Category Archives: Metal Complex

Metal Complex is a specialty line of products featuring leather crafting supplies and tools, DIY interchangeable jewelry, unique stringing materials, hand made and stamped bezels, metal blanks, metal punches, tools, components, safety equipment and finishes for the new or experienced jewelry artisan.

Create Your Own Badge With Leather and Beads

Earlier this year we shared some images of the “make and take” project John Bead presented at the winter trade shows.  These leather and bead badges were very popular so we are sharing our step by step with you. Color … Continue reading

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Thread Wrapped Metal Cuff

This bangle is a great opportunity to create a fresh summer look with a few components. I glued a broken rhinestone section to the blank metal bracelet.  The rhinestone chain allowed me to space my thread wrapping perfectly. I wrapped the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Macrame With Genuine Leather Cord

This is the perfect time of the year to wear necklaces that feel a little more substantial. These simple but stylish necklaces were made by Nancy Donaldson who spent a few hours working with our leather cord collection.   While … 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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Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post Five

Here is a closer look at a necklace that went down the catwalk during the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom. The necklace was designed by Fernando DaSilva exclusively for the Craft & Hobby Stitch International Show.    

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Trinket of Gems Necklace By Fernando DaSilva

Designed by Fernando Dasilva Materials    Metal Complex Bezel – Handmade Pendant Square Antique Brass 8 icy bead pebble metallic gold – 278 00486-06s8 8 large bronze jump rings –  22 801 261 Gilder’s paste – Fundrey Bronze – 888 18840-09 … Continue reading

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Stitching And Lacing Pony – New Leather Works Tool

We have another new tool for leather crafting enthusiasts.  Our “Stitching & Lacing Pony” is a traditional tool allowing you to secure your project in place so you can use both hands to focus on lacing and sewing.  You will … Continue reading

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Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post Four

Here is a closer look at another set of jewelry that went down the catwalk during the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom. Greek goddesses by Metal Complex. British models wearing leather and crystal Swarovski accents designed by Fernando … Continue reading

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Apoxie Clay and Our Hand Made Bezels

This pretty Parisian themed necklace was photographed when we launched our handmade bezel collection. The necklace featured the copper lipped bezel.  It is also available in brass, antique brass and antique copper.  The shapes include oval, circle, rectangle and the … Continue reading

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