Darn Good Beads Of The Month Review – February 2019
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!
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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 February 2019 Review
I’ve been receiving Darn Good Beads of the Month for 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:
The package came with this paper, which contained instructions for this month’s project. (I cut it in half by accident while opening the package…)
Bronze Beauty Necklace
This has a lot of purple as well as bronze, despite the name (purple doesn’t photograph well so it may be hard to tell). I am probably not going to wear this with neutral clothing as suggested in the instructions, because I don’t wear neutrals, but I have plenty in my wardrobe that this will match just fine.
This was super easy and actually didn’t require any extra materials besides scissors (a bead reamer might make it easier to thread through the two beads on either end, but the rest didn’t need that even, and I got by without one). Sometimes I suggest using a bit of superglue, and that wouldn’t be out of place here, but honestly, it is probably not needed and I didn’t use it.
As for the quality of the materials, I was happy. I recognize the UFO beads (on either side of the center bead) and much of the rest looks like good-quality Czech glass as well. I almost always see good-quality Czech glass in this subscription and am generally quite happy with the materials. I hadn’t seen any toggles with attached tubes like this before, but they work with this design quite well. The only difficulty you might have in completing this project is getting both sides to be the same length, although I got pretty close without measuring.
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 and included materials that I recognized (bead types, etc.). The stringing material was super easy to knot and this worked up quickly without any frustration.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This was February’s box and may no longer be available. In general, you’ll get your first box at sign-up and then you’ll move to the regular shipping schedule after that.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $10 plus $4 US shipping and you get all the materials to make one jewelry project.
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What did you think of the February 2019 Darn Good Beads of the Month? Do you subscribe to any beading or craft boxes?