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Darn Good Beads Of The Month Subscription Review – October 2018

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Darn Good Beads of the Month is a monthly subscription for jewelry makers from Darn Good Yarn. (You don’t have to be able to knit or crochet for this subscription!) Every month you’ll receive materials to complete a quick beading project. You will need some basic tools of your own (pliers, crimping pliers, glue) but they provide all the findings, beads, and stringing materials!

This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Darn Good Beads of the Month

The Subscription Box: Darn Good Beads of the Month

The Cost: $10/month + shipping

The Products: Materials and instructions to complete one beading/jewelry making project.

Ships to: US ($4/continental US) and international ($13/Alaska, Hawaii, US territories, and other countries)

Darn Good Beads of the Month October 2018 Review

I’ve been receiving Darn Good Beads of the Month for just a few months.  I know I will get a simple project with instructions that will be easy to complete in under an hour or two, but the projects have been pretty varied:

darn good beads info card

The package came with this paper, which contained instructions for this month’s project.

darn good beads ring shaped pendant

darn good beads blue beads

darn good beads necklace

“Looped In” Necklace

I’ve been seeing more hardware components incorporated into jewelry, and here I got a metal washer. This makes for a more casual sort of necklace. It was very easy to complete (I’m going to estimate under five minutes), and you could customize it a little bit, either by changing up how many beads you used, or adding some additional knots, or changing the direction of the beads, or whatever.

The cord that was provided held knots very well, and I did not feel the need to add any glue (which sometimes I do, but not this time). I have some beads left over, so I could make matching earrings or a bracelet if I wanted. The only tools you needed this month were scissors.

(If you want to see my favorite hardware necklace, go here. The longer you look at it, the more little things you notice about it.)

Verdict:  I did not calculate a value for Darn Good Beads of the Month because the materials were unbranded/not labeled. I do feel that the physical materials provided were of good quality. I was impressed at how well the cord held on to knots, and the beads were almost certainly Czech glass. This was probably the quickest/easiest project I’ve gotten for this subscription. I feel that the projects from this subscription are more casual, and I’m often too lazy to put on jewelry when I’m just wearing a t-shirt, but maybe I should start! Anyway, this is a good subscription for beginners, because you don’t need many tools (often, just scissors and a bit of super glue), and you can make something reasonably like the photo without frustration.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today?  No. Here’s the shipping schedule they outline on their site:

If you place your order by the 1st then your box will ship on the 20th (or next business day during weekends). If you place your order after the 1st then your box will ship the next month.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $14.00 (including shipping to the continental US), and you get all the materials to make one jewelry project.

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Written by 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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  1. Not too keen on the hardware jewelry. It just seemed so plain where the washer was.

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