For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015
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).
The collection this month is titled “Leif.” Here are the crafts included for this month’s projects: a Noma Bracelet, Hans Candlesticks, a Rosewood Bowl, and a Jensen Necklace.
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 for this month’s crafts.
Here’s how both the plaster projects turned out for me! They were a little involved but still easy to manage. I really love how the bowl turned out! It makes a really pretty catch-all bowl, and I kind of like how the opening is a little off-center.
The candlesticks are pretty – definitely modern and minimalist. However, I think the pop-top containers that you use to make the candle holes ended up a little tilted while the plaster set; I’m concerned that candles would be noticeably tilted if I put them in here. There may be a way I can even out the bottoms by making a little more plaster and pouring in just a little.
The jewelry projects this month are probably some of my favorite pieces of jewelry I’ve ever made from For the Makers! The photo is a little washed out, but the stones on the bracelet are white/grey and pale pink, and the necklace has a pale, pink leather cord and the pendant is a pretty speckled turquoise. I love them both.
Here’s a close-up with a little better lighting.
Verdict: This was a really fun month from For the Makers. The projects were all pretty simple and didn’t take too long. I really love how everything turned out for me, and I’m looking forward to wearing the jewelry pieces.
What do you think about the February For the Makers?