It's Kit Day! If you are a fan of Soft Flex or a member of our VIB community on Facebook, you are probably as excited as we are. This is a great day to be creative and full of passion. Today is the day we reveal our most recent mystery themed design kit and make some jewelry, live! Today is also the day we release our newest kit. 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. Let's take a look at what our VIB friends made with our last kit - this is a great chance to see how diverse and exciting the design choices are when making jewelry with a kit. Let's celebrate!
Join us live on Facebook, today. We are going to open our Painted Sunflowers Design Kit. 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.
Let's look at a wonderful gallery of jewelry designs from our previous kit. The Whimsical Beadtastical Design Kit was a playful ballad to Dr. Seuss. We wanted to celebrate him on the month of this birth, March. This collection of beads was surreal and fun. We explored outrageous and spontaneous creativity. We have whimsical jewelry from Soft Flex Employees Sara Oehler and Kristen Fagan. We also have a bouncy mix of gleeful jewelry from the creative members of our VIB Facebook group.
The La Fleur Design Kit is a blissful ode to the soft colors of spring flowers.
The air is honeyed and sweet. Hyacinth pink dances in pastel fields. Delicate baby Camellia whispers its warm pink tones. Milky white and purple Primrose sways in languid drifts. Bluebell shimmers in electric carpets. The earth is shedding chilly winter and embracing rebirth and life. Design jewelry that is energizing and hopeful!
Our La Fleur Design Kit is perfect for Mother's Day. Celebrate the mighty matriarch with a palette full of soft pastels. This kit is as delicate as Mom is strong! Share this wonderful jewelry making kit with the a family member. Great for sisters, daughters, and grandmoms. There is power in the subtle beauty of the flower.
Sara will be doing a live broadcast on the Soft Flex Facebook page, with the La Fleur Design Kit, on Wednesday, April 29th at 1pm (PST).
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.
Supplies are very limited. Don’t miss out!
Sara Oehler Designs
The high point of every Kit Day is our live video reveal. Sara unboxes our most recent mystery jewelry kit and shows off the contents. She then makes jewelry with the items in the kit. She likes to work without a net and often, her unboxings are done without full awareness of what is in the kit. This is a good chance to watch a jewelry designer in action. She has made some stellar jewelry pieces over the years, in front of a live audience. And she has also made jewelry that she was not proud of - but that is a win/ win for the viewers. We get a chance to see her course correct when she makes mistakes. It is a lot of fun and a good educational moment.
Our gallery is the inventive crew behind our kits. They brainstorm a kit idea up and see how they can follow through with the most appropriate beads and wire selections. Each month, they put a lot of love into kit creation. They want this collection of beading supplies to speak to you! The price of the kits is also a huge savings. If you were to purchase the components and wire to complete these kits by themselves, you would take a nice hit in the pocketbook. We sometimes include high end beading wire - like our Extreme Flex 925 Sterling Silver. You never know what you are going to get and save on!
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!
Do you need a new hobby? The world is in an uncertain place lately. We are all doing what we can to occupy our mind and keep calm. Bead stringing is an enjoyable craft that can be done in a cozy room with a good television binge. Our jewelry kits are a great way to get a lot of beading components quick. If you are a beginner, our kit is a huge leap on the road to jewelry designing. Supplement your kit with basic tools and you have everything you need to make you or your loved ones some gorgeous jewelry. Treat your self to new jewelry. It is easy and we are here to educate and help you master your craft!
Kristen Fagan Designs
We loved the whimsical offerings of our last kit. We have themes for everybody. One month may be full of dark-hearted drama. The next month may be a trip to a sun drenched coast on the Southern Aegean Sea. We try to stay on point with color trends but find our own creative fashion. We have explored empowered women, classic movies, and we adore holidays. Do you want to design with a theme? You are going to be head over heels with kit magic! If the theme is not something that speaks to you, you can always break the kit down and add the beads and beading wire to your beading supplies. There is no risk.
Are you a newbie and afraid a kit might be too much for your skill set? Don't be! Our kits are meant for everybody. We might challenge you with colors or themes you have not worked with before, but the contents are always a level playing field. If you ever feel over your head, you can get help with friendly tips from Soft Flex Company employees or helpful members of our community. We want everybody to feel welcome. We foster an environment of inclusion and soft critiques in our Facebook group. VIB is a place full of jewelry making talent. We have seasoned crafters and green beginners. We all want to succeed and share the beauty of jewelry.
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. Did you make something whimsical?
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!
If you would like to see more Whimsical Beadtastical jewelry designs, go to our VIB group. On the left hand side of the page, in the 'Search this group' field, type or paste this: #whim. This will search the Dr. Seuss inspired designs we hash tagged.
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Pamela Maring
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Carey Marshall Leimbach
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: Chrissy Heitman
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: Barbara Dillon
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: Kim Neal Karns
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Terry Murphy Matuszyk
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Maria Louise
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Fearn Edmonds
Designed by Soft Flex VIB Studio Member: Emily McIsaac
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