Did you join Nealay Patel from SilverSilk and More on his bead tour last month? He offered a Colors of India themed beading kit on his site. He then filmed live jewelry making demonstrations to give his friends and followers a chance to see what was in the kit. So much fun. The tour culminated with a giveaway on the SilverSilk Silkies Facebook group, the winner received a complimentary kit. Today, we are looking at the kit and the designs that were created using the kit. We have the three stops on his beading tour below and some lovely creations from his Silkies. Read on, you are going to love the vibrant Colors of India!
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Colors of India is a special theme inspired by the rich and exotic color palette of India. This theme contains a custom Jesse James Beads mix is inspired by the rich and buoyant colors found in every corner of India. The gold tones provide the perfect backdrop for all the great accent colors, such as deep sea blue, emerald green and bright fuchsia.
Nealay Patel's Designs
The Colors of India Bead Tour was a lot of fun. Nealay filmed three stops on the tour. He filmed a live Facebook video on Tuesday, July 2 at the SilverSilk and More Facebook page. On Tuesday, July 9, he filmed his second live video at the Soft Flex Company Facebook page. He wrapped up his tour on the Jesse James Facebook page on Tuesday, July 16. Each live video contained a jewelry demonstration and a giveaway.
Colors of India Bead Tour Project 1
Nealay was discussing business with Sara Oehler and Sarah James and they touched on the subject of doing a social media beading tour. The result of this discussion was the Colors of India Mystery Kit. Nealay was live on the SilverSilk Facebook page on the first stop of the tour to create stunning a bolo necklace with pearlesque chain.
Colors of India Bead Tour Project 2
Nealay joined us on our Facebook page for his second video. This time he created a gorgeous bracelet. This blue and gold scheme looks amazing. Aquatic and sophisticated. The design looks so much different than the bolo necklace from the first video. You would almost imagine it was a different kit.
Colors of India Bead Tour Project 3
Nealay filmed his third and final video on Jesse James Facebook page. What a fun opportunity to explore an exotic collection of color. This kit was far more popular than he expected and sold out in three days. Expect more exciting SilverSilk kits in the future!
SilverSilk Silkies Designs
Nealay held a contest for his Silkies. Any design posted to his SilverSilk Silkies Facebook group, with the hashtag - #silversilkcolorsofindia, would be entered into a grand prize drawing. On July 23rd, he filmed a live Facebook video and randomly drew a winner. The lucky person, Kelly Van Singel, won a Colors of India kit. Score! You can see Kelly's jewelry below.
These designs were all created by members of Nealay's Facebook group. It is always fun to see how different creative minds interpret the same beading materials.
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Designed by SilverSilk Silkies Member: Amber Scott
See more of her designs in her Etsy Shop.
Designed by SilverSilk Silkies Member: Donna Moseley
See more of her designs on her Facebook Page.
Designed by SilverSilk Silkies Member: Karen Waters
Designed by SilverSilk Silkies Member: Kelly Van Singel
Designed by SilverSilk Silkies Member: Emilie Post
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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