We had a great week! Kristen made a
fantastic bracelet with her
square Kumihimo plate. Sara designed a
necklace and earrings with our
Purple Rain Trios and Purple Rain Bead Mix. We introduced a new Trios Collection – Extreme Metallics Trios. And we launched a sale on our Econoflex and Pro Econoflex lines. Econoflex is an inexpensive craft and hobby wire tha…
Beads Baubles and Jewels is a jewelry
making show on public television. Host
Katie Hacker interviews
jewelry designers and industry talent. She features segments teaching
the viewers how to make their own jewelry at home. The step by step
instructions are fun to watch and easy to follow along.
Soft Flex beading guru, Sara Oehler,
was featured on the first and fourth episodes…
The first episode (2701) of the new season of
Beads, Baubles and Jewels started airing recently in some locations. BBJ is a show dedicated to jewelry-making and beading tutorials. The season started running on the Public Broadcasting Station on Thursday, January 24th in some places (check your local listings for start date and times).
Episode 2709 features our good friend Nealay Pate…
Do you know what the best beading wire is for that bracelet you want to string? Do you know why Soft Flex carries so many colors of wire?
Are you still in the dark about beading wire? Read on and get all of the
Let’s start with beading wire companies. Which is the best
one? There are so many options. We think you should choose the wire that speaks
to you. G…
Pop the cork and fill the glasses with champagne. New Years Eve is around the corner. There is still plenty of time to grab your jewelry making supplies and get started on some wonderful new jewelry for the holidays. Learn how to make an elegant necklace and a pair of fun earrings.
These lovely project ideas can be modified to your liking. Change the color of the wire or the beads and you wil…
You need to buy a Kumihimo board. If you enjoy knitting and weaving, you are going to love learning how to make Kumihimo braids. Kumihimo is a Japanese art. It means ‘gathered threads’. Kumihimo braids were notably used to link small plates in Samurai armor and adorn Samurai horse armor. The history of Kumihimo is as colorful and fun as the art itself.
Kumihimo braids transcend gender when makin…