Category Archives: Preciosa- The Masters of Crystal

Explore the many ways to design with Preciosa Genuine Czech Crystals

Designing With The New Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

This bracelet and the second one featured in this post were designed by Fernando DaSilva for John Bead.  They will have you wondering how you have lived without the newest tool from Beadalon if you enjoy making or teaching others … Continue reading

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Macrame Choker With Hemp

This choker features traditional macrame knotting.  It really is a skill that is useful in so many stringing applications. Nancy Donaldson created this necklace to feature our natural hemp strings. Isn’t it delightful?  It will be just perfect for summer outings. … Continue reading

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Tropical Punch Flower Maker and Petal Beads

Turn your life into an endless summer with the most colorful and fun creative DIY components from Tropical Punch.  The collection includes a luscious assortment of Lucite flowers and chain, round and tear drop beads, three dimensional flowers, filigree components, sliders, a … Continue reading

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The ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards

Submitted by Fernando DaSilva, John Bead Product Development & Creative Manager. Inspired by the popularity of  reality shows like “Project Runway”, Accessories Magazine has joined forces with FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and  Czech Crystal Manufacturer PRECIOSA to launch The ICE Crystal … Continue reading

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The Very Large Preciosa Crystal Pendant

You might be surprised to see one of the “Real Housewives on our blog today.  We could not help but notice the very large crystal pendant that Kyle Richards has been wearing. (Kyle Egan Richards is an American actress and … Continue reading

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Jars of Happy = Wood Pendants and Crystals

I can never resist a Treasure Mix!  I love these special jars from John Bead because they are always filled to the brim with great components.  The pricing is phenomenal as well.  Last year in Florida I took my niece … Continue reading

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Hearts To Love

Glass Lamp Pendant – one of my favorite hearts in the John Bead catalogue. PRECIOSA M.C. PENDANT Heart 18mm LIGHT VITRAIL SWAROVSKI PENDANT 6202 HEART  MM14.4×14 AB EMERALD SWAROVSKI BEAD 5743 WILD HEART 17mm AMETHYST SWAROVSKI PENDANT 6228 HEART  14.4x14mm … Continue reading

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Spotlight on New Large Preciosa Crystal Drops – Part Two

Pink Candy Crystal AB Bermuda Blue Crystal Honey Crystal Jet

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Spotlight on New Large Preciosa Crystal Drops

39x25mm Light Vitrail Side view. Marea Sahara Chromium

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Pink Ultra Suede Cuff

This cuff would look spectacular on a sun tanned arm!  It is pretty and lightweight and ideal for summer time wardrobes. If you are following the posts this week, I am turning the new ultra suede strips into cuffs with … Continue reading

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