Scarabeaus by Jean Paul Gaultier for Swarovski

The Crystal Scarabaeus Green effect and Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl have also been designed by Jean Paul Gaultier for Swarovski to complement the Kaputt Collection. Inspired by the verdigris roof of the Paris Opera House, and by the scintillating metallic green-blue-purple luster of the scarab beetle once worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, the Scarabeaus innovations evoke an otherworldly, future-tech look.

Swarovski Fall/Winter 2016/17

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HIGHLIGHTS of the 2016/17 LAUNCH

KAPUTT  DESIGNED  BY JEAN PSUL GAULTIER

While the whole world strives for perfection, Swarovski discovers the beauty of imperfection, guided and inspired by none other than design legend Jean Paul Gaultier. Together with Swarovski’s own Design Center HQ and Product Management experts, Gaultier developed the spectacular Kaputt Collection exclusively for Swarovski. Cut, color, facets, and even small details were defined, shaped, and approved by Jean Paul Gaultier himself. Like its name, the German word for “broken,” suggests, the collection presents a technological innovation that deliberately breaks with convention. It celebrates the appeal of being different and unpredictable, which, according to the designer, is much more exciting than the precise and perfect.

NEW EFFECT CRYSTAL SCARABAEUS GREEN DESIGNED BY JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

Expressing his desire for an exclusive effect that would match his Kaputt Collection, haute couture icon Jean Paul Gaultier developed Crystal Scarabaeus Green together with a team of experts from Swarovski. The story goes that as a young man, he would frequently pass the Paris opera house and was fascinated by the green coloring of the tarnished copper roof. For his effect, he wanted this precise scintillating shade of green, combined with the mythological shimmer of the Egyptian scarab.

Aptly named, Crystal Scarabaeus Green evokes the magic glow of the scarab, shimmering in green, blue, and purple with a metallic luster that combines bright and shadowy facets to create a stunningly graphic surface.

NEW EFFECT CRYSTAL LIGHT CHROME

This cool and modern metallic effect caters to the growing importance of non-gender specific products. A modern mind-set, particularly with millennials, has led to design elements and colors that cross boundaries and genders. The cold silver of Crystal Light Chrome is perfectly placed to appeal to both men and women alike.

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Carnival and Performing Arts Catalog!

Carnival and Performing Art

This is the catalog many of you have been waiting for!

For the first time in 60 years of business operations we are proudly launching a catalog exclusively dedicated to products used by the Carnival & Performing Arts segments.

After many years supplying feathers, rhinestones, appliques, crystal beads and trims to this very unique clientele, we have decided that it was time to create a comprehensive catalog that compiles some of our most popular product lines for our Caribana, Carnival, Ballet, Dance and Ice Skating costumers.

Our goal is to provide a substantial catalog and at same time make your shopping experience with John Bead as pleasant and easy as possible.

Whether these products will be used as a focal element or as an enhancing component to create different styles of costumes or accessories, this catalog will provide you a friendly look at our fantastic product lines.

We have compiled in 150 pages the most desirable, sparkling and luscious components that will set your path to a creative world.

You may view the catalog on our website or download it as a PDF file. (it is a rather large download).  

Hard copies will be made available shortly through our sales team.