Saturday, November 15, 2014

Four DIY Christmas Tree Wire Ornaments Made on a WigJig

I have been hard at work on a few new Christmas ornament ideas. I am absolutely in love with Christmas trees this year. So, here are four easy and fun ideas for you to try too.





Using a WigJig to make a wire shape is quick and easy! You place the pegs in the shape that you desire. Then, create your first loop using a pair of round nose pliers. Run the nylon jaw pliers over the wire to remove any bends or kinks. Wind the wire around the pegs as you spin the jig back and forth to create fluid lines. 


Pop the design off of the jig and work harden the wire using a nylon tipped hammer

I used 18g Soft Flex Craft Wire for the trees and 24g Soft Flex Craft Wire to embellish with beads. Soft Flex Craft Wire comes an nice array of colors and gauges and it is non-tarnishing.

I used a WigJig Olympus-Lite with the matching super pegs.  The WigJig brand in particular is wonderful because they are extremely strong and durable. The jig is made out of the same material as an airplane window. So the peg holes will not wear out and become bigger as they will in a plastic version. I also love how they are clear and you can actually lay them down on a fairly complicated design and create the pattern in wire. 

Simply wrapping the wire around the pegs in a new way can make the design look different!

I warn you, making ornaments on a WigJig is addicting.


Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Four - Beaded Napkin Rings, Retro Button Necklace, Knitted Stretch Bracelet, Seed Bead Earrings


Every Friday, I highlight some of my favorite do-it-yourself jewelry ideas found on Pinterest for your weekend inspiration. Here are my picks this week. Enjoy!


To follow Soft Flex Company on Pinterest, click here

P.S. If you share a tutorial online using Soft Flex beading or craft wire, pin your tutorial link to our "Cool Designs with Soft Flex" board and we may feature it here on our blog.

Blog contributor Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook, etsy or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Kristen@SoftFlexCompany.com.



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in Oakland, CA

 Design by Kristen Fagan

We will be at the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in Oakland, CA this weekend. We are offering free earring project kits to every customer that places an order. Stop on by and spend some time with us!

BABE! 2014
November 15 - 16, 2014
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Hours:
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday - Ball Ornament Earrings


Super simple, quick and adorable ornament earrings for your holiday gatherings and gifts!


Materials:

 String one spacer and one bead onto each head pin.

 Use your chain nose pliers to bend at a 90 degree angle.

 Use your round nose pliers to make a loop. Cut off excess wire or wrap around the base. For step by step instructions on how to make a dangle, click here.

Use your chain nose pliers to open the loop and attach to an ear wire. Follow steps 1-5 for second earring.


To see free project ideas available from Soft Flex Company, click here

Blog contributor Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook, etsy or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Kristen@SoftFlexCompany.com.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Holiday Gift from Soft Flex Company!





Happy Holidays!!!

We are offering a free earring kit to each customer with purchase over the holiday season, while supplies last. We really want to thank our customers for a great 2014! We feel fortunate to have such wonderful customers and look forward to offering you all a treat.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Four - Wire Wrap Briolettes, Creature Comfort, Sprial and Gemstone Earrings, DIY Clay Beads


Every Friday, I highlight some of my favorite do-it-yourself jewelry ideas found on Pinterest for your weekend inspiration. Here are my picks this week. Enjoy!


To follow Soft Flex Company on Pinterest, click here

P.S. If you share a tutorial online using Soft Flex beading or craft wire, pin your tutorial link to our "Cool Designs with Soft Flex" board and we may feature it here on our blog.

Blog contributor Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook, etsy or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Kristen@SoftFlexCompany.com.



Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Four - Trick or Treat Necklace, Floating Ghost Pendants, Halloween Domino Charm, Pumpkin Beads


Happy Halloween! Every Friday, I highlight some of my favorite do-it-yourself jewelry ideas
found on Pinterest for your weekend inspiration. This month, I'm going to seek out designs that will inspire you for Halloween. Here are my picks this week. Enjoy!


To follow Soft Flex Company on Pinterest, click here

P.S. If you share a tutorial online using Soft Flex beading or craft wire, pin your tutorial link to our "Cool Designs with Soft Flex" board and we may feature it here on our blog.

Blog contributor Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook, etsy or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Kristen@SoftFlexCompany.com.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soft Touch On Sale This Weekend!


Good news! Soft Touch will be on sale this weekend, starting tomorrow! If you want the coupon code first, make sure that you are on our email newsletter list. 


Soft Touch™ Wire is a lead-free beading wire for designers that want a premium product for their designs. Soft Touch™ Wire has the softest drape on the market, your pieces will lay like they were strung on thread. Soft Touch™ Wire is constructed of either 7, 21 or 49 micro woven stainless steel wires. It is supple enough that it can be knotted and comes black and white (.010) and Premium Satin Silver. It is available in 4 diameters: .010, .014, .019, and .024. We recommend Soft Touch™ Wire for designers that want their pieces to last and eliminate the frustration of restringing.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Four - Polymer Skull Bead Tutorial, Spooky Skeleton Necklace, Treasure Beads Necklace, Glam Skull Earrings


Happy Spooktober! Every Friday, I highlight some of my favorite do-it-yourself jewelry ideas
found on Pinterest for your weekend inspiration. This month, I'm going to seek out designs that will inspire you for Halloween. Here are my picks this week. Enjoy!


To follow Soft Flex Company on Pinterest, click here

P.S. If you share a tutorial online using Soft Flex beading or craft wire, pin your tutorial link to our "Cool Designs with Soft Flex" board and we may feature it here on our blog.

Blog contributor Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook, etsy or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Kristen@SoftFlexCompany.com.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On sale now.....

Oooooh la la, lots of great items on sale until October 29, 2014. The copper color and antique brass colored Soft Flex Beading Wire paired with copper findings are must haves for your next fall design.

 





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