The John Bead 60th Anniversary Beads and Breakfast

The history of our company through all the elements displayed in our timeline boards.
These will now be displayed in our showroom.

On Saturday June 7, 2014 John Bead hosted a very special event we called “Beads and Breakfast” at the Iron Horse hotel in Milwaukee.  It was an opportunity for us to start celebrating our 60th Anniversary.

Each table featured mason jars and double vases filled with white and cream pearls, white roses and calla lilies (classic Chanel-inspired) 60th Anniversary brochures, a celebratory gift for each guest and hand-beaded napkin rings with white pearls.

“It is with great pride and joy that we mark the occasion of our sixty years in business. It has been an honor to serve the Bead and Craft marketplace through the decades and we enthusiastically look forward to what lies ahead. We are now a third generation, family operated company, that extends sincere thanks to our current and past employees, suppliers and customers. Our business philosophy continues to place our customers first and we enjoy bringing the latest trends and products to the market.”

Mike John, President and Daniel John, Vice-President

Vince Scalera from Swarovski North America browsing the “ Turn of the Century” board, the year our company became a Swarovski distributor in Canada.
Kenji with Miyuki taking a detailed look at the decoration of our tables with eyes of a Japanese hawk. (we love him so we can joke)
Our President, Mike John chatting with Doug with Unicorne Beads.
Mike and Daniel John, president and vice president of John Bead, stopping for a pose with Julie Young and Kelli Taylor, form Tierra Cast Findings.
Sassy girls united– Kristal Wick from Artbeads.com, Designer and Inventor Sandra Lupo, and Christiane Ross from Jewelry Television- Jewel School.
Kenji Katsuoka from Miyuki stopping for a pose with his two brothers.
Crystallized meeting with Vince Scalera from Swarovski and Cindy Wilson with Dreamtime Creations.
Daniel John, Vice President of JBC with Kenji Katsuoka, Sandra Lupo and UK designer Patty McCourt.
Wyatt White from Beadalon with Vince Scalera.
Naomi Fujimoto editor of Bead Style and Wyatt White having a good time!
Our guests enjoying themselves and browsing the history of our company through all the elements displayed in our timeline boards.
Our breakfast included watermelon shooters, house made sausage and potato frittata, mini pancakes with smoked salmon, crab and dill canapés and Spanish figs and date tarts. This gourmet selection was designed to please our guests.
Another highlight of John Bead Corporation Ltd. 60th Anniversary Beads & Breakfast was the presence of up town girl and fashionista Alexandra Mirecki who was our hostess during the event. She is wearing jewelry designed by Fernando DaSilva for the event.

It was wonderful to see so many of our friends and customers at our celebratory breakfast. Our event was organized and styled by Fernando DaSilva who lead a team of John Bead employees who worked behind the scenes for two months to prepare for this memorable breakfast.  We will have more celebrations leading up to our official anniversary this summer.

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