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Facet Jewelry Box Bead Stitching Review + 50% Off Coupon – September 2018

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleySep 29, 2018 | 4 comments
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Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Box

Facet Jewelry Box is a new subscription box from the editors at Facet Jewelry and Bead & Button magazine. They offer two versions: the “Quick and Easy Stringing” box and the “Bead Stitching” box, so you can choose a subscription based on your skill level and interests, as well as the amount of time you want to invest in the projects.

This is a review of the $24.95 a month “Bead Stitching” box (both versions cost the same).

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Review

About Facet Jewelry Box

The Subscription Box: Facet Jewelry Box Bead Stitching

The Cost: $24.95 a month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code SAVE50 for 50% off your first box!

The Products: Materials and instructions to complete two beading/jewelry making projects using stringing techniques.

Ships to: US (free) and international (shipping fee will be assessed during checkout and you will be responsible for customs charges, VAT, receiving charges, etc., as appropriate for your location)

Facet Jewelry Box Bead Stitching September 2018 Review

This is still a pretty new subscription and they are still working out a few kinks so I really didn’t know what was in store:

Facet Jewelry Stitching september 2018 Booklet 1 Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Booklet 2 Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Booklet 3

The first thing you see when you open the box is this full-color booklet. I haven’t shown you all of the pages inside, because part of the subscription fee is for the projects that are included.

This is a really nice booklet, honestly, but I’d expect nothing less from the folks at Bead & Button (I’ve been a subscriber for a while now). There are also links to online resources if you need a little help with a technique.

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace Materials

Beaded Bead Necklace

Here are all the materials you need to make the necklace.

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace Progress 0 Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace Progress 1 Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace Progress 2 Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace Progress 3

Here are some in-progress shots of the beaded bead elements. You make three large ones and three smaller ones. I need to get some thread cutters that get closer to the beads because you can really see my ends in that picture of the smaller beaded beads…

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace Progress 4

Word of advice if you haven’t finished this one yet. Put one of the smaller beaded beads on the bottom, just above the knot. I did it the reverse way and ended up having to tie two knots so the larger beaded bead didn’t slide right off the necklace. Oops.

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace 1 Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace 2 Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Necklace 3

Here is the finished piece. There are several options for putting it together but I did one pretty similar to the main image in the instructional booklet.

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Bracelet Materials

Faceted Bracelet

Here are the materials for this month’s second project, a lightweight bracelet using seed beads and Preciosa crystals. I’m less into the color scheme for this one although I do have a few outfits it would match.

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Bracelet Progress

You basically just make a lot of these units, until you reach the length you need to go around your wrist. (Yay, with small wrists, I always have extra beads, plus, it doesn’t take me as much time to finish.) I did have to restart this one about three times because I was trying to follow the diagrams without reading the instructions. It is definitely important to go around the seed bead units with your thread at least twice to maintain tension or you get something that looks very sloppy. But finally, I got it right.

Facet Jewelry Stitching September 2018 Bracelet 1

Facet Jewelry Stitching Septmeber 2018 Bracelet 2

Here is the finished bracelet. I am definitely a fan of magnetic clasps.

Verdict: I did not calculate a value for Facet Jewelry Box, but you get the materials and instructions for making two complete pieces of jewelry. These projects usually take longer than with the stringing version of the box, but I can see how they appeal to a different crowd. This month, the time commitment was a little shorter than usual. My favorite piece for the month is probably the necklace, just because it makes use of a color palette I’ve been really into lately, but the bracelet was a useful reminder to me to read the instructions as well as look at the diagrams (usually I am a “diagrams only” sort of person).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You will receive the October box. Boxes go out after the 20th and people who sign up before the 15th will get that month’s box. If you sign up after the 15th, you may still be able to get that month’s box but this is not guaranteed.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code SAVE50 for 50% off your first box! Or, use code FACET to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $24.95 per box, you are paying about $12.48 per project.

Check out all of our Facet Jewelry Box reviews and more beading boxes in the Craft + DIY Subscription Box List!

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What did you think of the September 2018 Bead Stitching Facet Jewelry Box? Do you subscribe to any beading or craft boxes?

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Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).

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4 comments

Lynda

Do you still have the directions/Instructions I didn’t get any in my box and I can’t seem to get them to resend. Since I have had the box for a while now.

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Katie

This really makes me want to learn how to bead! I love doing tedious projects with my hands. These are lovely I think, and I agree tbh the necklace is my favorite because of the color scheme, but I think the bracelet is beautiful too. I didnt even know there were magnetic clasps for jewelry! I would imagine it makes it easier for them to get unstuck easier? I wish I could see some your personal bedwork, I find it so much fun to watch and there is something about beads, I love them.

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Virginia

Necklace is lovely but maybe a bit too long? Bracelet is lovely also. I agree about the magnetic clasps especially for bracelets.

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Abby

Agreed. The booklet shows the 3 large beaded beads strung together between the small beads. With a small bead at the bottom, a single knot may have worked 🙂 Maybe longer tails with a few scattered accent beads knotted in, or even a few beads knotted throughout the necklace would help the length.
Love the bracelet, but would prefer aqua, gold or crystal azuro (ooh, that could be stunning!) in place of the lavender beads 🙂 Hmm, might have to try that combo…. Magnetic clasps are terrific, especially when you can’t open lobster or spring clasps.

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