Weekly Video Recap: Beading Parties Online - Staying Social During COVID

Weekly Video Recap: Beading Parties Online - Staying Social During COVID

You know what we miss? Parties! And friends... And making jewelry with friends... But we are not letting COVID get us down. We have found ways to celebrate and enjoy hobby/crafts with friends, even as we stay socially distant. We are holding beading parties and inviting our friends and community members to join us. Galentine's Day is almost here. Join us for a beading party. Make a friends…
Make Your Own Silver and Gold Jewelry Sets for a Sparkling New Year

Make Your Own Silver and Gold Jewelry Sets for a Sparkling New Year

Two DIY Necklaces Using Silver & Gold Beads, Onyx & Murano GlassIn this episode of Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, I share two silver & gold necklace ideas to start the New Year in sparkles! Learn to string a beaded necklace with Soft Flex beading wire and securely crimp it closed with high quality Soft Flex crimp tubes and crimping pliers. Then, I followe…
3 Ideas For Handmade Holiday Gifts Using Gemstone Beads To Make Jewelry - Perfect For The Essential Worker In Your Life

3 Ideas For Handmade Holiday Gifts Using Gemstone Beads To Make Jewelry - Perfect For The Essential Worker In Your Life

3 Ideas For Handmade Holiday Gifts Using Gemstone Beads To Make Jewelry - Perfect For The Essential Worker In Your Life I love to make gifts. I was the kid that sewed a small stocking for every member in my extended family (which you realize is a lot when your Mother has 9 brothers and sisters and you have 18 first cousins). I was the teenager that would macramé bracelets in colorful thre…
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…
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…
Make Bead Jewelry with 2020 Fall/Winter Pantone Color-Military Olive

Make Bead Jewelry with 2020 Fall/Winter Pantone Color-Military Olive

Make Bead Jewelry with 2020 Fall/Winter Pantone Color-Military OliveThis week on Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, let's created a mixed media jewelry design that incorporates bead stringing, crimping and wire wrapping for a variety of textures and interest. This tutorial used the Military Olive Pantone Bead Strand & Pantone Bead Mix exclusive to Soft Flex Company with Hammertone Ring C…