Save the Date! Michaels National Day of Making – Saturday August 21

XOXO Bracelet with Beadalon at 1pm CT

Tune in and learn how to make this intricate XOXO pattern bracelet and view the whole collection of projects made with the same pattern!

How to create with UV Resin: Earrings for beginners!  2pm CT

If you’ve ever been curious about Resin Jewelry, this is the class for you! Together we will walk through all the steps needed to make several pairs of designer earrings. We will break down all the equipment and tools you need as you learn to make different popular earring styles using UV Resin and molds. These earrings can be customized by adding the glitter and dried flowers colors of your choice, and the best part – it only takes a few minutes!

Mandala Earrings with John Bead at 3pm CT

Create these Mandala earrings with John Bead Czech Seed Beads! Using a netted stitch, we will form a web inside a hoop component for a stunning earring!

Sun Snake Necklace with Lys.Artist at 4pm CT

Join celebrated beadwork artist, Lys Santamaria on National Day of Making by creating one of her signature pieces: The Sun Snake Necklace. In this magical class, you will learn a simple bead weaving stitch that will transform your beads into a charming necklace right before your eyes. Lys will also guide you through some of her favorite creative processes including how to use color to add meaning, how to make an impact through repetition, and how to have fun letting your intuition guide the way.

Sign up for these free classes!  Here is the link (Canadians click on this link twice to get to USA site)

Daisy Chain With Pearls – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Pearl Daisy Chain

Description for our class:

This class introduces a fun spin on classic daisy chain using John Bead Czech Seed Beads in pearl and vintage gold. Finished with a fun, beaded-button closure, you can embellish this design with an alphabet charm and adapt the design in inspiring ways!

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.

Introduction to Bead Embroidery – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Bead Embroidery Basics

Description for our class:

In this class we explore two, basic bead-embroidery stitches that can be used to create any design. The example project will demonstrate both bead embroidery techniques and then we will finish it with a layer of backing and brick-stitch border.

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.

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.

 

Superduo Cuff Bracelet – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  SuperDuo Cuff Bracelet Step-by-Step-compressed

In this class we will create a stunning statement cuff bracelet with John Bead Czech SuperDuo beads! This cuff is super easy to make and works up fast! There is also a bonus template to create your own cuff pattern!

The Recorded Class is here.

A quick review video 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.

Beaded Crochet Necklaces – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here: Beaded Crochet Necklaces

Description for our class:

In this class we will explore basic crochet with beads to create a boho chic beaded pendant necklace with a convertible wear feature!

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.

Herringbone Rope Bracelet – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Herringbone Rope Bracelet Step-by-Step

Description for our class:

In this class we will learn herringbone round stitch and create an easy, two column rope bracelet in a cute, color block pattern. Grab your favorite John Bead Czech Seed bead mix in size 8/0 and let’s get stitching! Also in class, we will talk about fun ways to expand on this technique!

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.