Crystal Sparkle Bracelet! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Crystal Sparkle Bracelet

Description of Class: 

In this class, we will learn a beginner-friendly design featuring sparking Czech crystal bicones! The shape of bicone beads work naturally to a right-angle-weave stitch. In this design, Czech SuperDuo 2-hole beads are integrated into the base stitch in a compass star. A pass back through the stitches adds a stacked embellishment of smaller bicones and seed beads, using the wings, or star-points, of the SuperDuo in a stitch that pulls them up.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is the Creative Director 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.

Flowing Crystal Stacker Bracelet! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Flowing Crystal Stacker Bracelet

Description of Class: 

In this class we will combine beautiful Czech crystal and seed beads into a flowing river of sparkle. We will show a fun way to create a multi-strand bracelet from a bridge of herringbone stitch.

The Recorded Class is 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.

Shine with Crystal Jewelry: An Intro to Czech Crystal! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Shine with Crystal Jewelry An Intro to Czech Crystal

Description of Class: 

In this class we will share an intro to the beautiful world of Czech Crystal, its history, and fun facts about its manufacture, remarkable color and finishes. We will demo a quick style where crystal is the focus of an adaptable design.

The Recorded Class is 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.

Cornelian Star Bracelets – Free John Bead Zoom Class May 24

In this class we demo a fun spin on basic bead stringing to create a bracelet with Cornelian star beads and using 2-Hole Twin beads to make a starburst shape in the stringing. We will finish the bracelets with a charm and demo a fun dangle you can make with craft wire and any beads you may have in your stash. You can use any colors you like to create this bracelet.

Cornelian Beads:
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Twin 2-hole Beads:
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Sweet & Petite Charms:
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The Project PDF is here:  Star Bracelets Step-by-Step

The Recorded Class:

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is John Bead’s Creative Director. 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.

Filled Tube Earrings Featuring The Twin Bead – Free John Bead Zoom Class

In this class, we will demonstrate how to follow a great pattern from Preciosa Ornela called “Filled Tubes!”

We will build these earrings as described in the original pattern. In this supplement we have added a row-by-row word chart to recreate the patterns that are featured on the last page of their pattern.  We have adapted the colors of beads used.

Designed by Helena Chmelíková
Live Zoom Class:   Tuesday April 19th at 3pm EST

Zoom sign up is limited to 100 participants.  Registration is linked here.

The Project PDFs are here:

Original Preciosa Pattern, Filled Tubes, by Helena Chmelíková is linked here. Filled-tubes original project

Danielle Wickes Supplement to the pattern is linked here.  Filled Tubes, Supplement to Preciosa Pattern

Intermediate Bead Weaving
1 hour

Where to get our Twin Beads:
Canada
USA

John Bead Products used by Danielle include:

John Bead Czech Twin 2-Hole Beads
Peach Dyed, 67901020
Opaque Brown Iris, 67901003
Transparent Topaz, 67902010

Plus
10mm Wooden, 4 Beads, 286520-09
10mm Tiger’s Eye, 2 Beads, 27600615-03S8
22 gauge Craft Wire, Gold, 250CW22G-SILRGLD
Head Pins, Fancy 2inch, 26001401-173
Ear wire with Bead, 26001401-023
Wildfire .006, 74423057-01
Thread Scissors, 74509607
Beading Mat, 74509851
Chain Nose Pliers, 22801016-05
Round Nose Pliers, 74524876
Flush Cutters, 74524870

The Recorded Class

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes is John Bead’s Creative Director. 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.

Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, Peyote Triangle! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Triangle

Description of Class: 

Introducing Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators! In this class, Danielle Wickes will walk you through a favorite CGB project, a peyote triangle.

The Recorded Class is 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.

How to Create Seed Beaded Chain for your Gemstone Jewelry! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Seed Beaded Chain, Semiprecious Gemstone Necklace

Description of Class: 

John Bead Czech Seed Beads are a great medium for gemstone jewelry! The colors of the seed beads pull out and compliment the hues in your semi-precious stones. In class we will string beautiful, 8mm Jasper gemstones on iris brown seed beads for an earthy feeling necklace. This class is beginner-friendly.

The Recorded Class is 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.

Twin Flower Twist Bracelet – Free John Bead Zoom Class

 

The Project PDF is here: Floral Twist Bracelet (revised)

Intermediate Bead Weaving
1 hour

John Bead Czech 2-Hole Twin Beads are combined with 11/0 seed beads in this unique flower design with a twist. Create in many color palettes for a fun stacker bracelet, or in an ombre style for an elegant collar length necklace.

Where to get our Twin Beads:
Canada
USA

John Bead Products used by Danielle include:

John Bead Czech Twin 2-Hole Beads, Grey Solgel, 67901025
Size 11/0 Seed Beads, Opaque Black, 66434904B
Stainless Lobster Claw, 26001400-00
6mm Stainless Jump Ring, 26001400-05
Wildfire Beading Thread .006, 74423057-01
Size #12 Beading Needle, 74302005
Battery Operated Heat Cord Cutter, 74509836
Thread Scissors, 74509607
Beading Mat, 74509851
Chain Nose Pliers, 22801016-05

The Recorded Class

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.