Do you want to become a better jewelry designer? This week, we are checking out 9 fantastic videos that are sure to expand your beading knowledge, especially if you are a beginner. There are some great tips for the pros, as well. Learn how to make a sliding knot. Learn macrame techniques for jewelry making. Learn how to pattern a necklace with gemstones. Make earrings with Craft Wire. Learn basic wire wrapping and so much more! Get inspired and learn something new!
This week, Kristen showed us how to make a sliding knot to finish a necklace. Nealay Patel, from SilverSilk & More, joined us for a Beading Party, with Kristen and Sara. He showed us how to use SilverSilk, ceramic beads, and Soft Flex to make stunning jewelry. Sam Siegel, from Sam's Bead Shop, showed us how to make a handmade pendant and a lovely spring necklace. Kay Goss, from Star's Beads, showed us how to make earrings with Craft Wire. Kate Richbourg, from Beadshop.com, taught us about patterning with gemstones. Make a compelling design for your next necklace. Randee Brown, from Thunderhorse Descendant, showed us how to make a necklace with a Dzi Bead as a focal. Deb Houck, from Dahlia Designs - Jewelry and More, showed us her finished jewelry she made using Soft Touch Beading Wire. Nealay and Danielle Wickes, from John Bead, showed us how to macrame a bracelet with SilverSilk Pipe Chain and Soft Flex Beading Wire. And finally, Nealay showed us how to make a statement necklace with SilverSilk, Soft Flex, and Sam's Bead Box. This is a jam packed jewelry making recap full of great ideas and techniques for all skill levels. Let's make jewelry!
Jewelry Making Videos
Follow Us On TikTok And Instagram - Learn How To Craft And Make Jewelry In Just Minutes
Follow us on the web! Our social media sites are loaded with instructional jewelry making videos YouTube and Facebook have a ton of long form videos that will teach you how to make jewelry. You will find in depth discussions on how to use your tools and finish your jewelry on those channels. Our Instagram page and SoftFlexWire@TikTok will teach you how to make jewelry in under a minute. Smash that learning curve and learn a new technique at lightning speed. Instagram Reels and TikTok are great tools for learning something new or finding quick inspiration. If your creativity needs a quick cup of coffee, make sure you visit us for a much needed jolt of crafting caffeine!
Check out our 30 second jewelry tutorials on Soft Flex Company's Instagram Reels! Master a new technique in minutes. These videos move quick but are easy to follow. You will get a sense of how to use your tools and finish your crimps securely. If you need more assistance, make sure you check out our YouTube catalog for deeper dives into jewelry making education. Stand on the shoulders of giants and enhance your jewelry making knowledge in a flash!
Got a minute? Follow us on the Soft Flex TikTok Page! Learn how to make jewelry with a fun soundtrack. Sara is here to show you how to make something amazing in just a minute. This is a great quickie if you need the basics. You can always follow up with more in depth videos on our YouTube channel if you need extra help. Sara has ideas for bead stringing, wire wrapping, and so much more. Learn from a jewelry designer pro at the pace you choose!
Sliding Knot Necklace With Czech Glass Flower Garden Pendant And Wire Wrapped Leaves
Kristen loved Christi Friesen's TGBE Spring Fling 2022 video and made her own clay pendant after watching the presentation. She needed a new necklace to showcase her delightful new pendant. She showed us how to do some basic wire wrapping techniques in this video and how to make a sliding knot to finish the design.
Don't miss Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, live, on Mondays.
Live Beading Party With Nealay Patel Of SilverSilk & More - Making Jewelry With Ceramic Beads & SilverSilk
Nealay joined the Soft Flex team and had a Beading Party with us. Sara, Kristen, and Nealay all showed off their thoughts on how to use Soft Flex and SilverSilk together. They all used ceramic beads to create gorgeous designs. SilverSilk is the perfect partner with Soft Flex Craft Wire or beading wire!
Nealay showed off some amazing jewelry designs using SilverSilk and Soft Flex. These designs would look great on anybody's wrist or neck. Classic colors and minimal style.
Sara used a single link of chain to create an interesting visual element on a SilverSilk bracelet. Gorgeous!
Kristen showed off her copper and black necklace and earrings she made.
Sam's Bead Shop: Make A Secret Garden Necklace With Sam's Bead Box And Soft Flex Wire
Learn how to make a headpin with Craft Wire, Sam shows how to make a decorative 'rosebud' head pin. Learn how to make a handmade pendant and string a necklace.
Star's Beads: Bead With Me - Learn How To Make Handmade Earrings With Soft Flex Craft Wire
Kay Goss showed us how easy is it to make earrings with Soft Flex Craft Wire and beads. Learn some basic wire wrapping techniques and add some lovely flourishes to your next jewelry design!
Lookin' at the oddly perfect sizes of shell pearl to add to the vintage feel of these Laurel Burch cat charms.
Kay Goss (Star's Beads) links:
BeadShop.com: Patterning With Stones To Make A Necklace
Kate Richbourg shows how easy it is to create striking patterns with beads.
We picked a springtime colorway to create our newest Patterning With Stones (and glass!) creation today. Simple stringing, that's all there is to it! A variety of shapes and colors all brought together in a pretty palette for a quick and easy project to get your weekend going. We're calling this piece Medley.
Thunderhorse Descendant: Learn How To Make A Dzi Bead Necklace With Soft Flex Beading Wire
Randee Brown shows us how to make a beautiful necklace with a Dzi bead, pendant, metal spacers and some lovely beads. Quick and easy!
Dahlia Designs - Jewelry and More: Finished Jewelry Designs Made Using Soft Touch Beading Wire
Deb Houck showed off the black and gray finished jewelry designs she made using Soft Touch Beading Wire. Soft Touch is our premium line. It is as strong as our original line, but it has a silk drape. You will feel like you are stringing with thread.
Visit Deb Houck's (Dahlia Designs - Jewelry and More) links:
SilverSilk & More: How To Make A Macramé Bracelet With SilverSilk Pipe Chain
Materials List for a single bracelet:
1ft • SilverSilk Pipe Chain
4ft • John Bead .8mm Knotting Cord
John Bead Satin Luxe Mix 6/0 Seed Beads
15in • Medium Beading Wire
2 • 2mm Crimp Tubes
Tierra Cast Moon Charm & Spacers
SilverSilk Loom by Jewel Loom
www.silversilkonline.com for Pipe Chain, Clasp
www.softflexcompany.com for Beading Wire and Crimps
www.jewelloom.com for SilverSilk Loom
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DanielleWickes for Beads and Cords
Visit Danielle's links:
SilverSilk & More: How To Make A Statement Necklace With Sam’s Bead Box
Materials List for a single bracelet:
2ft • SilverSilk Capture Chain
4 • SilverSilk Single-strand End Caps
6 • 3mm Jump rings
1 • 10mm Moody Face Bead
8 • 8mm Round Beads (Bar)
8 • 8mm Round Beads (Inner Strand)
11 • 8mm Round Beads (Middle Strand)
Various Bead & Stone Mix (Outer Strand)
1ft • 20ga Craft Wire
2ft • Colored Medium Beading Wire
6 • 2mm Crimp Tubes
www.silversilkonline.com for Capture Chain, End Caps and Clasp
www.softflexcompany.com for Craft Wire, Beading Wire, Crimps
www.samsbeadshop.com for Beads
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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