Category Archives: Semi-Precious

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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Semi-Precious Sale This Month

You’ll appreciate the wonderful selection of semi-precious strands that have been included in this month’s extra special sale.  

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New Semi-Precious Chips – Color Beyond Compare

Isn’t this strand spectacular?   We have new semi-precious chips packs in an artists palette of color options. This collection is awash in supercharged colours.   You’ll see earth-inspired colors, bright and bold, cool and luscious and candy colors.  Each … Continue reading

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Rings by Giovanna

John Bead Corporation has its roots within the Czech Republic and is Canada’s largest master importer of Czech glass beads, crystals and components. We are excited to announce our latest publication: “Rings by Giovanna” This manual is the first of a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Agate Beads

This new necklace was created by Nancy Donaldson in my studio this week.  I asked her to take a look at all the gorgeous new Fire and Ice Agate beads in my studio and she could not resist creating something … Continue reading

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Trend Alert – Are You Seeing Butterflies?

I have been seeing butterflies everywhere I look right now.  Have you? Entire butterflies, parts of butterflies and wings are constantly catching my eye. They are being cut from so many different fibers and materials. Naturally I am very interested … Continue reading

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Day of The Dead Ornament

Okay, not every ornament has to have a traditional white, green and red Christmas theme.  Many people use ornaments at different times of the year and I could not help but think that this one would be a fun one … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Agate Beads – Blue Sky

The stars of this necklace are the extremely beautiful Fire and Ice Agate beads. Blue Sky is available in three sizes 10ml, 12ml, 16ml,  I simply strung them all to create this necklace. The beads really require no additional embellishment.  I made … Continue reading

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Warped Elegance – A Fernando’s Atelier Necklace

This is another of the wonderful samples you can see in person the John Bead showroom. The agate slabs are beautifully showcased! Design title: Warped Elegance Necklace Mood: Summertime, wedding on a beach, art exhibition opening Skill level: Intermediate Duration: … Continue reading

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