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.

Travertine Fan Earring Project PDF

Our Travertine beads are clearly on show in these new earring by Danielle Wicks. We have a project PDF to share with you so that you or your customers can make a pair too.
Everything you need to make these earring is here.
Our Czech Travertine seed beads are here.
Our Czech Travertine in many unique shapes is here.

Travertine Grey Fan Earrings

About our Project Pattern Writer and Live Class 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

Starflower Mandala Pendant – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Live Class was October 20, 5pm Central Time

Recording of the class now available here.  (Canadians click on link twice)

Class Project PDF is here:    Starflower Mandala Earrings Step-by-Step


Description of the class:
These Starflower Mandalas make a thoughtful gift. Symbolizing eternity, wholeness, friendship, and peace, they can be created in any colors you like. They will be unique, special, and loved by you and your gift recipient. For this class, we will learn the simple repeating technique that layers this piece together. You can even make them reversible by using different colors for the front and back of the design. This pattern is worked in a circle that builds onto itself using a netting technique to create and join the points of a star.

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

Design Your Own Stitched Pendant! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

Recorded Class is here.  (Canadians must click on the link twice)
Project Pattern PDF:  Design-Your-Own Stitched Pendant!  

Project Pattern PDF:  Design-Your-Own Stitched Pendant!  

Live Class October 13, 5pm Central Time

Title of our class:  
Design-Your-Own Pendant!

Description for our class:
Creating your own bead weaving patterns is a fun and easy way to create a personalized gift. For this class, we will review brick-stitch technique and create a diamond shaped pendant necklace with John Bead Miyuki Delica beads. Follow one of the provided patterns, or use the blank palette to design your own in any colors you’d like!

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

Rose Petal Bracelet Project Pattern

We have another amazing project PDF to share that features the Preciosa Candy Rose (TM) and Pip (TM) beads.

We just recently shared the project PDF to make the matching earrings by Danielle Wickes called “Copper Sun Earrings.”  Pattern is here.

Pattern is linked here:
Candy Rose Petal Bracelets Step-by-Step

Seed Beaded, Stackable Bangles! – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The link to the recorded class is here.
The Class Pattern PDF:
Seed Beaded Bangle Bracelets Step-by-Step

Title of our class:  
Seed Beaded, Stackable Bangles!

Description for our class:
Create stackable bangles that look like cup chain using only seed beads and beading thread! Tie a stack of them together with ribbon and they are gift-ready! This design can also be created with a clasp, or as a hoop earring.

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

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

Copper Sun Earrings Project Pattern

The Project PDF is here:  Copper Sun Earrings

Products Used for Copper Sun Candy Earrings

John Bead – Czech Candy Rose Beads 12mm 2holes Crystal / Capri Gold Halfcoat
John Bead – Czech Preciosa Pip Beads Crystal/Sunset Tr. Half coated
John Bead – Czech Seed Bead/Pony Bead 6/0 Stripe Opaque White/ Red Travertine
John Bead – JB Square Vial Apx. 24g 8/0 Honey Apricot Mix
John Bead – JB Square Vial Apx.24g 10/0 Black
John Bead – Fishhook – Slender Gunmetal LF/NF
John Bead – Beadalon – Wildfire .006in/0.15mm Black 50yd (45m)
John Bead – Sharps Gold Eye Beading Needle w/Threader Size 10

Products Used for Green Petal Candy Earrings and Bracelet

John Bead – Czech Preciosa Pip Beads Olivine Alabaster Opaque
John Bead – Czech Candy Rose Beads 8mm 2holes Black/ White Luster w/Capri Copper
John Bead – Czech Seed Bead 11/0 Opaque Dark Green apx23g
John Bead – Czech Seed Beads 8/0 Opaque Travertine on Black
John Bead – Czech Seed Bead/Pony Bead 6/0 Terra Intensive Dark Brown
John Bead – Sharps Gold Eye Beading Needle w/Threader Size 10
John Bead – Beadalon – Wildfire .006in/0.15mm Black 50yd (45m)
John Bead – Fish Hook Earwire Slender Stainless Steel w/Brass Spring 18mm
John Bead – TOGGLE FANCY STAR 15mm ANTIQUE GOLD Nickel Free
John Bead – Dazzle-it Econo Pliers Chain Nose
John Bead – Dazzle-It Precision Snipper Tool with Cover (Scissor)

The Project PDF is here:  Copper Sun Earrings

Rouge Pearls from Swarovski

Swarovski Rouge Pearls
Swarovski’s vibrant new color ― the richest, most lustrous red ever. Get inspired Luxe designs which command attention. Use the new Crystal Rouge Pearl in a variety of sizes to create outstanding look-at-me jewelry.  Lena Gillespie has created several pieces of jewelry to inspire you which we will feature on our Facebook page.

Swarovski has also created a free PDF project step by step for everyone, featuring the new pearls.

Swarovski_Crystal_Rouge_instruction_project