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Beadhaul box review!

When the teaser came up for this, I made a comment, if you like Pina Colada. However, I got the wrong song - it's Club Tropicana!!! (No free drinks though)

Here's the card. It's reminding us of a summer which, looking at the weather, has truly gone.

The card showing everything in it. No tutorial card this time, but the tutorials are always online.

Pineapple charms. The gems in these are so much brighter than they are in the photo.

Fish connectors. I can see a Pisces vibe here, which is obviously good for me!

Palm charm trees. These would be good either with brightly coloured beads or a bright charm. 

More pineapple charms, but totally different from the other ones.

Seahorse charms. Interesting colour on these. 

A turtle pendant. I love this. Already trying to figure out if i can put something behind it to get a turquoise shell colour

Natural shell beads. This is the kind of thing I'd like to see more of in future - beads that aren't the traditional circular shape.

coconut beads. I'm going to use these with something from a previous box to make a more masculine necklace. That's what I love about these boxes -  you can mix and match stuff.

Findings - always essential. These are eye pins, head pins, jump rings and a necklace chain.

Orange wooden beads. There is one more but it rolled down when i took the picture

Learned my lesson this time and kept them in the bag. Yellow wooden beads.

Turquoise wooden beads. My favourite colour of these.

Green natural shell beads.They have a lovely glow to them.

Acrylic watermelon slices. Attach these to the pineapple and you have a fruit salad.

Acrylic flowers. Love these! Especially the blue and red ones. I'm still trying to work out how you would add them to jewellry without them dangling down though. Will have to hope for a tutorial on these.

Conch shells, made of conch shells, and gold plated. These are absolutely gorgeous. Definitely a necklace/bracelet thing, as though they are light, I'd say they are too big for earrings.
Finally, some leaves. Super light, they aren't so much a charm on their own as an addition to practically anything.

Overall, I love this box. Bright without being childish, the creator has done it yet again. Well done Claire! Definitely got a fan for life here. The next one is October, which obviously lends itself to Halloween (I might be wrong of course), but I'd love to see a similar box to this with an autumn theme in the future.

If you fancy getting Beadhaul yourself, they sell one offs of previous boxes in the Crafty Creatives online shop, or you can sign up (starting from the next box) for £15 every two months.


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