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 inspired from all of the jubilant beading energy. Let's celebrate Kit Day!
We hope you are having a holly jolly holiday season. Join us live on Facebook, today. We are going to open our White Christmas Design Kit (Sold Out). Sara will show you how much fun our kits are and she will show you how to make some artistic jewelry. Our Facebook videos are almost like a free jewelry making class online. Get a crash course on how to design and finish your favorite new necklace.
Today, we are going to take a look at a cornucopia of jewelry from Soft Flex employees and our community. We have a bountiful harvest of finished jewelry designs from our Fall Masterpiece Design Kit (Sold Out). This collection was perfect for fall inspired jewelry. Sara unboxed her Fall Masterpiece kit and made a gorgeous necklace. Kristen designed some lovely earrings and Boho style necklaces. Tory, from Goody Beads, showed us how she wrapped her rattan earrings with beading wire and decorated them with beads or a tassel. Members of our VIB group showed us their amazing finished jewelry. Our VIB members are designers, crafters, and beginners. It is a collective of people that love to create and learn. If you need to learn a new technique, this is the group for you! If you want to be inspired or inspire others, you are going to love this community!
Metallic Sparkles Design Kit
New year, new you! Shower yourself with Metallic Sparkles.
Take some 'me time' and pamper yourself with an extravagant mix of jewelry making supplies. You are going to love this decadent selection of metallic tones. This kit is a treasure trove of stunning findings and fetching metals. Shimmering silvers, glimmering golds, earthy brass, and bewitching blacks - this sophisticated collection is sure to inspire New Year's elegance. If you love luxurious jewelry, this kit is an affordable way to make the most of your money.
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.
Supplies are very limited. Don’t miss out!
Sara Oehler Designs
It's Kit Day! Did you buy our Fall Masterpiece Design Kit (Sold Out)? It was fun to release a new kit that was so vastly different than our Halloween themed Hocus Pocus Design Kit (Sold Out). Hocus Pocus was full of mystical purple, cemetery black, and chilly blue. Fall Masterpiece is warm and earthy, butterscotch topaz, creamy pearl, wonderful beige. The two design kits could not be any more dissimilar. It is fun to explore color. We think having such a varied and eclectic palette really makes a designer a better student of color and their jewelry will improve greatly for it! We hope you grabbed both kits. Don't settle for a couple of colors when you can paint with the whole spectrum!
You are going to love our design kits. Each month we brainstorm up incredible new ideas for a theme. We fill the kit with unique beads that fir the theme. We include beading wire and findings that we think will make our newest jewelry making kit epic. If you were to purchase the elements of each kit separately, you would be spending a lot of money. The kits are economical and a fun way to explore a theme. And we truly add a lot of TLC to their creation. We want each kit to be an experience.
All of our kits are unique and are not sold elsewhere. If you would like to purchase one, we release our latest kit towards the end of each month. Quantities are very limited, so make sure you grab one quick! If you have never worked with a themed kit, make sure you take the leap. Themes are easy for instant fun. We took care of the work of creating an interesting topic. You just need to add your personal touch.
Kristen Fagan Designs
Fall Masterpiece was a look at colorful autumn fashion. It was also an homage to the Mother of American Modernism, Georgia O'Keeffe. Georgia O'Keeffe was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. She captured a unique vision of America as she painted the towers of the New York skyline, the lush flora of Hawai'i, and - notably - the ghostly icons of the Southwest. The Fall Masterpiece Design Kit celebrated bone white skulls and creamy flowers. It praised earthy brown trees and gold and beige colored leaves. This kit was a warm fall morning in a quiet desert casita.
Fall jewelry is gorgeous. Warm colors and a soft palette are a beautiful way to wave goodbye to the heat of the summer months. The muted elegance of autumn is always classic and cool. Fall colors are perfect for Boho fashion or retro style. If you love vintage, than you will love our fall selection.
Make sure you join our VIB group on Facebook. Every month, we have a design challenge giveaway. If you have purchased a kit, you can post your finished jewelry designs on the group. Every design you post is an entry into our giveaway. You can post ten designs on one photo or post ten separate photos. We count each finished design as an entry. At the end of the month, we collect all of the entries and put the names in a spreadsheet. We do a random number draw online and the number that is selected is our winner. There is absolutely no skill involved. The giveaway is not juried. You have the same chance to win as somebody that makes jewelry for a living. Every entry is a better chance to win! What do you win? Well, for one, the kudos of everybody that enjoys your jewelry. Our community fosters an atmosphere of creative energy and respect. We all love jewelry and want to praise our favorite pieces. The giveaway winner also receives our next kit for free! We draw our winner and ship the next kit straight to them. No shipping. No handling. Just jewelry making fun!
Live Beading Party With Tory Vezina of Goody Beads
We love beading parties. We hold them often. They are great ways to keep in touch during quarantine. Just because we are distancing, doesn't me we have to be distant. We invite friends and bead stores we love to join us. We send them a package of beads and wire from our shelves and they send us their favorite supplies. It is a great way to see how each party interprets the supplies. We sent Tory our Fall Masterpiece Kit. She made some incredible earrings - rattan wicker with beads or a tassel. Which is your favorite?
VIB Group Member Designs
We gathered a small assortment of fun designs from our VIB Facebook group. There were so many wonderful ideas and jewelry pieces. You really need to join our group to see them all. A lot of our members also have stores online. If you see a design you love, make sure you let the designer know. They may sell you that design or at least let you know how they made it. We would love to see your work too, join us today!
VIB is a great place to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a place to chat and meet new friends. It is a great way to be social during quarantine. Stay healthy and stay at home. You can learn a new tip or technique daily. You can get inspired by the gorgeous jewelry designs other people in the community post. You can also get your own jewelry gently critiqued if you want pointers on how to make your designs really stand out. We love wallflowers and chatty designers alike. Lurk or showcase your talent. You are going to love our fun club.
If you would like to see more Fall Masterpiece jewelry designs, go to our VIB group. In the 'Search this group' field (or magnifying glass icon on the upper right), type or paste this: #fall. This will search the Fall Masterpiece inspired designs we hash tagged.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Maria Luisa Olds
See more of her designs in her Etsy Shop.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Amber Null
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Carey Marshall Leimbach
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Chrissy Heitman
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Debra Crane McCall
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Emily McIsaac
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Enas Altamimi
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Jessica Hankes
See more of her designs in her Etsy Shop.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Laurena Whitwer
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Liss Argenta
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Robin Wilke
See more of her designs on her Ebay page.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Sue Pell
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Tonie Etcitty
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Trish DeAngelis
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Mercedes MillerBartley
See more of her designs on her Etsy page.
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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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 Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com