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 Fringe Benefits, a necklace and earrings set. Somehow, I feel like this kit looks a lot like what I’ve received the previous month in terms of colors.
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.
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 and assembly patterns were easy to follow along. You get both a picture and written instructions for each component.
I love when we have to make a lot of loops! This is how my mat usually looks like. I work from left to right, so the big blue beads links are already done, the crystal rondelles are ready for their looping action, and the small blue beads are hanging out, waiting for their turn.
All my components are ready to go!
The chains has been cut (you need a ruler to get the right measurements), and the beads are in place.
Final results! I’m not in love with this kit, but my mom already claimed it. I prefer having light blue colors in spring and summer, and earthy and dark colors in winter. But the design is fine, a bit chunky for my taste, but it took me about an hour. I actually made it sitting at the kitchen table, chatting with my husband while he was making dinner.
Annie’s Simply Beads Kit-of-the-Month is perfect for beginners, or for someone more advanced who just wants to sit down with everything needed to make a fun design without having to think to much about it. 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?