6 DIY Jewelry Making Projects With Extreme 24K Gold Plated Beading Wire

Do you know about our  Extreme Flex Beading Wire? Extreme Flex is our precious metal line. Extreme Flex is Champagne, 24k Gold Plated, and 925 Sterling Silver Plated. Extreme means taking your bead stringing to the next level. If you have high end gemstones or a high end clientele, this wire is going to make every design sumptuous and extravagant. Today, we will look at some fun  free jewelry making projects using our Extreme Flex 24k Gold Beading Wire.

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Extreme Flex Beading Wire is the first 'green' beading wire. Extreme Flex Beading Wire is free of heavy metals and can be recycled. We love this planet and want to leave it a better place for our children and future generations of jewelry designers. Renewable resources are the answer.  Soft Flex Company supports reducing, reusing and recycling. Even the spool our wire is packaged on can be recycled.

Design jewelry fit for the stars. Extreme Flex 24k Gold Beading Wire is a high quality, gold plated beading wire. It is the perfect choice for a stunning illusion necklace or any beaded jewelry where the wire will be exposed. This is a great color choice for high end gemstones or a demanding clientele. 

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace

Designer Sara Oehler

Materials
24K Gold Plated Extreme Beading Wire .019 Diameter - 5 ft. 
2x2mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 20 pcs 
3mm Gold Filled Crimp Covers - 20 pcs 
Czech Glass Rondelle Beads from  Bead Jungle - 15 pc
Large Focal Bead from  Bead Jungle - 1 pc
Toggle Clasp from  Bead Jungle - 1 set

Tools
Crimping Pliers 
Cutters 
Chain Nose Pliers

Instructions

In honor of Lori Anderson's new book  Bead Soup, Kalmbach decided to have a Bead Soup Party. This is sort of similar to the theme behind Lori's book (bead exchanges), but a little different. Designers are paired with beads from a store and asked to create something fabulous. No one knows what they are going to get until it arrives on their doorstep.

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace Supplies

I was paired with Bead Jungle in Henderson, Nevada. They can be found online at  www.beadjungle.com. I received the items shown above.

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace Stringing First Bead

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace Crimp

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace Crimp Link

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace First Link Strung

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace Adding The Focal Bead

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Necklace With Focal Bead

I was enjoying myself so much that I decided to make a matching bracelet too! These designs are light weight and oh so sparkly!

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Bracelet

Roman Coin Necklace

Roman Coin Necklace Finished Jewelry Design

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
24K Gold Plated Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire .019 diameter 
Garnet Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter 
22x19mm Gold-Plated Pewter Leaves  Toggle Clasp - 1 set
2x2mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 34 pcs 
3mm Gold Filled Crimp Covers - 34 pcs 
6mm Gold Filled Jump Ring - 1 pc 
2" Gold Filled 24-Gauge Head Pin - 1 pc 
37mm Purpleheart Wood Pendant from  Artbeads - 1 pc
12.5mm Golden Shadow Swarovski Elements Crystal Rings from  Artbeads - 3 pcs
6mm Light Colorado Topaz AB Swarovski Elements Crystal Rounds from  Artbeads - 16 pcs
4mm Light Colorado Topaz AB Swarovski Elements Crystal Rounds from  Artbeads - 16 pcs
6mm Deep Brown Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearl Rounds from  Artbeads- 8 pcs
4mm Deep Brown Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearl Rounds from  Artbeads - 10 pcs

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

Instructions

Finished Size: 17 1/2"

Step 1: Use the head pin to string 1 small pearl, 1 crystal ring, and 1 small pearl. Form a wire wrapped loop. Use the jump ring to attach the loop to the wood pendant.

Roman Coin Necklace Focal Close Up

Step 2: Use 17" of 24K Gold wire to string 1 crimp tube and the ring used in Step 1, making sure to string the ring to the right of the head pin. Adjust the wire so that the ring is 6" from one end of the wire and pass back through the crimp tube. Snug the crimp tube to the crystal ring, and crimp.  Click here for crimping instructions. Cover the crimp tube with 1 crimp cover. Use one end of the wire to string 1 small pearl. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 large pearl. Use both wire ends to string 1 crystal ring. Use one end of the wire to string 1 small pearl. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 large pearl. Use both wire ends to string 1 crimp tube. Adjust the crimp tube so that it is 3 3/4" from the previous crimp tube, and crimp. Trim the short end of the wire. Do not cut the long end of the wire.

Step 3: Use the long end of the wire to string 1 large pearl, 1 crimp tube, 1 small pearl, 1 crimp tube, 1 large pearl, 1 crimp tube, and 1 small pearl. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the wire. Adjust the first crimp tube strung in this step so that it is 3/4" from the previous crimp tube, and crimp. Adjust the next crimp tube from this step so that it is 7/8" from the previous crimp tube, and crimp. Adjust the last crimp tube so that it is 7/8" from the previous tube, and crimp. Cover all three crimp tubes with crimp covers.

Step 4: Use 17" of Garnet wire to string 1 crimp tube and the ring used in Step 1, placing the wire above the 24K Gold wire. Adjust the wire so that the ring is 6" from one end of the wire and pass back through the crimp tube. Snug the crimp tube to the crystal ring, and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with 1 crimp cover. Use one end of the wire to string 1 small crystal round. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 large crystal round. Use both wire ends to pass through the crystal ring used in Step 2. Use one end of the wire to string 1 small crystal round. Use the other end of the wire to string 1 large crystal round. Use both wire ends to string 1 crimp tube. Adjust the crimp tube so that it is 3 3/4" from the previous crimp tube, and crimp. Trim the short end of the wire. Do not cut the long end.

Roman Coin Necklace Strand Close Up

Step 5: Use the long end of the wire to string 1 large crystal round, 1 crimp tube, 1 small crystal round, 1 crimp tube, 1 large crystal round, 1 crimp tube, and 1 small crystal round. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the wire. Adjust the first crimp tube strung in this step so that it is 3/4" from the previous crimp tube, and crimp. Adjust the next crimp tube from this step so that it is 7/8" from the previous crimp tube, and crimp. Adjust the last crimp tube so that it is 7/8" from the previous tube, and crimp. Cover all three crimp tubes with crimp covers.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 4 and 5, placing the wire below the 24K Gold wire.

Step 7: Remove the Bead Stoppers. Use all three wire ends to string 1 crimp tube. Adjust the wires so that the tube is between 1 1/2 and 1 7/8" from the previous crimp tubes on all three wires, and crimp. Trim both Garnet wire ends. Do not cut the 24K Gold wire end. Cover the crimp tube with 1 crimp cover. Use the 24K Gold wire to string 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with 1 crimp cover.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 2-7 for the other half of the necklace.

Stunning Roman Coin Necklace

Khaki Safari Necklace

Khaki Safari Necklace Finished

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
24K Gold Plated Extreme Beading Wire .019 Diameter 
12mm Gold Colored Toggle Clasp - 1 set 
1x1mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 14 pcs
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs 
4mm Gold Filled Crimp Covers - 4 pcs 
4mm Gold Filled Jump Rings - 4 pcs 
12mm Gold Plated Pewter Rivoli Setting Links from  Artbeads - 3 pcs
12mm Black Diamond Swarovski Crystal Rivolis from  Artbeads - 3 pcs
12mm Mottled Green Czech Pressed Glass Coins from  Artbeads - 7 pcs

Tools
2 pairs of Chain Nose Pliers 
Cutters 
Micro Crimping Pliers 
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Bead Stoppers
Ruler or Tape Measure
Adhesive

Instructions

Finished Size: 20 1/2"

Step 1: Place a small amount of adhesive inside the bowl of 1 rivoli setting link. Push one crystal rivoli into the setting link. Repeat twice for a total of three links. Let dry.

Step 2: Use two jump rings to attach one rivoli link to one rivoli link. Use two jump rings to attach the previous rivoli link to one rivoli link. Set aside.

Khaki Safari Necklace Close Up

Step 3: Cut three 15" pieces of wire. Use all three pieces to string one 3x3mm crimp tube and the bar half of the toggle clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp using Mighty Crimping Pliers.  Click here for crimping instructions. Cover the crimp tube with one crimp cover.

Step 4: Braid the three wires together for 9 1/4". Use all three wires to string one 3x3mm crimp tube and the open loop of one rivoli link. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with one crimp cover. Set aside.

Step 5: Cut one 11" piece of wire, one 13" piece of wire and one 15" piece of wire. Use one end each of all three wire pieces to string one 3x3mm crimp tube and the ring half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with one crimp cover.

Step 6: Use the 11" wire to string one 1x1mm crimp tube, one glass coin, two 1x1mm crimp tubes, one glass coin, and one 1x1mm crimp tube. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the wire.

Step 7: Use the 13" wire to string one 1x1mm crimp tube, one glass coin, two 1x1mm crimp tubes, one glass coin, two 1x1mm crimp tubes, one glass coin, and one 1x1mm crimp tube. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the wire.


Step 8: Use the 15" wire to string one 1x1mm crimp tube, one glass coin, two 1x1mm crimp tubes, one glass coin, and one 1x1mm crimp tube.


Step 9: Remove the Bead Stoppers placed in Steps 6 and 7. Use all three wire ends to string one 3x3mm crimp tube and the open loop of the other rivoli link. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with one crimp cover.

Khaki Safari Necklace Clasp

Step 10: Space the glass coins out in different places on all three wires. To anchor a glass coin, use Micro Crimping Pliers to secure one 1x1mm crimp tube on each end of the glass coin. Repeat for all the glass coins.

Khaki Safari Necklace Beads Detail

Loop d' Loop Choker

Loop d' Loop Choker Finished

Designer Martina Valdivia
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
24K Gold Plated Extreme Beading Wire .019 diameter - 100" 
2x2mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs 
Gold Filled 2 Strand  Clasp - 1 set
5-7mm  Czech Glass Beads - 64 pcs

Tools
Crimping Pliers
Cutters 

Instructions

Lovely Loop d' Loop Choker

Step 1: Cut two 50" pieces of wire.

Step 2: Use one wire to string 1 crimp tube and the first loop of one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp.  Click here for crimping instructions. Repeat to attach the second wire to the second loop of the same half of the clasp.

Step 3: Use the first wire to string 1 bead. Use the second wire to form a loop around the bead by crossing over the first wire below the bead, under the first wire above the bead, then parallel to the first wire. Repeat entire step, stringing the bead on the second wire and using the first wire to form the loop.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 thirty-one times.

Loop d' Loop Choker Detail

Step 5: Use one wire to string 1 crimp tube and one loop of the second half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Repeat with the other wire and the other loop of the clasp.

Asymmetrical Dangles Necklace

Asymmetrical Dangles Necklace Finished

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
24K Gold Plated Extreme Beading Wire .019 Diameter - 41 1/2" 
2x2mm Gold-Filled Seamless Crimp Tubes - 7 pcs 
12mm Gold Colored Toggle Clasp - 1 set 
6mm Clear  CZ Rondelles - 8 pcs
Clear Assorted Hand Blown Furnace  Glass Beads - 4 pcs

Tools
Soft Flex Professional Wire Cutters 
Crimping Pliers 
Bead Stoppers
Ruler or Measuring Tape

Instructions

Finished Size 17 3/4"

Step 1: Cut the wire into four pieces: one at 21”, one at 15”, one at 3”, and one at 2 1/2".

Step 2: Use the 21" wire and the 15" wire to string one crimp tube and the bar half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp.  Click here for crimping instructions.

Step 3: Use the other ends of both wires to string 1 CZ, 1 furnace glass bead, 1 CZ, 1 furnace glass bead, and 1 crimp tube. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of the 15" wire. Use the 21" wire to string 1 CZ, 1 furnace glass bead, and 1 CZ.

Step 4: Use the end of the 21" wire to string 1 crimp tube and the ring half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp.

Step 5: Place the necklace on your work surface so that the 21" strand is straight. Move the CZs and furnace glass beads aside. Use the ruler to find the center of the wire. Place the crimp tube at the center of the wire and crimp. There should be about 3 1/2" of the 15" wire dangling from the crimp tube. 

Step 6: Use the dangling wire to string 1 crimp tube. Place one end of each of the 2 1/2" and 3" wires into the tube and crimp. 


Step 7: Use the 3 1/2" wire to string 1 CZ, 1 furnace glass bead, 1 CZ and 1 crimp tube. Place the tube at the very end of the wire and crimp. 


Step 8: Use the 3" wire to string 1 CZ and 1 crimp tube. Place the tube at the very end of the wire and crimp.

Step 9: Repeat Step 8 using the 2 1/2" wire.

Step 10: Slide the CZs and furnace glass beads down to the center of the necklace. The two crimp tubes should fit inside the center furnace glass beads and the wires should dangle from one end of that bead.

24K Gold Bangles

24K Gold Bangles Finished

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
24K Gold Plated Extreme Beading Wire .014 Diameter - 36" 
24K Gold Plated Extreme Beading Wire .019 Diameter - 36" 
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 crimps 
4mm Gold Filled Crimp Covers - 2 crimp covers 
4.5mm Gold Filled Jump Ring - 1 jump ring 
1.5" 22-gauge Gold Filled Head Pins - 3 head pins 
4mm Montana Crystallized Swarovski Elements Rounds - 12 rounds
6mm Montana Crystallized Swarovski Elements Cubes - 2 cubes
8mm Montana Crystallized Swarovski Elements Round - 1 round

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

Instructions

Step 1: Use 1 head pin to string 1 cube and form a  wire wrapped loop. Repeat using the other cube. Repeat using the 8mm round. Attach the jump ring to all three wire wrapped loops. Set aside.

Step 2: Cut three 12" pieces of .014 diameter wire. Attach a Bead Stopper to one end of each wire. Use all three wires to string 1 crimp tube. Braid the wires together for about 2 1/4". Use 1 wire to string the jump ring from Step 1. Continue braiding the wires together for about 6".

24K Gold Bangles Focal Detail

Step 3: Pass the wire ends through the crimp tube again, so that the wires form a circle. Attach a Bead Stopper to the wires. Place the bangle over your hand and make sure it fits around the widest part of the hand. Once it's the correct diameter, crimp the crimp tube.  Click here for crimping instructions. Remove the Bead Stoppers, trim the wire ends, and cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.

Step 4: Cut three 12" pieces of 019 diameter wire. Attach a Bead Stopper to one end of each wire. Use all three wires to string 1 crimp tube. Use the middle wire to string twelve 4mm rounds. Place a Bead Stopper on the end of this wire. *Braid the wires for about 1/2" and slide 1 crystal round up into the braid. Repeat from * eleven times. Braid the wires for about 1/2".

24K Gold Bangles Braid Detail

Step 5: Repeat Step 3.

24K Gold Bangles Variations



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 loves Jazz Age writers and crunchy french fries. His favorite gemstones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Freddie Mercury's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com