Darby Girl Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2016


This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, MSA may earn a commission. Read the full disclosure.

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

Darby Girl is a monthly subscription box by craft site Darby Smart that’s just for tween girls.

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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).

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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)

COUPON: For a limited time, use coupon code YAY to get your first Darby Smart box for only $9!

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!

Check out all of our Darby Smart reviews and the Craft Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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.

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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.

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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!

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

What could be inside this cute kitty tin?

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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.

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

Step one of this craft is cutting a length of the copper wire. These nippers sliced through the metal wire quickly and easily.

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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.

Read our review of this jewelry-making Darby Girl box!

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?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

Posted in Craft Subscription Boxes, Darby Girl Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: darby girl | darby smart | 1 comment

1 Comment

  1. Cute cat ring. I would have enjoyed this box,so many possibilities!

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!