Curated Bead Box Subscription – May 2023

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Hey beautiful! Curated Bead Box, a division of DollarBead.com, sent me their latest monthly DIY jewelry making box to share with you. For only $20/mo shipped (US Only), you are guaranteed to receive 10-12 items, including: 8 strings of glass or stone beads, bags of seed beads, polymer clay, or lampwork beads, metal charms/pendants, and a findings starter kit.

Inside the Curated Bead Box

This month’s Curated Bead Box theme is Ebony and Ivory. The colors are black, white, and silver.

In full disclosure, this box is not one that I sign up for to meet my specific beading needs, outside of being able to share the contents with you all; however, I really appreciate the unique color combinations which are put together each month. Every box contains a combination of colors unique from the boxes before it, and it’s a great way to build up a stash of a variety of basic glass rounds in an array of colors. This is also a perfect subscription for younger and newer beaders alike, especially because of the types of materials and inclusion of the findings starter kits.

Recent Curated Bead Box Themes

April 2023: Spring Blooms (pink, green)

February 2023: Love Is… (pink, gold)

January 2023: Mythical Mermaid (blue, aqua, silver)

November 2022: Midnight Garden (dark blue, pink)

September 2022: Party Time (rainbow)

July 2022: Coral Reef (turquoise coral)

Do I recommend the Curated Bead Boxes?

YES – for the right person.

My thoughts: I would especially recommend this box for newer beaders who are interested in learning basic stringing. If you know someone who would like to start learning how to make beaded jewelry, I think this box would also make a great gift. Each box contains items in a coordinating, curated color palette, and comes with basic stringing materials and findings, so you have just about everything you need to get started. 

Overview:

Cost: Reasonable

Skill: Beginner

Style: Bead-stringers who primarily want basic round shapes.

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*Curated Bead Box sent me a complimentary box in order to facilitate this video review, and I was also paid for my time spent creating this video. However, the thoughts and opinions I have expressed are 100% my own, and I would not recommend a product that I am not personally satisfied with.

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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