Annie’s Simply Beads Kit-of-the-Month Club Subscription Box Review – April 2017

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Annie’s Simply Beads Kit-of-the-Month Club is a monthly jewelry subscription box where YOU make your own creation! For $19.99 per month, you’ll receive a beading kit with step-by-step instruction and all the beads and findings you need to complete a piece of jewelry you’ll love to wear!

This kit is the “Simple Earrings” where you get to make five different kind of earrings! Some are quite easy, others need a bit more work, but everything is well explained.

The kit comes in a plastic tray with deep dishes to keep all your beads and findings separate. It comes with its own plastic cover so you can move it around, even if you are not done with your project yet. The beads and findings were nicely packaged in plastic bags inside the dishes in the tray. This kit being about earrings, clip-ons were included as an alternative. Yes, those are freshwater pearls!

The booklet has nice and clear pictures of the individual components in the kit.

There’s also a list of the techniques you’ll be using. You need to keep the Beading Guide you’ve received with the first shipment, but on the website there’s a tutorial video for each kits for further explanations.

The instructions are clear and comes with pictures.

The assembly patterns are also very easy too understand and follow.

I’ve got everything ready on my mat. You could also use the tray to separate each projects to keep the mat free from cluster. There’s a couple of beads left in the tray (about one of each beads) which is very useful if a bead breaks while you working with it (happens sometimes), or if one rolls on the floor and you are too lazy to go get it right away (usually happens behind my back when my bird pushes things off my table). I really appreciate that we were given more findings than necessary for trials and mistakes.

Like for these guys, I had to cut the head pins after making the loops when I realised my loops weren’t big enough to get the ring through them. I thought we would be using a jump ring for that (I didn’t properly read the instruction).

I thought that this one would give me a harder time with the different length and what not. But the instruction were clear on how to do it and they were done in no time!

Before getting this kit, I was thinking of doing something similar to this. It was easy and the result is pretty cute!

All done! I think I did the shell coins earring the wrong way (the other side of the shell were supposed to be on display) but I prefer the rougher look, so I kept them that way.

This was an other fun project from Annie’s Simply Beads Kit-of-the-Month. It’s perfect for beginners, or for someone more advanced but who doesn’t have a lot of time to create. Few techniques are needed to achieve great looks that can be reproduced with different type of beads and findings. The tray is an added bonus as I was able to move everything from my beading room to the living room without any problem.

Have you tried this Kit-of-the-Month? What did you think of this project?

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  • PA Anna

    The earrings are beautiful!

    • Catherine

      I know, right? I like that they all look so different, and they can fit with a lot of different outfits and occasions! I had a lot of fun with this kit : it reminded me that simple is quite nice (I tend to go overboard with some of my own designs!)