The Beads You Need to Wear this Fall

Looking for the perfect cold weather accessories for this season? Check out our favorite featured beads to add to your fabulous outfit.

Our Number One Pick: Aquamarine, A Grade, Faceted Nugget

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These pale blue beads with a gorgeous faceted nugget shape that is similar to that of a icosahedron are the perfect must-have item for your outfit. This lovely blue to green mineral that belongs to the beryl family. Other beryl minerals include morganite, which is pink, and emerald, which is green. Minerals that belong to the beryl family are very durable, and have a mohs hardness of 7. These aquamarine beads are a breathtaking light blue color and are translucent to transparent. These beads will be far from invisible with a dark blue knit sweater, cashmere infinity scarf, and a nice pair of denim jeans.

Our Number Two Pick: Potato Freshwater Pearls

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The mauve peacock cultured freshwater pearls have phenomenal luster and a gorgeous iridescent “peacock” coloring that displays soft lavender and cranberry hues. Pair these pearls with a maroon scarf and earrings to match, and you’ll be the talk of the town.

Our Number Three Pick: Labradorite A-Grade Gemstone Beads

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These beads are a beautiful cloudy grey, with an excellent flash of blue and green. Labradorite is often thought of as a mysterious stone producing a colorful play of iridescence in the light. Imagine yourself as a mysterious woman, with a black long sleeve belted coat and high heeled brown boots to match.


Our Number Four Pick: Amazonite Round Gemstone Beads

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These semiprecious round beads that are rich in color and perfect for creating bracelets and more will be that finishing touch to your outfit. Pair these with a few Labradorite bead bracelets, and you’ll shine brighter than the sea.  

Don’t let the chilly weather get you down this year, cozy up with some of our beautiful beads and a nice cup of coffee to keep you warm and busy.

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New In Store and Online

We have some great news! Stone beads as well as big hole beads with a great selection of shapes and colors are now available in our store and online!

The stone beads range from $1.50 to $62.50 per strand. Big hole beads range from $7 to $20.

A lot of our big hole beads are currently on clearance so make sure you take a look at our offers before everything is sold out!

Here are some of our great big hole beads on clearance:

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If you’re interested in big hole beads but need some inspiration or don’t know where to start, check out our DIY: Knotted Amazonite Necklace Tutorial!

Of course, our stone beads are beautiful as well! Here are some of our favorites:

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If you do purchase and use our beads in your creations please share and tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest @jbcbeads! We always love to see how creative you are!


Top Four Bead Picks for Fall 2017

Top Four Bead Picks for Fall 2017

Are you wondering what fall accessories you should make to match your outfits? Check out our four favorite bead picks to match all of your autumn looks.

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#1 The Swarovski 5040 Briolette

This crystal bead has a distinct doughnut shape with 48 triangular facets. These beads look gorgeous on their own or become phenomenal components when paired with solid gold beads made into a wrap. Our favorite outfit to match with these beads, is an olive blanket scarf, white flowy shirt, leggings and tall brown boots.
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#2 Crystal Paradise Shine,6106, Drop, Swarovski

The 6106 Swarovski Elements Crystal Pear Pendant is covered in precise-cut facets, creating the amazing sparkle and shine that Swarovski is known for. A wide, beveled drill hole eliminates fraying and reduces chipping. We love to pair these crystals with our Gold Filled 14K Semi-Circle Earwire with Bead, to make a stunning pair of earrings. Perfect for a night out or a casual outfit with a matching scarf to make the earrings pop.
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Crystal Paradise Shine,6106, Drop, Swarovski crystal 28x17mm faceted pear pendant (6106):
Gold Filled 14K Semi-Circle Earwire with Bead:

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#3 Smoky Quartz (heated / irradiated) faceted Diamond Gemstone Beads

Smoky quartz, named for its smoky color, is formed when rock crystal is irradiated. This usually occurs in high altitude areas such as Brazil or Colorado. These beads are perfect for an elegant necklace that lays right at the neckline. We like to pair the necklace with a white or olive green scoop long sleeve tee, with jeans and tall boots.
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#4 Khaki 5040 Swarovski Elements Crystal Rondelle Bead

The Swarovski 5040 Briolette crystal bead has a distinct light caramel color to match any fall outfit. These beads look gorgeous on their own or when paired with solid gold beads. Swarovski crystal rondels and/or bicones. These beads make the perfect accessory for attending a fall wedding.
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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 products on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest and tag @jbcbeads!

Happy beading!

JBC Beads