It is Kit Day tomorrow and we are celebrating the holiday of love! We will be revealing our most decadent kit ever - the Chocolate Kiss Beading Design Challenge Kit. This delicious mix of beading supplies is sure to tickle your sweet tooth! Sara will be opening the kit live on Facebook, revealing the contents, and then making something mouthwatering and gorgeous! Before the beading tutorial tomorrow, we are looking at our previous kit - the Make-A-Wish Design Kit (Sold Out). This kit was our homage to a wonderful organization that gives critically ill children a chance to realize a life long dream. Many of the staff at Soft Flex are parents and we love this charity. Donations from kit purchases went to the foundation. If you would like to help a child live a dream, you can donate time or money. Learn more about Make-A-Wish!
Make-A-Wish is an incredible foundation. This kit was a salute to seven year old Chris Greicius, the inspiration for the foundation. He bravely fought a terminal disease and was given the opportunity to realize his dream of being a police officer. Proceeds from this kit were sent to the foundation.
Join us for a look at the finished designs from our Make-A-Wish Design Kit (Sold Out). Kristen and Sara revealed the kit and designed two lovely necklaces. Rosanna Brafford painted the pendant included in the kit and created a stunning jewelry design. Randee Brown, of Thunderhorse Descendant, designed jewelry during her Morning Coffee live show - if you are ever up early and want to check out a fun community of jewelry makers, make sure you check out her channel! Members of our VIB Facebook group showed off their wonderful finished jewelry. If you happen to grab one of our kits and post your finished jewelry on the group, you will automatically be entered into our giveaway to receive the next kit for free! Get inspired to create and make sure you visit us on Kit Day!
Check out our Design Kits! Each kit is a themed collection of beading supplies. You never know where one of our kits will transport you! All of our kits are thoughtfully designed and curated. You are going to love the supplies inside! Our kits are limited in quantity and usually sell out before the end of the month. At the end of each month, we reveal our recent kit on the Soft Flex Facebook page and YouTube Page. Open your kit when you get it or wait for Sara to reveal the contents and open yours along with us live!
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. 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.
Finished Jewelry Designs From Our Make-A-Wish Design Kit
Soft Flex Company Designs
Make-A-Wish began with a child's dream. Chris Greicius, a seven year old boy with leukemia, wished that he would one day be a police officer. He was a superhero that wanted to nab the bad guys. As Chris was losing his battle with his grave disease, officers in the Arizona Department of Public Safety took it upon themselves to help this child realize his dream. Chris was sworn in as an Arizona DPS officer. He was then given a chance to ride along in helicopters and police cars. His beautiful wish was granted and Chris lost his fight, just two days later.
We wanted to dedicate our latest kit to a foundation that gives critically ill children a chance to live their dreams. This foundation grants an impactful wish to a deserving little one. Let's support this wonderful organization! You can also consider volunteering or donating on their site.
Design Challenge Kit
Make-A-Wish Bead Mix
22mm Dark Blue Table Cut Czech Glass Discs
Soft Flex Beading Wire, Medium Diameter
22ga Soft Flex Craft Wire
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
VIB Group Member Videos
We are seeing more and more jewelry making videos from our community. We love it! If you are a creator that works in front of a camera, let us know what you are filming. If you are working with Soft Flex Beading Wire or products, we would love to share the spotlight and put you on centerstage for a bit. Check out these fun beading and unboxing videos our friends filmed with the Make-A-Wish Design Kit (Sold Out).
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. It is an online bead gathering. It is a place to chat and meet new friends. It is a great way to stay social. 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 Make-A-Wish Design Kit jewelry, go to our VIB group. In the 'Search this group' field (or magnifying glass icon on the upper right), type or paste this: #wish. This will search the themed designs we hash tagged.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Brenda Gilliland
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Carey Marshall Leimbach
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Emily McIsaac
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Gale Loder
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Mercedes Millerbartley
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Rebecca Foster
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Robin L. Oldham
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Rosanna Brafford
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Samia Dewan
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Stacy Leigh Meissner
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Trish Deangelis
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