Tomorrow is Kit Day! If you are unfamiliar, Kit Day is a Soft Flex Company holiday. It is the day we release our newest jewelry making kit and unbox our last, live on Facebook. On our social media, our friends post their finished designs and we get to look at the gorgeous jewelry everybody has created. Today we are looking at our recent Halloween inspired design kit. Spider Queen is the spookiest collection of beading supplies of the year. Inside was a mix of elegant and gothic beads with a sprinkle of childhood fun.
Don't miss Kit Day! We will be unboxing our Pink Warrior Support Squad Design Kit. Breast cancer has touched so many of us. We have watched loved ones brave the disease and we have lost people that were very precious to us. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and proceeds from sale of this kit will go to a charity that we think is fighting the good fight - the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Even if you don't buy the kit, please help spread the word about this disease. Ask your loved ones to schedule a screening - early detection is their best bet for surviving.
Today we are celebrating Halloween. The haunted holiday is almost here and we are making Halloween jewelry designs that are the perfect accents for every costume. Embrace this festive day of ghoulies and grumpkins! This kit was brainstormed by our resident Spider Queen - Kristen. She created a spider queen costume one year and each following holiday, it has become more and more elaborate.
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! We have indulged in mystical purple with our Purple Rain Design Kit. We have caught Cupid's arrows with our Cupid's Kiss kit. We have danced in the fallen leaves of the Harvest Moon. We have relaxed on the lush blue Sea of Crete with our Santorini Dreams kit. We have raced down rain slicked streets with our Neon Nights kit. So many fun adventures. What is our next journey going to be? All of our kits are thoughtfully designed and curated. You are going to love the supplies inside!
Hurry! 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!
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!
Finished Jewelry Designs From Our Spider Queen Design Kit
Sara Oehler Designs
Sara is getting into the haunted spirit of Halloween. She unboxed our wickedly delicious Halloween jewelry making kit and wove her own little spider bracelet. This kit is a great gift for frightful fans of all things scary. The assorted collection of beads inside is gothic and fun. Add this mystery kit to your beadings supplies and you will have a decadent mix of spooky beads!
"All rise! The queen is arriving!"
Thunder shakes the throne room and a shadow descends from the high dome above. The titan widow plunges down in a magnificent column of spider silk and crypt dust. She lands with the tiny taps of arachnid paws on tile. The sound echoes in the breathless chamber. Lightning flashes and the queen changes form. She is human, cloaked in black dress and gossamer web. Spiderlings dance on her shoulders. This frightful monarch is here to spread Halloween cheer. Do you dare accept her dark offerings?
Sara also made this stunning Spider Queen Necklace on an Instagram Reel. She used the Spider Queen Design Kit, 3 jump rings and a few extra 2x2mm black crimp tubes.
Click here to watch the Instagram Reel.
Kristen Fagan Designs
Our Free Spirit Beading host is also the Soft Flex Spider Queen. Each Halloween, Kristen dresses up as the monarch of our eight-legged friends. This queen's finery requires elegant and frightening jewelry accessories and Kristen is always willing to make something that weaves some magic.
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 Spider Queen Design Kit.
Stephanie Garrett Creative
Misty Moon Designs
Sparkle By Monica
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 Spider Queen 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: #spider. This will search the spooky designs we hash tagged.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Lois A. Becker
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Rebecca Foster
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Carey Marshall Leimbach
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Elayne Chandler
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Gale Loder
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Janet Boyer Designs
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Maria D. Velazquez
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Robin Wilke
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Rosanna Brafford
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Rosanna Der
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Stacy Leigh Meissner
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Sue Waldheim
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Teresa Brada
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