Live Seed Bead Ornament Making Beading Party With Danielle Wickes
Danielle Wickes of Danielle Wickes Jewelry and John Bead, joined Sara Oehler for a live ornament making beading party. Danielle showed a seed bead ornament making tutorial using seed beads, Soft Flex Fine Beading Wire, charms, and 26ga Soft Flex Craft Wire. Plus, this technique can easily be made into a pendant for a necklace or a pair of earrings.
26ga Soft Flex Craft Wire
Soft Flex Beading Wire, Fine Diameter
Super Duo Seed Beads from Sam's Bead Shop
Seed Beads from Beads To Live By
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Danielle made these beautiful and festive ornaments. You can find her step by step directions on her website.
Sara made a pendant out of her ornament, using a smaller connector ring. Then she created this elegant beaded necklace. "Boy do I feel lucky any time I get to hang out with the talented Danielle Wickes and make things. Yesterday, she taught us an ornament, which can be a pendant or earrings in the smaller size. I used Superduos which can be found at Sam's Bead Shop and seed beads from the latest subscription box from Beads To Live By as well as wire, findings and more from SoftFlexCompany.com."
Here are some ornaments made by Lahalla S. who loved our ornament class.
"Your class last week was great. I got my charm box out and went a little crazy with it. I still have problems with crimping and attaching the crimp covers but had fun with this project. The best part is I have a head start for the holiday season NEXT year."
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Sara Oehler (pronounced Ay-ler) is a well-known jewelry designer living in the Bay Area. Sara is the author of several beading books, including her latest title, written with Kristen Fagan, Seed Bead Revolution. She has designed and written for numerous publications including: BeadStyle, Bead&Button, Bead Trends, Stringing, Jewelry in Fashion Trends, Simply Beads, The Flow and Today's Creative Home Arts. Currently, Sara is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company.
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