4 Extreme New Year's Eve Jewelry Ideas

Let’s learn how to make some New Year’s Eve jewelry. We think New Year’s Eve fashion should be lush and high end. We want class and elegance and we want to end the year on a high note. Soft Flex Extreme is the perfect wire for high end jewelry. It comes in three decadent flavors – 24K Gold, 925 Sterling Silver, and Champagne.

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Soft Flex Extreme Wire is free of heavy metals. It is a copper alloy beading wire constructed of 1x19 micro woven wires. Each micro wire is plated. 19 strands of gold or silver plated wire is luscious. Everything about Extreme is recyclable and friendly to the environment. Like other Soft Flex brands, the wire is supple enough that you can knot it.

Soft Flex Extreme Wire is the world's first eco-friendly beading wire. We are a little proud of this wire. This is a wire that demands to be shown. We do not suggest using Extreme if you are just going to conceal the wire under beads. Let this wire take center stage!

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Golden Rings Earrings


Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
24K Gold Plated Soft Flex Extreme Wire .014 diameter - 36"
2x2mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 18 pcs
5mm Gold Filled Soldered Jump Rings - 6 pcs
14K Gold Ear Wires - 1 pair

Tools
Cutters
Crimping Pliers

Instructions

Step 1: Cut the beading wire into eighteen 2" piece.

Step 2: Use one 2" wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 jump ring. Pass through the crimp tube again, forming an 8mm circle of wire, and crimp. Repeat to attach a second wire and crimp tube to the same jump ring.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 twice for a total of three sets of wire circles on a jump ring.

Step 4: Use one 2" wire to string 1 crimp tube and 2 of the jump rings from Steps 2 and 3. Pass through the crimp tube again, forming a 10mm circle of wire, and crimp.

Step 5: Use one 2" wire to string 1 crimp tube, the second jump ring used in Step 4, and the remaining jump ring from Steps 2 and 3. Pass through the crimp tube again, forming a 10mm circle of wire, and crimp.

Step 6: Use one 2' wire to string 1 crimp tube and the previous jump ring. Pass back through the tube again, forming a 10mm circle of wire, and crimp.

Step 7: Attach 1 ear wire to the jump ring used in Step 2.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 1 to 7 for the second earring.

Step 9: Adjust the wire circles so that the 10mm wire circles are between the 8mm wire circles.

Gold Knitted Cage Bracelet


Designer Sara Oehler (inspired by Jamie Hogsett design)
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire .019 Diameter in 24K Gold
Sterling Silver Square Magnet Clasp
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
Sterling Silver Cones - 2 pcs
8mm Jet Black Bicone Crystals - 3 pcs
10mm Round Lava Beads - 6 pcs
8-10mm Bali Silver Beads - 6 pcs
Black Tourmaline - 2 pcs

Tools
5-Pin Knitting Spool and Stylus
Wire Cutters
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Finished Size: 7 1/4"

Step 1: Use the beading wire and the 5-Pin Knitting Spool to knit a 6 1/2" length of knitted wire using Style 1 in the instructions for How to Use the Knitting Spool, making sure to leave 3" of wire at the beginning of the knitted wire. Cut the wire from the spool, leaving a 3" tail, and place a Bead Stopper on the wire. Set aside.

Step 2: Cut 9" of beading wire. Place a Bead Stopper on one end of the wire. String a lava bead, silver bead, crystal, silver bead, lava bead, tourmaline, lava bead, silver bead, crystal, silver bead, lava bead, tourmaline, lava bead, silver bead, crystal, silver bead, lava bead.

Step 3: Pass the beaded wire through the knitted wire cage, gently pushing the beads into the wire a few at a time. If a wire end pokes through the knitted cage, carefully tuck it back inside.

Step 4: Use both wire ends to string 1 cone (wide end first), 1 crimp tube, and one half of the clasp. Push the cone onto the end of the wire cage and snug the wires. Pass all four wires back through the crimp tube, and crimp. Carefully trim the wire ends.

Step 5: Repeat Step 6 for the other end of the bracelet.

Golden Ropes


Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
24K Gold Extreme Flex Wire .014 diameter
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes
4mm Gold Filled Crimp Covers
Antiqued Brass Ear Wires with Loop - 1 pair
1.5 inch 20 Gauge Gold Filled Head Pins - 2 pcs
6mm Crystal Golden Shadow Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Rounds - 2 pcs

Tools
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Cutters
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Finished Size: 2 1/8"

Step 1: Use 1 head pin to string 1 crystal round. Form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat once to form a second crystal dangle. Set aside.

Step 2: Cut six 10" pieces of wire.

Step 3: Hold three wires together and place a Bead Stopper on the ends of the wires.

Step 4: Use all three wires to string 1 crimp tube. Braid the three wires together. Use the wire ends to pass back through the crimp tube. Place a Bead Stopper on the wire ends.

Step 5: Remove the first Bead Stopper. Use the wire ends to string 1 crystal dangle and pass back through the crimp tube (the wire should form a figure 8). Place the Bead Stopper back on the wire ends. Adjust the crimp tube and wire so that there is a small loop of braided wire on top of the crimp tube, with a loop of wire about twice its size and the crystal dangle below the tube, and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.

Step 6: Attach 1 ear wire to the small top loop.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 3-6 for the second earring.

Gold? Gold!


Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
24K Gold Extreme Flex Wire .014 Diameter - 36 in
16mm 18K Gold Plated Toggle with Faceted Light Colorado Topaz Austrian Crystal - 1 set
2x2mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs
3mm Gold Filled Crimp Covers - 4 pcs
6mm Light Colorado Topaz Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Rounds - 10 pcs
8mm Light Colorado Topaz Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Rounds - 5 pcs
10mm Bright Gold Crystallized Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls - 6 pcs

Tools
Cutters
Crimping Pliers

Instructions

Finished Size: 8"

Step 1: Cut the wire into three 12" pieces.

Step 2: Use 1 wire to string 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the tube with a crimp cover.

Step 3: Use the wire to string 1 crimp tube. Place the ends of the two remaining wires into the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the tube with a crimp cover.

Step 4: Use all three wires to string 1 pearl. Use 1 wire to string one 6mm round. Use 1 wire to string one 6mm round. Use 1 wire to string one 8mm round.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 four times. Use all three wires to string 1 pearl and 1 crimp tube. Adjust the pearl and crystals so that there are 5 3/4" between the first and final pearl, and crimp. Cut two of the wires. Cover the tube with a crimp cover. Use the remaining wire to string 1 crimp tube and the other half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the tube with a crimp cover.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

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Blog contributor Thomas Soles is the Trade Show Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. His favorite stones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Tom Selleck's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com