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 called Linked with Chains and features necklace and a bracelet!
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. It also tells you right away what you will need to complete the project besides what’s provided 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 kit for further explanations.
The instructions and assembly patterns were easy to follow along. You get both a picture and written instructions for each component.
First step was to make loops with the eyepins. This is my progression from right to left : thread the pin, bend, cut, loop.
We also had to do it with a double hole bead. I did the same thing, but with two pins at a time : thread the headpin, bend, cut and loop.
This was the most tedious part of the project : cutting 24 chains of 2 inches. I usually only measure the first length, then I thread it on a pin and I cut chains to make them equal.
Ready to assemble!
The bracelet is almost done!
Final results! A long chain and a chunky bracelet.
Closer look. This project was my least favorite one so far from Annie’s Simple Beads. It looks nice at the end, but there was nothing exciting about it and I kept on complaining about the quality of the headpins and eyepins as the silver metal coat was really flaky and as soon as I was making a loop, the flakes were coming off. My bead mat was covered with little metal flakes, and it just gives a low quality feel to the whole thing.
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 too much about it. Few techniques are needed to achieve great looks that can be reproduced with a 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?