The Latest from John Bead – New Leather Sheets, Tools, Snaps and Rivets

Our Leather Works program has grown to include several new and much loved tools for leather crafting enthusiasts. We have a new Stitching and Lacing Pony, Rivet and Snap Setters, Edge Slickers and new Stitching Awl Bobbin replacements.

We know you will love our new selection of  8 x10 soft leather sheets.  The rich range of colours will result in gorgeous finished leather projects.

We also have new snaps, double cap and rapid rivets in several sizes.

A Closer Look At Fernando’s Gold Winery Necklace

This necklace is featured on our new banner (with matching earring) to celebrate the launch of our new line of faux suede tassels.  Fernando named it “The Gold Winery.”

He  carefully selected with our team: pre-made suede tassels, pre-made chain tassels, fantastic laser cut filigree hand assembled fancy chain and one of the best clasps on the market right now…exclusive to Metal Complex.  I’ll give you a link to each!

The faux suede tassels are easy to see here.

The chain tassels are here.

The new fancy chain with filigree leaves is here.

Both tassel collections work beautifully together.  Let’s not forget the gorgeous kumihimo braid Fernando used as a foundation for this necklace.  His rattail colours are divine.

We have an exclusive new collection of glue in end caps as well.  This hook and eye style will be perfect for your kumihimo and other stringing projects.

 I am planning dozens of different ways to use these tassels!

The Tassel Trend

Row 1: ZAC Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, Dries-Van-Noten, Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schoule
Row 2: Lanvin , Lanvin, Ben-Amun, Suzi Roher, Vivien Frank Designs
Row 3: AOS, Car Shoe, JewelMint, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin
Row 4: Alexander McQueen, MOSCHINO, ROSANTICA Salvador, La Droguerie,

Everywhere I look I see a tassel!  Have you noticed this trend as well? It would seem that everything looks a little more finished and beautiful with the addition of either a small or large tassel.

So I am thrilled to showcase the new faux suede tassel collection that is now at John Bead!

Fernando DaSilva designed this new set of jewelry to introduce the line to you.  The tassels combined with kumihimo and our new fancy chain looks so luxurious.  These pieces will definitely take you from day time to night time.   We’ll be featuring lots of tassels in the weeks ahead.