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Darn Good Beads Subscription Review + Coupon – Whispering Feather Earrings Kit

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!

In addition to their Bead of the Month Club, Darn Good Yarn also offers a Yarn of the Month Club, Fabric of the Month Club, and Sock of the Month Club.

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.)

About Darn Good Beads of the Month

The Subscription Box: Darn Good Beads of the Month

The Cost: $20/month plus shipping

COUPON: Save 15% off your first order when you sign up for the newsletter. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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

Ships to: The continental US for $4; Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, and international for $13

Darn Good Beads of the Month Whispering Feather Earrings Kit Review

I’ve been receiving Darn Good Beads of the Month for quite a while now. I expect to 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.

Whispering Feather Earrings Kit

The kit always comes with an instruction booklet. This time, I don’t really have any complaints about the instructions, they were pretty self-explanatory. You will need some jewelry pliers (round nose would be useful as would chain nose or bent chain nose or really just any two pairs from a basic set) and wire cutters and a ruler and that’s about it.

I made both of mine side by side instead of doing one, then the other. You cut some chain and attach it to the earring hooks, then make three sets of V-shapes with the different beads provided (there were a few extras of most in case you drop something), then attach those to the wires. Lastly, you add leaf charms.

This was pretty easy and quick and gave me some ideas to explore further with materials from my stash. I think the colors went well together and the materials were decent quality. If you have metal sensitivities you will want to put some clear nail polish over the earring hooks as brass has some copper content and that can cause problems for people with certain metal sensitivities.

Here are the finished earrings:

Verdict: I did not calculate a value for Darn Good Beads of the Month because the materials were unbranded/not labeled. I feel that this is a typical project for this subscription and that the instructions were better than usual. I feel like this would be a great subscription for someone just starting out with beading as there are a lot of what I would call “stringing” projects with minimal tools required other than a basic set of jewelry pliers you could get at a craft store or Amazon for under $30. You learn some techniques and make a lot of more casual/weekend style jewelry and because the projects are usually quick, there isn’t the same level of frustration you might experience with a more complicated project (plus, you know, instant gratification).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll most likely receive the October box. More from Darn Good Beads:

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

COUPON: Save 15% off your first order when you sign up for the newsletter. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Check out my past reviews of Darn Good Beads of the Month and see the Craft Subscription Box List for more great beading, craft supply, and DIY project boxes.

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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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Comments (2)

  1. I had no idea about the clear nail polish on the earring hooks trick! Does that work for any metal sensitivity? In my life I have given away so many beloved pair of earrings because my ears are sensitive to just about everything but sterling silver. I better get my clear nail polish out!!!!

    • You will have to experiment with it to see if it works for you, and you will likely have to reapply most times you wear the earrings. I can’t wear anything but titanium long term (sterling silver is 7.5% copper which is enough to cause problems for me) but I can wear even fairly cheap earrings most of the day if I do the nailpolish thing.

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