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Free Beading Project Idea: Copper Darling Dangle Earrings

Free Beading Project Idea: Copper Darling Dangle Earrings

Copper Darling Dangle Earrings Designers Sara Oehler Skill Level Beginner Materials Soft Flex Metallics Wire in Copper Color, .019 diameter - 8" Copper Earwires - 1 pair 2x2mm Copper Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs 2mm Copper Round Beads - 4 pcs Briolette Shaped Beads - 3 pcs Tools Cutters Crimping Pliers Instructions Step 1: Use Flush Cutters to cut 4 inches of…
Live Beading Party! Meet Jewelry Designer Joyce Trowbridge

Live Beading Party! Meet Jewelry Designer Joyce Trowbridge

Did you join us for our recent beading party? Just before Thanksgiving break, we sat down with Joyce Trowbridge, from Just Bead It. We talked about the jewelry industry and how COVID was affecting her business. She discussed the future of her bead store and how the pandemic has made her adapt and evolve. Joyce also taught us how to make some gorgeous bracelets with eye catching c…
Finished Jewelry Designs From Our Fall Masterpiece Design Kit

Finished Jewelry Designs From Our Fall Masterpiece Design Kit

Oh my goodness - it's Kit Day! If you are like us, you look forward to this day all month. Kit Day is a Soft Flex holiday. It is the day we launch our newest mystery beading kit. We unbox our previous kit, live, and make jewelry with our friends. And we take a look at last month's kit creations. Kit Day is a day full innovative design and creative exuberance. You cannot help but get i…
Bead Cluster Kumihimo Braided Necklace with Soft Flex Beading Wire

Bead Cluster Kumihimo Braided Necklace with Soft Flex Beading Wire

Bead Cluster Kumihimo Braided Necklace with Soft Flex Beading WireLearn how to make a fabulous beaded kumihimo design using seed beads, cathedral beads and Soft Flex .019/Medium beading wire. This beaded kumihimo braid looks complex, but works up quickly. In this video, Kristen shares how to kumihimo on a round disk with an 8-wrap pattern. You will need (8) 36" strands of Soft Flex beading wi…
Weekly Video Recap: Rattan Wicker Jewelry And A Live Beading Party With Joyce From Just Bead It

Weekly Video Recap: Rattan Wicker Jewelry And A Live Beading Party With Joyce From Just Bead It

Have you recovered from the Great Bead Extravaganza? That was such an amazing journey. Whether you marathoned all of the live jewelry making classes or just caught some here and there, it was such an awesome variety of beading techniques and incredible finished jewelry. This week, we moved forward with more beading fun. We made some modern Boho styled jewelry for fall. We held a …
Top 10 Kumihimo Projects From The Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel

Top 10 Kumihimo Projects From The Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel

Top 10 Kumihimo Projects From The Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel Kumihimo means 'gathered threads' in Japanese. It is a form of braiding. Kumihimo braids can be used to create decorative lace, cords, jewelry or clothing accessories. Historically, Kumihimo braids have been used in Samurai armor and weaponry. The braids were used as a functional knit for their armor pieces. Decorativ…