|Sara Oehler, Author, Instructor, Jewelry Artist and Expert Designer|
Sara Oehler will be Jewel School's expert guest artist August 15th and 16th, bringing amazing colors and choices in Soft Flex beading wire for stringing, cool beading wire color trios, and even 20 gauge craft wire for wire arts. Ms. Oehler will also bring some of the fun of Bead Soup Blog Party 6 as she wears her August 11th reveal jewelry creation on air!
Sara shares the beautiful lavender BSBP6 reveal jewelry she will be wearing on Jewel School on her blog, "Soft Flex Girl"-- a sparkling ensemble of beaded beads and beadwork toggle created by her Bead Soup partner Sonya Ingersoll-Stille of Dreamin of Beads. Ingersoll-Stille's beadwork is gorgeous and Sara has designed stunning jewelry with the handcrafted focal and clasp! Bringing the Jewel School community and Bead Soup community together, Sara is doubling the fun of jewelry making!
|Tune in to JEWEL SCHOOL to see the BSBP6 Jewelry Sara will wear!|
Sara has designed and written for numerous publications including BeadStyle, BeadandButton, Bead Trends, and Stringing, and her book Show Your Colors , co-authored with Jamie Hogsett, was published in January of 2012. As “Ask Sara” of the Soft Flex® Company, she answers beading questions with her expertise and 13 years of experience with the Soft Flex Company.
Some of the cool products Sara will present on Jewel School are "Trios" -- Soft Flex three packs of beading wire that come in great color combinations like "Cornucopia" for Autumn, "Renewal" (peridot, emerald, chysophrase), and "Vitality."
|An adorable Color Trio for Halloween! Soft Flex Colorful Stringing Wire for Beading.|
Sara also has a blog entitled, "Sara O Jewelry" and some of her most popular designs for the Soft Flex Company website are available as free tutorials such as this amazing bracelet by Oehler, the most popular design of all, the Helix Bracelet. It's an excellent blog full of creativity and inspiration, and you'll want to subscribe!
|"Helix Bracelet" Design by Sara Oehler|
You may also wish to enter the "Flex Your Creativity Beading Contest" for 2012. The contest submission deadline is September 1, and Soft Flex is looking for designs using a knitting spool with Soft Flex Beading or Craft Wire. You can view previous year's jewelry submissions for the contest here. Sara will discuss knitting spools and how to use them on Jewel School this week.
To shop for Soft Flex and other cool jewelry making products online, simply go to Jewel School. To watch Sara on Jewel School, check for listings in your area with the JTV channel finder by simply entering your zip code, or simply click on the "WATCH JEWEL SCHOOL LIVE" on this right column of this blog during the times listed on the button.
Enjoy beading in color and see you at school!
Big Hugs, TJ
Toltec Jewels is an author by day and jewelry artist by night. Her literary work is housed by the San Fransisco MOMA in a permanent collection of mixed media art and is published internationally in popular magazines, literary quarterlies, and university publications. She has won a number of awards for both her literary and jewelry art. A gemstone collector and jewelry lover, she makes handcrafted jewelry with her entire family.
She is also the creator of Jewel School Friends, a community of expert and new jewelry artisans taking inspiration from each other, Jewel School, and jewelry art culture. Jewel School Friends features jewelry designers and bead artists, supports entrepreneurship for independent artisans, and hosts community events, challenges, and fundraisers. Join her at Jewel School Friends on Facebook for coupons, artist features, youtube tutorials, networking, give-a-ways and of course, beautiful jewelry!