Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Bracelet – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

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Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Bracelet December 1st, 5pm CT

Class Project PDF is here:
Chocolate Raspberry Swirl

Description for our class:

In this class, we will create a swirling stitch of chocolate seed beads around pink raspberry beads and add a magnetic clasp!

Recommended Age: 13+
Skill Level: Beginner

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Owl Charm Earrings – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Recording of the live class is here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Owl Charm Earrings – November 24, 5pm Central Standard Time

Class Project PDF is here:
Owl Charm Earrings,Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

In this class we will build brick-stitch with seed beads onto a hoop component, then add a second layer of seed beads and a charm. The finished design looks like a gorgeous wreath of seed beads and in the sample, we’ve used a cute owl charm, perfect for the season. The techniques in this class are adaptable to any hoop component and charm of choice.

Recommended Age: All Ages
Skill Level: Intermediate

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Beaded Garlands Class – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The recorded live class is here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Live Class November 17, 5pm Central Time

Class Project PDF is here:
Beaded Garland

Description for our class:

In this class we will create a hand-knotted, beaded garland with John Bead Czech Glass Seed Beads. Class includes the knotting technique for two design variations and colorways and ends with creating a home made tassel with pearl cotton thread.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Flat Chenille Stitch Bracelets – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The recorded class is here (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Live Class was November 10, 2020

Class Project PDF is here:
Flat Chenille Step by Step

Description for our class:

In this class we will learn a nifty stitch technique called Flat Chenille.  The class will introduce how the stitch is constructed and show ideas for different size beads, changing up the number of columns, and finishing.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Beaded Candlelight – Flameless Tea Light Candle Holder – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Recorded Class is here. (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Live Class was November 3, 5pm Central Time

Class Project PDF is here:
Beaded Candlelight, Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

Create a warm glow this Fall with John Bead Czech Glass Seed Beads. Using even-count peyote stitch in the round, we will create a decorative votive designed to fit around a flameless, tea light candle. Change up the colors for a new look! This idea would also be great decor for Wedding Receptions!

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Peyote Charm Necklace – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Live Class Was October 27, 5pm Central Time.  The recording is here.

Class Project PDF is here:  Peyote Charm Necklace Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

Create a personalized charm necklace using any charms and colors you like! The technique we will learn is a bead-weaving staple: lengthwise, single-column, peyote stitch. The sample is worked with a unique spin that uses different bead sizes and counts. It creates a beaded chain that is strong while still being delicate and flexible. In the center of the chain we will add loops to capture charms.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Starflower Mandala Pendant – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Live Class was October 20, 5pm Central Time

Recording of the class now available here.  (Canadians click on link twice)

Class Project PDF is here:    Starflower Mandala Earrings Step-by-Step


Description of the class:
These Starflower Mandalas make a thoughtful gift. Symbolizing eternity, wholeness, friendship, and peace, they can be created in any colors you like. They will be unique, special, and loved by you and your gift recipient. For this class, we will learn the simple repeating technique that layers this piece together. You can even make them reversible by using different colors for the front and back of the design. This pattern is worked in a circle that builds onto itself using a netting technique to create and join the points of a star.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Design Your Own Stitched Pendant! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Recorded Class is here.  (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Project Pattern PDF:  Design-Your-Own Stitched Pendant!  

Project Pattern PDF:  Design-Your-Own Stitched Pendant!  

Live Class October 13, 5pm Central Time

Title of our class:  
Design-Your-Own Pendant!

Description for our class:
Creating your own bead weaving patterns is a fun and easy way to create a personalized gift. For this class, we will review brick-stitch technique and create a diamond shaped pendant necklace with John Bead Miyuki Delica beads. Follow one of the provided patterns, or use the blank palette to design your own in any colors you’d like!

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.
About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead