Weekly Video Recap: Pumpkin Jewelry, Halloween Crafts, And Christmas Spiders

Did you have a spooky scary Halloween? We spent the week  designing jewelry to make our holiday stylish and supernatural. We love making this ghostly day gorgeous. If you like Halloween as much as we do, you are going to love these ghoulish jewelry making videos. We also have a fun Christmas Spider. Add a little fright to your Feliz Navidad! Check out our latest blog, so many wicked delights!

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So many haunting Halloween how-tos!  Kristen showed us how she makes pretty pumpkin earrings. She also added an elegant necklace that can be worn on any occasion. Sara celebrated Kit Day. Kit Day is our company holiday, we open our previous mystery kit and string some beaded jewelry. This time, Sara unboxed our Great Pumpkin Design Kit and made some yummy earrings and a stunning necklace. Aleshia, from Beadifulnights, opened our Great Pumpkin Design Kit on their YouTube channel and made some spirited Halloween jewelry. James opened our kit and created a Christmas Spider. And Nealay, owner of SilverSilk and More, designed some delicious pumpkin earrings. What a busy week!

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Pumpkin Jewelry, Halloween Crafts, And Christmas Spiders

You are not going to want to miss out on our latest mystery jewelry kit - the O Tannenbaum Design Kit! Our Design Kits are limited in inventory, make sure you grab yours!

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The O Tannenbaum Design Kit is a quiet winter night. The living room is comfy cozy and bathed in the glow of blinking lights. A mighty green fir stands watch in the corner, red garlands hugging its branches. A golden candle on the mantel of the fireplace dances with flame. Candy canes are stuffed in colorful stockings. Create a Christmas memory with this festive kit!

Make Craft Wire Pumpkin Earrings and a Classic Black and Silver Bead Necklace

Kristen filmed another episode of Free Spirit Beading on Monday. She is live on Mondays at 12pm PST.

Holidays are always fun for free spirited beaders. Kristen got into holiday mode and made some memorable beaded jewelry. This Halloween, she has some pretty little pumpkin earrings and a stunning necklace. Her pumpkins are wonderful for the spookiest night of the year or a cute pendant for the fall.

Fall Pumpkin Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Kristen loved the pumpkin shaped beads from her Great Pumpkin Bead Strand. She knew they were perfect for sweet little pumpkin earrings. There are so many fun beads in this strand. You can create Halloween jewelry, pendants, spiders, and so much more. The beads have a spooky theme, but they are elegant and you can use them for jewelry for any occasion.

Fall Pumpkin Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Supplies:
Great Pumpkin Bead Strand
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 22ga Green or Vintage Bronze
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 22ga Non Tarnish Silver Plated
Green Beads (optional)
Ear Wires
Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers

Fall Pumpkin Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Look how much character these pumpkins have! Adding a green bead at the top of the earring gives it a traditional Halloween look. Adding a silver bead turns your pumpkin glamorous. You can also use different colors of Craft Wire. There are so many ways to make your pumpkin unique.

Fall Pumpkin Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Kristen also made a classic black and silver necklace this week. This timeless jewelry design is perfect for any occasion. You can bring in the New Year with this elegant necklace or wear it to your best friend's wedding.

Classic Black and Silver Bead Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Make sure you check out our bead mixes. They are themed collections of beads. Kristen used our Great Pumpkin Bead Strand for her jewelry this week. We have a lovely coral toned bead mix, a collection of 2019 Fall/Winter Pantone colors. An homage to the Golden Gate Bridge. Our themes are fun and a great way to add some color to your beading toolkit.

Classic Black and Silver Bead Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Supplies:
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter in Black Onyx color
Great Pumpkin Bead Strand
Soft Flex 2x2mm Black Oxidized Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers
Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters
Ear Wires
Lobster Claw Clasp

Classic Black and Silver Bead Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Pumpkin Earrings with SilverSilk Galaxy Wire

Nealay is a talented jewelry designer and the owner of SilverSilk and More.

This week, Nealay created an adorable set of fall colored pumpkin earrings. This wonderful set looks so complicated, but is remarkably easy with the right components. Nealay's Galaxy Wire adds a sweet touch, it looks like he wire wrapped his pumpkin, but he simply draped his bead in the wire.

SilverSilk Galaxy Wire Pumpkin Earrings by Nealay Patel

From Nealay:

Here are some earrings that are sure to “wow” your friends at your next fall party! Turn simple orange beads into illuminated pumpkins using a technique with SilverSilk Galaxy Wire. We’ll learn how to cover the beads with the Galaxy Wire and use bead caps and a fun new technique with Craft Wire to make vines to accent our design. Watch me sketch and let’s get excited to make these earrings! 

SilverSilk Galaxy Wire Pumpkin Earrings by Nealay Patel

Supplies:
SilverSilk Apollo Galaxy Wire
SilverSilk Antique Copper Earring Wires
SilverSilk Antique Copper Head Pins
Decorative Beads and Bead Caps from Jesse James Beads
22-gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers

SilverSilk Galaxy Wire Pumpkin Earrings by Nealay Patel

Galaxy Wire adds an amazing texture to the bead. Simply pull the wire over the bead. It takes very little wire to complete the look. The end caps cover the ends of the Galaxy Wire and add personality to the pumpkin.

SilverSilk Galaxy Wire Pumpkin Earrings by Nealay Patel

It was fun seeing two great jewelry designers create pumpkins this week. Kristen coiled her vines with pliers and Nealay wrapped his around a toothpick. Kristen's bead was a brilliant orange and Nealay's was a muted yellow. There is no right or wrong way to finish a jewelry design. Every designer gives their jewelry a signature touch. How would you create pumpkin earrings?

SilverSilk Galaxy Wire Pumpkin Earrings 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 Galaxy Wire Pumpkin Earrings by Nealay Patel

Great Pumpkin Design Kit Unboxing and Jewelry Making

Kit Day! We love Kit Day. It's our favorite company holiday. On this day, we open our previous design kit and create a stunning piece of jewelry live on Facebook. Our design kits are themed mystery bead kits. We do not share the contents until the end of the month. Sara, or a guest, opens the kit and then creates a unique jewelry design. It is a great way to get inside the head of a talented beading artisan.

Great Pumpkin Earrings by Sara Oehler

This week, Sara opened our Great Pumpkin Design Kit. This kit was lovingly created by the Halloween hounds at Soft Flex Company. We added some SilverSilk Capture Chain, a spooky bead mix, some scary, and an assortment of frightening findings.

The Great Pumpkin Design Kit is a delectable mix of Halloween fun. Jolly orange jack-o'-lanterns keep watch on festive doorsteps. Black cats slink in the long shadows. Translucent Ghosts dance and chain rattles in the attic. Create a terrifying talisman with this eerie mix of beads and components. Haunt your neighborhood with this chilling collection!

Great Pumpkin Necklace by Sara Oehler

Supplies:
Great Pumpkin Design Kit
Black Onyx Color Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 (included in kit)
Great Pumpkin Bead Mix (included in kit) 
SilverSilk Capture Chain (included in kit) 
Magical Crimping Pliers 
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes (included in kit)
Bead Stoppers
Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters

Great Pumpkin Necklace and Earrings by Sara Oehler

Our design kits are sold in limited quantities. The Great Pumpkin Design Kit has sold out, but you can buy our latest kit - O Tannenbaum - and design some wonderful holiday themed jewelry.

The O Tannenbaum Design Kit is a quiet winter night. The living room is comfy cozy and bathed in the glow of blinking lights. A mighty green fir stands watch in the corner, red garlands hugging its branches. A golden candle on the mantel of the fireplace dances with flame. Candy canes are stuffed in colorful stockings. Create a Christmas memory with this festive kit!

Beadifulnights: Soft Flex Mystery Design Kit Great Pumpkin Opening and Tutorial

There are some fabulous jewelry designers on YouTube. We have our favorites and we love to share them with you. Beadifulnights' channel is full of wonderful jewelry projects, we wanted to see what Aleshia would create with one of our mystery design kits. We sent her our Great Pumpkin Design Kit. She unboxed our kit and gave her thoughts. She then designed a fun Halloween necklace and earrings. She also made a ring, but filmed a separate video for that design, you can watch that below.

Great Pumpkin Jewelry by Beadifulnights

Make sure you visit Aleshia's channel. She has a ton of wonderful jewelry projects. Her video library is eclectic and fun. She has videos on her bead hauls, crafts, storage tips, and more. There is something for everyone.

We think this necklace is fabulous. We wish everyday was Halloween!

Great Pumpkin Jewelry by Beadifulnights

This delicious necklace looks just like a handful of Halloween candy. How sweet it is!

Great Pumpkin Jewelry by Beadifulnights

Beadifulnights: Great Pumpkin Beaded Ring Tutorial


Aleshia filmed a second video using beads from our Great Pumpkin Design Kit. This time, she strung a gorgeous ring with our beads and Fireline thread. This ring would also look amazing using our Soft Touch Beading Wire. Our .010 Very Fine diameter is perfect for weaving, stitching, embellishing and knitting. It is basically a stainless steel thread.

Great Pumpkin Ring by Beadifulnights

This ring is so exotic. Aleshia used four feet of wire, 6mm Czech beads, 11/0 seed beads, and 08/0 seed beads. You will need a needle and a steady hand. This design is for patient jewelry designers that love detailed work.

Great Pumpkin Ring by Beadifulnights

This ring is remarkable. The band is so intricate and interesting. The hematite colored seed beads swirling around the orange and black Czech beads look like a tiny maelstrom. So alluring and wonderful. I certainly would not have imagined creating a ring from the Great Pumpkin Design Kit, what an amazing design! I can't wait to see Aleshia's next video!

Great Pumpkin Ring by Beadifulnights

If you loved this video, make sure you follow and subscribe to Beadifulnights on YouTube. Hit the like button on the video so Aleshia knows you appreciate her work. You can also find her on these websites:

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Great Pumpkin Ring by Beadifulnights

Christmas Spider (or Halloween) Using Soft Flex Craft Wire and Beads

James returned with another episode of Conversations in Wire. He uploads a new episode every other Thursday. His episodes are not live, but if you catch him when the episode is uploaded, he is on chat and ready to answer any questions about Soft Flex Craft Wire and wire wrapping. His videos premiere at 2:00pm PST.

This week, James unboxed our Great Pumpkin Design Kit. James loves to work with Craft Wire. He is our Craft Wire Yoda. We knew that he would make an incredible wire wrapped design with the contents of the design kit.

Craft Wire Christmas Spider by James Browning

James opted to create a Christmas Spider. He made a Halloween spider a month ago. That spider was a HUGE hit. It kicked off an infestation of spiders on our Facebook group – VIB. His Halloween spider was a simple affair, he used two beads and Soft Flex Craft Wire. He also designed a web, because, hey - a spider needs a home!

This time, James added some beads to his spider's legs. It is much more decorative and dazzling. James used beads from our Halloween design kit, so the colors are ambiguous, it can be a Christmas or Halloween spider. If you purchase our latest kit - the O Tannenbaum Design Kit - you will have the perfect beads for your Christmas spiders. 

Craft Wire Christmas Spider by James Browning

Supplies: 
Great Pumpkin Design Kit
Great Pumpkin Bead Mix (included in kit) 
Soft Flex Craft Wire - Silver Plated 22ga
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 22ga
Great Pumpkin Bead Strand
Round Nose Pliers
LoopRite Looping Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Bead Nipper (Cutters)

Craft Wire Christmas Spider by James Browning

What makes these little fellas so incredible is how you can make each spider unique. You can change your Craft Wire colors to give them a different look. You can use almost any style of bead - shape and color - to give the spider it's form. You can add beaded legs or just twist the wire to give the legs a fun texture. These wonderful spiders are considered a symbol of luck in parts of the world, Germany and Ukraine are two areas that celebrate with spiders. Give your Christmas mantle a dash of good fortune this year!

Craft Wire Christmas Spider by James Browning

We would love to see your spiders. If you have not joined our Facebook group – VIB, please do so. Show us your adorable spiders!

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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