Global Chic Tapestry and Crystal

Global Chic Tapestry Cord Necklace by Carmi Cimicata and Nancy Donaldson

Global Chic Tapestry and Crystal Necklace for John Bead by CHA Designer Member: Carmi Cimicata

This week we are participating in a special blog hop with nearly 60 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) members from around the world who are coming together to help us celebrate the CHA MEGA Show 75th anniversary.


Welcome to the John Bead blog if you are a new reader.  Our blog hop showcase will feature a unique new stringing material we recently released called Global Chic Tapestry Cord.  This wonderful cotton cord is filled with fiber allowing designers to sew it with ease.

Global Chic Tapestry Cord

I asked CHA designer Nancy Donaldson to play with the cord during a session in my studio.  She pinned the cord into marvelous shapes and twists.  She could see many wonderful designs from the moment she began to manipulate the cord.

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A few strategic stitches with a needle and thread held her curves in place permanently.


Our unique findings sets at John Bead include these endcaps.  Two tapestry cords can be glued snugly into the cap and the ends look professionally finished now.

Hot Fix Crystals

When the necklace was secure it was time to bring out some crystals.  John Bead has a very large assortment of hot fix crystals.  These gems have a special glue on their backside that need to be heated before the crystal is applied.


Some locations on my necklace allowed for a bigger crystal.  In other areas I wanted just a tiny glittery highlight.


I used a Hot Fix Applicator which comes with different tips to apply different sized crystals.


The crystals catch the light when you wear this necklace.  I love the contrast between the cotton fiber cord and the glittery crystal.

The entire Global Chic collection will be presented at the CHA show in January.  Stop by our booth to see it and our other finished jewelry samples.



Nearly 60 CHA members from around the world are coming together to help us celebrate the CHA MEGA Show’s 75th anniversary for a whole week – Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11.  You’ll have plenty of chances to enter to win the $500 Visa gift card each day of the hop, on any of the participating blogs. Everyone is eligible to win, whether you’re in the U.S. or international.  Learn more and enter to win $500 by reading more here.

Their are just three entry options to win our $500+ Visa gift card:

1.  Leave a comment on your blog (mandatory) answering the question – “What is your favorite “can’t live without” craft supply or tool?”

2.  Tweet about the giveaway  (tweet text includes #CHAshow hashtag; can tweet daily for extra entries)
3.  Answer a multiple-choice poll about how often you “cre8time” for crafting  (double entry value)

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19 Responses to Global Chic Tapestry and Crystal

  1. Ava Gavloski says:

    Beautiful designs by creative artistic designers, always a pleasure to behold.

  2. Wow, your tapestry necklace is awesome. It appears to be quiet time consuming but the final outcome is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I’m a paper crafter who cannot live without my die-cutting machine! I use it every day as I craft. Actually, I’m so addicted to crafting that it is the first thing I do every day, and all day in most cases! I am excited about the CHA blog hop and have encouraged others to participate through my tweets at Again, TFS!

  3. Lisa Fulmer says:

    Thanks for being part of the See You at CHA Blog Hop!

  4. Alexia Misso says:

    Unique and creative necklace, love it! I don’t wear accessories but I would get them for my dear sisters who do wear them! Have fun at CHA! My can’t live without tool is my paper trimmer, I’m a paper crafter.

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow – amazing necklace! Loving this hop! My go to item is adhesive – liquid, dots, runners. I cannot do anything without it.

  6. Seth says:

    What a great product Carmi. Thanks for sharing and see you at CHA.

  7. barb macaskill says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOO! This looks like something I would use for lots of things!! Will definitely be getting my hands on some of this to give it a try!
    My must haves are paper, adhesives and dies!

  8. Jean Bullock says:

    Very cool necklace. I can’t live without my Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife.

  9. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Oh pretty! Thanks for showing the how to for this
    My can’t live without craft supply is stamps and ink.

  10. Linda Chidster says:

    E X C I T I N G !!! Can’t live without my Colored Pencils!!! TFS!!!

  11. Annie Lou says:

    This is new to me and beautiful. Cannot wait to get my wrist into one of these !!

  12. Judith Taylor says:

    I can’t live without beautiful papers.

  13. how neat! So fun to see your designs!

  14. Teresa Doyle says:

    This looks interesting.
    My Tonic paper cutter is a MUST!

  15. Joan m says:

    What a Beautiful necklace! I just can’t live without my paper trimmer

  16. TracyM #6773 says:

    GORGEOUS piece, LOVE it and the BEAUTIFUL cord – WOW!!!
    Hope you have a WONDERFUL time at CHA 🙂
    PS – I can’t live without my self healing craft mat, it is part of every project I create. I use the cutting side to cut, the grid on the cutting side to align and the reverse side for when I am adhering layers together AND as a sturdy base for my Big Shot when I’m die cutting and embossing too => YES, it is an AWESOME tool!!!

  17. Joan M. says:

    I can’t live without my regular liquid white glue. When other adhesives fail, this one (with all it’s faults) still gets the job done (on smaller projects).

  18. Missy says:

    My favorite tool is the Internet!!!

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