Spotlight on SoftFlex

comments (17) June 20th, 2008     

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susanstars Susan Beal, contributor
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Artistic Wire comes in tons of colors I hadnt seen before!
I have used their flexible beading wire for years; its great quality and very durable.
They also offer gorgeous semi-precious beads.
Artistic Wire comes in tons of colors I hadnt seen before!

Artistic Wire comes in tons of colors I hadn't seen before!

Photo: Susan Beal

I have always loved using SoftFlex wire on my projects; it's very durable, easy to work with, and incredibly good quality. It comes in a wide range of thicknesses and weights that are ideal to accommodate just about every bead or material you might use. I always recommend it: I have pieces I made with it 10 years ago that are still in perfect shape.

When I was at the Bead Expo recently, I got to look over some of the other products in the SoftFlex booth and see the entire range of their tools and materials—and I was really impressed.

I have used their Artistic Wire for quite a while, but the color spectrum they offer now is incredible. The wire is so bright and vibrant, and it's lovely to work with. And I hadn't realized that it comes in gauge sizes from 10 to 34!

Another surprise was their vast selection of semi-precious beads; I thought the quality was lovely, and the strands looked gorgeous in person.

And in addition to their product line, the SoftFlex Web site offers the handy School of Design collection of free projects and tips, as well as their Spotlight On... section of featured designers, local bead shops, and favorite pieces to make.

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Comments (17)

CherylEValenti writes: Its awesome for useful peoples, thanks for sharing such a nice post.
Posted: 12:19 am on March 30th
CarlosLSeth writes: Great job Susan Beal, thanks
Posted: 5:20 am on March 14th
ClaireCGreen writes: It Looks amazing.
Posted: 11:38 pm on March 9th
MarkNChambers writes: Soft flex is good, really its easy to use.
Posted: 12:45 am on March 7th
calebbrock writes: its rightly.
Posted: 1:50 am on March 4th
AlbertBarrera writes: Awesome stuff.
Posted: 6:57 am on March 1st
paulmennon writes: Gr8
Posted: 1:06 am on October 18th
Robzikshi writes: This soft flex should work
Posted: 2:05 am on May 21st
FannieMay writes: Oh well, as long as the frankenfood corporations can keep making a profit hey?
Posted: 1:18 am on May 18th
shabbokamli writes: i like it
Posted: 2:09 am on April 30th
GThomson writes: Good One
Posted: 4:03 am on April 29th
Craftalon_Wires writes: We are Jewelry Making Wires. We provide Colored Copper Wire, Non Tarnish Craft Wire Silver Plated, Craft Wire Gold Plated, Golden Brass Wire, French Wire, Colored Aluminum Wire.

Gauges: 32 to 14

Colors: More then 30 Colors

Price: $0.50/ Spool (Retail Hanger Spool)
(All Gauges, All Colors)
Posted: 3:20 pm on April 24th
Pocillovy writes: awesome work
Posted: 5:08 am on April 24th
isoliprince1 writes: Simply Wow..
Posted: 1:22 am on March 17th
r2swanger writes: I have never used Soft Flex, but will definately give it a try now. Thanks so much for your recommendations!

Ruth Ann
Posted: 12:52 pm on June 28th
trusk4u writes: I can't believe my eyes! Look at the colors! I had no idea there was so much out there. I need to expand a bit and try some colors. I've only been using clear beading wire, so it's time to break out of the comfort zone!
Posted: 5:39 pm on June 24th
Softflexgirl writes: Hi Susan,

Our product line has really expanded over the years. When we started out, there was just one diameter of Soft Flex Wire (.024/Heavy) and it was being hand measured and spooled. Now we have thousands of products. We really take pride in our selection of gemstones - so thanks for noticing them. We carry semi-precious and precious stones at shows, in our gallery and online.

Thank you for the lovely write up and for using our products in your designs.

Sara Hardin
Soft Flex Company
Posted: 1:06 pm on June 21st
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