For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Oct 2014
For the Makers is a monthly DIY subscription box centered around jewelry. (There’s usually at least one non-jewelry project too).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Here are the crafts included for this month’s projects: a Franz Paper Mobile, a set of Rothko Rings, DIY Ring Cones, and a Miro Necklace (click here to view the collection and tutorials on For the Maker’s website).
The Subscription Box: For The Makers
The Cost: $29 a month
The Products: The materials and instructions needed to make 4 projects every month.
Ships to: US
The back of the card lists the items from the box you need for each project.
Here are all of the included raw materials (in the round, brown box there’s also some wire and 2 beads for the rings, plus the clasp for the necklace).
Here are my results for the DIY Ring Cones! I generally try to do something a little different than the exact tutorials show just to personalize my crafts and make them special. This time, I made my ring cone also have a snake wrapped around it and made a little catch-all dish with the extra clay I had. The speckles are ground paper mixed in with the white clay – I like the idea, but I probably would have preferred a polymer clay with a granite or stone effect more.
This Miro Necklace is my favorite item in the box – it’s exactly my style and I can’t wait to wear it with everything!
These Rothko Rings were the most difficult project to make, but I love them. Honestly, the concept was easy to grasp but keeping the shape evenly round and making sure it fit the way I wanted it to the whole time through was tricky – but I got it to work! These rings are really comfortable to wear, and really pretty alone or together.
Okay, so here’s my (again, personalized) version of the Franz Paper Mobile, which is probably my least favorite craft For the Makers has ever sent me. If you check out the tutorial, you’ll see this was supposed to be made just with straight strips of paper for a modern decoration item, but I literally have no place in my home where it would have a point. Plus, I again wanted to personalize it a bit so I tried making it all out of hearts (I thought it’d at least be cuter than the plain strips of paper), but that definitely didn’t turn out the way I envisioned! It was definitely the simplest craft this month, but it felt like I was doing an elementary school craft. I like the concept of the original mobile, but this speicific craft just wasn’t for me!
The Verdict: Overall, I really enjoyed this month’s For the Makers box. This month’s jewelry is exactly my taste. The level of challenge for these projects was definitely on the easier side (except the rings were a little more intermediate). I love that this box had things I’m going to use and wear.
What do you think about this month’s For the Makers box?