Category Archives: Semi-Precious

Semi-Precious Skull Bead Earrings

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Blue Goldstone Jewelry with Hamsa Hand Charms

Blue Goldstone is a man-made stone. Its sparkle comes from flecks of copper.  They say that Blue Goldstone is a helpful aide for children who are afraid of the dark. Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded … Continue reading

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Spelling Secrets with Semi Precious Stones

In the current issue of Perles et Cetera, a premier French publication for jewelry makers, we have a new semi precious project step by step.  This is the English translation. Designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp. and Perles … Continue reading

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August Is All About Peridot!

The birthstone for August is Peridot. It is the official stone of Egypt and is rumored to have been Cleopatra’s gem of choice. In ancient times, it was believed that the Peridot was a gift of Mother Nature to celebrate … Continue reading

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Semi Precious Beads, Wood Beads, Tassels and Charms – A Step by Step for Five Meaningful Bracelets

  The Courage Bracelet The bracelet features Carnelian Semi Precious Beads and Wood. Carnelian grounds and anchors you in the present reality. A stabilizing stone with high energy, it is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation, and for stimulating creativity. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit More About Our 2017 Semi Precious Stone Collection – Their Best Attributes

We have had the opportunity to participate in several Make and Take events with our semi precious beads this spring.  (The projects above will be featured in upcoming blog posts.) There are many wonderful attributes associated with semi-precious gems and crystals. … Continue reading

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New Semi Precious Round Beads

Semi Precious round beads are on trend this year for mala style necklaces.  Our latest collection will have you creating memorable peices.

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New Semi Precious Beads

Semi precious strands (you could use Jade or Moss Agate) and our patina components.      Carnelian semi precious beads and a red cotton tassel.       Amazonite semi precious bracelet and metal patina components.      Mahogany Jasper … Continue reading

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Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Wild Boho Look

Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI) Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the … Continue reading

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Global Chic Glamour Necklace for Perles et Cetera

Global Chic Glamour Necklace by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp The desire to explore distant lands and to experience cultural diversity is the inspiration for the new DIY jewelry making line from John Bead called Global Chic. This twisted … Continue reading

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