DIY Fall Fashion And Haunting Halloween Crafts

Halloween crafts are here! You have to check out these spider ornaments! Beaded spiders are so much fun for the holidays. They make creepy crawly decorations for the scariest day of the year. They also make cute little companions during the festive end of the year. Deck the halls with beaded spiders! We also have a bunch of great fall jewelry projects for you. Grab a cup of pumpkin spice and spend some quality time with a collection of talented jewelry designers. Let's make jewelry!

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What a wonderful week we had!  Kay Goss kicked things off when she took over The Great Bead Extravaganza Facebook Page. Take overs are exciting event filled days leading up to the next big virtual bead show. Exhibitors from the online bead show will each have their chance to take over the Facebook page and share a day of jewelry making demonstrations and fun. Kay showed us how to make Halloween spiders using random beads. If you have beads you cannot find a use for - you need to make a cute spider ornament for the holidays! Next up, Kristen showed us how to make Pantone fall color earrings. She used Pantone color Adobe to make a warm set of lovely earrings that is perfect for a fall outfit. Rosanna Brafford showed us her Jesse James Beads and Soft Flex Beading Wire design. Finally, Nealay showed us how to make a Y-Style necklace with a button clasp. Halloween magic is here!

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Shop our Czech Glass!

Check out our new  Czech Glass. We have new drops, pip, rounds, and leaves in a wide variety of gorgeous colors. If you fall in love with these stunning strands, grab a bundle and save big!

Do you love vibrant colors and upbeat jewelry? Czech Glass Beads are a delight. Czech Glass Bead Strands are beautiful and come in the most wonderful shapes and sizes. Add a unique bead to your next DIY necklace as a pendant. A strand of Czech Glass can be turned into a beautiful bracelet without any extra additions. You can make a cute pair of earrings with Soft Flex Beading Wire and a single bead or three. You can mix and match with other Czech Glass colors and make jewelry that celebrates a holiday or moment in time. Czech Glass is playful, inexpensive, and slightly exotic - give your jewelry an accent of your personality!

Some of the most amazing glass beads come from the Czech Republic. An entire strand of our Czech Glass Beads will produce at least a bracelet. Don't be scared to mix and match a few different styles to make a design that is a one-of-a-kind piece.

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Follow Us On TikTok And Instagram - Learn How To Make Jewelry In Just Minutes

Follow us on the web! Our social media sites are loaded with instructional jewelry making videos. YouTube and Facebook have a ton of long form videos that will teach you how to make jewelry. You will find in depth discussions on how to use your tools and finish your jewelry on those channels. Our  Instagram page and SoftFlexWire@TikTok will teach you how to make jewelry in under a minute. Smash that learning curve and learn a new technique at lightning speed. Instagram Reels and TikTok are great tools for learning something new or finding quick inspiration. If your creativity needs a quick cup of coffee, make sure you visit us for a much needed jolt of crafting caffeine!

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Sara created an Instagram Reel / TikTok video using our new Czech glass leaf petal beads and 26 gauge Craft Wire. We loaded up 4 new styles of Czech Glass beads online. Each style has a bundle that you can grab for 30% off (while supplies last). Check out our 30 second jewelry tutorials on Soft Flex Company's Instagram Reels! Master a new technique in minutes. These videos move quick but are easy to follow. You will get a sense of how to use your tools and finish your crimps securely. If you need more assistance, make sure you check out our YouTube catalog for deeper dives into jewelry making education. Stand on the shoulders of giants and enhance your jewelry making knowledge in a flash!

Designs shown on TikTok by Sara Oehler

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Got a minute? Follow us on the Soft Flex TikTok Page! Learn how to make earrings with a little Halloween inspiration. Halloween earrings are easy with these cute Czech Glass Owls. It is Owl-Leen at Soft Flex Company and our wise circle of owls are busy creating a little magic at the warehouse! We also show off one of our simple Kumihimo bracelets. Kumihimo is fun and easy for all ages. This Japanese braiding art looks amazing and has a storied history. Give a Kumihimo bracelet to the fellows in your life. Let them know that Samurai used Kumihimo braids to decorate their armor. Kumihimo looks incredible and you can infuse it with colorful strands of wire. You can also go elegant and add beads to your braided wire. Learn how to kumihimo with us!

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Shop our Kumihimo!

Shop our Kumihimo!

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. Decoratively, it adorned their horses armor and the handles of their swords.

Modern Kumihimo disks are great for the crafter on the go. We love using our ten foot Soft Flex Color Wire spools as bobbins.

Why double density? The thick size makes holding the disk more secure and less bending occurs. Additional tension increased by thickness is useful also when braiding finer threads and wire.

Join The Fun At The Great Bead Extravaganza Facebook Page - Fall Fest Is Almost Here!

The  Great Bead Extravaganza is right around the corner. In the weeks leading up to the big event, exhibitors are having 'Takeover' days. Takeover days are when individual exhibitors take control of the Facebook page and have demos and fun. Spend a day with your favorite jewelry designers and artists! If you have not joined The Great Bead Extravaganza Facebook page, make sure you visit and include yourself in the excitement! The Great Bead Extravaganza is the world's biggest online bead show. The event is free and chock full of big sales, giveaways, and jewelry making demonstrations. Even if the event is not in full swing, the Facebook page is a great place to meet new designers and find bead stores with amazing products. Join today!

If you missed the previous shows,  check out our blog and get caught up before November 13th!

Pair Your Fall Outfits With These Pantone Color Beaded Earrings

You have to check out our beautiful 2021 Fall/ Winter  Pantone color collection. We selected some of the stirring colors Pantone's collection to use in our jewelry designs. We brought in some new bead strands and bead mixes to match our Quad selection of Beading Wire. You can buy everything individually or you can buy it all in a single bundle and save some money. The bundle is a great way to restock your beading supplies and have plenty of beads for the holiday season. Give the gift of handmade jewelry this year! If you have followed us, you know that DIY jewelry can be gallery quality for thrift store prices. We have tons of videos showing you how to create stunning designs on a budget.

Our  2021 Fall/ Winter Pantone collection includes these lovely colors: Soybean, Adobe, Rhodonite, and Fire Whirl. For this episode of Free Spirit Beading, we learned how to use Kristen's color choice - Adobe - to create a gorgeous set of fall inspired earrings. Making earrings is easy with Soft Flex Beading Wire and requires very little supplies on hand. You can make earrings for everybody on your holiday list and still have tons of beads leftover. Spoil your horde with some fall outfit complementary jewelry this year!

On this supply list, you can buy the bundle for the most bang for your buck. Or you can buy the individual bead mix and wire or Quad.

Jewelry Making Supplies:

2021 Fall/Winter Pantone Bead and Wire Bundle
2021 Fall/Winter Quad of Beading Wire
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter in Butterscotch Imperial Topaz (Adobe)
2021 Fall/Winter Pantone Adobe Bead Mix
2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers

Pantone Adobe Beaded Earrings cy Kristen Fagan

Learn How To Make A Caged Sunset Necklace Featuring Jesse James Beads And Soft Flex Beading Wire

Rosanna Brafford is a talented designer and exciting artist. She has been a part of the Soft Flex Facebook group – VIB for years. We have watched her create a staggering number of new and beautiful jewelry designs over the years. She is always innovating and always trying something unique. We were excited to hear that she is a new Jesse James Beads Design Ambassador and that she is making videos on YouTube. If you are not familiar with her work, you owe it to yourself to subscribe to her channel and follow along on our community. She is sure to inspire you to try a new technique or two!

From  Rosanna:

This beautiful necklace is made using part of my Jesse James Beads September Design Ambassador kit - Sunset Goddess and Day of the Dead bead mixes. It is strung on Soft Flex beading wire in Gold and Bone. The Caged Crystal focal is also from Jesse James Beads, however, the 18 gauge square wire also is from Soft Flex.

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JJB Sunset Goddes & Day Of The Dead Necklace by In Rose's Garden

Halloween Spiders Are Fun Halloween Crafts For All Ages

Start your day with  Kay! Kay's bead store, Star's Beads, took over The Great Bead Extravaganza Facebook page on Monday. We had a blast watching her make fun Halloween crafts. Do you have leftover beads sitting around that you just cannot figure out how to work into a design? Halloween spiders are a great way to use remnant beads. These cute little spiders are perfect for Christmas too! A little bit of Soft Flex Craft Wire and a couple beads will reward you with a happy little spider. Have your kids or grandchildren join the fun. They are great creative directors. They pick the beads and you show them how to turn their supplies into an eight legged beauty!

Let's get festive for the season with some fun beaded spiders!

Halloween Spider Decorations Have Invaded The World Wide Web

Spiders are too fun. Twice is nice. Join  Kay for another round of Halloween arts and crafts. These beautiful arachnids are creepy crawly and full of good luck. Let's celebrate a bug that brings out all of the spooky goodness of the Halloween season. Witches and goblins are fine, but this little critter holds a place in our hearts. Spiders are nature's architects. They build their wonderful webs with unique patterns and incredible angles. Let's celebrate!

Not just for Halloween, either. Some tales tell of Christmas spiders weaving their webs around the Christmas tree and making tinsel. If you love spiders and consider them lucky omens, rather than sinister bugs, make a bunch of spider ornaments for the holidays. This is the season of fun. Let's have some festive creativity!

Join Kay for Bead with Me!

Need something to do? Do something creative! Check out Kay’s new series Bead with Me to get you inspired. Get free video tutorials, design tips, and product highlights to keep you creating!

Bead with Me is a LIVE broadcast designed to offer inspiration with free video tutorials, guest artists, project tips, product highlights plus custom kits and care packages to make your designs uniquely you!

Airing Monday thru Thursday on FB Live

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How To Make A Y-Style Necklace With Button Clasp

Nealay Patel is the owner of SilverSilk & More. SilverSilk is a knitted wire jewelry chain. But, it is like no other jewelry chain out in the craft market. SilverSilk is made by many tiny latch-hook needles that spin around with wire, intricately machine-stitching the wire into an elegant yet strong and supple knitted wire chain. This knitted wire stitchwork offers the crafter new and unusual ways to use it. You can string large-hole beads on it, sew through it, wire-wrap it, glue it, put it in resin or just leave it as a draped jewelry chain. We love SilverSilk chain, it is the perfect complement to Soft Flex Craft Wire or beading wire. These beading elements can be interwoven and wire wrapped into exciting new jewelry. Design something elegant and rich today with these two stringing options. Your finished jewelry will look like you bought it from a high end gallery!

From Nealay:

Welcome to my Round Up video from Facebook! This is me being super casual and designing off-the-cuff with no plan or idea in mind of my design. I did manage to whip up a stellar design while hanging out with my virtual friends. Have a watch and welcome to my world!

Jewelry Making Supplies:

SilverSilk Hollow Mesh
Tierra Cast Components
20ga Soft Flex Craft Wire
Single Strand End Caps
Beads from Jesse James Beads
Leather Cord

Y-Style Necklace by Nealay Patel

Be sure to mark your calendars for every Tuesday, 5:30pm CST and hop over to to watch Nealay's videos live and ask questions.

Nealay's channel is dedicated to learning how to make high quality jewelry with SilverSilk with an emphasis on design. You can follow his journey here:

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