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.

 

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.

A Halloween Project Featuring Delica Beads!

Step by Step Instructions for Halloween Triangle Earrings designed by Debra Schwartz for John Bead.

Techniques:
Basic bead weaving knowledge, Peyote Stitch, Herringbone Stitch

Materials used for the earrings linked here.

Tips:
• Thread tension: be careful not to pull the beading thread to tight
• Switch to a smaller beading needle when necessary, to avoid breaking beads.
Size: Approximately 1 inch x 1 inch

Skulls and Crosses

Skulls and crosses are featured on clothing and jewelry all year round.  They are recognizable symbols associated with many different types of groups.

For this necklace designed by Dana Bickram, she featured two unique items from our catalog.

This antique silver cross has some beautiful detailing.  Note, the reverse side is available for additional embellishment.

These glass skulls are fantastic and were lost in our catalog until we located them again in our warehouse.  Czech black glass pearls complete this piece. You could also use a semi precious lava stone as a black bead.

If you want to think about other ways to use the cross, this sample for the I Love Resin blog shows you one simple but spectacular way to feature glitter and resin.

Hurray for Orange and Black – Swarovski Halloween

Instructions

Step 1:      Using one head pin slide on one skull bead and make a simple loop. Repeat once and set aside.

Step 2:      Using a round nose plier turn one end of the memory wire until you have a double turn.

Step 3:      Onto the memory wire slide on one 5328 6mm jet bicone, {two 6mm pearls, two 4mm pearls, two 3mm pearls, two 4mm pearls, 6mm pearls, one 5328 6mm jet bicone, one BeCharmed bead, and one 5328 6mm jet bicone. Repeat the pearl section and add one Pave Ball, repeat the pearl section and add one 5328 4mm bicone, one 5238 6mm bicone and one 5328 6mm bicone. Repeat the pearl section and add one 5328 6mm bicone.} Repeat the entire pattern in brackets one more time to finish bracelet.

Step 4:      Trim the memory wire to leave a 1” tail. Using the pliers turn the wire until it tightens to the last bead.

Step 5:      Using the skulls from Step 1, add onto each of the loops on the bracelet to complete.

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Available at John Bead
Crystal Pearls 5810 18 pcs 3mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758100032324
Crystal Pearls 5810 36 pcs 4mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758101032324
Crystal Pearls 5810 36 pcs 6mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758101096324
Beads 5750 2 pcs 13mm Jet 280 27757500010280
Beads 5328 10 pcs 6mm Jet 280 27753012017280
Beads 5328 4 pcs 4mm Jet 280 27753012017280
Pave Beads 86001 2 pcs 8mm Jet 280 No 8mm or jet but consider black diamond 6mm 277860010610215
BeCharmed Beads 80901 2 pcs 12mm Jet 280 No but maybe consider 14mm 27780101015280      

Supplies:

2 2” headpins       22601037

3½ rings of memory wire    25000769