7 Jewelry Making Tutorials That Will Elevate Your Design Skills

We have an astounding mix of inspirational  jewelry tutorials for you this week! We love to learn new crafts and techniques that we can apply to our favorite hobby. How about you? Become a better jewelry maker today. We have 7 videos full of easy to follow instructions that will boost your mastery and expand your craft skills!

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Want to learn amazing techniques that can help you make the most wonderful jewelry possible?

Kristen showed us how to embellish a pendant to make it one of a kind. She used paints, beads, and Apoxie Sculpt and made signature pendants that are sure to elevate any design they are strung them on. Rachel Mallis, of Malli Jewelry, joined Sara for a beading party. Rachel showed us how to use a WigJig wire jig to create wire wrapped earrings. Spotlight Day at TGBE! Sara and Kristen woke up on Wednesday, ready to share coffee and Soft Flex Craft Wire design ideas with our friends at the Great Bead Extravaganza Facebook group.

Marcie Creates is a master of color and she showed us how to use a palette to arrange a colorful necklace design. Expand your color knowledge! Beki Foster taught us how to make cluster earrings that look like the perfect spring jewelry accessory. Rosanna Brafford showed us how to make a shell filigree bracelet. And finally, Kay Goss ,of Star's Beads, showed us a wonderful wire wrapping demonstration. Learn how to make earrings with Kay!

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Follow along on our Joyful Beading road map. Each day, we begin a new jewelry project. For instance, March 30th is 'Create with the Cherry Blossom Kit'. On that day, every project that is themed with the floral colorway of our new spring kit will be entered to win a $10 credit. Projects must be posted to our VIB group on that date. If you post a kit project on a different date and it is not applicable to that date's project, you will not be entered to win. Make sure every project you post has this hashtag - #joyfulbeading. If you do not include the hashtag, we may overlook your entry.

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Instagram Reels & TikTok Live Sale Necklace & Earrings by Sara Oehler

Got a minute? Check out our latest reels and TikTok videos. Soft Flex Company's Instagram Reels and our Soft Flex TikTok Page will teach you how to make jewelry in under a minute. These videos move quickly but are easy to follow. If you need more assistance, make sure you check out our YouTube catalog for deeper dives into jewelry making education. You will find in depth discussions on how to use your tools and finish your jewelry on that channel. Instagram Reels and TikTok are great tools for learning something new or finding quick inspiration. Check out our 1 Minute Videos and explore the wonderful pins on our Pinterest page. Learn from Soft Flex Company jewelry designer pros at the pace you choose! If your creativity needs a quick cup of coffee, make sure you visit us for a much needed jolt of crafting caffeine!

How To Embellish A Pendant With Paint, Apoxie Sculpt & Beads

This week on Free Spirit Beading, we watched Kristen turn an artisan pendant into a signature focal for her jewelry. The pendants she used, a wooden octopus from Allegory Gallery and a butterfly pendant from Green Girl Studios - are amazing as is. But being an artist, Kristen wanted to add her personal touch to the pendants. She made them her own and any necklace she adds these pendants to is sure to look stunning.

This is an amazing video for the variety of project ideas Kristen shares. Learn how to paint with Ultimate Paints from  Vintaj. Learn how to use Apoxie Sculpt (we are sold out, but you can find more on our friend Christi Friesen's website). Transform a bead into your own colorful design!

Embellished Pendant with Paint, Apoxie Sculpt & Beads by Kristen Fagan

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Wood Pendant from Allegory Gallery
Metal Pendant from Green Girl Studios
Apoxie Sculpt from ChristiFriesen.com
Ultimate Paints
Paper Towels

Embellished Pendant with Paint, Apoxie Sculpt & Beads by Kristen Fagan

Live Beading Party With Rachel Mallis Of Malli Jewelry: Wire Wrap Earrings On A WigJig

Rachel Mallis, of  Malli Jewelry, joined Sara for a beading party. Rachel is a talented jewelry maker. You can find her on YouTube collaborating with other artists, like Nealay Patel and Sam Siegel. If you enjoy her work, make sure you visit her site and shop her finished jewelry. For the party, Rachel showed us how to make wire wrapped earrings on a WigJig board.

Want to learn more about jewelry jigs? Our favorite jigs are from WigJig. These jigs are meant to withstand lots of abuse (they are crafted from the same material used in aircraft windows). They are transparent, so you can place a pattern beneath them. They are great for creating uniform jewelry - for instance, if you love earrings, you can be sure all of your earrings will be the same shape and size if you use a pattern. Master a jig board today!

Live Beading Party with Sara Oehler & Rachel Mallis

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Soft Flex Craft Wire
WigJig Super Pegs
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers

Craft Wire WigJig Earrings by Rachel Mallis

Sara & Kristen's Craft Wire Jewelry Demonstration On Spotlight Day At The Great Bead Extravaganza

Spotlight Day at the  Great Bead Extravaganza! Before the world's biggest online bead show begins, the TGBE Facebook group comes alive with days dedicated to the individual exhibitors. Thursday was our day to shine. Sara and Kristen threw a Coffee and Craft Wire party. The two talented designers enjoyed a little laughter and created jewelry with Soft Flex Craft Wire.

Coffee & Craft Wire with Sara & Kristen

Learn new wire working techniques and enjoy our high spirited conversations. We love sharing new ways to work with our wire, if you are a beginner and thinking about a new hobby, come see what malleable craft wire can do. You can use  Soft Flex Craft Wire to create jump rings or head pins. You can wire wrap stones or make chain. Earrings are easy to make and the colorful selection we offer will keep you designing beautiful jewelry for years.

Coffee & Craft Wire Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Soft Flex Craft Wire
TierraCast Keep the Faith Collection
Czech Glass Beads
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers

Coffee & Craft Wire Earrings by Sara Oehler

Marcie Creates: How To Make A Necklace Using A Color Palette

Beki Foster: How To Make Cluster Earrings With The Wonderland Kit

Rosanna Brafford: Making A Shell Filigree Bracelet

Star's Beads: How To Make Wire Wrapped Earrings

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Thomas Soles

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