Today is Kit Day! My goodness, how did it get here so fast?!? Kit Day is our favorite day of the month at Soft Flex Company. Kit Day is the day we reveal our newest themed kit. We unbox our previous kit (the Hocus Pocus Design Kit (Sold Out), live on Facebook. And we take a look at incredible designs from our VIB community, using last month's Spice Market kit. Our kits are themed jewelry making bundles. There are enough beading supplies inside to make lots of gorgeous jewelry. All you need are basic beading tools. Crimping pliers and cutters will cover most of your kit needs. Kit Day is full of explosive creativity and jewelry making fun. Let's get inspired! Join us for Kit Day!
Join us live on Facebook, today. We are going to open our Hocus Pocus 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.
Want to get inspired? Let's look at the wonderful jewelry our employees and our community made with a previous kit - the Spice Market Design Kit (Sold Out). Today we will check out designs that Sara and Kristen made during the filming of their jewelry shows. Sara unboxed her kit on Facebook and made some jewelry and Kristen filmed Free Spirit Beading with the kit. We will look at jewelry our VIB group on Facebook made. 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!
Fall Masterpiece Design Kit
The Fall Masterpiece Design Kit is 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 celebrates bone white skulls and creamy flowers. Earthy brown trees and gold and beige colored leaves. If you love the gentle warmth of autumn jewelry, this kit is sure to inspire your next favorite necklace.
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
Today, we will look at a stunning collection of jewelry designs from our last kit. The Spice Market Design Kit (Sold Out). The Spice Market Design Kit was a quiet pause at the desert bazaar. We wanted to capture the colors and aromas of an exotic market. A souk filled with the sweet aroma of cinnamon. Amber jars holding offerings from all over the world. Fragrant heaps of red paprika drifting into the tan winds of the desert heat. We wanted a jewelry kit that reflected the savory images we conjured in our heads. We will see what Sara and Kristen created and then take a look at the gorgeous jewelry from our VIB Facebook group.
Do you need a quarantine hobby? We need to be vigilant as the winter nears. As the temperatures drop, we may relax our guard and spend time indoors, in close proximity with others. It is important to maintain social distancing and avoid situations where we are near strangers. A craft or hobby is a great way to stay engaged during this time. A craft will keep your mind off of the troubles of the world. Creating jewelry will keep you at home and busy. And finally, our mystery themed jewelry design kits are a great way to keep your mind sharp and participate in a community activity - without leaving the house.
Our kits are full of beads, wire, and components. If you have basic tools, you have all you need to make a bunch of wonderful jewelry. Each kit has a theme. We explore holidays, topical social trends, empowering themes, and so much more. Each kit is full of goodies that will stimulate you and push you to design something you never thought possible. If you are a member of our Facebook group, you can find gentle guidance or helpful tips.
Hurry! All of our kits are unique and limited in inventory. We have expanded the release quantity of each new kit, but they are still selling out super fast. Once they are gone, they are gone for good. You can enhance your kit with bead strands and bead mixes that follow the theme of the kit. We also build new Trios Beading Wire Packs if we really love a new kits theme.
Kristen Fagan Designs
We would love to see your kit creations. Make sure your grab our newest kit before it sells out. The Fall Masterpiece Design Kit is 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. She received great acclaim for her interpretations of flowers. The Fall Masterpiece Design Kit celebrates bone white skulls and creamy flowers. Earthy brown trees and gold and beige colored leaves. If you love the gentle warmth of autumn jewelry, this kit is sure to inspire your next favorite necklace.
Don't miss out. Our kits are super fun. Watch Sara create something with her kit on Facebook. If you own the kit, you can unbox it when it comes in the mail - OR - you can make every month magical and wait until Sara opens hers to open yours. Just like Christmas in July! If you want, you can follow Sara's lead and make what she makes. Her easy to follow instructions are perfect for a beginner. If you are a designer, Sara is great for inspiration.
If you get a kit and want to join the fun, wait until Sara opens hers, live on our Facebook page. Then you can go post kit jewelry on our Facebook group. Once she unboxes the kit, our group is a gallery of kit creations. We encourage everybody to post their jewelry. We want to see what you made with your kit. It is wonderful to see how a single kit can spawn so many unique jewelry items. If you want the opportunity to win your next kit for free, include the hashtag Sara mentions during her live show. Every hashtagged design is an entry to win the next month's kit. You can post one photo with ten jewelry designs for ten entries or ten photos with single designs. There are no limits to the finished jewelry pieces you post. You do not have to be a maestro to win either - we draw using a random number generator. You are as likely to win as the designer that has made jewelry for thirty years. Good luck, let's see your shiny stuff!
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 Spice Market jewelry designs, go to our VIB group. In the 'Search this group' field, type or paste this: #spice. This will search the Spice Market inspired designs we hash tagged.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Tonie Etcitty
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Carey Marshall Leimbach
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: Kim Vagnone
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Kimmie Lamfers
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Laurena Whitwer
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Maureen Bradley
See more of her designs on her website.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Mercedes MillerBartley
See more of her designs on her Etsy page.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Patti Pfister Hollinsworth
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: Rosanna Brafford
See more of her designs on her Facebook page.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Sheesh Mosher
See more of her designs in her Etsy Shop.
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