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. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success in business and other matters. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception.

What You Need

  • John Bead Corp 8mm Carnelian Semi Precious Beads 27600623-02  (2)
  • John Bead Corp 8mm Red Wood Beads 286519-03  (3)
  • John Bead Red Cotton Tassel 1543410-09 (4)
  • TierraCast Wing Charm 94-2341  (4)
  • Beadalon Elastic Cord Needle (1)
  • John Bead Stretch Bead Cord 25003000-01
  • Jump ring to add wing and tassel

The bracelet featured is considered a “large” size which is 7 1/4 inches long.

You add to your needle:  5 wood beads + 6 carnelian beads + the jump ring with dangles + 6 carnelian beads + 6 wood beads to make a size 7 ¼ wrist size.

Working with a ruler you can add and subtract wood beads. The Beadalon stainless steel elastic cord needle allows you to plan out your design.

Cut a generous amount of stretch cord (elastic) for the stringing part of the project. I used four times the length of my bracelet.

I wanted my elastic to be double thickness so I placed the cord into the threader hook so that I had equal amounts of stretch cord on either side of the loop.

Once the stretch cord was ready I simply pushed my beads off the needle onto the cord.

A good knot holds the bracelet together. You can add a tiny bit of glue to the stretch cord knot for a little extra security.

Other Designs

The Integrity Bracelet

The bracelet features Tiger Eye Semi Precious Beads and Wood.

Tiger’s Eye is a protective stone that was traditionally carried as a talisman against ill wishing and curses. It shows the correct use of power and brings out integrity. It assists in accomplishing goals, recognizing inner resources and promoting clarity of intention.

  • John Bead Corp 8mm Tiger Eye Semi Precious Beads 27600615-01
  • John Bead Corp 8mm Mahogany Wood Beads 286519-11
  • John Bead Light Brown Cotton Tassel 1543410-21
  • TierraCast Peace Charm 942293

Plus

  • John Bead Stretch Bead Cord
  • Jump ring to add charm and tassel

The Truth Bracelet

The bracelet features Obsidian Semi Precious Beads and Wood.

Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. As a result, it works extremely fast and with great power. Its truth-enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses, and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian.

Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity.

  • John Bead Corp 8mm Obsidian Semi Precious Beads 27600615-01
  • John Bead Corp 8mm Black Wood Beads 286519-02
  • John Bead Black Cotton Tassel 1543410-01
  • TierraCast Feather Charm 942045

Plus

  • John Bead Stretch Bead Cord
  • Jump ring to add charm and tassel

The Filter Bracelet 

The bracelet features Amazonite Semi Precious Beads and Wood.

Amazonite has a powerful filtering action. It blocks the earth’s vibrations, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. This is an extremely soothing stone. 

  • John Bead Corp 8mm Amazonite Semi Precious Beads 27600613-02
  • John Bead Corp 8mm Natural Wood Beads 286519-09
  • John Bead Turquoise Green Cotton Tassel 1543410-16
  • TierraCast Lock Charm 943144

Plus

  • John Bead Stretch Bead Cord
  • Jump ring to add charm and tassel

 

The Love Bracelet

The bracelet features Pink Quartz Semi Precious Beads and Wood.

Pink (rose) Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is calming, reassuring, and excellent for use in trauma or crisis. If you want to attract love, look no further than romantic Rose Quartz.

  • John Bead Corp 8mm Pink Quartz Semi Precious Beads 27600614-01
  • John Bead Corp 8mm Light Brown Wood Beads 286519-10
  • John Bead Turquoise Rosewater Cotton Tassel 1543410-06
  • TierraCast Sacred Heart Milagros Charm 942342

Plus

  • John Bead Stretch Bead Cord
  • Jump ring to add charm and tassel

You can read more about the attributes of our 2017 semi precious collection in this PDF.

John Bead Corp does not guarantee the health or physical benefits referenced. This brief summary shares in a light-hearted fashion some of the most popular attributes associated with semi precious stones. You can read and learn a great deal more about these stones in the:  THE CRYSTAL BIBLES 1,2,3 – THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CRYSTALS Written by Judy Hall

Projects by Carmi Cimicata

Amazingly Simple Golden Beauty Choker

By Carmi Cimicata

Amazingly Simple Golden Beauty Choker
Created by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp. and Perles Et Cetera

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There are moments when you shop for beads when you come across components that you instantly know will create a spectacular piece of jewelry. That was my reaction to the launch of our company’s twelve limited edition bead mixes.   These bead mixes are unique because each collection was hand picked by our company Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva.

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The John Bead Company is over 60 years old and has been importing Czech glass since the 1950s. Over these last decades, our warehouse has stockpiled some stunning firepolished and pressed glass beads that we are just now unpacking and reviewing. Some of the beads are vintage and many will never be manufactured again.   Each bead mix has a blended color palette and for my choker I selected the Gold Gravel collection.

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I wanted to create a tiered choker, so a beading board was my best option to get my strand lengths correct. The options for my choker were limitless. The strands I designed featured some of the unique pressed glass pieces that deserved to be highlighted.

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I then strung each strand with wire and used crimps and a crimping tool from Beadalon to secure my beads.

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I attached each strand to a flat bar for spacing and then added a few links and a clasp to make my choker comfortable to wear.

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With my choker complete I knew I would love a matching bracelet. Gold memory wire was all needed to string this golden cuff.

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Of course, it also made sense to create earrings to match!

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My new set of golden jewelry is complete and my bead mix box still seems to be half full! Working with a pre-selected collection of beads allowed me to focus on my projects and I was not distracted searching through my own stash for beads that would be compatible. Now I want to make something with the eleven other bead mixes that Fernando DaSilva selected!

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Main Products Used From John Bead

GOLD GRAVEL Mixed Beads

BEAD DESIGN BOARD

LINK FLAT BAR

BEADALON MEMORY WIRE BRACELET

Bangle Bracelet Weaver With Unique Fibers

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This bracelet is beautifully woven and unique because of an easy to use new tool from Beadalon.

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The fibers I used include our Lovely Knots 1mm cord along with a small ball of recycled sari yarn.

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Kleshna’s Bangle Bracelet Weaver tool was launched in January and you will find a step by step photo how-to in the box detailing how to both set up and use the tool.  I also included a video tutorial at the end on this post.

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You can see how my two very different fibers wove to create a gorgeous kaleidoscope of color.  I also used the Lovely Knots cord to sew the finished weaving together by running a needle next to the weft pins and following the Beadalon instruction.

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This is a delightful one of a kind fiber bracelet.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

I’m sporting my first bangle bracelet created on a brand new jewelry making tool; the Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool by Beadalon.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

The tool was unveiled in January at the Craft and Hobby (CHA) Mega show in California and I was able to watch the inventor demonstrate it in the Beadalon booth.

“Weave intricate bracelets with ease! Designed by international designer, teacher, and presenter Kleshna. Use a variety of bead stringing wires in diameters 0.15 in (0.38 mm) through .036 in (0.91 mm) plus other threads and cords.”

The tool won the Hot Product Award for the Bead and Jewelry category at the CHA show.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

I could not await to try the tool!  I knew that it worked beautifully with wire but I was excited to experiment with our cotton wax cords first.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

In minutes, simply by following the printed instructions, I could see my gorgeous bracelet taking shape.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

Since I used two colors the color wave was subtle but so pretty.

Bracelet Weaver

This is going to be the first of many bracelets.  I can’t wait to try some different fiber combinations and look forward to adding some beads as well.

Wyatt is coming to John Bead in July!

 

Wyatt is coming to John Bead in July!

With over 34 years experience in the Jewelry Industry, Wyatt White is known as, Product Manager, Author, Jeweler and TV Celebrity.  He is the inventor of the several products including the Patented Banding Pliers, Findings Forms™ and the award winning 3D Bracelet Jig.  Wyatt has been the Product Manager and Education Director at Beadalon for the last thirteen years..  He works to make wire wrapping, wire techniques, stringing and manufacturing easier and more efficient for the novice and experienced user.

You would be hard pressed to find a jeweler who has not used or worked with a product Wyatt has designed or helped to produce for the DIY jewelry making market.

As a company spokesperson and demonstrator at tradeshows around the world, Wyatt is a popular guest and a major draw.  Students and sellers alike line up to see him demonstrate his recommended techniques, shortcuts and concepts.

There is not a better way to learn how to use Beadalon tools than from the person who is most involved in their production.  Learn from the best.  Join us for this Beadalon event at John Bead and watch Wyatt demonstrate all their bestsellers including the 2016 CHA Product of the Year; The Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool.

Date:  Monday July 18, 2016

10-3pm

Limited Seating – Open to All Current Customers

Sponsored by John Bead – One Guest Per Account

Please RSVP by phoning:

Millie Bulic

Reception & Administration

T:416-757-3287

reception@johnbead.com