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Dollar Bead Box's Reveal and Giveaway

Watching unboxing and reveals is always fun. I've never had the opportunity to do one until now. I was delighted when I received this mystery box from Dollar Bead Box! This Chicago based small business run by Mary Noble and her friend aims to provide their Dollar Bead Club members with beads and beading products. 


They provide two types collections each month - a Dollar Bead Bag as well as a Dollar Bead Box. You can purchase a particular month's box or bag of goodies. Or you can go for a monthly subscription plan at a reduced cost. Only US clients will get free shipping on Box and Bag Subscriptions.

Members can also reorder subscription items as well as hundreds of other items for just $1 each.  Hence the name of the club! You can see how the Dollar Bead Box system works here.  Dollar Bead Bag subscription system is different

Mary explained how the Dollar Bead Box came about. She said, "I came into this business in a slightly roundabout way. Much of my early career was spent working with cultural and non-profit institutions – museums, theaters, zoos, foundations, etc. A good friend of mine was in the bead business and got me started making jewelry just a short time ago. I’m still very much a beginner, but I love trying out different techniques and finding new items to inspire my designs."

She added, "I tend more toward the “business” side of the company vs. the “creative” side. My partner has many long-term relationships with vendors all over the world and is able to source quality products, many of them unique to the Dollar Bead Box. (I get to be the “kid in the candy store!”)."
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They said they didn't want to do kits but by providing a subscription box, they hope people will discover items they might not usually purchase.  I think it also provides people with a little creative push when they see what comes each month.

So on to the reveal!  I received both the Bead Bag and the Bead Box.  The winner of this giveaway will get the current month's offerings.


It was exciting to look into the box!



DOLLAR BEAD BAG

This subscription has just the right sizes - 3 and 4 mm Czech Fire Polish beads  -  to suit beaders. If you bead a lot, this allows you to accumulate a variety over time.


At $8 a month, that works out to be just $1 each luscious strand! With reorders at the same cost during the same month.


DOLLAR BEAD BOX

The Dollar Bead box subscription usually contains 12 - 15 items with a guaranteed total retail value of $60.


I took the metal components out to examine them.  These are lovely components to use for jewelry making.
This particular bead box also contained some metal findings.  There was no information about what sort of metal the ear wires were. Perhaps silver plated?  You can contact them to find out more. 

The Czech beads are gorgeous.  One can tell these have been carefully selected. The complimentary colors of some of the strands can be combined in different jewelry designs.

I must say the I loved all the items in both the box and bag.  I also liked this subscription service so much so that I am an affiliate now for this small company.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win this giveaway both a Dollar Bead Box and Bag, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is for US and Canada only.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, March 5 , 2018. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

Photography
I used natural light, my iPhone 6S with the Camera+ app and the Modahaus TS400 tabletop studio for all of the above photographs. Check out my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar .

Disclosure
This blog contains affiliate links. I do receive a small fee for any products purchased through affiliate links. This goes towards the support of this blog and to provide resource information to readers. The opinions expressed are solely my own. They would be the same whether or not I receive any compensation.

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53 comments:

  1. This looks interesting and great. Love the variety that comes in the Bead Box.

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  2. Just tweeted about your post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/968119720313544704

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  3. Ooooh---I love beads & findings!!! Who doesn't? Would love these!

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  4. I've got to check this company out! I'd love to win the bead box and bead bag, of course!

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  5. Thank you to both you and Dollar Bead Box for this fun giveaway! Mary. maryredman144@gmail.com

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  6. Pearl, thank you for opportunity to win the Bead Bag. I always love new beads for inspiration. Blog follower: zoowatcher10@yahoo.com.

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  7. Wow, this looks pretty neat! I was just checking out the DBB web site and they have a lot of nice things that I can actually fit into my budget! Thanks for the info! mssadnblue@hotmail.com

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  8. What a good idea - good price, good products, and a fun surprise! Thanks Beading Gem and Dollar Bead Box and Bag. I receive your daily emails. rochelleth@hvc.rr.com

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  9. What a great idea...Dollar Bead Box and Dollar Bead Bag and appreciate you promoting it with a give away! Jan. ManyBlueHills@gmail.com

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  10. I love the color combinations of the beads.
    I'm a blog follower. Christine cmcoconatgmaildotcom

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  11. I was curious about this box so thank you for showing what comes inside!

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  12. thanks for the information on this. It looks awesome! blog follower at auravisionrose@.com

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  13. Alyssa at beadifulnights on you tube made a video using the metal two hole components and the cream colored rectangle beads. Made a super neat pair of earrings.

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  14. Would love to win this...thank you for the opportunity!

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  15. Thank you for sharing this and providing an opportunity to win a box! Blog follower kgkillen@yahoo.com

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  16. I've been watching unboxing videos for these for a while but haven't taken the plunge yet. Would be cool to be able to check it out!

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  17. This sounds like an interesting marketing approach. Would actually like to see the goodies. So far I've been happy with the products I've tried based on your blogs.

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    1. Thanks for saying so. I try and feature what I think are good ideas and products!

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  18. What a fun box! It would feel like Christmas to get one in the mail. Love it!

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  19. Geez, who doesn't need more beads to add to their stash. What a novel idea!! Of course, enter me in the contest. Since I teach 3 classes of kumhimo where we use lots of beads, I will be forwarding the information about this company to all 3 classes. That will be over 30 "Shout-outs".

    Thanks,
    Wayne

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  20. Those beads look amazing and I'm sure I could find something to do with them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Would love to win that box. TFS and the giveaway. andreecaron67@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for having a give away. These beads look great! Probably gonna end up a dollar bead box customer, cause who doesn't need more beads.
    Thanks Again,
    Becky

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  23. Awesome idea and variety in the box!

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  24. Looks like an interesting idea.
    alikat2004 at ravelry.com

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  25. I like the idea of a box or bag full of creativity each month. The price is amazing and too good to pass up- already click your link to check out the details. I was wondering if the strands are tiny or a pretty good length?. Thanks for passing this one on, it is right up my alley.

    Loyal follower and fan
    lorimahan71@gmail.com

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    1. Good question! The strands vary in length. The smaller Czech beads were about 6 - 8 inches.

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  26. This would make a great addition to my current inventory, as I want to start making necklaces, and I know what I would pick to make them. Thanks, Pearl.

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  27. Great idea. Blog, twitter and FB follower!

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  28. looks like a fun box
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  29. I am a blog follower
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  30. How much fun that must have been Pearl...especially since you didn't place the order and were expecting it. I've often looked at this company and wondered about the quality of their products. Good to know!

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    1. I was expecting the box but not the contents. So I was definitely impressed with the quality!!

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  31. Interesting idea! I'll have to check them out! amandam@pobox.com

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  32. What a great idea! A "box o beads" every month! Count me in! dave_shilling@hotmail.com

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  33. You are right, Pearl, about how well the contents of each box go together. Lovely. I have never heard of Dollar Bead Boxes but what a GREAT idea! And what a great way to get excited and get those creative juices flowing.
    judyklarson@gmail.com

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  34. I recently looked at this website and drooled just thinking about getting a box every month. I didn't know they had bags available also. Would love to win one to see it up close.
    AgamemnonFURY@gmail.com

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  35. Love random beads. Sometimes what you would never choose winds up being something you enjoy working with. Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway.

    I am a blog subscriber and always look forward to reading.

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  36. Thanks for sharing this! I'd love to win one and try it out. Via FB

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  37. Paulette Savoie MenschFebruary 27, 2018 at 7:52 PM

    Lots of goodies. I already have ideas for the rectangular beads! via FB

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  38. Those do look like really great beads at a great value. I've heard of Dollar Bead Box before, but wasn't really sure what was contained in it. Thanks for revealing what was in yours. I'd love to be entered for the giveaway! I can be reached at CraftyHope@gmail.com

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  39. What a great idea! I have never heard of them before, I will definitely check them out. What a great prize to win!

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  40. What a clever idea! This would definitely provide a creative push with all these inspiring pieces and colors.

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  41. Looks like so much fun - thanks! deb and creations@collyar.net

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  42. This looks like it could be so much fun to look forward to each month.
    a.p.brad@rogers.com

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  43. Im a Pastor's wife and have been experimenting with jewelry making the last couple of years and would love this giveaway to use for a church craft bazzaar.

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  44. This is my kind of subscription box. I love the selection of Czech glass beads!

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  45. I like this bead box subscription, never heard about it before. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    wynde23@yahoo.com

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  46. Thank you so much for offering this opportunity! I just placed an order. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    ladybug987@gmail.com

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  47. The beads you received were fantastic. I love czech glass beads. What a fun way to stretch your creativity. Will definitely check out their website.

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  48. jdbabygirl57@yahoo.comApril 20, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    I would have so much fun working with your beads. Got my fingers crossed that I win.

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