Weekly Video Recap: How To Make A Flat Braid Kumihimo Bracelet, Purple Rain Trios Necklace And Earrings

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 & Jewels: Learn How To Make Nealay Patel's Branching Out Necklace

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…

Beads Baubles And Jewels - A Breath Of Fresh Air, Episode 2709 With Nealay Patel

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…

Choose The Best Beading Wire For Every Jewelry Design

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 answers! 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…

Free Beading Project Idea: New Years Eve Jewelry

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…

Free Beading Project Idea: Kumihimo Projects

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…