Did you know the folks at FacetJewelry  and Bead and Button Magazine also offer a DIY jewelry subscription service?  The Facet Jewelry Box  offers monthly or quarterly boxes . There is a choice of technique - one for stringing and one for beadweaving.

I recently received the beadweaving box for review.  The reveal was a lot of fun as I didn't know what was inside!

There are two separate projects in all their subscription boxes.  Lying right on top is the beautifully produced instruction book.

The box is divided with the materials for each project in the right place.  There was even an emery board to file away rough wire ends.  The wire work is basic a simple wire wrapped loop technique for the earrings.

The quality of the supplies was excellent.  There were two needles provided - one for each project. As it turns out, this is a good thing because I broke a needle when making the pieces up (see final photos below)!

The supplies list was carefully thought out to ensure the user did not have to buy anything else to complete the projects. You do have to have other tools on hand like scissors and basic pliers, which are not provided.

I wondered if there were enough beads.  I found out the amounts given were indeed generous as there was leftover after I completed the herringbone earrings.....

......and the RAW (right angle weave) bib style necklace.  The projects are not hard.  Beginners - or those a little rusty with bead stitching - are given links to follow in the instruction booklet if they needed to see a video etc. 

Just one further tip for newbies on RAW.  If the just strung on bead is "floppy", you might find it harder to see the pattern enough to continue. Moreover, the beads (the green ones in this case) might not be neatly aligned. So pinch the loose green bead in place before you proceed.

Beadaholics can find it difficult to regulate their beading habits. So these subscription boxes not only provide wallet friendly project pacing but also eliminates the need to shop for materials. This is especially useful for people who can't get out easily or are far from bead shops.  If you can and do have other supplies, you could make up more pieces of the same designs now that you have the pattern!

Also check out their Facebook and their Instagram to see what the team is up to!

Interested? Readers can get 50% off their first box when they use the code HALFOFF at checkout.


If you'd like to win this giveaway for this beadweaving Facet jewelry box, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, December 3, 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 my iPhone 6S with the Camera+  app. I used  the Orangemonkie studio which comes equipped with LED lights - for artificial light photography in my windowless basement studio. The Foldio2 is particularly affordable. I use the Foldio3  (with the extra light bar) because I need the room for tutorial photography.  

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

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