The Step by Step PDF for the Double Double Pendant

Designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead

Double Double Pendant:  A two sided, two part bead embroidered pendant.

Techniques:  Basic bead weaving knowledge, Bead Embroidery Techniques, Brick Stitch

Project PDFDouble Double Pendant – Step by Step

Product Links:

Everything Debra used for her projects are here.

The Blue Pendant products are here.

The Orange Pendant sample products are here.

The tools needed are here.

Beading Etiquette:

Although this is a free pattern, please be kind and give credit to the designer when you share a photo of the item you made with this pattern online or when you sell the item.

About Debra Schwartz

Other free patterns designed by Debra for John Bead are linked here.

Debra Schwartz is on Facebook as DatzKats Designed and is linked here.

DatzKatz Designs – Bead Weaving Patterns by Debra Schwartz
Available here: linked here.

More John Bead Projects

To see all the free projects that John Bead releases, consider joining our special Facebook group linked here.

 

Step by Step Instructions for Rhombus Harlequin Earrings

Designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead

Project PDF:  Harlequin Earrings – Step by Step

Techniques:

Basic bead weaving knowledge, Right Angle Weave (RAW)

The Harlequin Earrings are the second of two project PDFS we released this month by Debra Schwartz.  It features our own bead; The Rhombus bead which was designed for us by Lena Gillespie.

Product Links:

White, Silver and Pink color wave is here.

Black and White color wave is here.

Tools and findings are here.

All tools, findings, and both color waves are linked here.

 

 

The Harlequin Bracelet is first project that we released and you can read all about it here.

 

 

 

Beading Etiquette:

Although this is a free pattern, please be kind and give credit to the designer when you share a photo of the item you made with this pattern online or when you sell the item.

About Debra Schwartz

Other free patterns designed by Debra for John Bead are linked here.

Debra Schwartz is on Facebook as DatzKats Designed and is linked here.

DatzKatz Designs – Bead Weaving Patterns by Debra Schwartz
Available here: linked here.

More John Bead Projects

To see all the free projects that John Bead releases, consider joining our special Facebook group linked here.

 

Step by Step Instructions for Rhombus Harlequin Bracelet

Designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead

Techniques:

Basic bead weaving knowledge, Right Angle Weave (RAW)

The Harlequin Bracelet is one of two project PDFS we will release this month by Debra Schwartz.  It features our own bead; The Rhombus bead which was designed for us by Lena Gillespie.

Project PDF:

Harlequin Bracelet – Step by Step PDF is here

Product Links:

White, Silver and Pink color wave project products linked here.

White, Silver and Black color wave products linked here.

Tools and findings linked here.

All together tools, findings, and both color waves are here.

Beading Etiquette:

Although this is a free pattern, please be kind and give credit to the designer when you share a photo of the item you made with this pattern online or when you sell the item.

About Debra Schwartz

Other free patterns designed by Debra for John Bead are linked here.

Debra Schwartz is on Facebook as DatzKats Designed and is linked here.

DatzKatz Designs – Bead Weaving Patterns by Debra Schwartz
Available here: linked here.

More John Bead Projects

To see all the free projects that John Bead releases, consider joining our special Facebook group linked here.

 

Stunning Step by Step Project Celebrating the Heart

Amulet bag: a small pouch worn around the neck to hold precious mementos or objects, and have been worn in many cultures throughout history. Amulets are typically thought to be objects that protect a person from harm, ward off evil spirits, bring luck, attract good fortune, or remind you of a loved one.

We are ecstatic with this new project from Debra!  While we are launching it timed to Valentines Day, it is truly timeless.  We love the idea of this amulet bag holding a special semi-precious stone, a momento or other secrets.  It will look wonderful in other color waves and we can’t wait to see what our friends and followers will create with it.

John Bead Product List for Valentine’s Day Amulet Bag

Czech Seedbead 11/0 Crystal Silverlined 250g

Czech Seedbead 8/0 Aprx. 22g VIAL S/L CRYSTAL

Rola Beads 4.5mm Opaque 100g White

Rola Beads 4.5mm Opaque 100g Red

Miyuki Seed Bead 11/0 aprx.22g Chalk White Opaque

F/P Beads strung 4mm Pearl Pastels Strawberry Pink aprx 45pcs

F/P Beads strung 4mm Pearl Pastels Raspberry Red aprx 45pcs

Dazzle-It Silk Bead Thread FFF (15lbs) White 92yds

Beadalon Big Eye Needle 2.5in

Swarovski Button 3015 Rivoli 10mm F Crystal 12pcs

Beadalon – Wildfire .006in/ .15mm Frost 50yd (45m)

Bead mat

Scissors/Snips

Thread burner (optional) Wildfire Battery Operated Heat Cord Cutter

Gold eye beading needles size 10

Valentine’s Day Amulet Bag – Step by Step linked here.

Trios Pendant Necklace with Seed Bead Chain

This gorgeous new necklace from Debra Schwartz was created as a sample for John Bead.  Debra was kind enough to share her supply list.  We do not have a step by step but at least you can see all the items Debra used in her piece.

TRIOS Pendant Necklace PDF of supplies.

Bohemian Chic Necklace Showcasing Czech Seed Beads

Timmons-3

Necklace designed by Laura Ripley Mena for John Bead featuring black and hematite 2cut and yellow Czech seed beads from the John Bead assortment and yellow opaque and light chrome Swarovski crystals.

Technique: Wire Crocheting

Timmons-4

This necklace was on the Creativation 2017 Catwalk at the Association For Creative Industries (formally CHA) show in Phoenix last week.

Dazzling Blue – 2014 Colour of The Year Favorite

With Dazzling Blue now being featured as one of the 2014 Pantone colours of the year options, I thought I would showcase some of the NEW products in the catalogue that are close matches to this selection. We have many different names for this blue:  Bermuda Blue, Cobalt Blue, Dusk Blue, Ocean Blue and some of our Navy Blues match it as well.

Swarovski Pendant – NEW

Delicas

Miyuki Tila Beads

Miyuki Seed Beads

Dyed Agate Beads

Flat Leather

Lovely Knots Cord

Dazzle-it Feathers

Fire and Ice Agate

Just For Fun Necklace – A Fernando’s Atelier How-To

ONE NECKLACE – SO MANY DIFFERENT LOOKS!

Just For Fun Necklace Designed by Fernando Dasilva for John Bead

 Materials Needed

10g  Delica 8/0 rd red/orange silver lined

6g  Delica 8/0 Cut Palladium Plated – 8 690BBLC-0038V

2 bicone Unicorne beads

2 sterling silver cone ends

4 bead caps

5 rhodium-plated TC 1.25in. link bar

1 ant silver TC “grow” charm , 1 ant silver TC “live” charm , 1 ant silver TC “love” charm , 1 ant silver TC ‘create’ charm , 1ant silver TC large fleur-de-Lis charm, 1 ant silver 27mm TC wing

5 rhodium-plated TC abstract-round links

.015mm Beadalon Dandyline white thread

silver-plated German style wire

10 silver-plated 8mm jump rings

G-S-Hypo cement glue

Rhodium-plated rectangle/round 30x11mm chain

Tools:

Side cutter,  Flat noseRound nose  Beadalon Spin-N-Bead loader

Instructions:

1. Pour both colors of delica seed beads into the spinner tool.

2. Cut a 60inch piece of Dandyline. Pass through the curved needle followed by another seed bead.  Pass both ends of the thread back through the bead and then tie a double knot to place the seed bead at the end of both of the threads.

3. Start spinning the bowl and capturing the beads onto the thread until you have a 25inch strand of seed beads.

4. Cut thread and then pass both ends of it back through last bead and knot it in same fashion as the opposite end.  Leave a little slack in the Dandyline (about a 2 bead distance)

Make 4 more beaded sections in the following lengths: 24inch, 23inch, 19inch and 18inch.

5. Open a jump ring, slide one-drop bar bead and then attach through one of the holes of an oval TC connector and then close it gently. Open a second jump ring, slide one TC charm and then through the other hole of the connector, then close jump ring. Repeat to create 4 more similar sections using one TC connector and two charms for each of the beaded strands.

6.  Attach each of the components made in step 5, one at a time onto the beaded strands by passing one end through the center hole in the TC connector.

7. Cut an 8inch piece of German style wire. Place round –nose pliers an inch away of one of the ends of the wire and make a medium size loop, then slide in-between the thread of the longest strand made in step 4, capturing both ends of strands onto the same loop.

8. Add the 25”, 24” and 23” strands of seed beads to this loop. Finish the loop wrapping around its wire base twice and then trim excess wire. Be careful not to cut the longest portion of wire.

9. Add to wire the following components: sterling silver bead cap, a flower bead cap, a bicone lamp work glass bead, and another flower bead cap.

10. Connect the chain so that you have 18 rectangle components with round rings in-between each of the rectangle components in an endless necklace.

11. Attach component set aside in step 9 to one of the large rings on the chain with a wire wrapped loop, then wrap around the base to finish one side of the necklace.

12. Finish the other side of necklace repeat steps 5-9, attaching the two remaining beaded sections.  Then follow the steps 10 – 11 to finish the necklace.

13. Embellish the back of the  ‘message’ charms by gluing ‘ss 09’ crystal flat back stones. Use a single dot of Hypo-cement glue to affix the crystal.

Just for fun!

Designer’s Tips:

1. Add charms and drop bars to the oval connectors randomly.

2. When knotting the ends of strands of seed beads leave a ¼ inch space so it doesn’t get stiff once the oval connectors are added to the end of necklace. The connectors and the charms will add some weight to end of necklace.

3. Necklace can be worn in many different ways. Play with it, just for fun!

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will have a regular post on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. Welcome to the series we call: Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier.