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 Denim & Crystals, a necklace and earrings set. I like the 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.
So many loops to make!!! I love making loops!
Making loops, from left to right: bend the wire, cut it and loop! It took me a lot of practices to get the length right, but after a while it gets easier.
Sadly, some of the holes were a bit too big for the eyepins we were given. There was a couple of spare beads in the kit, as usual, but I still came out two of these beads short. That means I’ll have to do some adjustments to the final assembly.
All my components are ready to go! You need a ruler to cut the chain to length.
Assembly line! That’s were I chose were I would remove the two missing blue dangles. I chose to skip the first big loop link on both sides of the necklace.
Final results! I really like this kit this month. It was fun, I love dark blues for winter, and it’s an elegant statement necklace. I’m sad that I got a lot of beads with their hole too big for the project, but it was easy to fix and even though two beads are missing from the final project, no one will ever know! As usual, it was easy to follow the instructions, and with a bit of practice, this can be a project easily done in an evening.
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?