Beadshop.com is a rarity; it’s one of the few shops that remain with a history that goes back to the early 1980’s. Janice started selling beads from her Palo Alto storefront in 1982. Some years later she transitioned to mail-order catalogue, and in 1996 became one of the first online bead websites!

Recently beadshop.com has been conducting live tutorials on their Facebook page, every Wednesday. We want to share a tutorials featuring our beads, as we're so proud of our partnership with this historic bead store.

The video tutorial will teach you how to create two necklaces using rondelles, melons, hibiscus flowers, and more. Janice designed the red masterpiece titled “February Love” and Kate Richbourg designed a second colorway during the video called “Springs Eternal”. Watch the video, play with your own palette, download their Episode Notes and have fun!

 

 

February Love

Project by Emily Miller. Sample by Janice Parsons

Level: All

Estimated time: 6 Hours

See the original project and do retail shopping here: www.beadshop.com/collections/february-love

Janice has integrated antique brass chain and Czech glass beads into a design that has been limited to shades of red. With the 2” chain extender, you can shorten or lengthen. The shortest strand of Janice’s sample measures 16", but you can adjust strand lengths to go as long as opera length. You can also add additional strands to layer even more ...the possibilities are endless!

What you'll need:

Springs Eternal

Project by Emily Miller. Sample by Kate Richbourg

Level: All

Estimated time: 6 Hours

See the original project and do retail shopping here: www.beadshop.com/collections/springs-eternal

Watch as Kate creates her very own special version of this multi-strand necklace with a tassel of treasures cascading at the center. Wire-wrap to your heart’s content! This beauty reminds us…it’s always best to DO YOU!.

What you'll need:

  • 1 Strand 8mm Czech Rondelles
  • 1 Strand 6mm Melons- Bronze Turquoise Wash
  • 1 Strand Drops- Tea Green with Picasso
  • Hibiscus 21mm- Pale Blue Copper
  • 1 Tube 8-4506 Picasso Transparent Olivine 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads
  • 1 Swivel Clasp- Antique Copper
  • 1 Spool 24G ParaWire Non-Tarnish Antique Copper
  • 1 Green Amethyst Briolette
  • 1 Indicolite Briolettes
  • 1 Organic Bee Charm- Antique Copper
  • 2 Squash Blossom Beads- Antique Copper
  • 1 Pkg Tierra Heishi- Antique Copper
  • 2 Hammered Oval Links- Antique Copper
  • 1 Swirl Button- Antique Copper
  • 1 Ft Two Lanterns Chain- Antique Copper
  • 1 Ft Smooth Sailing Chain- Antique Copper
  • 1 Pkg 5mm/18G Jump Rings- Antique Copper
  • 1 Pkg 2” Headpins- Antique Copper

 

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About Beadshop.com

Based on the culture of beadshop.com, the online store was created to reflect the artistic passion and beading knowledge of its owner and team. Janice has been in the bead business since she was a child and has always believed beading is a pathway to self-expression and finding one's authentic self. We are not in the business of helping you copy someone else's creations. Our goal has always been to inspire you and believe you can create your own, unique designs. We think of you as designers, not customers.

There are no road blocks to being creative except the ones we were taught as children by our parents and teachers. It's never too late to turn on the creative light bulb and jewelry making is a joy to be discovered by anyone at any age. So, stop listening to some imaginary voice telling you that you're not talented. You can do this!!" ~ Janice