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AZ Copper Creations Subscription Box Review – April 2015

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AZ Copper Creations hand-makes custom copper, steel, bike chain, and industrial jewelry. The owner recently started a subscription service in which she creates a custom piece for subscribers based on their preferences every month!

This box was sent to us for review purposes.

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The Subscription: AZ Copper Creations

The Cost: $24.95 per month, shipping included, with discounts for longer subscription lengths

The Products: One handmade piece of jewelry custom made to your tastes

Ships to: Everywhere, with additional shipping fees of $19.50 for Canada and $23.50 for the rest of the world

Ships via: USPS Priority

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My box included this welcome note and coupon for $10 off a multi-month subscription or 20% off items in her shop! I love the southwest theme on her packaging.

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My piece was secured in its own jewelry box. I was super excited to receive this box because the customization survey and follow-up questions were quite extensive! For the record, I stated that:
* I wanted copper chainmaille
* I gave the sizes I would prefer for bracelets, necklaces, and rings
* I chose hefty and bold (over dainty / delicate)
* I’m not a fan of cuffs
* I would like natural stone accents (and although she didn’t ask I stated I would prefer blue or green or something in that spectrum)
* In our emails, I also stated that I like boho chic and rock star styles! This is not something she asked, but any subscriber would have the opportunity to give her any additional details they wish.

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This was my first glance inside the jewelry box. I immediately got excited to see copper and green accent stones! Just FYI, all of her pieces are made from copper or steel (or bike chain? I’m not 100% sure what bike chain is made from) and in a variety of styles, including Industrial Chic. I’ve been curious to try copper jewelry for a while, but Industrial Chic definitely piqued my interest! It’s just not something you see every day!

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This is my beautiful bracelet! It’s exactly the length I specified for bracelets!

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Here’s a closer look at the bracelet. The green stones are malachite, and they look so beautiful against the shiny copper. I absolutely love it! Also, if you look over to the right of the picture, you will see (by the clasp) a little copper charm with her logo stamped on it. Adorable!

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Here’s an even closer look to see the detail of the chainmaille. This chainmaille weave is called a flower chain, and it’s a series of mobius rings linked together, which fits perfectly with my request for boho chic.

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She also included this little card on how to care for copper jewelry. I’ve never owned copper jewelry before, so this will definitely be helpful!

Additionally, I received an email from the owner asking me if I liked my piece. She let me know that if I were a subscriber, she would be following up with me to see what, if anything, I might like changed for next month.

Verdict: This box was a complete win for me. I love my bracelet! I’ve never owned chainmaille before, either, so I was happy to have the chance to try it. I’ve noticed that there’s not a lot of jewelry made from real materials in subscription boxes, generally speaking, so this is really something different. I’m wearing my bracelet right now and it has such a nice feel and weight to it. I’m really impressed by the level of customization that goes into each piece, and the level of customer care. I even think the packaging is great! As far as value goes, $25 for this piece and everything that has gone into it is a steal.

What do you think of AZ Copper Creations?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

9 Comments

  1. Oh my! This is beautiful! I usually don’t care for jewellery but I would like this!

  2. What a unique and fun idea! I like it! 🙂

  3. This is a very cool idea for a sub and after perusing the website, I found I love their style, and would wear just about anything from this designer. I need another subscription like I need a hole in my head, but I signed up anyway.

    • Follow-up: this is a great sub! She delivered a BEAUTIFUL and unique necklace that perfectly matched my taste, with lots of personal communication along the way and lightening fast turnaround. I’m very happy I decided to take the plunge and will wear my first piece a ton.

  4. I’m impressed with the amount of information the artist requested from you. I think there is room in the sub world for a one of a kind jewelry box.

  5. Ooh, that’s gorgeous! I’m impressed with the customization options.

  6. At just the bracelet itself, $25 wouldn’t be a great value. However, this is more like a commission/special order as she specifically made this unique item just for you with what you requested. That’s more specific that most sub boxes that just “try” to get “somewhat close” to your preferences, but they don’t go out of their way to choose/make something just for you. There’s definitely value in that! This is pretty cool!

    • I think $25 for a handmade chainmail bracelet with malachite is a great value! This type of seller does not buy supplies at the scale that large manufacturers do, so she gets less for her work than most of the jewelry sellers we buy from. Even shipping materials and shipping rates will be higher for her than large scale sellers. Chainmail is also not easy on your hands, so it is harder to do in large quantities, which limits how much product you can sell. And while she did use chip, malachite is an expensive stone- and I imagine she uses other, more expensive stone shapes in other pieces.

      • Perhaps you misread my comments? I did concede that all of the custom options and TLC do make it a good value and that it is “pretty cool.”

        Also, I have worked with chainmaille and scalemaille on a large scale, so I understand the amount of effort that goes into it. 🙂

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