Live Beading Party! Meet Jewelry Designer Joyce Trowbridge

Live Beading Party! Meet Jewelry Designer Joyce Trowbridge

Did you join us for our recent beading party? Just before Thanksgiving break, we sat down with Joyce Trowbridge, from Just Bead It. We talked about the jewelry industry and how COVID was affecting her business. She discussed the future of her bead store and how the pandemic has made her adapt and evolve. Joyce also taught us how to make some gorgeous bracelets with eye catching c…
Finished Jewelry Designs From Our Fall Masterpiece Design Kit

Finished Jewelry Designs From Our Fall Masterpiece Design Kit

Oh my goodness - it's Kit Day! If you are like us, you look forward to this day all month. Kit Day is a Soft Flex holiday. It is the day we launch our newest mystery beading kit. We unbox our previous kit, live, and make jewelry with our friends. And we take a look at last month's kit creations. Kit Day is a day full innovative design and creative exuberance. You cannot help but get i…
Weekly Video Recap: Rattan Wicker Jewelry And A Live Beading Party With Joyce From Just Bead It

Weekly Video Recap: Rattan Wicker Jewelry And A Live Beading Party With Joyce From Just Bead It

Have you recovered from the Great Bead Extravaganza? That was such an amazing journey. Whether you marathoned all of the live jewelry making classes or just caught some here and there, it was such an awesome variety of beading techniques and incredible finished jewelry. This week, we moved forward with more beading fun. We made some modern Boho styled jewelry for fall. We held a …
Top 10 Kumihimo Projects From The Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel

Top 10 Kumihimo Projects From The Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel

Top 10 Kumihimo Projects From The Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel Kumihimo means 'gathered threads' in Japanese. It is a form of braiding. Kumihimo braids can be used to create decorative lace, cords, jewelry or clothing accessories. Historically, Kumihimo braids have been used in Samurai armor and weaponry. The braids were used as a functional knit for their armor pieces. Decorativ…
Free Beading Project Idea: Make Paper Beads For Handmade Holidays

Free Beading Project Idea: Make Paper Beads For Handmade Holidays

Make Paper Beads For Handmade Holidays Have you ever made your own paper beads? What a neat and simple project! When my kiddo was about 10 years old he was really intrigued with this process, so, I would say it's a great project to do with kids. I created two free printables for the beads shown that you may download and use (links below), but you may also repurpose magazines, book pages…
3 Colorful Bracelet Projects To Make With Your Favorite Trios Beading Wire Packs

3 Colorful Bracelet Projects To Make With Your Favorite Trios Beading Wire Packs

Happy Wednesday to you! What is your favorite  Trios Beading Wire Pack? Do you like the mystery of Black Magic? Do you love the vibrant pop of Egg Hunt? How about the festive Holly Jolly Trios? There is a lot to love. Each Trios pack evokes a feeling, if you love color.  Today, we are going to look at three  free project designs made with different Trios. Each des…