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INK+ALLOY Review March 2023

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoMar 10, 2023 | 0 comments

3 overall rating
2 Ratings | 2 Reviews

INK+ALLOY is a female-founded accessory brand with a mission to empower women through every day, modern pieces that make a bold statement. Their accessories are all designed in Atlanta, and made both in Atlanta and by artisans in India. Their seed bead earrings are hand-woven and their Insider Club sends one surprise pair of earrings per month for $25/month. That's 25-30% savings + free shipping!

Note: This subscription has updated its pricing to $25/month, with a saving of 25-30% off retail value and includes free shipping every month.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Opening The Box


INK+ALLOY subscribers can look forward to the same small white box with bright pink name customization written on the front of it. Typically the packaging inside is very minimal, which is a big draw to this subscription for me. But this month was a special bonus item month, so there was an extra branded box containing the two items. It made for an extra element of surprise!

Here's What's Inside

Info Card


Every now and then, INK+ALLOY will toss a bonus bracelet in with the monthly earrings. It's always a pleasant surprise! On the back of the card, they talk about how rust is one of their favorite neutrals. It's an absolute favorite color of mine and I own a ton of, it but I never thought of it as being in the neutral category—paradigm shift over here! They always offer a 15% discount for additional purchases made outside the subscription.

Erin Color Block Stripe Beaded Fringe Earrings Rust — Retail Value $33


Welcome to my life, beautiful seed bead earrings! These colors are so completely and utterly in my wheelhouse, my only concern would be that they're almost too on the nose for my style. But really that's the best problem to have. I like that I'll have them as an option to maintain my autumnal sense of self even if I'm wearing all-black. This pair actually reminds me of the beaded earrings I was sent in December (see them here), which I adored but found myself never able to pull the trigger on wearing. I was never sure why. But now that I have these for comparison, I wonder if the softer, more organically shaped (gently curved) colorblock sections are more "me" than bold geometric lines. I may pass those other ones along now that I have these!

Penelope Vertical Stripe Beaded Stretch Bracelet Rust — Retail Value $30


The matching bracelet is wonderful. While I love the look of bracelets, I have had a hard time wearing them over the years—for awhile because I was working a desk job and it interfered with my day of typing; then because early motherhood and early covid-times made that type of accessory feel pointless. But if I'd had this bracelet back then, I might have worn it all along! It's close-fitting for my small wrist (but stretchy for a wider wrist) and the beading makes it feel cooling against my skin. It doesn't slide or jingle, so it really stays out of the way. My daughters have been having fun trying it on, too.

Side note, while I was looking for this bracelet to link above, I came across this one, which I might have to use the 15% off subscriber discount code to buy. I love that checkerboard patterns are lingering around, because it took me awhile to warm up to this trend, but I'm finding myself feeling excited by color combos other than OG black and white (which they also have).


If my soul had a color, INK+ALLOY has made it into earrings and a bracelet and sent it to the subscribers of their Insider Club! I'm really connecting with the colors and designs going on here, and I know I'll get a ton of year-round wear out of these colorblocks. Yay for bonus month!

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $25 per month + free shipping.

Value Breakdown: The INK+ALLOY Insider subscription costs $25 per month + free shipping. March brought us a $33 pair of seed bead earrings and a $30 bracelet, totaling $63. That means you save $38, or 60%, by receiving these pieces through the subscription. We're promised a 25-30% discount for this box, so this is an extra-amazing deal.

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Other Things You Should Know

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but you might receive a different colorway. INK+ALLOY functions on a rolling subscription model, so your order will ship 1-2 business days after you've placed it and then recur on that same day each month.

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INK+ALLOY is a female-founded accessory brand with a mission to empower women through every day, modern  pieces that make a bold statement. Our accessories are all designed in our Atlanta studio and made here in Atlanta and by artisans in India. From our colorful seed bead earrin... read more.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen. I am all sorts of things: a writer who loves to convey feeling, a mother who wants to have just as much fun as my kids do, an outdoors-lover who's achieved #1000hoursoutside with my family, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person with a sweet tooth.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in colors and silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for dancing to live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

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