Coping Through The Pandemic


A Quick Update from John Bead
John Bead is currently open and shipping orders after a 14 day quarantine in attempts to flatten the curve.  We would like to let you know that we are all well and certainly hope to hear the same from all of you.
In order to operate safely we have decided to continue picking and shipping orders with a skeletal staff while maintaining physical distancing guidelines.  We will continue to do so, as long as we are considered an essential service by our government officials. As you know, that could change at any time.
Due to these new measures our shipping times will be a little longer than usual. Feel free to reach out to your sales representatives who are working remotely and if you do not have one, you can contact [email protected] regarding orders or general inquiries [email protected].
Our showroom and the Outlet will remain closed.
We can not allow any visitors in the building.
Thank You for your loyalty for 65 years.  
Stay Safe.
We ask that you use email for all your communications with us.
John Bead Management and Family

 Chain and Findings Program
One of the programs arriving this month we are excited about is this one!
Our Chains and Findings collection is going to be met by a chorus of “finally, I can finish my project” type of comments. Jewelry makers often lament that they cannot find clasps and closures that match the color of the metal chain they have.
Our chains are packaged with the closures included, in a matching metal color, so that you can make a necklace or bracelet without hunting for extra supplies. Jump rings are included to set the lobster clasp closures. In the case of the ball chain, the matching specialty clasp is enclosed. We included two sets of closures per chain.
We have seven metal colors (with their matching findings) and seven unique chain options (rolo, ball, curb and oval cable) for each group in our new collection.
The packaging provides industry standard lengths for necklaces on the reverse, so whether you want to make a choker or necklace there will be a guide for measurements. We have included 3 feet of chain on each header card. We’ve added a plastic bag to keep the findings separate and an extra bag to keep
the chain clean and tidy for store display.

You can read a copy of our latest
catalog online!
The 2020 catalog features over 150 pages of new beads, findings and other unique items available at John Bead. Notably, the launch of our new Crystal Lane collection, new everyday findings, new chain and findings, a new bead box collection and several stellar new beads. If you are looking for a curated program, we have a Programs and Planograms supplement available also.
Link to the Latest 2020 is here.

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