Blueberry Cove Beads is a monthly bead subscription box. Each month, you’ll receive between 9 and 13 different items. It can be a mix of loose beads, bead strings, findings and pendants. You can share your creation on their social media for the chance to win a free box. Boxes are $22 per month plus $5 shipping in the US & Canada and their website features projects you can create with your beads.
Inside the box, there’s always a nice black satin pouch with a postcard showing the theme of the month.
Each month has a different theme. This month’s theme was Rainforest!!! I want that toucan!
There is no info about the content of the box. Instead, we get a card explaining the challenge (optional) for the month. We can share our creation on their social media to enter a draw for a free box. Also, it’s really neat to see what everyone else creates with the same set of beads! This month’s challenge is to make some earrings with the shiny green and yellow beads! Ok, I’m seriously excited to see what’s in the box. Leaves? Birds? Lots of green!
Everything comes individually wrapped in self sealing plastic bags, except for the bead strands and some of the single beads.
6mm round glass beads. They are gorgeous! They have a nice depth in the colour, with some differences in the shades. It reminds me a bit of tiger eye stones for it’s nice play with light.
4mm Russian Serpentine round beads. I love serpentine stone! The pattern is very pretty and it looks like when you are walking in the jungle, under the leaves. That size of beads is really easy to add to any kind of project, either small and minimalist or big and bold. Love them!
Coiled snakes, glass beads. They are sooooooo pretty! I love snakes and these guys are adorable! I don’t know if I really want to use them in a project (earrings? a pendant on a necklace?) or just let them stare at me from my office desk when I’m supposed to be working. The top hole on the left one is a bid broken, but nothing a well placed bead or bead cap could not fix. I would not use them in a bracelet, I would be way to afraid of breaking one by mistake… ADORABLE!!!
Yellow and green shiny glass beads. The challenge ask to use them to make earrings. They are quite dark, but very shiny. They are not too heavy, so more than one could be used for earrings.
Multicoloured melon round frosted beads. They are neat, but not my favorite beads in this box. The acrylic flowers are also cute and brightly coloured. Once again, not my favorites, but they fit the theme nicely.
Green coin beads. I love them! Some are thicker than the others and the holes are not drilled at the same spots, but I like the colour quite a lot. With a jump ring in the hole and hung on a chain, they would be quite nice on a bracelet.
Silver coloured metal findings. Geckos and leaves!!!! Yes!!! Love the little geckos, look at their feet! On a charm bracelet or hanging on a necklace, they are adorable! The leaves are nice, drilled from the top to the bottom, and they are slightly curved (they don’t lay flat).
More green beads! Ceramic glazed coin beads and cat’s eye glass teardrop beads. I love the pattern on the coin beads, and the glass beads have an interesting shape. I usually see them round, so it’s a nice addition to the collection.
Ladybug on a log hand blown glass beads. HOW CUTE IS THIS BEAD!!!! It’s the first bead I saw and it’s my favorite! Ok, maybe equal to the little snakes. I love the piece, but I find the blue colour difficult to properly match with the other beads in this month’s box. I will do something with this bead, but it might take me a bit more time to find a good use for it. It’ll stay on my desk for the moment, silently judging me on my non-productive days!
Although I wanted to use the geckos, but I chose instead to work with antique brass coloured findings. I used the round glass beads and the serpentine beads. I’ve added some of my gemstones to it, as well as findings. I made it very dense in beads, to get the feeling of being in a very deep rainforest where all you can see is leaves and trees.
One of my favorite box from Blueberry Cove Beads! I love that the beads were a mix of cute and practical, and that the metal findings were both in silver. I’m just sad there was no toucan beads!
What did you think of this month’s Blueberry Cove Beads?
The Description: A monthly bead subscription box. Each box will contain between 9-13 items such as loose beads, bead strings, findings, pendants and more.
The Price: $27.00 per month