Sun Catcher Earrings or Pendant! Free Project with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Sun Catcher Earrings or Pendant Step-by-Step

Description of Class: 

This class will focus on a fun technique of brick-stitch, placing the beads inside a hoop component with a fun finish with Czech bicone crystal for extra sparkle. You can create this design in any colors. The example designs use John Bead Czech Seed Beads in size 6/0 and 8/0 with 4mm Czech bicone crystals.

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.

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.

Pair of Cherries Pendant – Wire Working Techniques

 

From Brenda:

[There are few motifs that say summer better than the cherry! ‘Course, being a former Wisconsinite, I’m partial to Door County for its cherries, just as Arizonans are partial to everything Prickly Pear! Enjoy this adorable and sparkly Preciosa crystal motif as a pendant (I’ve designed a built-in loop to hang it from a chain or satin cord) or simply as an element to brighten a shelf or niche!]

Instructions and PDF Pattern:  PairOfCherries Pendant-Motif JB instructions

Recorded Class:

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

SnakeAlley Cuff – Wire Working Techniques

From Brenda:

I’m celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Steel Wire Jewelry: Stylish Designs, Simple Techniques, Artful Inspiration with all things Calderesque! (Has it really been a decade since my favorite published book hit the newsstands?)! And it just so happens that John Bead 12-gauge aluminum wire and Preciosa (is there any other) crystal make for a super-stunning nod toward the sculptor/jeweler in this SnakeAlley Cuff. What is the magic that Calder cast upon us? It’s difficult to pinpoint, and even more difficult to ignore. So, we we’ll embrace it and ensconce ourselves with it ad infinitum! Our gratitude and love to you, Alex!

Instructions and PDF Pattern:  snakealleyinstructionandpattern

Recorded Class:

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Bell Curve Link – Wire Working Techniques

 

From Brenda:

Is BellCurvier a word? If not, it should be! Inspired by a mobile I saw in a Palm Springs shop [what could be posher really!?], I’ve taken an all-time fave wire element, the original BellCurve, and rain-bowed it a bit more! This way, it not only harkens a Mid Century Modern vibe, but celebrates every band of color and every individual within.

Instructions and PDF Pattern: Bell Curve Instructions and Pattern

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

TriLoop Connector – Wire Working Techniques

From Brenda:

[Sometimes it’s just nice to have a wire element with enough pizazz (did I really just type pizazz?) to complement a statement crystal this gorgeous! The shape is lovely on its own, but strong enough to dance with the glimmer and refraction of large facets in this strong Bermuda Blue! …. ]

Patterns:  TRILoop Connector Instructions and Pattern

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.