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

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

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

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…
Free Beading Project Idea: New Years Eve Jewelry

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 bea…
Free Beading Project Idea: Kumihimo Projects

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 gen…
Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Have you ever wondered how you could reduce your environmental impact?  Recycling is a great way to lessen the weight of our footsteps. We think it should be fun. We think  stringing beads can be part of the way we reduce, reuse, and recycle. We look at ways to think outside of the box and create jewelry with the very things we normally consider trash. Bottle caps can be beau…