Swarovski Fall/Winter 2016/17


HIGHLIGHTS of the 2016/17 LAUNCH


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.


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.


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.

Live (later today) on the Johnbead.com website.

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.

Win a trip to visit Swarovski in Austria!

Win A Trip for Two To Visit Swarovski in Austria!

John Bead is proud to announce your chance to win an unforgettable trip for two to visit Swarovski Headquarters and Crystal Worlds, the multi-media crystal museum in Wattens, Austria.

2015 marks a very special anniversary milestone for Swarovski as they celebrate 120 years of crystal making history.  You’ll be stepping into the sparkling world of Swarovski with an insider’s look at the history of Swarovski and the all-new and expanded Crystal Worlds museum.

Prize Includes

The winning customer will receive the following:

  • Two round trip coach class airline tickets to Austria (You’ll be flying to Innsbruck)
  • Four nights hotel accommodation with breakfast included.
  • Transportation from Innsbruck to Wattens
  • Day trip to Swarovski Headquarters to visit House Marie and Crystal Worlds and including luncheon

How To Become Eligible To Win

John Bead customers will receive one ballot for every Swarovski order they place, valued at $2,500.00 (before taxes and shipping) prior to October 30, 2015. The more you buy, the more ballots you will have entered in the draw box to win. Orders cannot be accumulated or combined throughout the duration of the contest.

The Contest will be open from April 8, 2015 until October 30th, 2015.

The prize includes two round trip coach class airline tickets to Austria, hotel accommodations for four nights, a special tour of Swarovski’s House Marie and two tickets to Crystal Worlds.  Swarovski will be making all the arrangements for the tours in Austria and they have a few more surprises planned!

Contest Details

Winner can pick their dates to travel from November 2015 to April 2016.

Winners must be 21 or older to qualify.

Winner name and company name will be announced via social media.

The prize may not be transferred or converted to cash.

Extra Fun

Additional fun excursions will be included and announced this fall when we can confirm schedules in Innsbruck.

Selecting The Winning Ballot

Throughout the duration of the contest ballot entries will be scrutinized and subject to audit by the Controller office at John Bead.  On Monday November 2, a public draw will be held in the John Bead showroom by the President and witnessed by the Controller office.  The winner will be notified by phone and announced via John Bead social media platforms and newsletters.  For any issues that may arise, decisions made by John Bead senior management are final without dispute.

Our Sales Representatives 

Erwin Vivanco           Erwin.Vivanco@johnbead.com

Donna Walton           Donna.Walton@johnbead.com

Lynda Stewart           Lynda.Stewart@johnbead.com

Thanh Tran               Thanh.Tran@johnbead.com

Tel:  (416) 757-3287    Toll-free: 1-(888) 755-9055

For More Information

Carmi Cimicata

Social Media and Marketing Manager

Email: carmi.cimicata@johnbead.com