I have yet to make any of the projects in the book. But I’m super duper excited to try them! I’ve been making and selling jewelry for about 8 years and these 8 projects are geared to a beginner or an advanced beader! I have never done kumihimo, spool knitting and am really glad to see the various projects in this booklet! U can’t go wrong with picking up this booklet for yourself! Softflex even tells you in the description the supplies that you’ll need; so you can pick up some if you don’t have them!! Thanks so much Sara and Kristen for a wonderful booklet of various techniques!!!
Size: 8.3in-L x 4.3in-W
The Soft Flex Bracelet Projects Booklet contains 8 modern bracelet designs using Soft Flex Beading Wire. You will learn about beading wire brands, diameters, crimps, crimping pliers, kumihimo boards, macrame boards and knitting on a spool. This is a great book for a beginner or an advanced beader that is looking to take their beading in a new direction.
Sara Oehler (pronounced Ay-ler) or simplified to Sara O is a well-known designer residing in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Sara O co-authored the book Show Your Colors, published by Kalmbach in January 2012. She has designed and written for numerous publications including but not limited to: BeadStyle, Bead&Button, Bead Trends, Beadwork, Stringing and Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry. Sara O has attended, showed her designs, demonstrated and taught within the Soft Flex Company booth at hundreds of bead shows in her almost 16 year career with them. She is an Arizona State University Sun Devil with an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership. She is also a mom, wife and loving pet owner. In addition to jewelry making, she loves to cook, do yoga, take long walks and spend time with her family.
Kristen Fagan is a multi-passionate creative residing in Mesa, Arizona. Kristen has been published in Bead Trends and Belle Armoire Jewelry. She has collaborated with Beads of Courage for the 'Creativity in Full Circle' design challenge. As a graphic designer for Soft Flex Company, she is an integral part of the company's creative and marketing team. Kristen has periodically attended, demoed and taught within the Soft Flex Company booth at bead shows in her 12 year career with them. When she is not designing, Kristen loves to paint, read, practice yoga, explore nature and spend time with her husband and their two children.
To complete projects in this booklet, you will need:
.010 Soft Touch Wire - Black color
.014 Soft Flex Wire - 2 colors: Black and Bronze
.019 Soft Flex Wire - 6 colors: Satin Silver, Chrysoprase, Peridot, Turquoise, Bone, Red Jasper
.024 Soft Flex Wire - Black color
.019 Soft Flex Metallics Wire - 2 colors: Copper and Antique Brass
.024 Soft Flex Extreme Wire - 24K Gold Plated
2x2mm Crimp Tubes
3x3mm Crimp Tubes
3mm Crimp Covers
4mm Crimp Covers
Connector or Clasp
Lobster Claw Clasp
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
3-Pin Knitting Spool
4-Pin Knitting Spool
Double Density Round Kumihimo Board
Square Kumihimo Board
Mini Macrame Board