JBC Beads – Give The Gift Of Beading!

Can you believe that there are only 16 Friday’s left before the Holiday season is officially upon us?! It’s time to get a jumpstart on your holiday gift shopping! Look below to see how JBC Beads can help you create personal, unique, handmade gifts for all of the special people in your life!

Who Are We

JBC Beads is a wholesale and retail bead store located in the Western suburb of Downers Grove right outside of Chicago, Illinois who has been in business since 1982. We offer an extensive selection of beads, pearls, gemstones, and jewelry making supplies, including a wide variety of Swarovski crystals. Whether you are an experienced crafter who enjoys making unique jewelry for yourself and your loved ones, or if you’re just looking to try a new fun weekend project, JBC Beads has the selection and classes to assist in all of your personal beading needs!

Getting Started

JBC Beads is now offering classes for every skill range! Two expert JBC teachers are hosting classes in creating necklace, earring, and bracelet designs that range in skill level from basic stringing and beginning wire wrapping to sessions on peyote stitching and various level bead weaving techniques. Some of the bead weaving classes will include dazzling Swarovski crystals and pearls as well as Toho seed beads! Head over to JBCBeads.com to find more information about classes and check out some of the beautiful designs you could be creating!

The Swarovski Sparkle

Everyone knows that crystals are a girl’s best friend… especially if they are Swarovski! JBC Beads offers one of the largest selections of Swarovski crystals in their wholesale and retail showroom. If you are familiar with jewelry making and want to create beautiful pieces in the comfort of your home or if you’re just looking to add something new and sparkly to your collection, JBC Beads has a huge selection of Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, and Crystal pearls just for you! If you’re new to creating unique, one of a kind, beautiful jewelry, what better way to get started than with JBC’s Swarovski collection?!

Just for You

JBC Beads has all of your jewelry making and design needs in one location! You can browse their endless aisles of unique beads, enamel and porcelain, to name a few, hand picked pearls, and semi-precious gemstones. You can explore their selection of chains in every finish, ranging from sterling silver and copper, to gunmetal and gold filled. If you’re having a hard time finding a design for your piece, let JBC Beads inspire you with examples from around their store!

The Perfect Gift

Let your gifts be the hit of this fast approaching holiday season by giving the wonderful ladies in your life a pair of personal, hand crafted earrings! Spice up your stockings with a matching bracelet and necklace laced with the finest Swarovski crystals! Don’t forget the most important person to buy for…You! You’ve been good this year… treat yourself with a JBC Beads Swarovski creation and make everyone else at the office Christmas party jealous! And why wait for Santa?! Head to JBCBeads.com now to find out how you can create or buy the perfect, personalized gift for any occasion!


Pantone® Spring 2017 Color Palette

Pantone® has released their top 10 colors for Spring 2017, and they are composed of a beautiful selection of both earthy and vibrant hues. These colors are reminiscent of the transformative season of Spring, and pair perfectly with a variety of gemstone beads and Swarovski® crystal. We hope you find these colors as the perfect inspiration for your Spring 2017 jewelry designs!

  • Primrose Yellow
    • Gemstone
      • Citrine
      • Pineapple Jade
      • Walnut Jasper
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Citrine
      • Jonquil
  • Pale Dogwood
    • Gemstone
      • Rose Quartz
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Vintage Rose
      • Silk
  • Hazelnut
    • Gemstone
      • Rainbow Hickorite
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Crystal Golden Shadow
  • Island Paradise
    • Gemstone
      • Larimar
      • Aquamarine
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Mint Alabaster
      • Light Azore
  • Greenery
    • Gemstone
      • Peridot
      • Canadian Jade
      • Chrysoprase
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Peridot
  • Flame
    • Gemstone
      • Carnelian
      • Red Aventurine
      • Sardonyx
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Fire Opal
      • Hyacinth
  • Pink Yarrow
    • Gemstone
      • Pink Agate
      • Rhodochrosite
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Fuchsia
      • Ruby
      • Indian Pink
  • Niagra
    • Gemstone
      • Angelite
      • Dumortierite
      • Sodalite
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Montana
      • Indian Sapphire
  • Kale
    • Gemstone
      • Moss Agate
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Morion
  • Lapis Blue
    • Gemstone
      • Lapis Lazuli
    • Swarovski Crystal
      • Capri Blue
      • Dark Sapphire

Fall Color Inspiration

Embrace the beautiful colors of fall in your jewelry by using this October Leaves Color Palette. Whether you enjoy using stone, seed beads, or Swarovski Crystal beads, this color palette serves as the perfect inspiration for color coordinating your fall jewelry line. We’ve matched the colors shown with the associated gemstone and Swarovski Crystal beads we offer at jbcbeads.com below this photo.


Dark Purple / Burgundy

Red Crimson

Orange / Rust

Yellow Mustard

Olive Green

Gemstone Jewelry Inspiration: Pantone Colors 2016


Over at JBC Beads we are head over heals in love with the new Pantone colors for 2016! Serenity and Rose Quartz just scream “spring jewelry,” so we’ve paired up a few different varieties of semiprecious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, & freshwater pearls inspired by these two gorgeous colors.


Rose Quartz (well, this one was rather obvious) & Angelite

Swarovski Crystals: 

Rose Water Opal 5301 Bicone & Air Blue Opal 5301 Bicone

Rose Alabaster 5601 Cube & Light Sapphire 5601 Cube

Rosaline 5810 Crystal Pearls & Light Blue 5810 Crystal Pearls

Freshwater Pearls:

Light Pink Irregular Potato Pearls & Blue Big Hole Potato Pearls

Share your #serenity and #rosequartz creations using JBCBeads.com products on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest and tag @jbcbeads!

Happy beading!

JBC Beads