Weekly Video Recap: 5 Jewelry Making Videos And 1 Big Week Of Celebration

Hooray! It's Friday! We had a glorious week of  jewelry making and fun. We celebrated our mothers on Sunday. We had a guest visit our office. We celebrated Sara's 20th anniversary with Soft Flex Company. And today is Sara's 40th birthday. This was a wonderful week of creativity and lovely jewelry. If you missed any of the festivities, make sure you catch up with all of the fun on today's video recap!

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Kristen kicked the week of with another episode of  Free Spirit Beading. This week, she designed a lovely pair of tassel  earrings. Nealay visited our office for some live video fun. He brought a mystery gift for Sara. Sara and Nealay filmed another video the next day and took turns creating some fun jewelry. Nealay created some tassel earrings. Finally, James designed a  Soft Flex Craft Wire bracelet that would look amazing on a male or female wrist. There is something for everybody here.

Make Tassel Earrings With Harvest Moon Trios And Cones

Join Kristen on Mondays at 12:00pm PST for her live  YouTube series, Free Spirit Beading. Kristen is a talented jewelry designer/ artist/ graphic designer. She wears many hats and her work is always lovely. Her show is a laid back look at jewelry design. Her videos are fun to watch and so instructive. She is a great source for inspiration if you are looking for a muse.

Harvest Moon Trios

This week, Kristen created a stunning pair of tassel earrings. She used  Hammered Cones from TierraCast. Some lovely  beads and a Harvest Moon Trios Beading Wire Pack from Soft Flex Company. Follow along if you would like to create these earrings or get creative and design your own tassel earrings!

Harvest Moon Tassel Earrings by Kristen Fagan

From Kristen:


We are going to take a look at the new findings and make a pair of tassel earrings using our new TierraCast hammered cones, Soft Flex Harvest Moon Trios beading wire colors, crimps and a few small beads. Remember you can use this technique and swap out the beads and wire colors to your liking!

Harvest Moon Tassel Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Supplies:
Harvest Moon Trios (18” of each wire color)
24 - Delica  beads size 15/0
26 - 3mm Citrine Rondelle Beads 
12 - Tri  Beads
2 - Antique Copper Hammered Cones 
2 - Copper Ear Wires 
14 - 2x2mm copper crimp tubes 
2 - 3x3mm copper crimp tubes 
Magical Crimping Pliers 
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Black and White Tassel Earrings by Kristen Fagan

These earrings look amazing with different colors of  Soft Flex Beading Wire and you can mix up the beads. If you make a pair, post them on our  Facebook group – VIB. We would love to see your work!

Tassel Earrings by Kristen Fagan

SilverSilk Mystery Design Kit From Nealay Patel

Nealay Patel joined us this week. He has threatened to visit us for years. We finally brought him to Sunny  Sonoma, California. We had a lot of fun. He brought us a  Mystery Creative Box to unbox and use. Sara loves a challenge. Not knowing what you have to work with and being  challenged to design something on the spot, in front of a large audience, is not everybody's cup of tea. But Sara loves the creative fire of it and she loves  feedback. Let her know what you think of her work!

Sara Oehler and Nealay Patel design from the SilverSilk Mystery Design Kit

Nealay is the owner of  SilverSilk And More. His store is full of wonderful meshchain, and findings. His mesh is so easy to use and makes it so easy to design sophisticated jewelry. You can find him on  Facebook on Tuesday for his series – Tuesday Tuts. Find him on YouTube and subscribe. Once he gets enough subs, he can start doing live videos on YouTube.

Contents from the SilverSilk Mystery Design Kit

Supplies:

Turquoise Soft Flex Beading Wire - Medium Diameter 
24k Gold Extreme Flex Beading Wire - Medium Diameter 
Champagne Extreme Flex Beading Wire - Medium Diameter 
SilverSilk Hollow Mesh 
2x2mm crimp tubes 
Ear Wires 
Magical Crimping Pliers 
Cutters

Sara Oehler designs a pair of earrings from the SilverSilk Mystery Design Kit

SilverSilk Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Beading Wire Earrings by Sara Oehler

Sara designed two lovely pairs of earrings. She took feedback from the audience and used their suggestions as she went. It is fun to watch her live videos. She loves input and loves to interact with the people watching. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and YouTube to join in the fun!

Sara Oehler designs a pair of earrings from the SilverSilk Mystery Design Kit

SilverSilk Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Beading Wire Earrings by Sara Oehler

Nealay was up next. He is not a fan of the stress of live videos but he is a professional. He designed a stunning lariat with tassel ends.

Nealay Patel designs a necklace from the SilverSilk Mystery Design Kit

Don't miss Nealay's book collection. You can find them on our site:

Jewelry Made With Wire And Fiber by Nealay Patel

Jewelry For The New Romantic by Nealay Patel

Jewelry Designs With Knitted Wire by Nealay Patel

SilverSilk Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Beading Wire Necklace by Nealay Patel

SilverSilk Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Beading Wire Necklace by Nealay Patel

Nealay Patel And Sara Oehler Design With The Soft Flex Mystery Design Kit

Nealay Patel joined us this the day before this video. He brought us a Mystery Creative Box to unbox and have fun with. Today, we challenged Nealay to create something with one of our kits. He did not know what was inside the kit before opening it and designing with its contents.

Sara Oehler and Nealay Patel design from the Soft Flex Mystery Design Kit

Nealay told us about the products he carries on his store –  SilverSilk And More. He has some truly decadent  jewelry chain. It is so easy to use and finish and can make even the simplest designs look professional. Make sure you visit his site.

Nealay Patel designs a necklace from the Soft Flex Mystery Design Kit

Supplies:

Red Jasper Soft Flex Beading Wire - Medium Diameter
Champagne Extreme Flex Beading Wire - Medium Diameter
SilverSilk Hollow Mesh
Ear Wires
2x2mm crimp tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Cutters

SilverSilk Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Beading Wire Necklace by Nealay Patel

Nealay designed a magical necklace. So luscious. Not bad for being challenged to create something without knowing what material he had to work with. He is an amazing designer.

SilverSilk Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Beading Wire Necklace by Nealay Patel

Sara jokingly referred to her cone and crystal combination as a party hat. Instead of taking it apart, she figured why not actually use this fun little combination. Party Hat Earrings are so fun!

Sara Oehler designs a pair of earrings from the Soft Flex Mystery Design Kit

Who would have imagined a party hat could so elegant?

Soft Flex Beading Wire and Cone Earrings by Sara Oehler

Soft Flex Beading Wire and Cone Earrings by Sara Oehler

Soft Flex Hollow Mesh Necklace by Nealay Patel and Soft Flex Beading Wire and Cone Earrings by Sara Oehler

Hollow Mesh Tassel Earrings

Nealay has had quite the busy week. Join him on Tuesdays for his Tuesday Tuts series. Every Tuesday, Nealay films a live video on Facebook where he sketches a design and then follows through and strings it. You can pick his brain as he goes or enjoy the ride. If you miss his live video or just do not like Facebook, you can always view his videos on YouTube.

Nealay Patel Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Craft Wire Earrings

From Nealay:

Let’s take an idea and a sketch and use Hollow Mesh to make a stunning pair of earrings! I’ll show you how to cut, gather and attach Hollow Mesh pieces and turn them into very textural tassels. We’ll be using some very special cones and TierraCast earring posts and learning how to do some basic wire wrapping to successfully execute the earrings.

Nealay Patel Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Craft Wire Earrings

Supplies:
Hollow Mesh
Silver Plated  22 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire
TierraCast Earring Posts
TierraCast Cones
Decorative Beads from Jesse James Beads

Nealay Patel Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Craft Wire Earrings

Nealay needs two hundred more subscribers to his  YouTube Channel before he can start broadcasting live from that platform. Please take a second and subscribe. He would appreciate it immensely!

Hollow Mesh and Soft Flex Craft Wire Earrings by Nealay Patel

Double Wrapped Loop Bracelet With Soft Flex Craft Wire

James Browning is Soft Flex Company's Craft Wire guru. He has some incredible designs and is always pushing himself to be better. He is a great teacher. His videos are easy to follow and clear. Even if you have never used Soft Flex Craft Wire, you can create the designs he makes with ease. This week, he shows how to make a Double Wrapped Loop Bracelet using  Soft Flex Craft Wire in 18 gauge.

Soft Flex Craft Wire Double Looped Bracelets by James Browning

James warns us that this project is going to be  tool intensive. His previous videos are easier to follow if you are a beginner. If you do not have  wire working tools, a great option is our  Craft Wire Starter Kit. It is everything you need to start a wire working hobby. And you can save some money by getting the  kit!

Soft Flex Craft Wire Double Looped Silver Bracelet by James Browning

Supplies:
Silver Plated 18ga Soft Flex Craft Wire
Italian Ultra Flush Cutter
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
LoopRite Looping Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

Soft Flex Craft Wire Double Looped Copper Bracelet by James Browning


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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