Slices of Wood Resin Glazed Ornaments

You may have seen something similar to this while scrolling through instagram or on Pinterest. Beautiful dried flowers appear to float under glass on slices of wood.

Our Outlet has many unique wood slices from small to large. Left unadorned, they are country casual. In the hands of a crafter though, they are a wonderful blank canvas.

If you plan on pouring resin onto your slice, you need to start your projects by applying several layers of a clear drying glue to the surface to seal the wood. I usually do this a full day before I begin working on their surface.

Once the wood is sealed, I then apply dried flowers, glitter, foil accents and more to the surface. I use markers to add some extra lines (see gold lines in finished slices) Everything is then carefully coated with several new layers of a clear drying glue and left to dry overnight.

When everything is dry I make a small batch of a two-part epoxy resin and paint it on the surface of my wood slice. I call this the glaze coat.

A second glaze coat the next day will ensure you have an even glassy surface.

In the next day or two I will drill a hole through the slice and use ribbon to turn them into ornaments.

John Bead Outlet Closed

Dear John Bead Outlet Customers, Friends and Family,
In an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to close our company until we feel it is safe for our employees to return to work. No one at John Bead Corp or in the John Bead Outlet is sick and we want to keep it that way.  As soon as we know more we will email.

John Bead Management, Staff and Family

March Mega Sale! 50% of Bead, Craft and Home Decor!

The Carnival and Performing Arts department is not in this sale and the area will be roped off. You may still shop this department but we’ll have reminders posted that it isn’t part of the MEGA sale.
Outlet store policies, as listed in all eblasts, are in effect.


Outlet Store Policies

There are no refunds.

Please check your merchandise before you complete your sale.No additional discounts are applied to items in special sales promotions.

Your membership discount is not applied when an item is already in a special promotion.

The following items are already being sold at their lowest price and are never included in extra store-wide sales promotions; Feathers**, foam sheets, felt, glitter jars, bead looms, gift certificates, gimp, glue, glue guns, leather hides, sinew and treasure jars.**some feathers are 50% off and they are clearly marked with signage.

Crystal Lane In The Outlet!

Crystal Lane Strands

Our Crystal Lane bead strand collection is a sparkling kaleidoscope of color. What began as a search for some new and unique opaque colors resulted in a brand-new crystal brand for John Bead. CrystalLane is going to fill the need for a crystal collection that is both affordable and an exceptional quality at our value pricing. 

*There are 58 colors

*Two seven-inch strands per card.

*Four sizes and high piece counts.

*Fifth size launching in the spring 1.5X2.5MM

Crystal Lane Pendants

Our Crystal Lane pendants were selected to match the variety in our strand collection. They will add the finishing touch on beaded projects. The pendants are facetted adding to their brilliant shine. 

*There are 20 pendant colors.

*There are two shapes; Teardrop and Oval.

Crystal Lane Flat Backs

Our much-anticipated crystal flat backs are going to delight embellishment enthusiasts everywhere. We have gathered the most popular sizes and colors in this super collection that will appeal to costume designers, skating costume creators, paper and collage artists, home décor crafters and everyone who wants to add a little bling easily to anything.


*Mini Packs and Traditional Factory Packs


*25 colors

Black Friday Swarovski Event

Exclusive Swarovski Sale Featuring Our Samples and Out of Stock Items

This collection of samples goes back to 2010 and represents items we had
in our Trade Show booths, showroom displays, purchasing department
reviews & “found items” in our massive warehouse we simply misplaced.

We’ve gathered them all and repackaged them into new bags. 
No product numbers or names appear on the packaging. 
Swarovski lovers will recognize their favorite shapes, sizes
and one time releases.

Friday November 29

PLUS, here is the amazing news.

You will get an additional 50% off the sticker price!
It’s our Holiday gift to you. 

No volume discounts, everything is well below wholesale pricing.
Cash, Credit or Debit. 
In person shopping only.
No refunds.
There isn’t a better time to stock up for major projects and holiday craft
sales.