Summer is just weeks away. Time to break out our most colorful jewelry and celebrate the cleansing warmth of the middle months. We are looking at vibrant rainbow jewelry and flashy bracelet styles today. If you are a sun worshipper and want to wear the most colorful and gorgeous styles, check out our jewelry making demonstrations and add a splash of magic to your next pool party!
We started the week with a beading party. Sara and Cassandra Spicer, from Beads to Live by, had a blast making bracelets and talking about all things jewelry. Sam Siegel showed us how to make a Rainbow Cascade Pride Necklace with our Love Is Love Design Kit. Another fun video from Kirk (Space Pickle Designs), she opened our Love is Love kit and gave her thoughts. She showed off some incredible earrings and more. Brittany Chavers, Joyce Trowbridge, and Deb Floros all gave us a peek at the upcoming Pool Party from Soft Flex Company and Jesse James Beads. They also have a sneak peek at their fun designs. Get a look at the kits. Take the plunge and grab them before the party begins. Rosanna Brafford showed us how to make an anklet. And finally, we checked out a throwback Tuesday Tuts from Nealay. Summer is just around the corner. Let's make some colorful jewelry that will brighten the poolside.
Love is Love!
Rainbows are a joyous and loving gift from Mother Nature. This beautiful design kit is a passion project from the staff at Soft Flex Company. We used the rainbow as a basis of this kit's palette. Rainbows are the ultimate in creative expression. Artistically, a rainbow is three primary colors combining to make four more colors. When viewed as light, a rainbow is one color that has shifted to show a spectrum. There is cooperation and diversity in the rainbow. We think that is what Soft Flex company is about. We are a unique and wonderful family. We encourage everybody on our team to be authentic and true to themselves and explore the boundaries of creativity. We wanted to share our love and let our friendly community explore the stunning colors of the rainbow. Let your light shine and love who and what you love.
Note: This unique kit features a bead mix from Sam’s Bead Shop. It does not feature our normal bead mix from Jesse James Beads. We do have a bead mix from JJB for this kit - but in this case, it will be a separate purchase. We think you will adore the collection of beads we have gathered. This is a special item for us, but rest assured, our next kit will include the JJB mix you love.
We want to share some love. 10% of sales from this kit will be donated to a charitable organization. The Trevor Project supports youth at risk with a 24/7 crisis center and counselors. The project serves as a forum for inclusivity, education, and research. Help make a difference for young people at risk.
If you'd like to join us in the design challenge next month, buy this kit and challenge yourself to try something new and unexpected. If you are new to beading, this kit comes with findings, beads, wire, and surprises.
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.
Our kits may be inspired by a colorway or theme, but they are meant to be creative interpretations. Imagination and innovation do not follow the rules. Expect the unexpected.
Supplies are very limited. Don’t miss out!
Jewelry Making Videos
Our Social Media Sites Will Show You How To Make Jewelry In Just Minutes
Got a minute? Check out our latest reels and TikTok videos. Soft Flex Company's Instagram Reels and our Soft Flex TikTok Page will teach you how to make jewelry in under a minute. These videos move quickly but are easy to follow. If you need more assistance, make sure you check out our YouTube catalog for deeper dives into jewelry making education. You will find in depth discussions on how to use your tools and finish your jewelry on that channel. Instagram Reels and TikTok are great tools for learning something new or finding quick inspiration. Check out our 1 Minute Videos and explore the wonderful pins on our Pinterest page. Learn from Soft Flex Company jewelry designer pros at the pace you choose! If your creativity needs a quick cup of coffee, make sure you visit us for a much needed jolt of crafting caffeine!
Live Beading Party With Cassandra Spicer Of Beads To Live By
We love a party! Grab your jewelry making supplies and join us. We are showing you how to make a bracelet that you will love. Sara used our latest TierraCast metal components and Cassandra showed us how to make a colorful bracelet!
Last week, Sara updated the multi-strand bracelet she made for the Great Bead Extravaganza Spring Fling with the new 3 Loop Stitch-in Temple Magnetic Clasps we added to our store. This week, Sara continued playing around with the look of her design using the 2 Loop Stitch-in Temple Magnetic Clasps that just hit our shelves. Which bracelet design is your favorite?
Czech Glass Beads Pretty in Pink Fire Polish Bundle
Soft Flex Beading Wire Trios Pretty in Pink Beading Wire Pack (Pink Rhodochrosite, Pink Tourmaline, Purple Amethyst)
Assorted Metals 2 Loop Stitch-in Temple Magnetic Clasps
Assorted Metals 2 Hole Distressed Spacer Bars, 1 Count
Spiral Ring Connector
2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers
Look at this amazing colorway! If you love Cassandra's elegant bracelet, make sure you shop from her store (online or in person) and get your supplies! She will even personal shop for you via email to find the right color mix and matching vintage style button.
Shop Beads to Live by for your supplies:
Medium Soft Flex Beading Wire
2x2 crimp beads (2 pieces)
4mm Fire Polish (2 colors)
Size 8 Demi's
Lentil or Pip beads
Czech Glass Button
Size 11 or 8 seed beads
Sam's Bead Shop: Rainbow Cascade Pride Necklace
Space Pickle Designs: Unboxing The Love Is Love Design Kit And Giveaway
Space Pickle Designs: Love Is Love Finished Jewelry Designs
4 projects, 4 designers, 2 days, 1 big splash! Be a barefoot beader for this online event! Join us June 16th and 17th! Grab the supply kit (wire and findings) here and get the bead kit from Jesse James Beads.
Note: This is a supply kit for a special event. This kit does not contain beads. Please be sure to purchase the matching bead kit from Jesse James Beads to play along! Get the Jesse James Beads Kit Here.
Take the plunge and join us for a fun Soft Flex Company and Jesse James Beads collaboration! We are throwing a virtual pool party for all of our friends. On June 16th and 17th, we are having live jewelry making demonstrations with four fabulous designers. Escape the blazing heat and learn how to make designs that are perfect for the hottest season. This is going to be a sun-kissed summer event that you do not want to miss!
Splish Splash - it's a beading bash! Summer is on the way and we are ready for a lazy day at the pool with all of our friends. Bring your suit, a towel, and bask in the sun drenched paradise. The air is thick with coconut sunscreen and the wafting promise of a meal from the grill. Let's get together and make some jewelry that is cooler than the drifting breeze. You are invited to an exciting jewelry event. This shindig is free to watch, but If you want to swim along with our presenters, make sure you grab a kit from each company so you can join the jamboree!
When: June 16 - 17
What Time: 4pm PT / 7pm ET both nights
Where: This event will be hosted LIVE on the JJB Facebook page, with 2 classes back to back each night Classes are available to watch live and will be available to replay.
6/16 - Joyce Trowbridge and Brittany Chavers
6/17 - Deb Flores and Sara Oehler
Supplies are very limited. Don’t miss out!
Bonus! Join us for an after party on June 17th. Pool Party participants that purchased a kit from both Soft Flex Company and Jesse James Beads will be invited to a private beading party after the main jewelry demonstrations have finished.
Turquoise.Street: Unboxing Pool Party Kits From Soft Flex Company And Jesse James Beads
Just Bead It: Get A Deep Dive Into The Pool Party
Deb Luvs Jewelry Designs: Pool Party Fun! A Short Video Featuring The Kit Contents
In Rose's Garden: Learn How To Make An Anklet With Soft Flex Beading Wire
SilverSilk & More: How To Use Ball Chain Connectors With Soft Flex Wire And SilverSilk Capture Chain
Extreme Flex .019/Medium Beading Wire - Champagne
SilverSilk Capture Chain
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 26 Gauge
Soft Flex Craft Wire Silver Plated - 26 Gauge
SilverSilk End Caps
2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
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!
Visit the Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel!
Blog contributor Thomas Soles loves Jazz Age writers and crunchy french fries. His favorite gemstones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Freddie Mercury's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at [email protected]