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Hello friends,

It took some tech support sleuthing to discover and delete the hack that was made to our blog.  We truly apologize for the blog posts it generated.

This was most frustrating for us too and it has become a constant battle.  By way of example, I just deleted over 30,000 messages that we caught in our anti-spam program before this hack.  For companies everywhere, it is a challenge to continually monitor and protect our websites.

Thank you for your patience.

Carmi Cimicata, Marketing Manager for John Bead

 

Sewn bracelet made with PRECIOSA Candy Rose

Project PDF

We have prepared an attractive bracelet for you in pastel shades and made with the new PRECIOSA Candy Rose bead in combination with PRECIOSA Solo™.

We have modified the smooth shape of PRECIOSA Candy™ and created an embossed surface with a stylised rose, as the name suggests.

PDF linked here.


Design: Helena Chmelíková

Sweet Heart Pendant Free Project PDF

Step by Step Instructions for the Sweet Heart Pendant are in a PDF format.  Click on image above to see the full project.

Techniques: Basic bead weaving knowledge, PRAW (prismatic right angle weave), Circular Peyote, Peyote

Design & Pattern by Debra Schwartz for John Bead Corp.

Be Yourself – Introducing Swarovski Fall/Winter 2019/20

Today Swarovski officially launches their latest collection.

Here is a brief look at the new innovations.

“When it comes to Swarovski’s innovations, our clients have always been among our biggest sources of inspiration. This season’s innovations express the desire for uniqueness. Individualism is a growing megatrend that is poised to impact the lifestyle of the future. More and more,  uniqueness, self-discovery and self-expression are becoming part of our DNA and a new measure of value in our society. Under the motto  
“Be Yourself,” we have translated this desire into crystal innovations reflecting four aspects of self-discovery: “Check Yourself,” 
“Find Yourself,” “Excess Yourself,” and “Dress Yourself”.  

NEW CRYSTAL PEARL COLOR – Crystal Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl

Introducing A Brand New Bead – The LINK!

 It isn’t every day that a company can say they are launching a new bead, that is in fact almost 80 years old.

Mrs. Oldriska, a Czech pressed bead manufacturer, designed the LINKbead in the 1940’s and this mid-century masterpiece has finally been rediscovered and manufactured by her granddaughter.
3 x10mm – Two Holes
LINK is the perfect name to describe what it is and what it does.
It is both a component and a connection to the past.
A vintage design so contemporary you will wonder why this bead wasn’t mass marketed decades ago.
These beads look beautiful on their own,
but combined with the other beads, they offer designers
many new options for bead placement.
Joined together the LINK beads create a fabulous chain.

Our first project PDF (released later this week) will show you how to make the original chain as designed by our link inventor.

We are honoured to have been asked to launch this bead exclusively and world-wide.
200 piece bags are shipping now in over 70 colors.
Vials will be available shortly!
You can read about the history of the bead at

Introducing Anishinaabe Bimishimo

  16-year-old Émilie McKinney is from Swan Lake First Nation, Manitoba. She is a bilingual student, an international dancer (hoop, fancy, jingle, traditional) and an artist who wanted to make herself a new jingle dress.

  She and her Mom; Natalie Foidart, called their local supplier to get jingles and he explained that he had retired. There was no one in the area who made them, so Émilie decided that she wanted to make them locally herself.

  Émilie drew up a logo and a five year plan so that she could be the new Canadian manufacturer, supplier and designer of jingles and worked closely with her mom, Natalie Foidart to get her business started. After researching various meanings to words and careful consideration, she chose Anishinaabe (it’s who she is, a Native Canadian, First Nation Person) Bimishimo (dancing by) Corporation.   

 John Bead is honored to have been one of the companies that Émilie McKinney (along with her mom, Natalie Foidart) met with during their initial research and we are excited to be the first distributor to support their new business. 

“I’m really thankful for Daniel John to have personally taken time to answer our many questions on numerous occasions and for his guidance as well. We are excited to have our products available at John Bead Corporation.” – Émilie McKinney 

The logo has special meaning.

“The outer circle represents the world around us in full circle and the inner circle is a reminder of the full circle within ourselves. The tipi symbolizes home, family, where the heart is and the open tipi door welcomes ideas, hope, dreams, dance and people. The medicine wheel is a reminder to follow and never forget the sacred teachings including being humble, asking for help when needed and to show appreciation when it is given. Anishinaabe Bimishimo is written because it represents her and the feathers on either end. Feathers are used in prayer, for smudging, and in regalia.”

Canadian made using mild steel which has a very different sound than other jingles.

Nickel, Brass and Copper options.

Embossed flat plates or cones.

1.75 inch and 2.6 inch sizes (great for adult and childrens projects)