If you haven’t discovered our Soft Flex® line of jewelry wire, here’s a piece to jolt some inspiration. This incredible necklace was created by Artbeads.com design partner Jamie Hogsett. Hogsett is the education coordinator at Soft Flex® and an ambassador for Create Your Style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Although, she has been around beads and jewelry making her entire life! Jamie grew up working at her parents’ fine jewelry store after school and learning about jewelry. It was in high school that she first picked up her mom’s old macramé beads in a closet, and began creating beaded gifts. After graduating with a degree in English Literature and Art History from Colorado State University, she continued to work in the beading industry. Her credentials include being the editor at both Stringing Beadwork Magazine and Stringing Magazine. Check out her lovely necklace that she calls “Cornucopia” made from Soft Flex® material and Swarovski crystals.
Jamie continues to share her passion for jewelry by writing jewelry making instructions for thousands of designs over the past four years. She has also published quite a few books about beading and jewelry making, and her work has been seen in different magazines. This necklace was inspired by the products that we provided Jamie with. She told us that the green and gold coloring gave her the idea to follow a leafy theme, which we think is beautiful for both summer and fall fashion! We’ve linked here to the PDF file containing this design’s detailed instructions so you can make a necklace of your very own.