Candied Almonds Bracelet Step by Step PDF

Sewn bracelet made using PRECIOSA Twin™ and PRECIOSA Tee™ beads.  Designer: Helena Chmelíková.

Candied almonds

Free project PDF for this bracelet linked here.

Choose the now traditional and popular PRECIOSA Twin™ bead and the unusually shaped PRECIOSA Tee™ bead from the extensive range of PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™. Be inspired by the tasteful color scheme of a chocolate bonbon with candied almonds and sew an interesting bracelet.

Create Your Own Badge With Leather and Beads

John Bead Beaded and Leather Badges!

Earlier this year we shared some images of the “make and take” project John Bead presented at the winter trade shows.  These leather and bead badges were very popular so we are sharing our step by step with you.

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Color has meaning and we chose to focus on five unique palettes.

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The leather badge was created utilizing tooling leather for the shaped background and leather sheets for the stripe.

Leather sheets  Tooling Leather

We have attached the PDF created by our Marketing department so you can make your own.

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Leather Badges template

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It is helpful to have a leather punch so you can make holes for the pins to go through.

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We also provided some leather crafting tools so that the leather edges received some detailing.  This is the leather edge beveler.

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Each badge featured one of these kilt pins.  There are three open spots to hang an embellishment or charm on.

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Beads we have an abundance of!  We provided a selection of gorgeous Czech glass beads for our make and takes along with eye pins and jump rings.  We think everyone really enjoyed creating their own bead charms/dangles.  We also had some tiny metal spacers available for anyone wanting to add some metallic shimmer.

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Although we had a color palette for inspiration we noticed quite quickly that some participants wanted to select their own colors.  That worked out really well too!

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We also gave our participants one more opportunity to embellish their pins since there was a little extra space available before setting the kilt pin onto the leather badge.

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I think the extra beads made the top look extra special.

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This is an easy make and take to set up.  It is a great way to use up smaller beads and leftovers.  We hope you enjoy making your own badges, with and without, a leather badge background.  The kilt pins are perfect for all awareness campaigns.

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Statement Necklace with Wire Wrapped Glass Beads

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Looking to create some free spirit style jewelry this summer?

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You might think I took a great deal of time to wire wrap a large number of turquoise pressed glass pieces for this long necklace/

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I did not!  We sell them already wrapped!

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The fabulous pendant is part of our new statement peice collection.

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To complete the look I created links with a number of left over metal and red beads from other projects.

Here is a closer look at some of the pendants in the collection.

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Each peice is a showstopper.

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Of course, I made a bracelet to match!  This will be one of my summer 2017 go-to sets!

Lush Green Multi Length Simply Stylish Necklace

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By Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp and Perles Et Cetera
This is the English translation for this project which appeared in the magazine in French.

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When Pantone announced that the 2017 Colour of the year was GREENERY, I was ecstatic. Green is such a powerful colour. Pantone described it as fresh, restorative and Nature’s neutral. “A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

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I truly enjoy stringing interesting components, so it was easy for me to just go to my stash and gather strands of green beads for this project. John Bead Corp has over 3000 items that are “green” including Czech pressed glass beads, wood beads and semi precious stones.

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The unique product that I was most interested in using for the first time was the green Lucite petal beads in our Tropical Punch collection. These petal beads are available in several colours. The green is a non-traditional flower colour, however for this project it is a perfect addition.

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The curved petal beads become a flower shape when strung on elastic and tied tightly together with a knot. This creates a circle center.

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You can stretch the circle center over the flower component crystal and it will settle into place. For extra security you can add a little bit of glue to the knot you made with the elastic.

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I strung a very long strand of multi shaped beads from my collection. I finished each side of the beaded necklace with an EZ Crimp End.

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My beautiful long strand of beads does not need a clasp to get it on and off. I opted to attach both ends to my Flower Maker components. The necklace is ready to wear.

I could have stopped at this point and would have been happy with my statement piece.

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However, I had already decided that I would want to wear this necklace a couple of different ways. My next step was to create this simple necklace extender with some lobster clasps, jump rings and chain.

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Then I placed some large jump rings in several key spots on my long necklace.

 

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The jump rings look like part of my design.

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My necklace looks wonderful worn as one long piece.

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When I attach my necklace extender to those jump rings I can created tiered lengths.

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Add in a necklace extender and jump rings and I have several new looks to enjoy.

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This will be my go-to summer look!

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When I want the flower to be showcased differently I can wear it this way.

The GREENERY colour of the year has inspired me to create a new necklace that I can wear several different ways. Like the colour, I am feeling refreshed and restored now that I have completed this project.

All products from John Bead Corp

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Elastic Cord
Large and small Jump Rings
Lobster Clasps
Selection of pressed glass beads
Wood beads
EZ-Crimp Ends from Beadalon

Halloween Inspiration!

Don’t be frightened to plan your Halloween projects, classes or costumes!  We have plenty of beads, skulls, trims, feathers, masks, sequins and more to make this occasion easy to organize.

 

Here are a few of my favorite things for Halloween costumes, jewelry and decorating from our Catalog.

 

 

 

Flat Leather and Beads

I wanted to lighten my mood with a pastel colour that reminds me of warmer days.

There are so many pink czech beads to choose from.  I used a mixed bag as well as two sizes of round beads.

I thought the beads went very well with our new flat leather.

My necklace is showing off a flat leather pendant Nancy Donaldson shaped with aluminum wire.

There are many ways to use the new leather!