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!”)."
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!


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.


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.

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!

I used natural light, my iPhone 6S with the Camera+ app and the Modahaus TS400 tabletop studio (no longer available)  for all of the above photographs.

My online class Easy Guide to Smartphone Jewelry Photography is now available. Read more about it here.   

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