Our Betsy Documentary

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Looking Forward to Valentine’s Day!

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WANDERLUST – INNOVATIONS AND INSPIRATIONS SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Majestic Blue

Intense and evocative, an homage to vast cobalt skies and fathomless sapphire seas, and the color of happy memories, Swarovski presents new Majestic Blue (296) as part of its Innovations Spring/Summer 2019.

Which design choices are best suited for Majestic Blue?

This superbly pure blue has a deeper hue and more intense sparkle than any previous shade of blue. It’s a mesmerizing quality that makes it ideal for use in premium costume jewelry, statement timepieces, and high-end apparel and accessories, as well as for adding a touch of luxe to DIY projects, packaging and electronics.

It is particularly well suited to creating fashionable looks inspired by Swarovski’s Spring/Summer 2019 trend theme, Wanderlust. This is a transformative Millennial mood that values Freedom, Leisure, Adventure and Culture above narrow-focused careerism and mere possessions. It also encourages following the open road, dreaming under the sky, and setting sail for adventure, preferring wealth of experience to material wealth.

What seperates Majestic Blue from other blue colors?

More intense, and with greater sparkle and depth than the existing Sapphire (206), Capri Blue (243) and Cobalt (369), the astonishingly brilliant Majestic Blue is the purest blue in the Swarovski spectrum. It has a scintillating presence that is reminiscent of a precious gemstone—indeed, as a true blue it has an ancient association with royalty. Blue is also recognized as the color of the divine and the infinite.

These vivid characteristics make it highly effective when creating bolder, fiercer and more eye-catching designs. Its color is very stable, too, appearing unchanged across different articles and geometries. You’ll also find that, like any of Swarovski’s crystal colors, Majestic Blue stands up well to plating and soldering.

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WANDERLUST – INNOVATIONS AND INSPIRATIONS SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Click on the image for a video sneak peak.

Wanderlust launches February 1, 2018.

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Valentine Project PDF

Never too early or late to work on project from the heart.

Project PDF linked here.

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Preciosa Bow (TM) Bead

Thanks to its slight curve, the Preciosa Bow (TM) bead can be combined with smaller beads, seed beads, fire polished and pressed glass beads. 
 
It works wonderfully with the large Preciosa Candy(TM) bead.  
Connecting two beads can result in a magic eye or an interesting X shape.  There are thousands of design possibilities!
Preciosa Bow (TM) begins shipping in February!

 

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ZoliDuo Beads!

ZOLIDUO is joining our bead collection. The ZOLIDUO Czech glass bead is a unique shape with two holes. The beads are manufactured as right/left options creating many opportunities for new designs. 
The earrings and bracelet featured on the banner will be released as project PDFs in February!

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Announcing Our New Program – Earth’s Jewels

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TRIOS Bead Now at John Bead!

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Wishing You A Wonderful Holiday With Betsy John!

“While I take inspiration from the past, I live for the future.” R Reagan

We associate this quote with our cofounder and family matriarch Betsy John.  Betsy continues to inspire us and this “ninety-something” lady influenced a very special portrait series this summer. 
 
You are the first to see one of the special photographs we created featuring Betsy John and some of the amazing designer jewelry in our collection.  We’ll be sharing many more next year.
 
2018 is going to be a very special year for us, Betsy and for our wonderful customers.  We wish you a festive and happy holiday season and a truly Happy New Year.
 
 
Mike John, Daniel John
and the entire John Bead Company
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