Category Archives: Fashion

Beaded Fashion Appliques Make a Dull Sweater a Sassy One!

This sequined beaded sweater began as an inexpensive bargain at Target.   What makes the sweater SASSY is the addition of six beaded applique motifs from our Fashion Embellishment category. The sweater is then lined with wax paper. There were … Continue reading

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Trend Watching With Fernando

Last week Fernando Dasilva was in New York and he managed to spend a little time people and window watching.  These are some of the trends he picked up. — I can positively say that  burgundy or bordeaux, navy blue … Continue reading

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How to Feature A Tube Clasp

Here is some gorgeous eye candy from Fernando DaSilva!  He recently created this design and I asked to photograph it for the blog.  You are getting a sneak peak! I wanted you to see how Fernando turned this tube clasp … Continue reading

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September Sapphire

This is a SWAROVSKI SEW-ON FLOWER. What is the Birthstone for September? From Birthstones.org Giving a piece of jewelry containing a birthstone gem will bring the wearer with good luck and protection. Monthly birthstones symbolize the month of birth according … Continue reading

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Revamp a Jacket with Crystal Snaps

The new Crystal Applicator made changing the look of my jacket a very simple project. The original buttons on this jacket were very inexpensive.  One even broke at the dry cleaners. By adding crystal snaps I made it look much … Continue reading

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How can Kumihimo Inspire you ?

I always love browsing the internet for new ideas and inspirations. Since John Bead carries over 65,000 products , I know I’ll always find something that I could easy re-create or draw inspiration from. So here I went and explored the … Continue reading

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Saturdays New Item Showcase

Saturdays New Item Showcase Saturday proved to be a great success ! This past Saturday John Beads had it’s first New Item Showcase Saturday. Customers had the opportunity to see and purchase Swarovski Elements NEW colors and shapes for the … Continue reading

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Amazing Farfalle Beads

I came across some great pieces using Farfalle Beads! BERNADETT VARGA’s blog AGABEN, showcases the designers beautiful work. The farfalle bead , also known as Bow beads or peanut beads by some, have an interesting shape that allows the beads … Continue reading

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