Summer Crafts, Jewelry Making, And Enchantment Under The Sea

Summer is only two weeks out and there is no better time to get your beach jewelry ready to wear! We have waves of ocean inspired projects for you! If you want to decorate your home this sun drenched season, we have handmade suncatcher ideas. Our suncatcher project is great for using leftover beads and components. We threw a beading party this week for all of our little mermaid friends. Take a dive and make jewelry with us!

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Kristen kicked off our week with a video about how to make handmade suncatchers. She used Soft Flex Craft Wire and leftover beads to make a gorgeous home decoration. Make jewelry for your house this season! Sara threw a fun beading party on Wednesday. Rachel Siegel, from Sam's Bead Shop, joined her and the two made jewelry with Sam's Bead Box from May (Waltz of the Flowers theme).

We had a blast celebrating jewelry with Jesse James Beads. Our latest collaboration was the Mermaid Maker Party. JJB and Soft Flex love to team up for fun! We have had pool parties, Halloween trick or treat events, and magical Harry Potter shindigs. You can find the finished jewelry on next week's recap.

Around the web, we enjoyed videos from other fabulous jewelry designers. Thunderhorse Descendant used our Under the Sea Kit to make beach ready jewelry. Misty Moon Designs and Lavender Mystic unboxed our Under the Sea design kit and gave us their thoughts. Finally, Beki Foster showed us how to make earrings with the kit.

What an amazing week of creativity!

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Sam's Bead Shop Earrings by Sara Oehler

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!

How To Make A Rainbow Beaded Suncatcher With Soft Flex Craft Wire

Handmade suncatchers are a great craft for summer! Our favorite Free Spirit Beading artist has been decorating her house with these lovely ornaments and wanted to share. Kristen has been using Soft Flex Craft Wire, a mix of leftover beads from our mystery design kits, and a WigJig jig board to create these stunning adornments. Check out her video for inspiration. You can use a bead soup to make your own. You can wire wrap the design by hand or use a jig. There are no rules and every design is a one of a kind! This project is perfect for involving children or crafty friends for an afternoon get together.

Rainbow Beaded Suncatcher by Kristen Fagan

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Soft Flex Craft Wire in 16ga, 22ga & 20ga
Bead Mixes
WigJig Olympus Lite
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
Wire Whacker

Rainbow Beaded Suncatcher by Kristen Fagan

Live Beading Party With Rachel Siegel Of Sam's Bead Shop

Rachel Siegel joined us for a beading party. If the name sounds familiar, she is Sam Siegel's sister. Creativity runs in the family and we wanted to see what fabulous jewelry design ideas Rachel had with Sam's latest Bead Box (May 2023: Waltz of the Flowers). Make sure you check out Sam's Bead Shop. You can find a gorgeous assortment of gemstones, beading supplies, and subscription boxes.

Sam's Bead Shop Bracelet by Sara Oehler

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Sam's Bead Box (May 2023)
Waltz of the Flowers Soft Flex Beading Wire Trios
Soft Flex Craft Wire
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Magical Crimping Starter Kit
Chain Nose Pliers

Sam's Bead Shop May 2023 Bead Box

You can find the Waltz of the Flowers Soft Flex Beading Wire Trios, exclusively, at Sam's Bead Shop. If you would like to support this wonderful business, buy your Soft Flex supplies for this project (and others) at the shop! Check out the Soft Flex Collection at Sam's store.

Sam's Bead Shop May 2023 Soft Flex Trios Beading Wire Pack

Splash Zone! Mermaid Maker Jewelry Party with Jesse James Beads

Catch our blog next Friday for the finished jewelry and a recap of the shows!

Show 1 - Cassandra Spicer and Wendy Whitman

Show 2 - Tricia Giazzon and Deb Floros

Thunderhorse Descendant: Jewelry Making With The Under The Sea Kit

Thunderhorse Descendant: Beachy Hemp Necklace With The Under The Sea Kit

Misty Moon Designs: Under The Sea Design Kit Unboxing

Lavender Mystic: Under The Sea Jewelry Kit Unboxing

Beki Foster: How To Make Earrings With The Under The Sea Design Kit

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Thomas Soles

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