Best Bead Boxes | Potomac Beads | Oct 2020

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Hey beautiful! It’s my pleasure to bring you a close-up look at the Potomac Beads Best Bead Boxes, which I received for October 2020. This month’s theme is “Dark and Stormy,” and in the video you will get to see the wide range of jewelry making materials up close. These boxes ship free in the US, and you may use the coupon code Opal10 to save 10% off the entire cost of a new subscription!

This Month's Box Contents



Pattern/materials in both boxes:

Twisted Tubular Herringbone Bracelet

Pattern/materials in XL box only:

Trois Fleurs Beaded Bead Necklace

New Potomac Beads Shapes!

In box October boxes we are introduced to two brand new Potomac Beads multi-hole shapes! How fun! It’s great the new shapes were included in both the base and the XL versions, so all subscribers have the opportunity to play around with them.

The Quadbow is a 4-hole curved shape that measures 6x15mm. These are designed to form a circle when 4 are put together. Potomac Beads will be selling these in 28 introductory colors in packages of 20.

The PieDuo is a 2-hole triangular shaped bead. This bead is uniquely manufactured to fit 4 onto a circular shape.  PieDuo beads are 6x8mm and have an exterior curve to fit perfectly inside of the Quadbow beads.

Update: NEW Braided QuadBow Bracelet

Edited December 8th – check out the brand new beadweaving design that I created with the new QuadBow and PieDuo shapes! Find the full list of materials and the free beaded bracelet pattern video on the recent blog post.

Braided Quadbow Bracelet Orchid and Opal

Best Bead Boxes Info

Best Bead Box – starts at $24.99 per month, and the monthly cost decreases if you sign up for a longer subscription. Inside, you are guaranteed:

  • 1 Printed Beading Pattern + the beads to make the pattern
  • Additional beads/findings to add to your stash

Best Bead Box XL – starts at $39.99 per month, and the monthly cost decreases if you sign up for a longer subscription. Inside, you are guaranteed:

  • 2 Printed Beading Patterns + the beads to make the patterns
  • 1 Bonus Printed Pattern
  • Additional beads/findings to add to your stash

Recent Bead Box Themes

September 2020: Birds of a Feather

August 2020: Poolside Glam

July 2020: Old World Charm

June 2020: Serengeti Safari

May 2020: Tea Time

Do I recommend the Potomac Beads Best Bead Boxes? YES!

My thoughts: I think this is a very well-rounded beading subscription because it typically comes with a wide variety of different bead shapes, findings, and other interesting components. Since this sub comes with beading patterns, plus the necessary materials, it’s awesome for those interested in learning beadweaving, or for those who really enjoy it. If you sign up for this box, you will want to have an open mind regarding the potential for multi-hole bead shapes and adventurous jewelry components.


Cost: reasonable

Skill: all skill-levels, beginners and advanced alike

Style: aspiring beadweavers, and adventurous beaders



Curious which bead box is the best (for you)? Check out this video for more info!

*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.

This post may contain affiliate links, which may provide me with a small amount of commission at no cost to you; however, the thoughts/opinions I have expressed are 100% my own.


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Instant Download Beading Patterns:

Find the growing collection of instant download beading patterns for my original beaded jewelry designs. All patterns are accompanied by a corresponding, free beading tutorial video in case you would like to refer to video instruction while you bead. 

Simply purchase a pattern, and after checkout the link to download the PDF document instantly will be available.

You may easily search the Orchid and Opal Design Index for the name of the pattern you have purchased, and follow the linked image to find the blog post that contains the video. 

Beaded Jewelry Inspiration:

The jewelry in this category may be sold, but I am usually able to recreate similar designs, upon request. Viewing out of stock jewelry pieces also provides a helpful archive of beading inspiration, and a way to see past jewelry creations that have travelled to new homes. Many pieces include materials from past bead subscription boxes that I have unboxed on my YouTube channel.

I am humbled to say that the pieces found in this category have been shipped to satisfied customers in practically many corners of the world! 

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2 comments on “Best Bead Boxes | Potomac Beads | Oct 2020

Deborah Nay

You do a good job at explaining all the beads


Thank you so much, Deborah!

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