Craft-Tea Box is a new subscription box that sends all of the supplies you need to create stunning projects each month, along with a small surprise tea sample to sip on while you work.
Each box will contain a trendy craft project, all of the materials needed to complete it, detailed instructions, and a sample of tea. You’ll also have access to their community of crafters on Facebook, where you’ll also be able to view how-to videos for each project. All of the crafting materials used will be of high quality and can include jewelry, wood, glass, and more.
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Subscriptions are $34.95/month or less with multi-month commitments. For a limited time, you can save 20% on your first box with coupon code “WELCOME20“!
Let’s see what’s in the June 2018 Craft-Tea Box!
Everything was shipped in a brown box sealed with custom Craft-Tea Box tape.
A peek inside!
A tri-fold info sheet revealed June’s featured craft — Pēbēo Jewelry Set — and included full step-by-step instructions with helpful photos.
A set of 6 assorted colors of Pēbēo Prisme Fantasy paints were included to serve as the focal point of your jewelry pieces. These paints are specially formulated to provide unique, opalescent designs on your surface of choice.
Pendant, Ring, Bracelet, Leather Cord, Glass Cabochons
All of the supplies above would be used as the main components of the jewelry. The glass cabochons would be glued into the appropriate places on the pendant/ring/bracelet, while the leather cord would serve as the necklace for the pendant.
The template above is where you would create your jewelry designs by dropping the paint into each of the ovals using the pipettes below.
Plastic Pipettes, Sandpaper, Super Glue, Toothpicks, Foam Brush
12 pipettes were provided to transfer the paint to the cabochon template. Toothpicks were to be used for stirring the paint and popping any air bubbles that form. The two tubes of super glue would hold the glass cabochons in place on the jewelry. Both the sandpaper and the foam brush were to be used for the separate wooden box project.
The second project in June’s box was involved painting the wooden box above and filling in the stars with Pēbēo paint.
A bottle of black fabric paint was provided for painting the wooden box above.
June’s featured tea was this cleansing blend of white tea infused with vanilla and grapefruit flavors. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds interesting!
Okay, onto the projects!
The first step was to complete the cabochons template by filling in the ovals using the pipettes and Pēbēo paints. I went with single-colored purple and green cabochons for the bracelet, red for the ring, and a mix of purple & green for the pendant.
As the paints dried, you could see the neat patterns start to form on the surface. (Some of them turned out better than others.)
You were to allow the paint to cure for 2 hours (until it feels tacky) and then place the glass cabochons onto each oval, pressing lightly. They would then need to cure for another 24 hours.
After 24 hours, it was time to cut around each of the cabochons.
Here they are right before they were super glued onto the jewelry.
The bracelet turned out absolutely GORGEOUS! I was so happy with the colors I chose and how great they looked together. I was also pleasantly surprised at how well the bracelet itself fit. It wasn’t as loose as I thought it would be and was actually the perfect size. I LOVE it!! 😀
The pendant wasn’t quite as shimmery and patterned as the bracelet, but it still turned out pretty decent. I just need to find something else to place it on, since I don’t wear leather.
Like the pendant, the ring also had a more subtle pattern to it, but I still think it looks cool. I wanted to use a color other than purple and green, but I kind of wish I would have done it green to match the other pieces. Ah well. I’ll still wear it!
The second project was honestly not my favorite. It simply involved painting the wooden box black with the fabric paint and then filling in the stars with Pēbēo paint.
I didn’t really have high hopes for this one and the end result pretty much confirmed that feeling. You were supposed to remove the hardware prior to painting, but I just left it on. I get that they wanted to include another project to utilize the paints in a different way, but this just didn’t do it for me.
Aside from the unfortunate wooden box project, I really enjoyed the June Craft-Tea Box! I had never made my own jewelry before and was absolutely thrilled with how my pieces turned out. I found all of the instructions to be straightforward and easy to follow, which really helped since I’m not all that great at crafting. 😉 I love all of the pieces, but am especially smitten with the bracelet. I’ve already worn it out and it will be making many appearances in the months to come! — Remember, for a limited time you can save 20% on your first box with coupon code “WELCOME20“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome