Beautiful Beading Project Ideas And A Preview Of Customer Appreciation Week

The second annual  Customer Appreciation Week is just around the corner. If you love big online beading workshops and events, this amazing week of jewelry demonstrations is a must see! Get all the info you need here! Need a jolt of creative inspiration? We have collected a fantastic mix of jewelry making videos for you. Check out these exciting techniques and styles. Our weekly recap is sure to infuse you with new crafting ideas. Become a better beader today!

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This week, we saw a diverse and incredible mix of jewelry making techniques. You are sure to find some happy inspiration. Kristen looked to the heavens above for ideas. She used our  Twilight Sky Bead Mix to make a lovely jewelry set. Kay Goss, from Star's Beads, joined Kristen and Sara for a Beading Party. We have always enjoyed Kay's work and, lately, her creativity has made us tassel crazy. Join the tassel fun! Submit your handmade tassels to our VIB group for a chance to win a jewelry making design kit.

Customer Appreciation Week is approaching and all of the participating exhibitors are now selling the kits they will be using for their jewelry demonstrations. The beading classes are all free to watch, but if you want to make the exact jewelry pieces the designers are making, you are going to want to grab the kits. Just make sure you hurry, some of the kits are already selling out!

Check out these other educational beading videos! Nealay Patel, from  SilverSilk & More, showed us how to make a duo tone necklace with Craft Wire and SilverSilk. Lavender Mystic showed us how to string a multi-strand necklace. Learning how to use more than one wire in a necklace is a great way to improve your skills! Brittany Chavers showed us how to make a beach necklace. This themed stunner is perfect for the waning days of summer. Joan, with Jewel Loom, showed us how to make a cuff using SilverSilk and Soft Flex Beading Wire. And finally, Marcie Creates showed us how to use a color wheel to explore complementary combinations with our red hot Peace and Love Design Kit.

Customer Appreciation Week Autumn Dreaming Design Kit

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Join us for Customer Appreciation Week! We will be hosting a week long celebration for our favorite people - our community and YOU! There will be live jewelry making demonstrations and sales. Each company participating in this event will offer kits and supplies so you can make-along as they create. This virtual event that takes place on Live on Soft Flex Company's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel from September 12 - 16, 2022. You will be able to replay all videos any time after. There will be FREE live jewelry making classes all week, just buy the make-along kits from each presenter.

Don't miss out! Supplies are limited so be sure to grab your kits early!

Our kits are great for skill building. We want our kits to feel challenging. We want them to be accessible for beginners and advanced designers alike, but we love to throw in elements that may seem difficult to test our beaders skills and make them think out of the box. We think jewelry is great when it is easy. But when you really have to engage your mind and process your materials and tools, we think that your jewelry has the potential to be life changing.

This kit includes beading wire, components, and beads. Everything you need to make a bunch of lovely jewelry designs. You will just need basic tools to finish - cutters and crimping pliers.

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Customer Appreciation Week Jewelry Making Kits Are Now Available

Customer Appreciation Week (CAW) is just around the corner. The participating exhibitors have released the kits they will be showcasing and doing jewelry demonstrations with during the celebration. Visit their sites and check out their products before the fun begins! For more information, join or  Soft Flex VIB Studio Facebook Group or visit our Customer Appreciation Week resource page!

We are collaborating with 12 amazing companies this year to bring you a week long celebration of beading. Buy your kits now and then make along with us during the event or at your convenience on replay after. At least 2-3 kits are sold out. Those companies may be able to restock in a few weeks, but just in case, we highly suggest getting your kits soon!


Welcome to our 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Week! September 12 - 16, 2022 - 15 virtual beading events and classes throughout the week. Live on Soft Flex Company's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. You will be able to replay all videos any time after.

Soft Flex Customer Appreciation Week Guest Presenters

Customer Appreciation Week, hosted by Soft Flex Company, is a week-long virtual event that takes place on Live on Soft Flex Company's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel from September 12 - 16, 2022. You will be able to replay all videos any time after. There will be FREE live jewelry making classes all week, just buy the make-along kits from each presenter (scroll below for all kit links). We teamed up with bead stores across the country to bring you multiple fun and unique classes each day. We curated this event as a way to say THANK YOU to you, our amazing customers and beading community as well as 11 of our loyal bead store customers, who work hard to sell our products.

Soft Flex Customer Appreciation Week Schedule

DIY Jewelry Making Project Ideas With Our Twilight Sky Bead Mix

Kristen enjoyed a day off, for her birthday, on Monday. If you enjoy her shows, make sure you send her some warm birthday wishes at our VIB Facebook group. There is a post there where you can wish her well. Last week on Free Spirit Beading, she used our Twilight Sky Bead Mix to make a stunning necklace. Talk about a bottomless bag of beads, this was the fourth jewelry design she made with this collection! Check out our mixes and bead strands if you want to add some amazing themed bead sets to your supplies.

Twilight Sky Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Twilight Sky Bead Mix
Head Pins or make your own using Soft Flex Craft Wire
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Soft Flex 2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Crimping Pliers

Twilight Sky Jewelry by Kristen Fagan

Live Beading Party With Kay Goss Of Star's Beads

Beading Party!  Kay Goss joined us for a jewelry making bonanza. We have known Kay and her husband for almost two decades. They used to travel to the same beading trade shows we did. It was always fun seeing their friendly faces. You can't be homesick when good friends are in the booth next to you! If you have been visiting Kay's Facebook or website, you know she is a lot of fun and full of super clever craft ideas. 

Foxy Lady String Tassel by Kay Goss

Tassels have been hot lately and we got the tassel bug after watching one of Kay's amazing videos. Sara and Kristen sat down with Kay so they could make tassels together. We sent Kay our Peace and Love Design Kit, but it turned out she received our Foxy Lady Design Kit by accident. No worries. Kay used the package twine that wrapped our kit and Sara used the Peace and Love. Together we created a colorful rainbow of tassel fun. Kristen got extra creative and made a beaded wind charm. 

Peace And Love Unicorn Tassel Necklace by Sara Oehler

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Peace & Love Design Kit
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter
Soft Flex 2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Crimping Pliers

Peace and Love Beaded Wind Chime by Kristen Fagan

Kristen has been beautifying her patio space and made this sweet DIY beaded wind chime during the live beading party. She used our exclusive Peace and Love Bead Mix, gold accent beads from Allegory Gallery and a special handmade bell she picked up locally at Music Instrument Museum in Arizona. 

SilverSilk & More: Two Tone Necklace Tutorial Using SilverSilk And Craft Wire

Lavender Mystic: Secret Garden Multi-Strand Necklace Tutorial

Turquoise.Street: Weathered Starfish Beach Necklace Tutorial

Jewel Loom School With Joan: SilverSilk Cuff With Soft Flex Beading Wire

Marcie Creates: Color Theory With The Peace And Love Design Kit

Join our Facebook group – VIB. Stay in the know. Stay up to date. From our bead shows to our video shows and sales, you can stay in touch with us. The community is full of artistic and helpful beaders and crafty people. Inspire and be inspired. Share your pictures and get the beading bug from others!

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