Darby Girl Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
Darby Girl is a monthly subscription box by craft site Darby Smart that’s just for tween girls.
Every month, they send along supplies for a fun new craft. This month, the theme is wire wrapped rings.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Darby Girl
The Cost: $19 per box, or choose from two other subscription levels (6 months for $57.00, or one year for $95.00)
The Products: Each box has supplies for a cute craft, plus inspiring photos of the finished product and a link to the instructions.
Ships to: U.S. only for free!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
On the back of the info card, Darby Girl gives you the link to the project instructions. At the link, you’ll find a video of how to use the supplies to make something very cool.
Two 8 Yard Packages of Copper Wire in Purple and Aqua – Total Value $4.18 ($2.09 each)
I was automatically drawn in by the vibrant metallic colors of these loops of copper wire. The wire is thin, pliable, and easy to work with.
3-Piece Jewelry Plier Set – Value $7.69?
This plier set is specially branded for Darby Smart! I’ve worked with side cutters before, but never the round or needle nose ones that come in this pack. All of these teal-handled pliers are easy to operate (a.k.a. squeeze) without requiring too much of your hand muscles!
What could be inside this cute kitty tin?
Tiny Tin of Seed Beads – Value $3.00?
Wow! How sweet! I love the color combination in this little tin. It’s feminine without being flowery. And yay for metallics! I can’t get enough. The value is based on a similar item found on Etsy.
Step one of this craft is cutting a length of the copper wire. These nippers sliced through the metal wire quickly and easily.
Next, Darby Girl suggests “tracing” one of the designs on the info card. I (duh) chose the cat face, and got to work. “Tracing” these designs isn’t easy since the wire tends to bend upwards or out from the direction this stencil wants you to go. I also learned that you should pace how much you work with (think doing, undoing, and redoing) the wire. I noticed that the color tends to shed after the wire has been stressed a few times over.
The final step is to add beads however you’d like to the ring. I stuck with one bead, but you could easily string a whole bunch along the wire. Just be sure to loop off, or put some other “stopper” on either end of the ring to make sure your beads don’t go rolling everywhere. I think it’s pretty cute, right? Can you tell it’s a cat? LOL!
Verdict: This Darby Girl craft felt a little young to me, but now I’m curious to play around with this medium again thanks to the box! This was a lighter Darby Girl box in terms of supplies, and the estimated value was only about $15.00. I wish the value was closer to the $19.00 price… maybe if there was a little more pizzazz to add to your rings? I had a lot of fun putting this craft together, and I have plenty of supplies to keep experimenting!
Would you wear a wire ring from this Darby Girl box?