4 Fantastic Jewelry Designs For Fall

We have a cornucopia of playful fall jewelry for you. From beginner  bead stringing project ideas to an intermediate  Craft Wire bracelet, there is something for everybody here. You can, of course, recreate the designs or modify them to make your own wonderful autumn jewelry.

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Autumn Necklace

Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Satin Silver  Soft Touch Wire .014 diameter - 20"
2x2mm Sterling Silver  Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
Ball Lock  Clasp with two hook rings - 1 set
5mm  Hessonite Garnet Rondelles - 38 pcs
3mm Green  Garnet Rondelles - 62 pcs
Oval  Mother of Pearl Beads - 19 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Use Soft Flex® Flush Cutters to cut one 20 inch strand of .019 Soft Touch™ Wire.

Step 2: String 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Use Regular Crimping Pliers to secure the crimp tube. Use Flush Cutters to trim excess wire.

Step 3: String 13 Green Garnet Rondelles.

Step 4: String 1 Hessonite Garnet Rondelle, 1 Mother of Pearl, 1 Hessonite Garnet, and 2 Green Garnet Rondelles.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 eighteen times.

Step 6: String 11 Green Garnet Rondelles, 1 crimp tube, and the other half of the clasp. Pass back through the crimp tube and secure using Regular Crimping Pliers.  Click here for crimping instructions. Use Flush Cutters to trim excess wire.

Falling Autumn Leaves

Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Soft Touch Wire .014 diameter - approx. 44"
Sterling Silver  Clasp- 1 set
2x2mm Sterling Silver  Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
2mm x 3mm Green  Garnet Rondelles - 144 pcs
3mm x 4mm Green  Garnet Rondelles - 102 pcs
4mm  Hessonite Garnet Rondelles - 48 pcs
5mm  Hessonite Garnet Rondelles - 32 pcs
Mother of Pearl Leaves - 3 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Step 1: Cut two strands of .014 Soft Touch™ Wire from the spool, one about 20” and the other about 22”.

Step 2: On the shorter strand of wire, string 3 – 3x4 Green Garnets, and 1 – 5mm Hessonite Garnet.

Step 3: Repeat the pattern ("section") in step 2 - 14 more times.

Step 4: Now add a Mother of Pearl Leaf.

Step 5: Next, add 3 – 3x4 Green Garnets, 1 – 5mm Hessonite Garnet, and 3 more 3x4 Green Garnets.

Step 6: Add another Mother of Pearl Leaf.

Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6.

Step 8: Now string 3 – 3x4 Green Garnets and 1 – 5mm Hessonite Garnet.

Step 9: Repeat step 8 – 14 more times. This strand is now complete but still needs to be crimped with the second strand. Clip a Bead Stopper onto the strand to keep beads from falling off until the second strand is ready to crimp.

Step 10: String the following beads onto the second strand of wire: 3 – 2x3 Green Garnets, and 1 – 4mm Hessonite Garnet.

Step 11: Repeat step 10 – 47 more times to complete the strand.

Step 12: Now, unclip the first strand from the Bead Stopper and string the two strands through a 2mm x 2mm Sterling Silver Crimp tube, through the other end of the clasp, and back through the crimp. Secure crimp using crimping pliers and cut off excess wire using Flush Cutters.  Click here for crimping instructions.

Leaves and Berries

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
20 gauge Purple Soft Flex  Craft Wire - 1 spool
20 gauge Green Soft Flex  Craft Wire - 1 spool
20 gauge Brown Soft Flex  Craft Wire - 1 spool
18mm Copper Plated Square  Toggle Clasp - 1 set
8mm Opaque Jonquil Vintage Lucite  Rounds - 8 pcs
8mm Muted Light Lavender Moonglow Vintage Lucite Side-Drilled Button  Rounds - 9 pcs
16mm Matte Dark Emerald Lucite Beech  Leaves - 8 pcs

Tools
Cutters
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers


Instructions

Finished Size: 6 3/4"

Step 1: Use 5" of Green wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to 2 leaves, making sure to place the beads back to back. Use the other end of the wire to form another wire wrapped loop, wrapping the wire around the coil of wire formed with the previous wire wrapped loop. Repeat three times for a total of four leaf dangles. Set aside.


Step 2: Use 5" of Purple wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to 3 button rounds, beginning by forming an 8mm loop that will hold all three beads. Use the other end of the wire to form another wire wrapped loop, wrapping the wire around the coil of wire formed with the previous wire wrapped loop. Repeat twice for a total of three button dangles. Set aside.


Step 3: Use 3" of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the bar half of the toggle clasp. String 1 round and form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to 1 leaf dangle.


Step 4: Use 3" of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the previous dangle. String 1 round and form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to 1 button dangle.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice. Repeat Step 3.

Step 6: Use 3" of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the previous dangle. String 1 round and form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the ring half of the toggle clasp.

Artistic Stone Choker

Designer Sara Oehler
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Butterscotch Imperial Topaz  Soft Flex Wire .019 diameter - approx. 40"
Sterling Silver Spiral Hook  Clasp from HandFast - 1 set
2x2mm Sterling Silver  Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs
40mm Smooth Artistic Stone  Rectangle Beads - 7 pcs
4mm  Round Brown Czech Glass Beads - 24 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters


Instructions

Step 1: Use Soft Flex® Professional Flush Cutters to cut two lengths of .019 Butterscotch Imperial Topaz Soft Flex® about 18 inches long. Since this is a choker, you'll want to measure your neck so it fits snugly. The average choker is usually about 16 inches long when finished.

Step 2: Use one strand of wire to string 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and secure using crimping pliers.  Click here for crimping instructions. Use Flush Cutters to trim excess wire. Repeat entire step using the second strand of wire.


Step 3: Use 1 strand to string 2 Czech Glass Beads. Use the other strand to string 1 Czech Glass Bead.

Step 4: Use both strands to string 1 Artistic Stone.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 six times. Repeat Step 3.

Step 6: Repeat Step 2 using the other half of the clasp.


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 [email protected]