Peyote Stitch Rings – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Peyote Rings Step-by-Step Guide

Live Class August 11, 3pm Central Time – Link is here.  From Canada you need to click on link twice!

The link to the recorded class will be here August 12/13

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.

Description for our class:

In this class, we will learn even count peyote stitch. This class has a beginner and intermediate option. We will learn to follow a peyote pattern, but beginners can work a random pattern or a solid color. We will connect two sides of a peyote piece to form a ring and measure using a ring mandrel.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Wavy Multi-Strand Bracelet with Tassel – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

All of our classes for Michaels with links to patterns and recorded class  are here.

Description for our class:

In this class, we will learn single column, herringbone stitch technique and finish with wire guardians and a toggle clasp to create a multi strand bracelet design.  We will also learn to make a suede tassel using a business card and nylon cording.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Brick Stitch Hoop Earring Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

Live Class is July 15, 7pm Central Time – Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings.  The link to sign up is finicky from Canada.  You will probably need to click on it twice.  

The link to the recorded class is here.

Danielle will have four more classes in August!  We will announce them soon.

Class Free Pattern PDF Handout linked here.

Description for our class:

In this class, we will learn a beginner-friendly, brick-stitch bead weaving technique to create a design on an earring component.  At the end, the instructor will demo a gift-ready idea to turn cardstock into earrings cards in a decorative gift box.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Upcoming Classes – There will be four in August we’ll announce soon!

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Spiral Lanyard Necklace Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Class Pattern PDF is linked here.

An Extra picture step by step for the project is here:   Lanyard Spiral, Step-by-Step Photos

Live Class is July 8, 7pm Central Time

The link to sign up is finicky.  You will probably need to click on it twice.  Link is here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

Class Free Pattern PDF Handout linked here.

Title of the class: Spiral Lanyard Necklace

In this intermediate class, we will learn a beaded rope technique variation to create a spiraling lanyard necklace design.  This class will teach the set-up and construction of this stitch on a core of strong, beading wire.  It can be adapted to other necklace and bracelet designs.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Upcoming Classes

Danielle has one more live next Wednesday.

July 15, 7pm Central Time – Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings

All of our classes for Michaels with links to pattern and recorded class  are here.

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Brick Stitch Fringe Earrings with Michaels Classroom

The Class PDF is linked here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

Live Class took place July 1, 7pm Central Time

Title of the class:  Fringe Earrings Featuring the Brick-Stitch

In this class, we will learn brick-stitch techniques and adding fringe to a brick-stitch base to create your own boho-style, seed beaded fringe earrings!  We will learn brick-stitch basics, following a pattern, and creating your own patterns.

The project PDF is available to download here.

The recording of the live class will be linked here shortly.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Downloadable PDF for Project is here.

Upcoming Classes

Danielle has two more live classes every Wednesday.

July 8, 7pm Central Time – Spiral Lanyard Necklace

July 15, 7pm Central Time – Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings

 

If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Link to Live Class on You Tube

Kumihimo Double Wrap Bracelet

My new wrap bracelet makes me smile as soon as I view our semi-precious gemstone laughing buddha bead.

Our Dazzle-it kumihimo disk, bobbins and rattail are in Michaels and I wanted to encourage you to take a peak at all the other fibers you can find in the store to use in our disk too.

To make a simple, but very beautiful eight strand kumihimo braid, you need the following.

1.  Our kumihimo disk.  It comes with instructions and you will find many many videos, how-tos and advice online as well.

2. A selection of interesting fibers.  Our classic rattail is perfect for braiding, but you can try other fibers too.  Just be gentle loading them into the foam disk slots.

3.  To “tie off” an end before cutting your braid to size, you need a good thread.

4.  Depending on how you want to finish a braid, these classic closures are ideal.

5.  Endcaps are available in many sizes and shapes.  These are my favorite and you simply glue them onto your braid.

6.  Jump rings to attach your closures.

7.  My laughing buddha bead has been wired so I can use it as a dangle.

My double wrap looks so pretty!

Our kumihimo disks and accessories are in Michaels.

Here is a closer look at a glued in place endcap.