4 Lovely Jewelry Projects Using Soft Touch Beading Wire

Have you used our premium beading wire?  Soft Touch has the strength of steel and the grace of silk. Soft Touch is perfect for any jewelry that demands the finest drape. Whether you are stringing the smallest seed beads or the chunkiest Chrysoprase, your jewelry will feel like it is strung on thread. Let's take a look at some of the wonderful designs you can make with this sumptuous beading wire.

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You may not consider the drape of your jewelry as a factor when designing a necklace, but it is every bit as important as the color of the wire. You will fall in love with the drape of this beading wire. It is has the same soft look as thread. Opting for a cheaper produced wire can mean your designs will look rigid and inflexible. Make drape a design choice and include  Soft Touch Beading Wire in your jewelry making supplies.

Soft Touch Beading Wire

Soft Touch Beading Wire is exceptionally durable and every bit as strong as Soft Flex Beading Wire. It does not come in the spectrum of colors that Soft Flex does, but it is perfect if you are not exposing the wire. If you are showing the wire and designing an illusion necklace, the color is neutral enough that it will be invisible on your design.

Don't take our word for it. Look at some of the amazing jewelry designer Tatiana Van Iten has made with our Soft Touch Beading Wire.

Bridal Bouquet Necklace

Bridal Bouquet Necklace by Jessica L. Rosenfeld

Designer Jessica L. Rosenfeld
Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced

Materials
Satin Silver Soft Touch Wire .010 diameter - approx. 48" 
Sterling Silver Toggles w/Faceted AB Austrian Crystals - 2 sets 
1x1mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 18 pcs 
3mm Potato Pearls - 104 pcs 
4mm Pearl Rondelles - 42 pcs 
6mm Round Pearls - 26 pcs 
4mm Clear Fire Polished  Beads - 30 pcs
6mm Clear Fire Polished  Beads - 17 pcs

Tools
Micro Crimping Pliers 
Cutters 

The finest diameter of Soft Touch (.010 Very Fine) comes in Satin Silver, White, and Black. It is perfect for weaving, stitching, embellishing, and knitting. It is basically a stainless steel thread. Very Fine is also useful for beads where the channel is too tiny to accommodate any other wire diameters.

Instructions

For Flower Dangle

Step 1: Use Soft Flex Flush Cutters to cut 5 inches of Soft Touch .010 Wire from the spool.

Step 2: String a 1x1mm Crimp tube. Secure the crimp tube to the very end of the wire using Micro Crimping Pliers.  Click here for crimping instructions.

Step 3: String one 6mm Pearl and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Daisy Chain Technique

Step 4: Using the Daisy Chain technique (photos 1 - 4 above), string eight 3mm Pearls. Pass through the first pearl again. String one 4mm Pearl. Pass back through the fifth bead strung in the circle. You should now see a flower formation.

Step 5: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead. String one 1x1mm Crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop. Secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Razor Flush Cutters to trim excess wire at the crimp. This is your first flower dangle.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-5 six times, for a total of 7 flower dangles.

For Necklace

Step 1: Use Soft Flex Flush Cutters to cut about 20 inches of Soft Touch Wire from the spool. String one 1x1mm crimp tube and one half of the first clasp. Pass back through the tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to cut off excess wire at the crimp.

Step 2: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead, one 3mm Pearl, and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 3: String eight 3mm Pearls. Pass through the first pearl strung in this step again (using the Daisy Chain technique) to form a circle. String one 4mm Pearl and pass back through the fifth pearl strung in this step. You should now see a flower formation.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to form a second flower.

Step 5: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead, one 6mm Pearl and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 6: String eight 3mm Pearls. Pass through the first pearl strung in this step again (using the Daisy Chain technique) to form a circle. String one 6mm Pearl and pass back through the fifth pearl strung in this step. You should now see a larger flower than the first two.

Step 7: String one 6mm Fire Polished bead, one 6mm Pearl, 1 Flower Dangle and one 6mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 8: Repeat Step 3, stringing 1 Flower Dangle between the second and third pearls strung.

Step 9: String one 4mm Fire Polished bead, 1 Flower Dangle, one 4mm Pearl, and one 4mm Fire Polished bead.

Step 10: Repeat Step 6, stringing one Flower Dangle between the second and third pearls strung.

Step 11: Repeat Steps 9-4 (reversing the original sequence) to complete the front half of the necklace.

Step 12: String one 1x1mm crimp and the other half of the first clasp. Pass back through the crimp tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to cut off excess wire at the crimp.

Step 13: Use Soft Flex Flush Cutters to cut off 14 inches of Soft Touch Wire from the spool. String one 1x1mm crimp tube and one half of the second clasp. Pass back through the crimp tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to cut off excess wire at the crimp.

Ladder Stitch Technique

Step 14: Using the Ladder Stitch Technique, (photos 1-4 above) string one 6mm Fire Polished bead and one 6mm Pearl. Pass back through the Fire Polished bead, then pass through the Pearl again. You will see a figure 8.

Step 15: String one Fire Polished bead, then bring the wire back over and through the hole of the previous Pearl, over the Pearl and back through the hole of the Clear bead.

Step 16: Repeat the pattern in Steps 14 and 15 until desired length has been achieved (13 Fire Polished beads and 12 Pearls were used in the necklace shown). TIP: This section can be worn as a bracelet when detached from the necklace, so a good idea may be to measure the wrist for desired length.

Step 17: String one 1x1mm Crimp tube and the other half of the second clasp. Pass back through the tube and secure using Crimping Pliers. Use Razor Flush Cutters to trim excess wire at the crimp.

Kyanite Necklace

Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Soft Touch Beading Wire .024 diameter - 1 spool 
Sterling Silver Light Sapphire Toggle - 1 set 
22 gauge Sterling Silver Head Pins - 3 pcs 
4mm Blackened Finished Light Sapphire Squardelles - 6pcs 
Kyanite Rectangles - 3 pcs 
8mm Facetted Round Obsidian - 26 pcs 
4mm Clear Glass  Beads - 46 pcs
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes 

Tools
Crimping Pliers 
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Use 1 Head Pin to string 1 Glass Bead, 1 Squardelle, 1 Kyanite Rectangle, 1 Squardelle, and 1 Glass Bead. Form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat twice to form three Kyanite dangles.

Step 2: Use Soft Flex Flush Cutters to cut 20 inches of Soft Touch Wire.

Step 3: String one 2mmx2mm 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 at the crimp.

Step 4: String 10 Glass Beads.

Step 5: String 1 Obsidian and 1 Glass Bead eleven times.

Step 6: String 1 Obsidian and 1 Kyanite dangle three times.

Step 7: Repeat Step 5. String 1 Obsidian and 10 Glass Beads.

Step 8: Repeat Step 3, using the other half of the clasp.

Dragonfly Charm Bracelet

Designer Brenda Sherman
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Satin Silver Soft Touch Wire .024 diameter -7" 
2x2mm Sterling Silver Soft Flex Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs 
Faceted Cherry Quartz Round Beads - 6 pcs 
Large Faceted Round Jasper Bead - 1 pc 
Small Faceted Red Jasper Drop Beads - 4 pcs 
Small Round Goldstone Beads - 17 pcs 
Bali Silver Cylinder Beads - 2 pcs
Silver Dragonfly  Pendant - 1 pc
Bali Silver Square Bead Frame - 4 pcs
Small Sterling Silver Toggle - 1 set 

Tools
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Crimping Pliers 
Cutters 

Instructions

Step 1: Cut approximately 7” of Soft Touch .024 wire from the spool. String one sterling silver crimp tube, then one side of your toggle, and then put the wire back through the crimp. Secure using crimping pliers.  Click here for crimping instructions. Cut off excess wire using Flush Cutters.

Step 2: String beads in the following order: 2 Round Goldstone Beads, 1 Bali Silver Cylinder, 2 Round Goldstone Beads, 1 Red Jasper Drop, and 1 Round Goldstone.

Step 3: Next, string wire through 1 Bali Silver Bead Frame. Bring wire through middle of bead frame using bent nose pliers. String 1 Round Cherry Quartz Bead, then put wire back through other side of Bead frame. The Cherry Quartz bead should then be in the middle of the bead frame, with the wire going through the middle.

Step 4: String 1 Round Goldstone, 1 Red Jasper Drop, and then 1 Round Goldstone.

Step 5: Repeat step 3.

Step 6: String wire through 1 Round Cherry Quartz, 1 Round Goldstone, 1 Large Round Red Jasper, 1 Round Goldstone, and 1 Cherry Quartz.

Step 7: Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice.

Step 8: String 1 Bali Silver Cylinder, 2 Round Goldstone Beads, 1 Silver Dragonfly, and 2 Round Goldstone.

Step 9: String 1 sterling silver crimp tube on wire, through the other end of the toggle, then back through the crimp. Pull the wire tight, but with enough slack for wire to move around using bent nose pliers. Secure crimp using crimping pliers. Cut off excess wire using Flush Cutters.

Reversible Necklace

Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
Satin Silver Soft Touch Wire .019 diameter - 24" 
24 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1 spool 
Sterling Silver 4 Leaf Clover Hook and Eye Clasp - 1 set 
2x2mm Sterling Silver Soft Flex Crimp Tubes - 14 pcs 
Garnet Flower Connectors - 5 pcs
German Pressed Glass  Beads - 38 pcs
3mm Fire Polished  Beads - 18 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers 
Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers 

Instructions

Step 1: Use Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters to cut six 4 inch lengths of Soft Touch wire.

Step 2: Use 1 wire to string one 2x2mm Crimp Tube and one 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 at the crimp.

Step 3: String 5 German Pressed Glass beads, 1 Crimp Tube, and 1 Garnet Flower Connector. Pass back through the Crimp Tube and secure using Regular Crimping Pliers. Use Flush Cutters to trim excess wire at the crimp.

Step 4: Use 1 wire to string 1 Crimp Tube and the other side of the Connector. Pass back through the Crimp Tube; secure and trim excess wire.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3, stringing 7 German Pressed Glass beads.

Step 6: Repeat Step 4. Repeat Step 5.

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 twice. Repeat Step 4. Repeat Step 3, replacing the Connector with the other half of the clasp.

Step 8: Use Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters to cut 2 inches of 24 Gauge Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire from the spool. Create a wire wrapped connector that attaches to one side of the Connector in the center of the necklace. String 1 Fire Polished bead and form a wire wrapped loop. Use 2 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the previous wire wrapped connector. String 1 Fire Polished bad and form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 9: Repeat Step 8 on the other side of the Connector.

Step 10: Use 2 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped connector that attaches to the final wire wrapped loops formed in Steps 8 and 9. String 1 Fire Polished bead and form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 11: Use Round Nose Pliers to form a small loop on the end of 2 inches of wire. Use Chain Nose Pliers to hold the loop. Wrap the wire around the small loop twice to form a coiled head pin. Use the head pin to string 1 Fire Polished bead and form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the previous wire wrapped loop.

Step 12: Use Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters to cut 2 inches of 24 Gauge Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire from the spool. Form a wire wrapped connector that attaches to the bottom side of the Connector above the center Connector on one side of necklace. String 1 Fire Polished bead and form a wire wrapped connector.

Step 13: Use 2 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped connector that attaches to the previous wire wrapped loop. Repeat entire step three times, attaching the final wire wrapped connector to the second wire wrapped connector formed in Step 8.

Step 14: Repeat Steps 12 and 13 on the other side of the center of the necklace.

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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