It is so wonderful to be back blogging for John Bead! Happy New Year!
In December I popped in for one last meeting to plan our January posts. Look at how many new products and samples I came home with!
If you ever get a chance to shop at the John Bead Warehouse in person you’ll end up meandering down rows and rows. I day-dream and get side tracked by so many possibilities. There are 60,000 items to choose from! On one such walk I came across all the nylon wire mesh boxes. There are 17 luscious colours to pick from. I picked up a pack and then put it back. What would I do with the mesh? I had no idea…all I knew was that I wanted it. Finally, Lilla from John Bead asked me to work with it so I had a very good reason to select my favorite colour: Light Aqua!
It is super easy to work with! I decided to make my first sample by filling the mesh with inexpensive (plastic) beads. I needed to close one end to start so I used a silver clamp.
Then I dropped in my beads.
A beaded necklace in seconds!
I hand sew these large felted beads so having a thicker necklace to showcase them on it just fantastic. I can colour coordinate my projects now!
Nylon Mesh tubing is a unique jewelry component. I have lots of experiments planned for it! Check out all your colour options at John Bead!