsors will also host crafty make-n-takes for the celebrities.  A number of these creations will be kept for upcoming events and fundraising initiatives by CHA.

John Bead is sponsoring a mini jewelers studio so that celebrities will be able to customize a statement necklace featuring a gorgeous medallion.  The jewelry components are from the Metal Complex Instant Glam™ By Fernando and Dazzle-it signature programs. Each piece will be designed and hand assembled on the spot!

“It’s incredibly exciting to be going to Hollywood to be part of an event that directly connects our chic craft world with the fabulous show business industry. John Bead is an innovative company that helps creative individuals express themselves through our jewelry making components. I can’t wait to Dazzle the celebrities with our Instant Glam™ and fashion forward products” said Fernando DaSilva, Product Development and Creative Manager.

Also attending with Fernando will be Carmi Cimicata who manages the John Bead social media initiatives.  Carmi will be posting on the John Bead Facebook pages and hopes to give our fans and followers an insider peak at this event.   We hope you enjoy our special coverage over this coming weekend.

For more information about this event please contact:
Daniel John, Vice President
Email: daniel.john@johnbead.com
 (416) 757-3287 ext. 224
 
Crystal Hartog, Marketing Coordinator
Email:  crystal.hartog@johnbead.com
416-757-3287 ext. 238

Our Workshops At The Craft and Hobby Show

Are you going to the Craft and Hobby Conference and Trade Show in January?  If you are, registration began this week for classes and John Bead is sponsoring three workshops!

Instant Glam Necklace Workshop

Instant Glam Necklace
Friday, January 11, 2013
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: 213A
and
Friday, January 11, 2013
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Room: 213C

Difficulty: Beginner

Supplies: Optional: portable, battery operated lamp and magnifiers.

Who Should Attend: Buyer, Designer, Distributor and Creative Professional

Join internationally acclaimed jewelry designer and Create Your Style ambassador, Fernando Dasilva, to learn how to braid with cords, crystal beads and stringing wire. Your finished necklace will showcase a stunning new pendant from Instant Glam™ by Fernando, an exclusive product line manufactured in partnership with John Bead Corporation. This will be a fantastic workshop filled with dazzling components, innovation and tons of fun. Glam it up!

Instructor(s): Fernando Dasilva and Carmi Cimicata

Sponsor(s): John Bead Corporation

Second Skin Bracelet Workshop

Second Skin Bracelet
Sunday, January 13, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: 213D
Difficulty: BeginnerSupplies: Optional: portable, battery operated lamp and magnifiers.
Who Should Attend: Buyer, Designer, Distributor and Creative Professional

Join Canadian designer and craft diva expert Carmi Cimicata to learn how to turn a blank brass cuff bracelet into one of the trendiest  accessories of the season. In this workshop, Carmi will be working with fish leather, an innovative, groundbreaking and eco friendly product from Brazil brought to the DIY market by John Bead. The hardness of the brass cuff combined with the softness of exotic leather will guarantee a unique one of a kind finished sample.

Instructor(s): Fernando Dasilva and Carmi Cimicata

Sponsor(s): John Bead Corporation