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…
Bead Cluster Kumihimo Braided Necklace with Soft Flex Beading Wire

Bead Cluster Kumihimo Braided Necklace with Soft Flex Beading Wire

Bead Cluster Kumihimo Braided Necklace with Soft Flex Beading WireLearn how to make a fabulous beaded kumihimo design using seed beads, cathedral beads and Soft Flex .019/Medium beading wire. This beaded kumihimo braid looks complex, but works up quickly. In this video, Kristen shares how to kumihimo on a round disk with an 8-wrap pattern. You will need (8) 36" strands of Soft Flex beading wi…
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…
Two Fall Beaded Necklace Tutorials using Rattan Wicker Shapes

Two Fall Beaded Necklace Tutorials using Rattan Wicker Shapes

Two Fall Beaded Necklace Tutorials using Rattan Wicker ShapesThis week on Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, I paired two handmade rattan wicker woven shapes with beads from our Fall Masterpiece Design Kit (sold out) and Fall Masterpiece Bead Strand (limited available) and strung them on Soft Flex butterscotch imperial topaz for two unique and trendy Fall necklace designs! The beads used…
Weekly Video Recap: Learn How To Make Earrings And The Great Bead Extravaganza Follow Up

Weekly Video Recap: Learn How To Make Earrings And The Great Bead Extravaganza Follow Up

Did you catch our  Great Bead Extravaganza last weekend? It was an amazing virtual bead show, full of inventive jewelry designers and exciting bead stores. The idea blossomed when we caught ourselves discussing how much we missed the fun and community that working a bead show brought us. We miss the days of seeing our friends, seeing our smiling customers, and watching jewelry making dem…