Zip Tie Tiara Project and PDF

We have a wonderful costume design idea for anyone looking for something fun thy can make from home using one of the most simple plastic products:  zip ties.

The outrageous tiaras featured were all designed by Nancy Donaldson who “zipped” her ties into headbands, spray painted them and added embellishments to her hearts delight.

Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

Here is a link to the items featured in the Step by Step.

Our project is great for halloween, but also for anytime a unique Tiara is needed.

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Zip Tie Tiaras Step by Step

We don’t sell zip ties but here is a link to some of the products Nancy used.

A Halloween Project Featuring Delica Beads!

Step by Step Instructions for Halloween Triangle Earrings designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead.

Techniques:
Basic bead weaving knowledge, Peyote Stitch, Herringbone Stitch

Materials used for the earrings linked here.

Tips:
• Thread tension: be careful not to pull the beading thread to tight
• Switch to a smaller beading needle when necessary, to avoid breaking beads.
Size: Approximately 1 inch x 1 inch

Swarovski Halloween Inspiration and Step by Steps!

Leave it to Swarovski to design some stunning Halloween projects!  We have attached a PDF (end of post) which will provide you with instructions to make all of these pieces!

The Swarovski Halloween 2017 instructions PDF is linked here.

Skulls and Crosses

Skulls and crosses are featured on clothing and jewelry all year round.  They are recognizable symbols associated with many different types of groups.

For this necklace designed by Dana Bickram, she featured two unique items from our catalog.

This antique silver cross has some beautiful detailing.  Note, the reverse side is available for additional embellishment.

These glass skulls are fantastic and were lost in our catalog until we located them again in our warehouse.  Czech black glass pearls complete this piece. You could also use a semi precious lava stone as a black bead.

If you want to think about other ways to use the cross, this sample for the I Love Resin blog shows you one simple but spectacular way to feature glitter and resin.

Hurray for Orange and Black – Swarovski Halloween

Instructions

Step 1:      Using one head pin slide on one skull bead and make a simple loop. Repeat once and set aside.

Step 2:      Using a round nose plier turn one end of the memory wire until you have a double turn.

Step 3:      Onto the memory wire slide on one 5328 6mm jet bicone, {two 6mm pearls, two 4mm pearls, two 3mm pearls, two 4mm pearls, 6mm pearls, one 5328 6mm jet bicone, one BeCharmed bead, and one 5328 6mm jet bicone. Repeat the pearl section and add one Pave Ball, repeat the pearl section and add one 5328 4mm bicone, one 5238 6mm bicone and one 5328 6mm bicone. Repeat the pearl section and add one 5328 6mm bicone.} Repeat the entire pattern in brackets one more time to finish bracelet.

Step 4:      Trim the memory wire to leave a 1” tail. Using the pliers turn the wire until it tightens to the last bead.

Step 5:      Using the skulls from Step 1, add onto each of the loops on the bracelet to complete.

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Available at John Bead
Crystal Pearls 5810 18 pcs 3mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758100032324
Crystal Pearls 5810 36 pcs 4mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758101032324
Crystal Pearls 5810 36 pcs 6mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758101096324
Beads 5750 2 pcs 13mm Jet 280 27757500010280
Beads 5328 10 pcs 6mm Jet 280 27753012017280
Beads 5328 4 pcs 4mm Jet 280 27753012017280
Pave Beads 86001 2 pcs 8mm Jet 280 No 8mm or jet but consider black diamond 6mm 277860010610215
BeCharmed Beads 80901 2 pcs 12mm Jet 280 No but maybe consider 14mm 27780101015280      

Supplies:

2 2” headpins       22601037

3½ rings of memory wire    25000769

 

Candy Corn Earrings With Swarovski

Instructions

Step 1: Cut wire into two equal pieces 18” long.

Step 2: Load onto one piece of wire 13 Swarovski XILION Beads art. 5328 4 mm Sunflower. Moving 6 Beads off to one side and keeping the 7 remaining Beads in the center of the wire, take the wire exiting from the 6 Beads and string the wire through all 7 Beads. (Note: the wire tails should be exiting in opposite directions from the 7 Beads.

The 6 Beads should be sitting on top of and in between the 7 Beads art. 5328 Sunflower. It is important to keep tension on the wire when weaving.)

Step 3: String onto one of the wire sides, 5 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth. Take the wire from the side with no Beads and string the wire through the 5 Beads. (Note: the wire tails should be exiting in opposite directions from the 5 Beads art. 5328 Hyacinth and the 5 Beads should be sitting on top and in between the 6 Beads art. 5328 Sunflower from the previous step.)

Step 4: Repeat step 3 using 4 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth.

Step 5: Repeat step 4 using 3 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth.

Step 6: Repeat step 5 using 2 Beads art. 5328 4 mm White Alabaster.

Step 7: Repeat step 6 using one Bead art. 5328 4 mm White Alabaster.

(You can exchange Tangerine for Hyacinth if preferred or Light Topaz for Sunflower)

Swarovski Crystals

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code  
Beads 5328 8 pcs 4mm White Alabaster 281 27753011339281
Beads 5328 24 pcs 4mm Hyacinth 236 27753011307236

tangerine: 27753011333259

Beads 5328 26 pcs 4mm Sunflower 292 27753011337292

 

Tierracast earwires or Earwires

Artistic wire or Wire 

Wicked Witch of the West Earrings

These earrings are a Swarovski “Mini Project” and a wonderful design for the upcoming holiday season!  We’ll be posting many more over the next few weeks!

Step 1:
Using one head pin, slide on one pearl, one sew on (coated side up), one artemis bead, and one bicone. Make a simple loop and add ear wire.

Step 2:
Repeat Step 1 to make second earring.

What you need (substitutions made if we did not have the item)

Swarovski Crystals Used:
Crystal Iridescent Green Pearls
Jet Beads 12mm
Jet Beads 4mm
Sew-on Stones

Components:
2 ear wires
2 2” headpins