Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beads of Courage Design Challenge - Inspire

"Inspire"
Design by Kristen Fagan

Bead designed by Kailey Maks, 
honored sibling of Griffin 
from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Bead created by Nanette Charif

Buy the Bead from Beads of Courage!

10 glass beads were created based on drawings by 10 children in the Beads of Courage program. 10 jewelry designers chosen by Soft Flex Company were challenged to incorporate the beads into finished necklace designs that were on display and sold with the proceeds benefiting Beads of Courage at the 2014 Bead and Button Show in the lobby.

The Beads of Courage Mission: We are growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. 


Kristen knitted Soft Flex Beading Wire on a knitting spool for this design!

Learn more about Beads of Courage!
Check back each weekend for 10 weeks to see all ten finished designs!


Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Four - Turquoise Spike Necklace, Flower Button Ring, Macrame Key Chain and Wine Cork Pendants


Friday Four is back! I took a some time off this summer for a family vacation. I'm happy to be back and sharing some of my favorite do-it-yourself jewelry ideas found and pinned on Pinterest for your weekend inspiration. Here are my picks this week. Enjoy!


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P.S. If you share a tutorial online using Soft Flex beading or craft wire, pin your tutorial onto our "Cool Designs with Soft Flex" board and we may feature it here on our blog.

Blog contributor Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook, etsy or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Kristen@SoftFlexCompany.com.



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Beads of Courage Design Challenge - Hope

"Hope"
Jewelry Design by Nealay Patel

Bead designed by Andrea Delacruz from Children's Hospital in Orange County

Bead created by Diana Rast

Buy the Bead from Beads of Courage!
10 glass beads were created based on drawings by 10 children in the Beads of Courage program. 10 jewelry designers chosen by Soft Flex Company were challenged to incorporate the beads into finished necklace designs that were on display and sold with the proceeds benefiting Beads of Courage at the 2014 Bead and Button Show in the lobby.

The Beads of Courage Mission: We are growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. 
 
Check back each weekend for 10 weeks to see all ten finished designs!
 

Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.
 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Project Idea Using Fancy Cones


I love the sterling silver cone that I used in the above design. We are selling them in pairs and they are pretty affordable (considering their weight and size) on closeout. I actually set out to create a pair of earrings using both cones, but as I pulled them out of the package, I knew that they were a little to heavy for earrings. So, I decided to create a pendant that can hang from a long piece of beading wire. The weight is perfect for this type of necklace design. And, you get two designs from one package - perfect! One for me...one for a friend! My favorite type of beading!


To create this design, you need a variety of materials and tools. 

10mm crystal - black


I hope that you enjoy this idea and make it your own. This sort of design is great for summer when I don't like to have a lot of beads up and around my neck. I like to keep it light!


Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Beads of Courage Design Challenge - Life


 "Life"
Jewelry Design by Andrew Thornton

 Bead designed by Gilina Voon from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Bead created by Elizabeth Bunn

Buy the Bead from Beads of Courage!

10 glass beads were created based on drawings by 10 children in the Beads of Courage program. 10 jewelry designers chosen by Soft Flex Company were challenged to incorporate the beads into finished necklace designs that were on display and sold with the proceeds benefiting Beads of Courage at the 2014 Bead and Button Show in the lobby.

The Beads of Courage Mission: We are growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. 


To learn more about this project and Beads of Courage in general, please check out this article by Cami Dibattista for Trib Total Media. 

 
Check back each weekend for 10 weeks to see all ten finished designs!
 

Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Unique Cones 60% Off - Free Project Idea

Trios Knitted Bracelet
Designed by: Sara Oehler


Look-y here. You can make these bracelets using a knitting spool (on sale this week for 20% off) and our cones (on closeout for 60% off). 



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Knitting Spools on Sale!



Have you been wanting to try knitting with beading or craft wire? Now is the time to try it! We are offering 20% off on all of the knitting spools this week. No coupon necessary.




When knitting with beading wire, you often need a large crimp for several strands of wire and a cone to cover up the attachment. Lucky for you, we have both of these items on closeout for 60% off! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Russian Spiral Design in Latest Issue of August Beadwork Magazine

Beadwork Magazine
August/September 2014


If you get a chance, please pick up the latest issue of Beadwork Magazine and check out my latest design on pages 66-67.

Using .014 diameter Soft Flex beading wire, you can create beaded beads using the Russian Spiral bead stitch. 


If you get really ambitious, you can also use this same pattern to make a beaded bangle using bugle beads and size 8/0 seed beads.



Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Beads of Courage Design Challenge - Courage


 "Courage"
Jewelry Design by the Designers of  Fusion Beads




Bead designed by Mia Ronstadt, honored sibling of Larry
from Diamond Children's

Bead created by Margaret Zinser


10 glass beads were created based on drawings by 10 children in the Beads of Courage program. 10 jewelry designers chosen by Soft Flex Company were challenged to incorporate the beads into finished necklace designs that were on display and sold with the proceeds benefiting Beads of Courage at the 2014 Bead and Button Show in the lobby.

The Beads of Courage Mission: We are growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. 

On display at the Bead and Button Show - June 2014


Check back each weekend for 10 weeks to see all ten finished designs!


Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasps With Safety Bar - Only $4.80 Each

"Bang Bang" by Sara Oehler

Hello friends! I've got a great deal for you. We are closing out our magnetic clasps at 60% off. They are awesome clasps as they have a safety bar that ensures security. These clasps are in great condition.

You can find a project using these clasps in the book that I co-authored with Jamie Hogsett - Show Your Colors (as shown above).

As an email about these went out yesterday, the exact clasp used in my design has sold out, but there are two other great options that will work. 

BBB-5598LM
PER EACH 2 STRAND STERLING SILVER SQUARE MAGNETIC CLASP WITH SAFETY BARS (Closeout)

Reg Price: $12.00
Your Price: $4.80
You Save: $7.20


BBB-5410LM
PER EACH STERLING SILVER 2 STRAND ROUND MAGNETIC CLASP WITH SAFETY BARS (Closeout)

Reg Price: $12.00
Your Price: $4.80
You Save: $7.20


These clasps are sure to go fast, so don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

 3X4MMSTERCR20
20 COUNT 3MM X 4MM STERLING SILVER CRIMP TUBES (Closeout)

Reg Price: $8.99
Your Price: $3.60
You Save: $5.39


While you are shopping, check out all of our wonderful closeout items. There are some great deals! For example, you can get some 3x4mm sterling silver crimp tubes for the same project shown above. The book lists 3x3mm, but 3x4 will work just as well for a multi-strand design. They will just be a little longer.


Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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