The SilverSilk And More Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour

Patagonia is a land of ice and fire. This mysterious region is famous for it's tempestuous volcanoes, earthy green pampas, and icy blue glaciers. Nealay Patel, owner of SilverSilk and More, was inspired by the vivid palette of this wonderful place. His new mystery beading kit evokes these mystical colors. His kit includes everything you need to make some gorgeous jewelry - as long as you have your basic beading tools. Come travel the Path to Patagonia!

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You are going to love the colors in this kit. Green Emerald  Soft Flex Beading Wire is the grassy floor of the Patagonian plains. Copper TierraCast components and SilverSilk Capture Chain are the earthy foundation. The assortment of included beads are a dance of frosty glacial ice and chilly autumn. This collection is fabulous for a winter design or a frosty fall collection. Your creative fires are sure to be ignited.

Path to Patagonia

Let’s get ready to travel the exciting Path to Patagonia with designer  Nealay Patel! The best thing is you don’t need to bring anything, except the new SilverSilk and More mystery kit. This spectacular kit is packed with beads, components and findings inspired by the vast, beautiful landscape and icy glaciers of Patagonia, Chile. We’re excited to include some of our fabulous Soft Flex Company products in this kit too. 

Check out this link to grab the kit and get all the details of the tour: Path to Patagonia

Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour

Join  Nealay on his journey. The Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour is a creative trek across online bead stores. Nealay will be making appearances on the Facebook pages of some your favorite retailers!

Here's how it works:

1) Grab the mystery kit from silversilkonline.com

2) Join Nealay on Facebook, live, at 3:30pm PST on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, September 3 • SilverSilk and More Facebook Page

Tuesday, September 10 • Soft Flex Company Facebook Page

Tuesday, September 17 • TierraCast Facebook Page

Tuesday, September 24 • Jesse James Beads Facebook Page

Each tour is an opportunity to learn a new technique and chat with old friends and make new ones that enjoy creating just like you do!

3) Create a design with the kit contents and post a photo of it to the Silkies Facebook group anytime before October 1, 2019.

Each design posted counts as an automatic entry to win a grand prize at the end of the bead tour. The grand prize winner will be randomly drawn October 1, 2019 via Facebook *LIVE* at 5:30pm CT on the SilverSilk and More Facebook page. Winner must be present to win.


Let’s go!

Path to Patagonia Mystery Kit

This kit includes  SilverSilk Capture ChainSoft Flex Beading Wire, a bead mix from Jesse James Beads, and all of the components you need to create stunning jewelry. This kit was inspired by the beautiful landscape and icy glaciers of Patagonia, Chile. 

Path to Patagonia Extension Pack

Packed with additional findings and knitted wires, the Path to Patagonia Extension Pack is a great way to expand on your jewelry making. The Path to Patagonia Extension Pack is themed around the vast landscapes and ice fields of Patagonia, Chile.

Nealay's First Stop on the SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour

Nealay's first stop on the Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour landed on the SilverSilk and More Facebook Page. He discussed his love of this mysterious region and how it's colors inspired this kit. He revealed the contents of the Path to Patagonia kit and the extension kit and designed a lovely necklace.

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Necklace by Nealay Patel

From Nealay:

Path to Patagonia Mystery & Make. Tonight we are taking an inspiring stroll into the rich landscapes and glaciers of Patagonia and making an inspiring necklace. Grab a kit and join the tour! More info here.

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Necklace by Nealay Patel

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Supplies:
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Kit
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Extension Kit
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - Green Emerald Color
SilverSilk Capture Chain - Antique Copper Color
SilverSilk Capture Chain with Gun Metal Ball Chain - Sea Shore Color
SilverSilk Hollow Mesh
SilverSilk Double-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Triple-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Terminators
SilverSilk Two-Hole Bead Sliders
Ear Wires
Magical Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Necklace by Nealay Patel

Every Nealay piece is a work of art. He starts out with a sketch and dives into his design. His work is easy to follow if you want to replicate his jewelry. We carry his books on our site if you would like to create designs you will not find on his Facebook.

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Necklace by Nealay Patel

If you love Nealay's work, make sure you follow him on Facebook and YouTube. He films regular live videos and has an active group on Facebook - The SilverSilk Silkies. He is a great jewelry teacher and source of inspiration. If you have questions, he can answer them and his Silkies are also a great resource.

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Necklace by Nealay Patel

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Necklace by Nealay Patel

Nealay's Second Stop on the SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour

Nealay's second stop on the Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour landed on the Soft Flex Company Facebook Page. His latest mystery bead kit was inspired by the icy region of Patagonia. This area, claimed by Chile and Argentina, is a land of glaciers, high cliffs, volcanoes, and grassy plains. There is a lot of mystery in this sparsely populated part of the world. Perfect for a beading muse!

On the second stop of this tour, Nealay opted to create a lush bracelet. His video is easy to follow and if you bought this kit, this bracelet is yours to make! If you did not purchase the kit, you can still grab some Capture Chain from SilverSilk and More and make your own signature jewelry.

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Bracelet by Nealay Patel

From Nealay:

Path to Patagonia Mystery & Make. Tonight we are taking an inspiring stroll into the rich landscapes and glaciers of Patagonia and making an inspiring bracelet. Grab a kit and join the tour! More info here.

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Bracelet by Nealay Patel

Supplies:
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Kit
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Extension Kit
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - Green Emerald Color
SilverSilk Capture Chain - Antique Copper Color
SilverSilk Capture Chain with Gun Metal Ball Chain - Sea Shore Color
SilverSilk Hollow Mesh
SilverSilk Double-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Triple-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Terminators
SilverSilk Two-Hole Bead Sliders
Ear Wires
Magical Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Bracelet by Nealay Patel

You can find Nealay on Facebook and YouTube. If you are a fan, make sure you join his active group on Facebook - The SilverSilk Silkies. He is very accessible and loves to answer questions. He is a great jewelry teacher and source of inspiration.

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Bracelet by Nealay Patel

Look at this amazing design. So unique and fun. Capture Chain is perfect for playful loops or elegant coils. It is a wonderful fit for Soft Flex Beading Wire. Make your beading wire dance with SilverSilk and your favorite beads!

SilverSilk Path To Patagonia Bracelet by Nealay Patel

Nealay's Third Stop on the SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour

Nealay's third stop on the Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour landed on the TierraCast Facebook Page. His latest mystery bead kit was inspired by the icy region of Patagonia. This area, claimed by Chile and Argentina, is a land of glaciers, high cliffs, volcanoes, and grassy plains. There is a lot of mystery in this sparsely populated part of the world. Perfect for a beading muse!

On the third stop of this tour, Nealay designed a lovely earring (he completed the set off camera) with his SilverSilk Hollow Mesh Knitted Wire and Soft Flex Beading Wire. This time, he guided the Soft Flex Beading Wire down the length of the Hollow Mesh. He made a couple of teardrop shapes with the wire and crimped them together to create a unique earring. He then added TierraCast cord ends and charms. It was a remarkable design and one he finished without sketching out beforehand.

From SilverSilk and More:

Watch author/designer Nealay Patel from SilverSilk open a mystery kit and make a fabulous jewelry design using TierraCast goodies! Come join and chat with Nealay live!

Supplies:
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Kit
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Extension Kit
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - Green Emerald Color
SilverSilk Capture Chain - Antique Copper Color
SilverSilk Capture Chain with Gun Metal Ball Chain - Sea Shore Color
SilverSilk Hollow Mesh
SilverSilk Double-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Triple-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Terminators
SilverSilk Two-Hole Bead Sliders
Ear Wires
Magical Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes

Make your own version of these amazing earrings! They are deceptively easy and you can play around with color and bead options.  SilverSilk Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Beading Wire pair really well. You can create elegant jewelry in minutes.

Nealay's Final Stop on the SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour

Nealay's fourth and final stop on the Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour landed on the Jesse James Beads Facebook Page. His latest mystery bead kit was inspired by the icy region of Patagonia. This area, claimed by Chile and Argentina, is a land of glaciers, high cliffs, volcanoes, and grassy plains. There is a lot of mystery in this sparsely populated part of the world. Perfect for a beading muse!

On the final stop of this tour, Nealay designed a beaded pendant with his SilverSilk Capture Chain and Soft Flex Craft Wire. Craft wire is a fantastic way to secure Capture Chain so it holds its shape or keeps a loop. You can conceal the Craft Wire in the design or weave around the chain so it becomes part of the aesthetic.

Nealay is a fun designer to watch. He plans his jewelry out with a sketch (most of the time) before he even starts designing the jewelry. This is a great way to get a foundation and then build on it, while still allowing for some creative embellishment.

From  Nealay:

Last stop for this Facebook Bead Tour was the Jesse James Beads Facebook Page and did we have a great time! Learn how to use Capture chain and twist and turn it into a show-stopping pendant using 26-gauge wire from Soft Flex. I spend the first part of the video unveiling the new kit and then we hop onto the project. Give it a watch and learn a new technique you can try at home.

Supplies:
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Kit
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Extension Kit
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 26ga Non-Tarnish Antique Copper
SilverSilk Capture Chain with Gun Metal Ball Chain - Sea Shore Color
SilverSilk Hollow Mesh
SilverSilk Double-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Triple-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Terminators
SilverSilk Two-Hole Bead Sliders
Ear Wires
Magical Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes

Capture Chain has a wonderfully organic look. It is not rigid, but moves and flows. It is great for sophisticated and intricate jewelry pieces. As easy as it is to work with and finish with a terminator, it will amaze appreciative eyes with how complicated the designs can seem. Keep it your design secret! 

Capture Chain is a wonderful match for Soft Flex Beading Wire or Soft Flex Craft Wire. Get creative!

Almost all of the SilverSilk  Path to Patagonia Mystery Kits are gone. Get one quick! If you design something with the kit and post it to the The SilverSilk Silkies Facebook Group, you will be eligible to win a fun prize.

The grand prize giveaway is on Tuesday, October 1st. Each photo counts as an entry. Make as many pieces of jewelry as you can and take pictures. 

You can find Nealay on Facebook and YouTube. If you are a fan, make sure you join his active group on Facebook - The SilverSilk Silkies. He is very accessible and loves to answer questions. He is a great jewelry teacher and source of inspiration.

Make sure to look for  Nealay on Tuesday, October 1st. He may design something new and exciting after he announces the Path to Patagonia design winner!

Nealay's SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Winner And Necklace Design

Nealay concluded his Path to Patagonia Facebook Bead Tour last week. This week he announced the winner of his Path to Patagonia giveaway. To be eligible, you had to create a design with this kit and post your photos to the The SilverSilk Silkies Facebook Group. The Path to Patagonia was his latest mystery bead kit was inspired by the icy region of Patagonia. This area, claimed by Chile and Argentina, is a land of glaciers, high cliffs, volcanoes, and grassy plains. There is a lot of mystery in this sparsely populated part of the world. Perfect for a beading muse!

Before announcing the winner, Nealay designed a beautiful necklace with his SilverSilk Capture Chain and Soft Flex Craft Wire. Craft wire is a fantastic way to secure Capture Chain so it holds its shape or keeps a loop. You can conceal the Craft Wire in the design or weave around the chain so it becomes part of the aesthetic.

Nealay is a fun designer to watch. He plans his jewelry out with a sketch (most of the time) before he even starts designing the jewelry. This is a great way to get a foundation and then build on it, while still allowing for some creative embellishment.

Bluestone Necklace With Capture Chain by Nealay Patel

From Nealay:

The winner of Path to Patagonia is announced. Plus a new necklace design with acrylic chain and Capture Chain. Ask me what my favorite color is today.

Bluestone Necklace With Capture Chain by Nealay Patel

Supplies:
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Kit
SilverSilk Path to Patagonia Extension Kit
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 22ga Non-Tarnish Silver
SilverSilk Capture Chain with Gun Metal Ball Chain - Sea Shore Color
SilverSilk Hollow Mesh
SilverSilk Double-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Triple-Strand End Caps
SilverSilk Terminators
SilverSilk Two-Hole Bead Sliders
Ear Wires
Magical Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes

Bluestone Necklace With Capture Chain by Nealay Patel

This necklace is icy and wonderful. This would be great for a seasonal party at the end of the year. Stay frosty with this chilly collection of stunning beads!

Bluestone Necklace With Capture Chain by Nealay Patel

We can't wait to see what Nealay dreams up next. The Path to Patagonia was so lovely. Everything looks wonderful when complemented with SilverSilk chain. Make your next necklace dense with beautiful chain and beads. The mesh looks organic and lively, even when paired with the coldest colors.

Bluestone Necklace With Capture Chain by Nealay Patel

You can find Nealay on Facebook and YouTube. If you are a fan, make sure you join his active group on Facebook - The SilverSilk Silkies. He is very accessible and loves to answer questions. He is a great jewelry teacher and source of inspiration.

Bluestone Necklace With Capture Chain by Nealay Patel

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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