Step by Step Instructions for Rhombus Harlequin Bracelet

Designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead

Techniques:

Basic bead weaving knowledge, Right Angle Weave (RAW)

The Harlequin Bracelet is one of two project PDFS we will release this month by Debra Schwartz.  It features our own bead; The Rhombus bead which was designed for us by Lena Gillespie.

Project PDF:

Harlequin Bracelet – Step by Step PDF is here

Product Links:

White, Silver and Pink color wave project products linked here.

White, Silver and Black color wave products linked here.

Tools and findings linked here.

All together tools, findings, and both color waves are here.

Beading Etiquette:

Although this is a free pattern, please be kind and give credit to the designer when you share a photo of the item you made with this pattern online or when you sell the item.

About Debra Schwartz

Other free patterns designed by Debra for John Bead are linked here.

Debra Schwartz is on Facebook as DatzKats Designed and is linked here.

DatzKatz Designs – Bead Weaving Patterns by Debra Schwartz
Available here: linked here.

More John Bead Projects

To see all the free projects that John Bead releases, consider joining our special Facebook group linked here.

 

Rouge Pearls from Swarovski

Swarovski Rouge Pearls
Swarovski’s vibrant new color ― the richest, most lustrous red ever. Get inspired Luxe designs which command attention. Use the new Crystal Rouge Pearl in a variety of sizes to create outstanding look-at-me jewelry.  Lena Gillespie has created several pieces of jewelry to inspire you which we will feature on our Facebook page.

Swarovski has also created a free PDF project step by step for everyone, featuring the new pearls.

Swarovski_Crystal_Rouge_instruction_project

Swarovski Around The World Trip to the Grand Canyon Necklace

This month, Swarovski is celebrating the Grand Canyon and its majestic beauty.  Our designer Lena Gillespie visited this sacred place and was clearly inspired.  We asked her for an interpretation on this months Crystals Around The World location and se submitted this necklace.    By the way, if you are wondering about the metal findings, this is what Lena does wen I give her a sample bag from @TierraCast.  Nothing is ever wasted.

What Lena thinks about her Crystals Around The World Grand Canyon necklace featuring Swarovski Bicones, TierraCast end caps and leather cord:

“I am totally in love with this piece…its been forming in my head ever since you handed me a bag of samples of TierraCast End Caps.. they are so beautiful but I only had one of each style and shape…but they remind me of southwest cowbells….and worked perfectly in this piece. I’m totally over the moon with this piece and will be creating one for me.”

The John Bead products Lena used to make her necklace are linked here.

The Earth’s history is truly like no other. Over millions and millions of years this land has formed and then reformed to reveal what we all know as the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA at dawn from the south rim.

The colorful stratified layers of rock composing the sides of the Grand Canyon change over the course of the day as the sun moves and the light transforms one scene into another leaving us with a view that takes your breath away. These textures and colors provided a boundless source of inspiration that inspired these pieces.

The project PDFs from Swarovski to make earrings and a leather bracelet are right here:  Grand Canyon Earrings and Bracelet projects

 

Swarovski Fall/Winter 2021/22 “Embracing the Next” Projects

 

Welcome to our new collection for Fall/Winter 2021/22 where “Embracing the Next” is key. As we move into a brave new future we discover a whole world of radiant opportunities with our mesmerizing new crystal innovations and inspirations.
Pearls – New Shapes linked here.
Pendants – New Style linked here.
Pendants – Line Extensions – new colors linked here.
Beads – Line extension new colors linked here.

These featured earings are in the new Inspirational Projects PDF.

Swarovski Around The World Trip to the Grand Canyon

The Earth’s history is truly like no other. Over millions and millions of years this land has formed and then reformed to reveal what we all know as the Grand Canyon.

The colorful stratified layers of rock composing the sides of the Grand Canyon change over the course of the day as the sun moves and the light transforms one scene into another leaving us with a view that takes your breath away. These textures and colors provided a boundless source of inspiration that inspired these pieces.

The project PDF from Swarovski to make the earrings and leather bracelet are right here:

Grand Canyon Earrings and Bracelet projects

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA at dawn from the south rim.

 

Swarovski Crystals Around the World – Costa Rica Earrings and Necklace Projects

Starting as underwater volcanoes which then surfaced over thousands and thousands of years, Costa Rica has evolved into one of the largest, lush ecosystems in the world. Imagine yourself rappelling down a waterfall, relaxing in hot springs, hiking along the rolling fog of the cloud forest or exploring the pink sandy beaches of the Guanacaste coastline. 

Theses adventures paired with rich tropical flora and fauna and soft sunsets over crystal blue water were the incredible inspiration for these pieces – and my version of ‘paradise’. 

The link to the PDF from Swarovski to make the featured jewelry is linked here:

Costa Rica Bracelet and Earrings Projects