Did you have a spooky Halloween? Are you gearing up for the gift giving season? We are sailing into November and thinking about how to spoil our friends and family with handmade jewelry. Gallery quality necklaces and bracelets are incredibly affordable with the right beads and beading wire. If you need shopping ideas or are just looking for a great jewelry project to kick off this creative season, come check out our week in review! We are sharing inspiration and a little pre-holiday cheer!
This week we launched our first big sale on our Holidays category. We are excited to start making gifts for the people we love. This category is a great spot to find seasonal jewelry making supplies. We update it often to fit the days we celebrate, all year round.
Kristen filmed a fun episode of Free Spirit Beading on Monday, she showed us how to make a necklace with our Birds of a Feather Design Kit. She wire wrapped a twig for the themed focal. On Wednesday, Kristen enjoyed a beading party with Danielle Wickes of Danielle Wickes Jewelry and John Bead. They made jewelry with Delica Seed Beads and Danielle inspired beadwork findings. Now is a great time to dip your toes into beadwork, if you have not tried it before, and we have the tools to start the journey! On Friday, we enjoyed Joyce Trowbridge's second episode of Spill the Beads. Learn how to make jewelry with stunning Czech Glass simple cut beads. Be a part of her new series on Friday mornings!
Around the web, we got some gift giving ideas from Candie Cooper. We learned how to make Barbie jewelry with Rosanna Brafford - this is a fabulous idea for the little ones in your life! Randee, at Thunderhorse Descendant, showed us how to make a necklace with our Birds of a Feather kit. We learned how to make earrings and a necklace with Beki Foster, she used Soft Flex wire and a Bead Box to make her jewelry set. Finally, Marcie Creates unboxed two of our themed jewelry kits and gave us her thoughts on the contents inside. It is never to early to start your holiday list! Let's make jewelry!
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Got a minute? Check out our latest reels and TikTok videos. Soft Flex Company's Instagram Reels and our Soft Flex TikTok Page will teach you how to make jewelry in under a minute. These videos move quickly but are easy to follow. If you need more assistance, make sure you check out our YouTube catalog for deeper dives into jewelry making education. You will find in depth discussions on how to use your tools and finish your jewelry on that channel. Instagram Reels and TikTok are great tools for learning something new or finding quick inspiration. Check out our 1 Minute Videos and explore the wonderful pins on our Pinterest page. Learn from Soft Flex Company jewelry designer pros at the pace you choose! If your creativity needs a quick cup of coffee, make sure you visit us for a much needed jolt of crafting caffeine!
Birds Of A Feather DIY Wire Wrapped Twig Necklace
Free Spirit Beading kicked off the week with a jewelry design from our Birds of a Feather Design Kit. This kit is themed around birds and a fall colorway. Kristen loved that the beads inside were dainty and smaller than recent kits. Dainty is on trend at the moment and perfect for keeping up with jewelry fashion. This kit is still in stock, if you love this colorful mix of beading supplies! This is a great gift for a creative loved one or simply spoiling yourself!
Beading Party With Danielle Wickes Of John Bead - Delica Seed Beads & Findings
We always enjoy a live beading party with friends. We were excited to sit down with Danielle Wickes of Danielle Wickes Jewelry and John Bead and learn more about the Delica Seed Bead mixes she created. You can find three color mixes on our website. These Seed Bead Trios packs are great for a peyote stitch project, loomwork, and more. You can also shop for Danielle inspired beadwork findings or beadwork components on our site. Learn a new favorite hobby this week!
DIY Jewelry Ideas With Czech Glass Simple Cut Style Beads
Joyce Trowbridge is back! She filmed the second episode of her new series - Spill the Beads! Last week, she showed us how to make a necklace with our spooky holiday themed Halloween Hustle beads. This week, she designed jewelry with our delicious simple cut Czech Glass beads. You are going to love the creative designs Joyce makes. Make sure you check out her shows on Friday mornings. Get a little spoonful of inspiration with your morning coffee. If you catch her live, you can ask her your jewelry questions!
Candie Cooper: Jewelry Making & DIY Gift Giving Ideas
Rosanna Brafford: Barbie Doll Jewelry With The Birds Of A Feather Kit
Thunderhorse Descendant: Birds Of A Feather Necklace
Beki Foster: Making A Jewelry Set With Soft Flex Wire & Bead Box
Marcie Creates: Unboxing Two Soft Flex Jewelry Making Kits
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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