Hey beautiful! Today I am thrilled to share a brand new, limited edition bead box from Beading School. The theme is called Summer Spirit, and it has been specially curated by beaded jewelry designer, Erika Sandor. Inside you will find a variety of bead and jewelry making materials, such as crystals, cabochons, filagree, tassels, seed beads, chain, and more! Be sure to watch to the end of the video to check out the finished jewelry pieces I made directly from these contents.
In the image above, contents of the Summer Spirit box are pictured. As you can see, there is a cheerful mix of pink, turquoise, and pops of sunny yellow. Gold colored findings accompany the beads and crystals, as well as colorful filagree and tassel components. This week, Beading School is offering their non-discounted merchandise at 11% off to celebrate International Beading Week! See below for more info about the other items you may find in the Bead Shop.
Erika's Finished Pieces
Beading School’s team has put together a gorgeous insert with information about the Summer Spirit box’s theme inspiration, as well as images of finished jewelry ideas. Here are some of the creations Erika has put together:
Other Items in the Bead Shop
While you’re viewing the new Summer Spirit box, be sure to check out the other items that Beading School has to offer. Erika offers many different products in categories, such as: Preciosa Crystal, Miyuki, Shaped Glass Beads, and more! Here are some images of items I picked out from beadingschool.com a couple months ago.
This is just a fraction of what you can find on BeadingSchool.com! When I placed an order in May, everything was represented very well, color and description-wise, on their website, so I felt like I received exactly what I expected. The crystals especially, though, are even more stunning in person. I think you will see what I mean if you watch the video footage.
BeadingSchool.com Shipping Experience
The contents of the order arrived in a small, bubble-wrapped box, which was inside of a larger box, which shipped inside of a bubble-mailer. I am impressed with how carefully everything was packaged. The crystals were especially well-packaged, and came housed in individually divided trays. Additionally, when I first opened the box, I noticed several free gifts! What a nice surprise! None of the items I received were incorrect, or missing.
Because I worked directly with Erika, and her team, shipping lightning fast due to expedited FedEx International service. In normal shopping situations, customers have the option of choosing expedited shipping for a higher fee (via Fedex International), or one can opt for slower shipping speed at a lower cost.
BeadingSchool.com Shopping Tip
There are many items stocked in the bead shop, but there are a number that may be out of stock at the time you are attempting to pick out products. Something I found very helpful, which I figured I would pass along, is that you can select the checkbox on the left-hand menu to view only items that are currently available. Here is a picture of what I am referring to:
Just check the box that says “In Stock,” and you won’t have to worry about picking something that may not be available.
Also Check Out...
I highly recommend checking out the bead shop section called Curated Collections by Erika to if you’re interested in her curated, sampler selections of high-quality Preciosa crystal stones and beads. I had the pleasure of sharing the Ocean themed box a little over a month ago, so check out that post if you’d like to get a close-up view of what you can expect from the contents.
If you’re looking to join a community of friendly bead enthusiasts, led by Erika, be sure to check out her Facebook group, called Beading Club. I also recommend signing up for her e-mail newsletter, so you will know when she is planning to host upcoming live, online events and workshops. Additionally, by signing up for her periodic emails, you will receive several free bead weaving tutorials!
While You're Here, Check out some Finished Pieces!
*I was sent this product in exchange for my honest review; however, the thoughts and opinions are my own, and I do not continue to promote products I do not recommend.